With wide-ranging expertise in New York City real estate and a truly international worldview, veteran Marie-Claire Martineau provides a distinguished level service to clients from all over the globe. Armed with a fluency in six languages, ample market knowledge and fierce negotiation skills, she's devoted helping each client earn maximum value from their home or investment.
Rapidly responsive, Marie-Claire makes sure that her clients feel appreciated and listened to. As the go-to choice among A-list celebrities, she demonstrates total discretion and confidentiality, and she's has earned an accomplished reputation her ability to work seamlessly with high-profile performers as well as Broadway and Hollywood production companies.
Born in Le Mans, France, Marie-Claire worked in Japan teaching languages and in Italy in fashion marketing prior to real estate. As co-founder of the Maison International Team at , she combines her international background with ' elite technology and marketing reach to exceed expectation for overseas buyers, sellers, investors and relocators like few others can.
Marie-Claire resides in Long Island City with her wife and business partner Elaine, their son and their golden retriever.
”It has been a pleasure to work with Marie Claire from Maison international over the years. I bought with her 3 different places. She is highly efficient, extremely knowledgeable about the market, professional, intelligent & speaks several languages (English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Japanese). She is willing to work on any deal no matter how big or how small. Was always available to answer my questions weather I called her, sent an or sent a text. She responded quickly and made herself available 24/7 to accommodate my needs. She always recommended good professional and coordinated the work between them, followed up every detail. I always felt I was being helped by close friend. She has a great personality, pleasant to listen to, logic and positive mindset. No ego and a wonderful sense of humor. She is an asset and I can't recommend her highly enough for all buying/ selling/ renting needs.”
- Dina P
”Marie-Claire is professional excellence at it’s finest. Not do you know you are getting the best treatment in terms of what's right you, the best knowledge in the process, and the best final product, but you also feel like she's family by the end of it all.
Marie-Claire is always up-to-date on all information, is incredibly quick to reply to emails and texts (at nearly all hours of the day and night - thank you MC!), and she is incredibly honest, patient, and understanding with her clients throughout the entire process. We looked for an apartment for over 8 months before we finally found one. Marie-Claire was so patient and so driven to find the best possible option to suit our needs, it was unlike any real estate agent I have ever worked with before. Truly. I recommend her whole-heartedly, for just about any real estate endeavor.
On another note, we were looking to purchase, and there was the possibility of needing help to find a sublet as we waited for the apartment to be ready for move-in - again, Marie-Claire had options ready for us should we have decided to take the subletting route. We are very grateful to have been so well taken care of in every regard.”
“An exceptionally experienced tenacious professional, Marie-Claire Martineau and her colleagues at Maison International are the realtors to work with in New York City when selling, renting or buying property. We have had the opportunity to work with Marie-Claire in both rental and sales transactions during the very difficult market of 2007 - 2010. Despite the gloom of the market, Marie-Claire found very qualified individuals that both rented and eventually purchased our property.
Marie-Claire distinguishes herself among her peers by her ability to carefully listen. She communicates regularly and suggests well thought through business strategies. Her knowledge of the real estate market in NYC is second to none; she uses that knowledge to create out of the ordinary opportunities for buyers and sellers.
She extends herself to ensure the job is well done and her follow through is exemplary. Marie-Claire always returned telephone calls and carefully attended to our concerns and questions. If a situation arose that she was unsure of she thoroughly researched the issues, formed sensible stepwise suggestions, presented them and then executed the agreed plan smoothly and seemingly effortlessly. We heartily recommend engaging Maison International and in particular Marie-Claire Martineau for all New York City real estate transactions.”
”Marie-Claire has a brilliant ability to understand exactly what her client is looking for and the find appropriate options to show. She is a pleasure to work with and would recommend her to anyone. Her knowledge of NYC real Estate is unmatched.”