WHO I AM... I think when you’re home, you know it. And for me, finding home meant settling in the Catskills in 2006. Before this, I have lived quite happily in other places—Park Slope Brooklyn where my husband and I raised our daughter, as well as in Manhattan, Queens, Westchester, and my country of birth, Romania. But it was my experiences as a weekender in the Central Catskills that made me realize that this was where I belonged. So, stepbystep, we began to convert our rustic one bedroom 1950's cabin into the “Mountain Modern” house of glass and wood it is today. It was a huge undertaking. My husband, a visual artist who grew up in Ulster County, along with our architect, conceived the project. Backed into the wooded shoulders of the mountainside, it has been our refuge ever since- not just because we love the house, but because it’s nestled in a landscape that truly speaks to us both.
HOW I WORK... Let’s face it: It’s almost impossible to sound sincere when it comes to the topic of real estate! But the truth is, I absolutely love my job. There are two main reasons for this:
- One, I thrive on a challenge, and seem to have an obsessive streak, so finding the right home, parcel of land, or buyer gives me a bit of a thrill.
- And, two, I love living here, so I truly enjoy showing off what the area has to offer.
I have a straightforward, Old World business ethic. You can expect me to provide:
- fast response times
- frank advice
- customized searches
- insider guidance
- client loyalty
- goal oriented persistence
- skilled negotiations
- patience and persistence
So, please reach out any time.
I’m always ready to help.
“Marta was a big help during the entire process of finding, looking, and buying a home. She knows the area very well, so her advice was always greatly appreciated not just in regards to the places we visited, but all the related issues with the buying processes in those specific areas. Her attention to every detail was impressive and our questions were addressed in a rapid manner. Marta was a great help during the closing, but she also helped gave us tips about the services, activities, and residents in town, so we had a headstart on life in our new home. Even now, after nearly a year, Marta is the person we call with questions as we settle in. I would absolutely recommend her to any person interested in selling or buying a place. She is a wonderful person, as well as a real estate agent.“ Josefina R, February 2016 Home Buyer
“Marta guided us through all aspects of the sale of our vacation property from the listing stage to final closing. She was always in communication with us and with the buyers to facilitate the deal, and helped resolve some very thorny issues that emerged during the sale. She is knowledgeable, determined, and always positive. We’re so glad she was our seller’s agent” Robert A, January 2016, Home Seller
“I admit I am a very picky buyer. I am very detail oriented, and I tend to ask A LOT of questions! Plus, I’m not very decisive. I’m always waiting for that “perfect” property. Marta does not blink an eye. She just keeps looking for my perfect place with me. She is also a straight shooter. She doesn’t hide the facts, good or bad. And she is a great teacher. She has shown me to look at land differently than I did when I first began to work with her, and this has helped me in very important ways" Beth L., March 2016, Land Buyer
Here is the link to my Zillow profile, where you can find more information about my past sales, reviews and current listings: