Written by Michael Scro, firstname.lastname@example.org Thursday, 08 August 2013 00:00
Since the local Homes by Mara Realty was established in 2010, the agency has grown from five to 35 agents and sold $16 million in properties in 2011, $39 million in 2012, and $50 million so far in 2013, according to Mara Navaretta of Homes By Mara.
As she reflects upon three years of progress, Navaretta says she wants to give others “hope,” and remind people that “it is not impossible to be a minority (woman) and own a wildly successful business.”
“As scary as it initially was in taking the risk to go entrepreneur, I am so glad that I did,” Navaretta said. “Among the areas that have helped me succeed as an entrepreneur is staying positive, remaining clear and focused on my goals, and having a solid plan and team in place. I encourage others to consider pursuing their dreams and taking risks,.”
According to Navaretta, her agency has been responsible for selling more than 175 homes within the Long Island North Shore region. She is anticipating $60 million in property sales by the end of the year.
“Realizing that Long Island is enriched with an ever-growing ‘melting pot’ community, I have striven to create a ‘melting pot’ community of agents who are representative of various cultures and nationalities,” Navaretta said. “They can help break down potential communication barriers to ensure every client’s needs can be addressed and met.”
In recent developments, Navaretta has recruited Ed Escobar, a nationally known real estate industry leader, who is currently presenting educational seminars for Homes By Mara agents over the next ten weeks to provide them with the latest in training and up-to-date information regarding the real estate industry.
Homes By Mara has also collectively donated on a regular basis to Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation, and sponsored toy drives, as well as a coat and toy drive that benefited individuals impacted by Hurricane Sandy.