"Maria was phenomenal! She exceeded every expectation and literally made me weep because she was so touching! She was always looking out for our best interests. Our family was selling our biggest asset that we had held for more than 60 years. It was very emotional and we had many different ideas of the value. Although it was difficult to talk a group of us into the market value instead of our perceived value, she did it respectfully and with determination. She was always tactful and warm. Because we were far away and dealing with medical conditions that arose, she was also very patient, which we appreciated. Maria consistently did right by us, on every level, but especially in terms of negotiations. She looked out for us and was always the consummate professional at every turn. I cannot recommend her more highly. She won me over professionally and she won my heart. She is a class act and a role model. She is one of the most generous people I have met and it was a pleasure and honor to do business with her."
February 6, 2015 - Alexis Hall, Seller Muttontown, NY
"Maria was extremely responsive, professional, and efficient in delivering the best possible buyer for the highest price in a timely manner. If I was ever looking to sell a home in her area, she would be my first and last phone call."
January 23, 2015 - Peter Marsh, Seller Manhasset, NY
"Maria is a true pro. She truly knows the needs of both sides to make the business done. I didn't have an easy path, however, Maria was able to get the purchasers to come through, and making all happy."
January 19, 2015 - Ruben Davidoff, Seller Roslyn Heights, NY
"I am a real estate attorney and have been working with Maria for a number of years. Of the many real estate brokers I had to choose from, I selected Maria to help me sell my own mother's multi-million dollar home. She is simply the best broker I know. She is honest, knowledgeable, trustworthy, professional, easy to work with and always puts her client's interests before her own. Most importantly, she is a deal-maker and knows how to reach an amicable agreement between parties even in the most difficult situations. I cannot recommend her more highly."
January 19, 2015 - Marc Kantner, Seller Mill Neck, NY
"Maria is wonderful, knowledgeable, experienced and serious about selling your house at a fair price to the "right" buyers. She is realistic and honest. Many brokers will high ball you just to get a listing. Maria was thorough, she did her homework and priced and market our home like a true professional. I highly recommend her."
March 14, 2014 - Jamie Berman, Seller Roslyn Heights, NY
"Dear Maria, Now that my mother’s home is in contract, I want to express my sincere thanks for your expert handling of the sale. Your intelligence and savvy in pricing the house realistically led to its short stay on the market and, ultimately, its purchase price near the top of the range for a home of its type in Roslyn. You were resourceful and single-minded in the way you went about presenting the property—your follow-up and accessibility inspired tremendous comfort. I always knew that my best interests were being respected and served 100% of the time. I have spent my career doing business with more than a modicum of trust in my sense of the professionals with whom I engage. I knew immediately after our first meeting that you were a go-getter, a diligent professional, and someone of fine character. You have proven these assumptions and more. It will be my pleasure to recommend you to any friends and colleagues in need of a deft and trustworthy real estate agent."
February 18, 2014 - Deborah Urbach, Seller Roslyn Heights, NY
"Maria recently helped me buy my new home. She is the consummate professional. Not only does Maria obviously know the real estate incredibly well, the differentiator about working with someone like Maria is that the entire community loves her - they genuinely want to work with her and have tremendous respect for her capabilities. Because of this foundation, a new homeowner like myself has tremendous 'immediate' access to the best bankers, interior decorators, builders, contractors, vendors, etc."
December 13, 2013 - Anthony Westreich, Buyer Roslyn Heights, NY
"Maria is an outstanding professional in her field, as well as a top notch negotiator who will work tirelessly to make sure the deal gets done to both parties satisfaction. She was not actually our agent (we did not use one), and still I felt she made sure our needs were met to the point where she went above and beyond on a personal level to make the sale happen. Her assistant, Venus, also a pleasure, was immediately responsive to phone calls and questions. I absolutely credit Maria with my Husband and I happily settling into our new house!"
December 04, 2013 - OSIKADNYC, Buyer Roslyn, NY
"In my opinion, Maria Babaev is a Five Star realtor in Long Island. She is very knowledgeable in every section . Maria is also an outstanding negotiator and has great personality! I would absolutely recommend Maria Babaev for buying or selling real estate!"
November 26, 2013 - Orim, Seller Roslyn Heights, NY
"Maria is a true professional. She is very motivated and dedicated. She goes above and beyond to help and has excellent negotiation skills. She knows the area very well and always does her research to find what you are looking for. A++"
October 3, 2013 - Dmitry Konsky, Buyer Dix Hills, NY
"I know Maria for years. She is very experience in her field and very professional. She sold for me two houses and I purchased throw her three houses. I will recommend her to every client. Thanks"
2013 George Rolnick, Seller & Buyer Roslyn Harbor, NY
"You can't choose a better sales person/promoter for your high end home or estate. She sold our home in this down real estate market and acted as a true professional. Her presentations were personable and detailed. She knows the market, the prospective buyer pool and how to sell to it. We were fortunate in our choice of Maria."
September 11, 2012- Doug Fischer, Seller Old Westbury, NY
"Maria is Savvy, Smart and a Pleasure to work with as well as to know. I highly recommend her."
August 15, 2012- Margie Barres-Cohan, Seller, Brookville, NY
"Maria is a true professional, who puts her all into her work. She is delightful to work with."
July 29, 2012- Joan Scheinberg, Seller Lattingtown, NY
"Wow! Your presentation for the International Panel at Leaders in Luxury was just outstanding - excellent ideas presented well. You were fabulous! Thank you so much for attending and for sharing your experience and expertise. You are the kind of Institute member we like to brag about. You are a true professional. Thank you so much."
January 20, 2011- Laurie Moore-Moore Pres./CEO, The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing
"This letter is to let you know how happy I am that I chose [Maria] to sell my house. Not only did you meet my expectations, but you were so delightful to work with. I really appreciate your professionalism, punctuality, warmth and concern. You've got a great team! It's a pleasure to say thank you, and extend my sincere appreciation for the pleasant association shared with you."
December 7, 2009- Lucy Figoni, Buyer Roslyn Heights, NY
“Maria stands apart in the world of luxury real estate. With an unparalleled sophistication and sharp business acumen, her clients and customers are given the best representation. Maria's unique approach to sales and marketing delivers results in a marketplace cluttered with false expectation. If you value trust, integrity and commitment, then Maria is the person with whom you will want to do business.”
January 10, 2009 - Howard Miller, Managing Partner, MH Consulting
“Maria is one of the most interesting people I have met in my 18 years in the real estate industry. Her thirst for knowledge is incredible. She is constantly working on building her sphere of influence locally, and Internationally. Incredible energy.”
January 12, 2009 - Bettie Meinel, VP Career Development, Century 21 Laffey Associates
“I have know Maria for ten years and have had the pleasure of working with her in the Emerging Marketing Financial Institutions Group at Citibank. Maria had in depth knowledge about the countries and clients she use to manage and was successful in growing and the business organically and through acquisition. Maria's clients and colleagues were always impressed by her understanding and knowledge of the local markets. More recently, Maria has demonstrated continued success in her current role in the real estate industry. I highly recommend Maria, as a true professional and someone who is very knowledgeable and client focused.”
January 18, 2009 - Murtaza Ayub, Vice President, Citigroup