Maura has been impressing Peninsula clients since 2004. A Hillsborough native and Burlingame resident, she’s highly involved in her community and brings a deep level of knowledge, intuition and experience to all of her clients business. Even with the Peninsula’s extremely complicated market, her ability to identify and explain micro-areas within neighborhoods consistently helps her clients price and market their homes properly. With a trained eye to identify necessary preparations to market a property, she along with her team of professionals, flawlessly implements the preparations and devises a marketing plan that sets the stage to deliver the highest possible price for her clients.
A Hillsborough native and daughter of a real estate investor, Maura has been surrounded by the real estate industry for all of her life. With a passion for property and a love of interacting with people, success in the real estate business comes naturally and is evident in the amount of care, compassion and effort she puts into every transaction. Maura’s stellar reputation with other local agents gives her an enormous network that frequently bring her to hidden opportunities, off market listings and the top service providers for whatever her clients need to reach their goals. Her fellow agents know that while she’s a tenacious negotiator, if working with her on a transaction, Maura will get the job done with a high level of integrity and commitment.
Maura’s clients depend on her to help them successfully navigate the highly competitive peninsula real estate market. In a market where building awareness is key and the difference between a successful transaction or missed opportunity comes down to flawless execution, Maura consistently delivers. Before becoming a realtor, Maura designed and executed high-end international corporate events which forced her to become a meticulous planner, demanded tight organization and honed her ability to think ahead. That experience translates flawlessly into the orchestration required to drive teams of experts to deliver a smooth and stress-free process for her clients.
Since results are all that really matter, Maura is proud to have a significant reference base of happy clients. She’s helped many find their dream homes, and others realize their financial goals. She’s set multiple dollar per square foot records. But most of all, she finds incredible satisfaction in knowing that the mission of her job is really to help her clients live the lives they want.
Maura is a graduate of the University of Oregon and the Masters Program. She is a member of the President's Club, the National Association of Realtors, the California Association of Realtors and the San Mateo County Association of Realtors.
“You have to use Maura as your agent! She helped me purchase a home in San Mateo last month. She was extremely patient with me during the process of looking at 40 homes and submitting three offers over a six month period. She even wrote 15 letters to homeowners for me to see if they might sell because they had what I was looking for and to see if they would be interested in selling their home. Her intimate knowledge of the area, she grew up here on the Penninsula, helped me make the right choice for myself and my family. Maura is in the know on plans the city has on developing the area and the up and coming neighborhoods. She was always available 24/7 for questions and to see homes. Maura even helped me find an off market deal and negotiate a great price. Having never bought a home alone before there's no other agent I would have wanted by my side. She held my hand every step of the way! - Wendy ”
“Maura was a fantastic agent and we are delighted to provide this reference for her. As most people know, the real estate market is extremely competitive and having an agent by our side who was part of the community and not only knew inventory/pricing but also had strong relationships with sellers and other agents gave us confidence about moving forward with speed. She was also extremely well versed with the technical procedures and made sure all paperwork was done quickly & accurately. And last but not least she is a delightful person to work with: very responsive (she responded to most emails / texts within hours), professional and pleasant. Once we decided to buy a house, Maura quickly lined up properties for us to see including properties that were not yet on the market; her relationships in the community were key to seeing off-market properties. As soon as we liked a house, within hours she was proactively ready with benchmarks for us to understand the pricing in the neighborhood; within a day she had looked through all disclosures and made us comfortable with the condition of the house; and she visited the local government office to verify permits. Maura was deft during the negotiations: she had a clear grasp of the pricing that would close the deal and yet she never once pressured us. From seeing the house we finally bought to acceptance of the offer was just about a week and Maura's knowledge and responsiveness were key for us to get the house. Post acceptance of the offer, Maura was always on hand to answer questions about the closing process, working with the bank in making sure they were on track and answering miscellaneous questions about the many little things (moving company, termite protection, insurance etc) that come with a move. All in all, it was a great experience working with Maura and we would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a real estate agent. - Dhiraj ”
“I had the distinct pleasure of working with Maura Pratt as my realtor when I purchased my home in Burlingame. After struggling to sell a home in Brisbane with a different agent and later struggling with other agents to find a suitable home within my budget, I had just about given up on Burlingame. I was fortunate to have discovered Maura who was holding an open house in the exact area I was looking to find a home. From the moment we engaged in a discussion, I knew Maura had what it took to get me into that house. Maura was friendly and very professional throughout the entire process. She was extremely knowledgeable about the local market pricing as well as actual recent sales. Maura took time to drive me around the neighborhood showing me houses that were either recently sold or about to come on the market. She made sure that I was comfortable with what I was willing to offer and I never felt pressured working with her. Maura negotiated hard and continued to keep me informed throughout the process and her dedication to closing a deal was truly impressive. I would highly recommend Maura to any perspective buyers or sellers. If you are looking for a true professional and someone honest and reliable then you need to look no further than Maura Pratt as your real estate agent.”
- PATRICK O