Meet Maria Babaev

#1 Real Estate Team on Long Island

TOP 100 Influential Real Estate Leaders

as named by Inman News

Pinnacle Award Winner

(2014, 2015, 2016)

#1 on Long Island by WSJ Real Trends

by transaction volume and average sales price

Inman Real Estate Influencer



The Maria Babaev Team has set itself apart with its innovative marketing, strategic approach, and comprehensive services, including divisions for residential, commercial, new development and investment clients. With extensive backgrounds and education in international business, finance, journalism, hospitality and marketing, each team member brings a sharp skill-set and unique talent to each real estate transaction. Fluency in English, Russian, Hebrew, Greek, Mandarin and Cantonese, enables the team to streamline deals proficiently with local, national, and international clients.

Maria Babaev is the elite broker representing luxury properties on the North Shore of Long Island. She brings a refreshing perspective to the business of residential real estate. Her many years working on Wall Street, along with the impressive network of clients she has cultivated, both locally and abroad, has enabled Maria to represent unique Gold Coast estates and bring buyers and sellers of luxury properties together.

Maria is adept at strategizing the most complex negotiations, while maintaining a strong work ethic and compassionate nature. Maria has remained a highly sought after authority on residential real estate, especially on the Gold Coast and within the international community.

Speaking fluent Russian, Maria has served as liaison to numerous Russian brokers and developed a highly respected pipeline of foreign investors and buyers of luxury residences. Given her widespread knowledge of the North Shore’s most prominent villages and towns, she delivers invaluable guidance to her exclusive network of clients.

Well-known throughout the NY Metro Russian community, Maria is actively involved in NY based business and cultural councils such as the Russian Nobility Association, American-Russian Children’s Welfare Society, and Gift of Life. She has leveraged both her personal and business relationships in these councils and other numerous charities and organizations to create a broad business-based network of professionals, community leaders and respected residents throughout the North Shore of Long Island and New York City.

Maria has an MBA in International Business / Finance and a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Management. Maria has an outstanding professional record having worked on Wall Street as a Client Account Manager at Citigroup/Emerging Markets Division, successfully managing the portfolio of 130 banks located in Central and Eastern Europe. She remains committed to building relationships based on trust and integrity and delivers exceptional results.



  • MBA International Business & Finance
  • Bachelor Degree, Industrial Management



  • Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS)
  • Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS)
  • Graduate Real Estate Institute (GRI)
  • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
  • Certified Buyer Representative (CBR)
  • Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES)
  • E-PRO Certified Internet Professional ePRO)
  • Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource Certified (SFR)



  • Institute for Luxury Home Marketing Advisory Board
  • Leaders in Luxury
  • Unique Homes Featured Home Specialist
  • PROXIO International MLS
  • Russian Nobility Association
  • Gift of Life Foundation
  • American-Russian Children’s Welfare Society
  • Inman News
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