Gig Harbor is home—and always has been—to REALTOR® Maria Kalafatich. Growing up in the maritime community, Maria knows the ins and outs of Gig Harbor, and she loves everything about it. Maria’s friends and family all live in Gig Harbor, and she couldn’t be happier to call it home!
From Gig Harbor’s walkable neighborhoods to its unique restaurants and one-of-a-kind shops, Maria loves soaking up all the this town has to offer. On sunny days, Maria loves walking to the harbor, the park, hiking and running the Cushman Trail, visiting local shops, and stopping in at one of the dock bars. Getting outdoors and hiking, paddle boarding, and playing soccer are a few of the ways that Maria likes to have fun, and Gig Harbor’s many parks and beautiful waterfront make it easy to stay active!
Maria has the unique advantage in that she grew up in a family of home builders. As a result, she definitely knows all that goes into creating and maintaining a quality home. Her real estate knowledge extends far beyond construction, though—before beginning her career as a REALTOR® in 2006, Maria worked as a Title Representative and a Mortgage Representative. Thanks to this important experience, she is well-versed in every aspect of a real estate transaction and can provide her clients with everything they need to secure the home of their dreams.
Friendly and laidback, Maria has a hands-on approach with her clients—she is ready to help them whenever they need her, and she wants clients to know that her and her team have everything covered! Along with a talented team of supportive experts, each week Maria diligently analyzes the market, researches listings and sales, and devotes time to seeking out up-and-coming communities for buyers and builders. She knows how important it is to stay current and on the cutting edge, and this savvy approach allowed Maria to achieve a $4,000,000 -$16,000,000 Million Dollar producing status from 2006 to 2017!
Q: How did growing up in a family of home builders influence your current role as a REALTOR®?
A: At a young age, I went to the job site and learned all about new construction, and I learned things like how to sand, lay hardwood flooring and trim. I loved it! I think that that experience—as well as having that ‘behind-the-scenes’ perspective—has become my greatest strength as a REALTOR®, and I love using my in-depth knowledge to help my clients!
As new construction makes a comeback in 2015 and permits increase, I very much look forward to being able to do more work that involves planning and designing a new home along with clients and a general builder.
Q: What are your specialties as a REALTOR®?
A: I have a passion for working with new construction, waterfront homes, condos, Modern homes, investment properties and luxury properties in Gig Harbor/Pierce County. I also consider real estate marketing and contract negotiation to be a couple of my greatest strengths.
Along with my real estate skills, I also set a high standard for myself as a business person. If integrity, experience, knowledge, dedication, thoroughness and technical know-how are important qualities to you, then I believe we would work great together!
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