A Brooklyn resident who lived in the West Village for 12 years, Maria Szakacs entered the world of residential real estate while living in Laguna Beach, CA where she sold luxury coastal property. She came to real estate after a highly successful career in sales and marketing. Working on both the agency and client sides developing world-class brands at MTV, ABC and Disney, she spent more than 20 years creating and implementing innovative promotional campaigns while managing multi-million dollar budgets. Along the way, she honed a number of skills that prove invaluable to her real estate clients in her career today—the most critical being a superior capacity for effective high-level negotiation.
Always willing to go the extra mile for her clients, Maria is heavily sought after by the area’s savviest clientele not only for her ability to deliver results, but for her ability to make the process of buying and selling property as seamless as possible. Hardworking, organized, and genuinely committed to helping buyers and sellers bring their most important goals to life, Maria possesses a unique and incredibly valuable sense of creativity, a characteristic that enables her to surpass the competition time and time again.
As part of Compass, Maria enjoys an unmatched level of support in her endeavors, which enables her to give her clients the very best. An in-house marketing team, the latest in online technology, and an ever-growing collaborative network of the industry’s best and most accomplished real estate professionals are just a few elements that render Compass one of the best.
Maria is active in the cultural community at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), the Brooklyn Museum of Art and the New Museum of Contemporary Art. Dedicated to giving back to her community, she serves on her block association and is an active member of her community garden. Maria loves playing tennis, gardening, going to see live music, discovering new restaurants and exploring neighborhoods on her bike.