"We engaged Jennifer Maraia and her team as our agent to sell our mother’s home after her recent passing. Jennifer is a wonderful person and a pleasure to work with. Importantly, she gets results. The house closed escrow above asking price within 46 days after we listed it. In the meantime, other homes in our neighborhood have been sitting on the market.
We’ve sold three different homes prior to this sale and none were without drama and anxiety. That was not the case this time around. It could not have gone more smoothly. Due to Jennifer’s excellent communication, professionalism and energy, we will definitely hire her and her team again when we sell our residence."
~ Ron & Shirley Arslan, Sellers
"It is with great pleasure that I give the strongest possible recommendation on behalf of Realtor Jennifer Maraia After the passing of our parents, it was time for us to sell our family home, and our family wanted to hire a Realtor who was experienced in probate and trust sales, and also appreciated what made our home and neighborhood so special. Thankfully, we were introduced to Jennifer who fit the bill perfectly. From the moment we met, I knew she would take excellent care of us, and she did.
She is a very experienced and knowledgeable Realtor, who is exceptionally enthusiastic, diligent and creative. She made many terrific suggestions to help us get through the process easier, and proved to be an excellent judge of value. With Jennifer's invaluable assistance, we were able to sell our property for a good price, in a remarkably short period of time, and the process went forward smoothly!
In addition to her high degree of competence and skill, Jennifer is a nice, warm person, who was a true pleasure to work with. I recommend her whole-heartedly."
~ Perry Fredgant, Seller & Atty at Law
"Jennifer Maraia made the difference in our being successful in purchasing our new home. Jennifer is an amazingly effective and well-informed real estate agent. Jennifer has always demonstrated an uncommonly wise level of awareness. Jennifer is a master negotiator who listens to what people are saying and responds genuinely. She understands what works and what doesn’t work. (For a difficult sale and non-receptive sellers), …she got in touch with the selling agent and related to her and the seller as fellow human beings with cares and concerns that are not always obvious. Jennifer was able to reassure the selling agent and the seller that we could be trusted. Then she negotiated more than double the price reduction that the first agent asked for. And when the seller saw the loan contingency removed, she gave us many valuable things in the house that were excluded from the sale. She even waived the sale price on appliances we had agreed to pay for.
If you are considering using the services of Jennifer Maraia, you are very fortunate. You are being presented with the opportunity to accept a wonderful gift."
~ Michael Garvey, Buyer
"I had a wonderful experience working with Jennifer and Robert. I was selling my home due to a divorce, and though collaborative, the potential was there for higher than usual stress levels. I felt that Jennifer was able to help me reduce that stress. She helped us strategize on price, timing, preparing the house for sale, and a multitude of small details I never knew existed, as this was my first time selling a home. Both she and Robert literally got down and dirty, helping us paint and prepare the house to shine at the open house and for amazing pictures. She guided us through negotiating multiple offers and helped us get over our asking price. They were supportive both professionally and personally, and I am so grateful to have worked with her and Robert."
~ Gigi Dictor, Seller
"Robert and Jennifer Maraia were referred to us by a long-time family friend, and they proved to be one of the best Real Estate agents we have worked with. They facilitated a sale of 2 of our multi-family income properties at a top price, and expertly handled all the negotiations and paperwork along the way, including the 1031 exchange and replacement property purchase. Both of them as agents and their selected Escrow/Title Team were all very knowledgeable, responsive, and courteous to us as sellers, to our property manager and to all of the tenants on our property. We relied heavily on their advice about pricing, reviewing the offers, and finding a replacement property. We are very happy we chose the Maraia Group and would highly recommend them our family, friends, and business associates."
~ Zofia & Charles, Sellers
"Robert & Jennifer are the best! They treated me like family and took enormous pride in the process until the very end. Attention to detail: yes! Trust & integrity: yes! Robert & Jennifer are REAL experts who have studied the business from A to Z and work tirelessly to see to your every need. After my time with Robert & Jenn, I consider them family. If you are lucky enough to find them, then you have already won piece of mind, expertise, a great deal & profit. And they are wonderful folks to be with. Salt of the Earth!"
~ Scott Wiper, Seller & Buyer
"I absolutely loved working with Jenn and Rob and they were invaluable in helping me find my amazing condo. They were unbelievably helpful throughout the process and worked hard to find exactly what I was looking for. They are genuine down-to-earth people who truly have their client’s best interest at heart - and aren’t simply looking to make a sale. I wholeheartedly recommend them!"
~ Ari Luxenberg, Buyer
"Robert and Jennifer Maraia were a pleasure to work with. They came highly recommended by a friend after we had a really bad experience with another agent. The difference was night and day; they were very knowledgeable about the neighborhood we wanted to buy in and pointed out the pros and cons of every property. They were realistic and aggressive about pricing, and we really felt that they had our best interest in mind. They worked with us on every bump in the negotiating process and we are happy to have worked with them. They were 100% committed and went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of. Thank you again, Jennifer and Robert!"
~ Shida & Leandro, Buyers
"Worked with Jennifer and Rob for more than 18 months before we thought about listing our house. Partnered with them from home renovation to signed listing agreement, and never felt pressured or pushed. Their insight and guidance was instrumental in helping us get the price we wanted for the listing in the timeframe we needed. True pros, but more like family. Surpassed expectations every step of the way. Rare that you find people who value long lasting relationships over a quick deal. Highly recommend!"
~ Raphie Aronowitz, Seller
"We had a wonderful experience selling my husband’s family home with Jennifer Maraia and her team. She is a very kind-hearted, warm, wonderful person and she will go that extra mile for you. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking to purchase or sell their home. She is much more than an Agent to us, we think of her as a family friend."
~ S. Davis, Seller
"I honestly cannot rave enough about Jennifer and Robert! My husband and I had a very complicated situation with the sale of our condo and wanted to sell and transition into the purchase of a home quickly, as we are expecting our first baby. We went to open houses on our own, at first, which is where we met the Maraias. Jennifer was also able to answer some questions we had about the area and schools. They listened closely to what we wanted and found us the perfect home! It was competitive, there were five other offers! Through the Maraia's guidance we gave it our best shot and then waited patiently to see if we got the house. Jennifer did some serious pitching on our behalf, I should mention. We got the house (even beating out a higher offer) and are now finally settled in with the nursery ready to go just in time for baby to arrive any day now! We would not only highly recommend Jennifer and Robert to anyone in need of real estate assistance, but we consider them our friends! They were able to help with recommendations for cleaning, electrical, any services we might need, and during all the stress from the process acted as our therapists by being available whenever we needed them and offering reassuring and helpful advice. We truly can't thank them enough!"
~ Marie Westbrook, Seller & Buyer
"Professional, experienced, knowledgeable, quick response. It is a pleasure to work with Jennifer. I would recommend her to anyone. If you want to be in good hands for real estate transaction - choose Jennifer Maraia, you will not be disappointed. Robert and Jennifer did an amazing job. We met them randomly at one of their open houses, and immediately felt a connection that we had not to any other agent(s). They helped us immensely through a couple offers, letting us know what a good price was, what terms to counter, etc. Even though we kept on looking for houses, it was Robert and Jennifer who found our dream house and worked hard to make sure we got it. They really did hold our hands through our first home buying experience, and rolled with the punches when things got rough. They were clearly always on our side and we knew they always had our best interest in mind. Through all of the ups and downs, and personal stuff, I could not have asked for a better, sweeter team than these two. I hope that they are still around when we decide on our next move, because it'll be an easy decision on choosing how to go with!"
~ Roy & Liat, Buyers
"Finding a great realtor can be as daunting a task as searching for the right doctor, dentist or insurance company. I previously purchased a property years ago and had a horrifying experience with a real estate agent, so I was especially reluctant. In 2015, my husband and I decided to start looking into purchasing a property together. My sister bought her home about a year ago and raved about how aggressive and thorough her realtor, Jennifer Maraia was. She passed our name on to Jennifer and we were promptly contacted. From the moment we met her she was a pleasure to work with and provided first class service. She invited us to her office so that we could sit down and discuss what we were looking for in a home and very quickly my husband and I were able to iron out our differences and establish what was truly important to us. Jennifer took copious notes during the appointment and provided us with educational information about the process. There was something about her genuine warmth and assurance that she would see the process through that made me TRUST her. Jennifer wasted no time in showing us houses that not only fell within our price range but that also had the important elements we were looking for in a home. She was tenacious in her effort to negotiate with the other realtor and considered our desires top priority. I am so grateful we had her as a realtor because in a very short period, we clinched a deal and were on our way to our home sweet home. Aside from experience, it is important to me that a realtor provides full time service, is knowledgeable about the market, has a creative eye and the passion, enthusiasm, and dedication to see clients to the finish line. If that’s also important to you, then you will not regret working with Jennifer Maraia. I would utilize her as a realtor again without hesitation."
~ Sandy & Justin , Buyers
"We have finally moved into our dream home, and Jennifer Maraia really made it all happen for us! Our dear friends introduced us to Jennifer. She was like a breath of fresh air! I cannot remember ever seeing Jennifer without a smile on her face. There is never a situation that she can’t handle with grace, calm, and absolute acumen. We had been waiting a long time for our home to come back up to its original value after the market crash in 2008. With just a few minor adjustments, and not having to incur the cost of professional staging, Jennifer showed us how to de-clutter our house so it would show beautifully and get top dollar. And that it did! With her help, our home became the highest selling home to-date in our entire 200+ home complex, and it sold in only ONE week! After that, Jennifer tirelessly took us all over to find our dream home, which was not easy. We had a lot of special requirements for our new home because we wanted it to be big enough to allow us to welcome our community to celebrate Jewish holidays with us at our home, but we also needed for it to provide for us and our children the warmth and character of a home that would suit us. Jennifer knew about homes that we available that were not always on Zillow or Realtor.com. She was able to get us into our home because we saw it before it was even “officially” on the market. Then, she helped us to bid appropriately, and connected us with a lender who worked out the details of our loan to make it all happen. Now that the house is ours, Jennifer has continued to be a wealth of knowledge and resources for us from getting workers in to paint and remodel, to finding a gardener and a pool company. Her referrals are endless!! Whatever you need, just call Jennifer, and she not only has the answer, but will get back to you asap, and always with her lovely smile and warm personality. Jennifer made the experience of moving so pleasant that we could never imagine having done it without her!"
~ Rabbi Ira & Cantor Beth, Sellers & Buyers