Maria Makaj

Real Estate Salesperson

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Maria Makaj
Real Estate Salesperson

My mission is to provide you with exceptional customer service and commitment to lead you through the real estate process. I'm always here for any of your Real Estate needs.
Buying or selling a home is one of the most important transactions in the lives of many people. Because of that, it is important that you work with someone you trust and feel is a market expert with integrity. People trust me with their most-valuable asset. It's a responsibility I take very seriously. I know that your success is my goal.
I don't measure my success through awards received or achievements, but through the satisfaction of my clients. Whether you are looking to buy or sell your home, I will provide sound and trustworthy advice to help you achieve your real estate goals. My greatest reward is having a happy client.

At a glance

My Communities
Garrison, Mahopac, Putnam Valley, Yorktown, Carmel, Yorktown Heights, Croton-On-Hudson, Katonah, Peekskill, Somers, Cortlandt

Additional Languages Spoken

Lives In
Mahopac, NY

19 Years

Properties Sold

About me

Consistently a top producing Real Estate Agent working for Houlihan Lawrence, servicing Northern Westchester, all of Putnam and Southern Dutchess Counties. *Member : WCBR - Westchester County Board of Realtors *Member : NYSAR - NY State Association of Realtors *Member : NAR - National Association of Realtors *Member: EAMLS - Empire Access Multiple Listing Service *Member : WPMLS - Westchester and Putnam Multiple Listing Service *Fluent in Albanian Serving all of Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties. Houlihan Lawrence has a Global Relocation Network. Tradition. Quality. Excellence. These are the principles upon which the foundation of Houlihan Lawrence has been built. A family-owned and operated business since its beginning in 1888, Houlihan Lawrence was borne from the 1980 merger of two of Westchester County's forebears: William Lawrence, the founder of Sarah Lawrence College and one of... More


"Maria Makaj sold my family home in Yorktown Heights 2007. We had it listed with another realtor for over a year. Within one month after signing with Maria we had an offer and sale. Maria handled the entire process of selling our home (which had been in my family for 50 years) with sensitivity, enthusiasm and grace. She was attentive to our concerns and kept us abreast every step of the way. Maria is extremely capable and excellent at what she does. I would not hesitate to use her again and give her my highest recommendation."

Kathy Gohde, Yorktown, NY

"Maria exceeded our expectations throughout the entire process of buying our home in 2010. She truly was an outstanding agent from the first email until the closing. She was there for us 24/7 and always had the answers. We had previous experiences with other agents in the area and were not pleased with them. We contacted Maria and she was prompt, professional, very helpful, and met all of our needs. She was always available and very pleasant to work with!"

Timothy Michalowski and Allison Leighton, Putnam Valley

Maria Makaj helped us buy our first home and she was a pleasure to work with: cheerful, responsive, responsible and knowledgable. She helped us make connections and offered good local insight as we looked for a home in an area that we were only a little familiar with. We have stayed in touch in the years following and have turned to her for real estate advice since then, finding her to be generous with her time and expertise. We would not hesitate to work with her again should the opportunity arise

Carmel, NY

"My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Maria during the process of buying our first house. From the moment we spoke, Maria was kind, dedicated and devoted to helping us find our home. She was extremely knowledgeable of the area. She took every need and want of ours into consideration and made it her goal to find us the perfect place to call ours. She was available to us at all times of the day, whether it was early phone calls or late emails. She was very easy to work with. We will always consider her "our" real estate agent, because even though we knew she had other clients, it always felt like we were her main priority. We will refer her to anyone that wants such a smooth house-hunting & purchasing experience. And of course, if we ever need an agent in the future it will always be Maria Makaj"

Cara and Brent McDonnell, Carmel, NY

"she has sold two properties of mine and I have purchased my house with Maria. Maria spent literally years with me finding the right house for my family in the right neighborhood and never gave up. She is always quick to follow up or ask a question for you. I would definitely call on her again when I need a agent."

Owen and Linda Walter, Waccabuc, NY

"She is knowledgable , patient ,and very professional . My wife and I had a few properties that we worked with Maria, all deals were always smooth. I would recommend her to anyone looking to sell or purchase a residence. On a scale of 1-10 she gets an 11 in my dealings with her. If your looking for someone this is the lady who can do it !"

Theresa and Rich D'onofrio, Cross River, NY

"She started the process by proving a lot of research on the local housing market. This helped us to optimize the selling price. Very responsive was always available An absolute pleasure to work with."

John and Gale Kawalachuk, Mahopac, NY

"We listed our New York home for sale with Maria Makaj in 2011 in preparation for our move to California. The home selling market at the time was sluggish and disappointing. Maria was honest and very professional in all of our dealings. She used her expertise to go the "extra mile" utilizing all of her resources, including photos, special listings, an open house and excellent communication skills to attract potential buyers and keep us informed. I would highly recommend her as an agent."

Ann, Carmel, NY

"What can I say besides Maria is amazing!! Maria has not only helped me find my current home she has also helped me sell my previous home. I have recommend her numerous times and everyone loves her! She is so great at dealing with the homebuyer jitters and anxiety that comes with it. I cannot image going though the home buying and selling process without her!"

Caroline and Brian Dumont, Patterson, NY

"Maria found us the house of our dreams. She quickly got to know exactly what we were looking for and worked fast to help us get it. She made the whole process seamless and stress free. She fought hard for us when we were competing against other buyers, she found us our real estate lawyer, and she handled every step of the process with professionalism and grace. We enjoyed working with Maria so much, we have recommended her to anyone we know looking to buy in the area."

Matt and Santos, Carmel, NY

I loved working with Maria , she went above and beyond to help me purchase my home. "She was always available to help me with anything I needed. I have recommended her to friends who were looking to buy a home and I would definitely use her again. She is the best real estate agent I have ever dealt with."

Patty Andriola, Mahopac, NY

"Maria was very competent and reliable in all phases of selling my property. She brings a very warm touch to the cold process of selling your property. I would only use her again if I were to sell or buy again."

Christine Ferraro, Somers, NY

"My husband and I think Maria is fantastic and would highly recommend her to anyone who needs a realtor that is willing to take her time with clients. As first time home buyers, we were clueless as to both what we really wanted for our first home, and the process by which to get it. Maria not only took the time to show us countless houses (probably well over 30 showings), but she also thoroughly explained each step along the way. We are forever grateful to her for finding us our perfect first home and there is no doubt that we would seek her assistance in the future!"

Stephanie Bersak, Brewster, NY

"When my husband and I met Maria for the first time, we had no we had begun a two year long journey to finding our new home. Maria helped us through two stressful attempts at purchasing foreclosures. She was professional and we felt she was on our team, fighting for us the whole time. She absolutely went above and beyond what we expected from a real estate agent. With her expert help, we were able to finally purchase our first home in an area we absolutely love. I have recommended Maria to several people, who have all had wonderful experiences working with her, and I will continue to recommend her. If we ever decide to sell our home, we will definitely use Maria again."

Coralyn and Adam Simone, Carmel, NY

"Maria sold my condo in Carmel, NY and she was the best choice I could have made in a realtor. She was diligent, hard working, and I felt like I was her most important client. More importantly, Maria got the job done and got it done quickly and efficiently. Even after the sale of the condo I have remained in touch with Maria. Because of her outstanding job I have gained a wonderful friend."

Amy Stellwagan, Carmel, NY

"I have had the pleasure of knowing Maria over the last couple of years. She sold my home for me which was in a very desolate location. She never gave up and worked very hard at finding the right client to buy the property and to make sure it was for the right price. She was also resilient in finding me a home immediately after. Maria is one of the most dedicated people I know. She is very pleasant and personable and no matter how tedious and hard it was to please me and my family, she was always positive and remained professional. It was a great pleasure working with her and an even greater pleasure to know her on a friendly level as well. My experience with her has been nothing but pleasurable. I highly recommend her to many people who are looking to sell their home."

Diane Zefi, Mahopac, NY

"My experience with Maria Makaj was excellent! She was incredibly knowledgeable, responsive, and just an overall great person to work with. Maria was professional and accommodating throughout the entire process. She worked around my schedule to show me listing, contacted me back quickly, and kept me in the know the entire time. I highly recommend Maria to anyone who's looking to buy or rent a home."

Ashley Peace, Yorktown, NY

"Maria is a wonderful broker and she really does everything possible for you when she lists your home. If you are nit getting traffic, she makes changes and adjustments to get you traffic to get your house sold. She is a pleasure to work with too. I will recommend her to my family and friends and I am confident after your experience with her, you will too."

Michael Varble, Yorktown, NY

"it is our pleasure to have Maria's help on our first home purchase. treat us like a family member and really made the whole process a joy. You could not go wrong with her help and would definitely recommend her to anyone."

Xin and Yan, Hopewell Junction, NY

"Maria is dedicated, reliable and it was a pleasure working with her. I would highly recommend Maria to anyone who needs a realtor that is willing to take her time with clients. Maria not only took the time to show us countless houses but she also thoroughly explained each step along the way. We are forever grateful to her for finding us our perfect home and there is no doubt that we would seek her assistance in the future!"

Boba and Adam, Croton-on-Hudson, NY

"Maria Makaj was a breath of fresh air for me and my family. She took on an impossible task and made all the obstacles seem easy. She sold our home and found us a new one that was perfect for us at the time. She was a delight to work with and very knowledgeable. I would recommend Maria to anyone seeking to purchase or sell a home."

Lori Smith, Mahopac, NY

"Maria both sold our home and helped us purchase/build our new home. She also found us a lovely rental property while waiting for our home to be built. We would strongly recommend Maria to anyone who is either selling, buying or looking to rent a home. Maria is knowledgeable, patient and able to make recommendations when it is necessary. My husband is a retired union carpenter, and he was amazed at how much Maria knows about both building of new homes and resale homes. One important thing is that Maria is always available to answer a question or even just to talk to you as this can be a stressful time to the consumer"

Edward and Cathy Carrozza, Mahopac, NY