Head of Downtown Division
Senior Partner, The Field Team
Senior Global Real Estate Advisor, Associate Broker
Mara Flash Blum, senior global real estate advisor and associate broker, has been ranked among Sotheby’s International Realty’s top producers both in its downtown office and in the top 25 brokers nationally since rankings began in 2009. She is consistently ranked by the Wall Street Journal and America’s Best Real Trends for being among the top 250 agents nationally by closed sales volume. Mara is an accomplished broker with over 25 years of selling luxury Manhattan real estate. Her accomplishments include a record sale of a trophy townhouse on Central Park West and the Puck Penthouses in SoHo. She was recently part of the top producing sales team in the successful sellout of Madison Square Park’s premier new condominium conversion at 212 Fifth Avenue.
Most importantly, Mara consistently performs for her sellers and developers, positioning their properties in the market place to sell at the highest possible sales price while delivering smooth and successful sales. 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 who buy and sell with her time and time again. Whether she is representing the sale of a one-bedroom apartment or a luxury penthouse, she has a client centric approach and provides full service recommendations for all of her client’s needs. Downsizing or upgrading, her joy comes from servicing her clients 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. Her unique marketing vision and real estate acumen, coupled with Sotheby’s International Realty’s venerable branding and global 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. She has two accomplished sons and feels fortunate as they both reside in Manhattan. Mara can be seen on various episodes of NBC’s Open House NYC, CBS Living Large, and was featured in BBC’s Super Homes, a documentary film on buying and selling Manhattan real estate. The globally distributed documentary highlights Mara’s insights and passion for the New York real estate market. She is a member of the New York Residential Agent Continuum and the Real Estate Board of New York.