-Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Fashion Merchandising,
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Maria Vourlides is a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson and Certified Negotiation Expert with Compass Real Estate in New York City. A lifelong resident of the Big Apple she has a deep love of its vibrant neighborhoods and their individual and unique characteristics.
Maria entered the world of real estate after an award-winning career in sales, merchandising, design and product development in the apparel industry and brings with her the same superior customer service philosophy and passion for her work. She believes the key to success is simple: listen to your customers, understand their needs, earn their trust, and strive to consistently deliver more value than is expected.
She capitalizes on her knowledge of the New York City marketplace and utilizes the vast innovative technologies and resources at Compass to help her clients find the perfect home, as well as to strategically price, position and market their residences to sell quickly and for the highest possible price. A seasoned business woman with a down-to-earth approach, she draws on her valuable interpersonal, organizational and project management skills honed over her decades in retail working with suppliers and with buyers of some of the largest companies in the world.
Maria holds a Fine Arts Degree from Pratt Institute where she studied merchandising along with design, art history and psychology. An ardent traveler, she has visited over 20 countries either for business, where she developed her strong international negotiating skills, or purely for pleasure and the appreciation of diverse cultures, their architecture, arts and traditions. She also enjoys good food, theater and dancing, especially when sharing these experiences with friends and is a benefactor of many charitable organizations.
Whether you are selling, buying or renting, you will have Maria's undivided attention, guidance, dedication and perseverance every step of the way. She aims to make your real estate journey informed, pleasurable and stress free as her previous clients, who range from homeowners to first time and foreign buyers, will attest.