Mara Flash Blum, Senior Vice President and Associate Broker, is consistently ranked among Sotheby's International Realty's top producers. In 2012, she ranked in the top 100 agents in the country by closed sales volume, published by The Wall Street Journal. Mara is an accomplished broker with over 20 years of selling luxury Manhattan real estate. In 2011, Mara was #1 in sales volume for Sotheby's International Realty's Downtown Manhattan office and is among the top 25 agents for the company nationally. Among her recent accomplishments was a record sale of a trophy townhouse on Central Park West. She achieved the highest price for a West Side townhouse.
Most importantly, she consistently performs for her sellers, positioning their homes in the marketplace to sell at the highest possible sales price. Staging, pricing, negotiating and closing are her strengths. Recognized as a downtown leading expert, Mara regularly advises developers seeking real-time market intelligence regarding supply/demand and pricing conditions. With a record of sales achievements across a broad array of Manhattan's premier neighborhoods, Mara earns enthusiastic referrals from her loyal client base that buy and sell with her time and time again. Whether they are downsizing or upgrading, her joy comes from servicing her clients well and transitioning them to their new homes and new beginnings.
Premium service, innovative marketing strategies, unparalleled ethical standards and superior negotiating skills are what distinguish Mara as a leader in the industry. Mara works assiduously to design an effective client-specific plan to attain optimal results. Her unique marketing vision and real estate acumen coupled with Sotheby's International Realty's venerable branding and international reach make for a powerful combination.
Mara earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Boston University, School of the Arts. She resides in the Flatiron District with her husband and two sons. Mara has been featured in the BBC's Super Homes, a documentary film about buying and selling Manhattan real estate. Distributed both in the United States and internationally, the documentary highlights Mara's insights into, and passion for, the New York real estate market. Her properties have been featured on NBC Open House NYC, CBS Living Large, The Wall Street Journal House of the Day, The New York Times On the Market and New York Magazine's Market Report. Mara also serves on the Advisory Board for www.brokersbuild.org and Habitat for Humanity. She is a REBNY member and one of the first graduates of the Real Estate Board of New York's Broker Designation Course.