James Maaba

James Maaba

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson


Baruch College - Bachelor’s Degree, Finance
About James
James Maaba has an undeniable passion for helping others. From a young age, James has devoted countless hours to volunteering, going so far as to lead his local youth group. Inspired by the charitability of his mother, father, and grandparents, James seeks to give back to the community that has given so much to him by providing excellent service to his clients every single day!

James found his love for real estate during his internship on a Top-10 team at Douglas Elliman; he expanded his knowledge through a second position at a high-production office in Queens, all while maintaining his education. He is no stranger to putting in the extra effort to make the unattainable attainable.

James is currently a student at Baruch College pursuing a degree in finance and has decided to make real estate his full time career upon graduating. During the COVID-19 pandemic, James saw an opportunity to gain a better understanding of everything Manhattan has to offer. He dedicated the first two months of his real estate career touring approximately forty apartments a day and memorizing each price point. James now has a master level understanding of everything a true New Yorker can indulge in - amenities, options, flexibility, and suitability. While he only recently achieved his license, his ever-confident demeanor and professionalism were pivotal in closing five rental deals within his first two months as an agent. This is but a small testimony to the wealth of expertise he has in the industry, the growth he is capable of, and the dedication to service he represents.

Armed with naturally contagious charisma, exceptional work ethic, and an unparalleled knowledge of New York City, James is a highly effective Manhattan specialist that will deliver results!

Client Testimonials

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"James was absolutely wonderful to work with! He was quick to respond to my initial query (within just a couple hours), made himself readily available when it came to completing the application for my apartment (he gave me his cell and told me to call if I had any questions about the application), and kept me updated on the application process as it was happening. He made the apartment search and application process so easy and I would definitely recommend working with him!" - Kirsten C.

"James is a responsive, attentive, compassionate, and courteous and detail-oriented advocate for his clients. He impressed me with his quickness and straightforwardness in our interactions and in honoring his commitments in all our interactions. If you're serious about finding a good property to rent or own, I highly recommend James for his diligence, trustworthiness, and enthusiasm in getting things done well and expeditiously." - Anonymous

"James was great! He was very easy to contact and really tried to do his best to help us find the best apartment possible! We adore the apartment and it’s all thanks to James!" - Caralayah

"James helped me move into my current apartment and he was great! He was friendly and very responsive to my calls/emails and helped make the process smooth and easy for me. Would definitely work with him again!" - Thomas

"From the moment I messaged James about one of the apartments I saw online to singing a lease, James was a pleasure to work with. He always answered my texts, gave clear and honest information about apartments, listened to what I said at showings and remembered it. I would definitely recommend searching for your future home with James!" - Sasha

"James was wonderful to work with. Very responsive and timely with all information! He helped with every step of the process - from scheduling the viewing to approval process. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a new home!" - Elaine Pyles

"Great guy to work with! He was able to negotiate my rent down and deal with a completely incompetent leasing agent. Without him I would have walked away from the apartment I am about to move into." - Alyssa

"James was wonderful to work with through my apartment search! He was friendly, patient and knowledgeable about his listings, neighborhoods and the overall market, as well as flexible and accommodating to schedule viewings. He provided insightful information, without being too much of a "salesman" or pushy, which helped me to make a decision and ultimately motivated me to lease an apartment we viewed. I highly recommend James and would work together again for a future search. Thank you!" - Suzette

"James is enthusiastic and energetic. I met him at an open house and, after listening to what I was looking for, he quickly followed up by showing me another 2 apartments that fit my requirements that same afternoon. We ended up signing on the first apartment and James' responsiveness ensured the process was smooth." - Amie

"Working with James was an absolute delight! He was very professional, was able to negotiate our rent, and exceeded our expectations in every way. He was able to find an apartment of our dreams within a week and I will definitely be using him again in the future!" - Ashleigh

"It was a pleasure working with James. He was professional, great at communicating, and all-around a nice person to work with. James was always prompt to our showings and provided great detail to prospective renters. He coordinated an open house for our apartment and we had a line out the door of people who were interested. I will definitely work with James again." - Jenelle

James Maaba’s Listings

Listed By Compass
1 BD
1 BA
530 SF