Mara Flash Blum, Associate Broker, Senior Global Real Estate Advisor, has been consistently ranked among Sotheby’s International Realty top producers, since rankings began in 2009, as well as The Wall Street Journal/Real Trends annual report.
Her hard work, deep knowledge of the real estate market, and tenacious spirit propels her to close deals under any market condition. Expanding her services to her client base, in 2020 she joined forces with her longtime colleague, Nikki Field as senior partner of The Field Team. Their partnership has provided their clients with the benefit of two top ranking real estate mavericks. The Field Team is the #1 ranked team of global portfolio advisors with Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc., servicing referrals from around the world through global partners. Another accomplishment includes the successful sellout of the most distinguished new development prewar condominium, 212 Fifth Avenue with its $80 million penthouse sale.
Mara 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 leading real estate 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 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. She works assiduously to design an effective client-specific plan to attain optimal results. Her unique marketing vision and real estate acumen coupled with the venerable branding and international reach of Sotheby's International Realty 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. A former actor, Mara has been featured in 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 in NBC “Open House”, CBS “Living Large”, The Wall Street Journal, Mansion Global, Forbes, and The New York Times. She has also appeared as guest broker on Good Morning New York, Unstoppable Agent, and Urban Digs. She is a member of both REBNY and NYRAC and is a designated New York Real Estate Specialist.