Originally from Eastern Europe, Marija moved to New York City in 2005. She grew up in very devoted family, but chose to follow her dreams in the Big Apple and to take advantage of all that the city has to offer.
Marija is a consummate professional, using her skills and knowledge combined with a relaxed and friendly demeanor. Through clear communication, responsiveness and follow through, she is able to attend to a client’s needs. Her top priority is to guide you through your sale or purchase with speed and ease.
A background in sales and marketing and a comprehensive knowledge of the New York neighborhoods led her to a career in real estate. A degree in literature gives her different perspectives and a poetic view of the City.
Ivana’s extensive understanding of real estate comes in part from growing up in a real estate family. At a very young age Ivana learned the basics by working side-by-side with her father to develop ultra high-end, luxury properties in her native home of Montenegro.
When given the option of taking over the family business, Ivana (in a trademark display of her maverick personality) opted to go out on her own and came to the US alone at the age of seventeen. Upon receiving her B.A. in Media Studies/Public Relations from the College of Charleston in South Carolina she moved to New York City, and now calls Manhattan home.
Prior to starting her career in real estate, Ivana worked with high profile clients in the New York City hospitality industry for internationally acclaimed Andre Balazs and Jean-George Vongerichten. As a recognition of her talent she has received numerous awards in real estate, but the one she holds closest to her heart is “Best New Comer,” which she received in her first year of practice.
Through her professional experience and her active participation in numerous charitable causes, Ivana has developed a considerable network of contacts across all of the major industries in the City. This, together with the assistance of an organization of support that she has personally developed, among, developers, contractors, designers, mortgage brokers, title experts, real estate attorneys and other real estate professionals, makes Ivana a formidable force in the real estate world.
Determined and positive, she is always taking the extra step to get the clients what they want, and once you have worked with her, her dedication and expertise will make her your broker for life.
She understands how stressful it can be to make a move and will make the transition efficient and enjoyable. Ivana has a vast knowledge of Manhattan's dynamic but consistent real estate market and is happy to find you a perfect home, whether renting, selling or buying.
She speaks Serbo-Croatian fluently, has an excellent command of Italian, and is learning Hebrew.When not working, she is an avid yogi who is passionate about encouraging people to include it in their lifestyles.