Meet Maria Babaev


#1 Real Estate Team on Long Island (2015)

among all Douglas Elliman Agents

TOP 100 Influential Real Estate Leaders

as named by Inman News

Pinnacle Award Winner (2014, 2015)

#1 on Long Island by WSJ Real Trends

by transaction volume and average sales price


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 and Greek, enables the team to streamline deals proficiently with international buyers and sellers.

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, buyers of luxury residences for vacation homes and real estate investment purposes. Given her widespread knowledge of the North Shore’s most prominent villages, towns and enclaves, she delivers invaluable guidance to this exclusive network of clients and customers.

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, New York Russian Club, and Russian Gift of Life. She has leveraged both her personal and business relationships in these councils and other associations to create a broad business-based network of professionals, community leaders and respected residents throughout the North Shore.

As a measure of her reach, Maria has hosted a number of spectacular networking events, attended by more than 350 prominent business owners, professionals and residents within the Russian Community and North Shore. These events were tremendously successful both for Maria and the attendees, primarily because it bridged local merchants and residents who share common bonds. Additionally, there have been a number of other special networking programs she has single-handedly spearheaded, that have also been met with much success.

Maria has a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Management and MBA in International Business / Finance. 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.



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



  • 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
  • Russian ‘Gift of Life’
  • American-Russian Children’s Welfare Society
  • New York Russian Club
  • Inman News
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