Maria is originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, but she is been living in the US for more than thirty years.
She holds a Degree in Interior Design from both, Argentina and the US, and she graduated Summa Cum Laude from UH in Houston TX.
While in Houston, she worked for many years at a Commercial Design Company managing one of their three teams of designers. The Chase Bank of Texas was one of her team's major accounts.
With a passion for Real Estate that goes hand in hand with her love for Interior Design, she switched careers becoming a Realtor and feels very fortunate to have become part of the Rodeo Realty Fine Estates family.
She is been married to her High School sweetheart for more than 25 years, and they have son together who is a Sophomore in UCLA.
Maria is a Member of the National Association of REALTORS® and the California Association of REALTORS®
I'm a matchmaker who helps people realize their Real Estate Dreams!
Whether it is a Mid-Century classic beauty, a Traditional bungalow, a nostalgic Colonial/Spanish style house or a Brand New stunning property, I'll be there guiding you every step of the way on the purchase of your dream home or the sale of your current one.
I am an advocate of my client's best interests and their needs are my priority.
With the support and resources available to me through the prestigious Rodeo Realty brand my services include among other things:
- Providing excellence in Customer Service with a thorough understanding of the home buying or selling process.
- Advertising and Marketing expertise to help Sellers get Top Dollar for their Property.
- Offering sellers Home Staging services since my professional background is in Interior Design.
- Assisting Buyers to find the Right Home with the goal of achieving my client's budget and lifestyle needs.
- Negotiating the purchase price, working comprehensively through the loan pre-approval process, title, appraisal, inspections,etc.
- Attention to detail to make the property buying/selling process as pleasurable and stress-free as possible.
- My commitment is the success of my clients and I value the relationships I develop with them along the way.
Working with honesty and integrity, my goal is to be their Real estate agent for life.
Rio Vista Elementary School Site Council - voting member / PTA member volunteer
Millikan Middle School Performing Arts Magnet - Events Coordinator and Decorating Committee Assistant volunteer / PTA member volunteer
NAMI/Walks Member volunteer - NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
The Arts High Foundation - fundraising volunteer - This organization promotes the arts and the advancement of young artists by raising and distributing funds for the establishment and operation of a public arts high school in Los Angeles County.
UCLA Parent Council member volunteer.
Communities I serve:
Sherman Oaks, Encino, Tarzana, Woodland Hills, Valley Village, Studio City, Toluca Lake, North Hollywood and surrunding areas of Los Angeles.
"After owning my home for 42 years, my hope was to sell my house and lease it back from the buyer for a year or two. Everyone told me I'd never find such a deal in a hot market like the San Fernando Valley, but Maria Elisavetsky took on the challenge and put together a strategy to find the right buyer.
Because of Maria's interior design background, she was able to creatively stage the house on a very small budget after repairs, painting, and general updating were completed. The house was then listed and quickly attracted 5 offers, one of which was a developer who was willing to lease back to me for 24 months. From the initial listing to the close of escrow took 9 weeks, and the entire sales process was amazingly linear. I got very close to my asking price, and am now in the third month of my leaseback contract. I couldn't ask for a better sales result.
Maria handled all the pertinent details efficiently, including some very enlightened handholding during the brief deal glitches which arose during escrow. Further, she provided constant support during the entire experience, including personally running out to buy a low-flow toilet when there was a last minute mixup about what appliance would satisfy city retrofit requirements.
It's not an overstatement to say that Maria sold my house for me as carefully as she would have sold her own house. Combining knowledge, creativity, wisdom, and sensitivity, I believe Maria is about as perfect a realtor as you will ever find."
Listed/Sold his single family home, $1,125,000, Sherman Oaks, CA
- James DiPasquale, Client
"I met Maria Elisavetsky by chance, and by luck: I just walked in to her realty group one day asking to talk to anyone available. And what wonderful luck it was that she happened to be free and come to greet me! I was moving from across the country and would only be sporadically in LA, but Maria made the whole process so easy. She went above and beyond every step of the way and two months later I was living in my dream home! I couldn't possibly recommend Maria highly enough. She is the total package: Expertise, experience, and heart."
Purchased a house - 2.2 M. - Studio City, CA
-Lauren H. Client
"I recently listed and sold my townhouse, my first time selling a home, and especially stressful due to a cross country move.
Despite the nature of my situation, Maria helped me feel like everything was taken care of from day one.
Her calm, yet positive energy was exactly what I needed to get through the process, and I felt like I was in good hands the whole time.
Not only did she go above and beyond with the effort she put in to help sell very quickly, but Maria's sharp knowledge of the market gave me a sense of confidence in the process I otherwise wouldn't have had.
To top it off, her warmth as a person, not just an agent, provided a level of comfort that a stress-case like myself really needed, and I almost instantly felt like family. What more could you ask for? I am forever grateful!
Listed/Sold his freestanding Town house - Sold for over asking $ 556,000 - North Hollywood, CA -
-Farren Z., Client
"My husband and I just purchased our first home and we couldn't have done it without Maria!
We were on a tight budget and had a laundry list of things we couldn't live without in our new home and Maria was able to find them all for us.
She is such a wonderful communicator and held our hands every step of the way.
I am an Ocd detail oriented person and Maria was always there to reassure me and help me understand all the complicated language when putting in offers and signing for our loan.
We hit a few stumbling blocks in our back and forth with the sellers but Maria was able to get us over each hurdle and we couldn't be happier in our new home. She was not just a realtor to us, but a trusted friend by the end"
Purchased a Townhouse - $415 K. - Lake Balboa, CA.
-Kelly & John, Client
"Maria listed our home and helped getting it sold for the amount we wanted and in a short time as we were in escrow with another home.
She helped made the transition effortless and her professionalism was impeccable.
I gladly recommend Maria, she is an excellent real estate agent and I will definitely call her again for any of my future Real Estate needs.
Listed/Sold their Single Family home $800 K. in Sherman Oaks, CA."
-Marcelo E., Client
"I truly can not say enough about Maria Elisavetsky! She helped us move into our first home.
What passion, integrity, patience, and calm she brought with her, understanding the anxieties that come with buying your first home.
I can not thank her enough for all she did for us.
Purchased a Condo $425 K. in Hollywood Hills, CA."
-Robin & Madonna , Client
"We called Maria blindly based on online reviews. After interviewing multiple agents we chose to work with Maria due to her local market knowledge, attitude and personal approach.
We gave Maria no easy task - we wanted to list, go under contract and close on the sale in a period of about 45 days due to an unexpected job relocation. To further add challenge, this occurred over the holidays with our initial meeting with Maria occurring just prior to Thanksgiving.
Not to mention, we had only owned the property for two years and wanted to pull renovation monies from the home. It is safe to say Maria exceeded our expectations.
Due to her creative (and correct) market positioning there were numerous offers within the first three days the home was listed. After working through the sale process, which had its typical challenges, Maria helped us to successfully close in our goal time period and for an amount higher than we had even thought possible.
Maria is a caring individual and we would highly recommend her"
Sold their Single Family Home for over asking $956 K. - Sherman Oaks, CA."
-Susan & Michael, Client
"Maria was a wonderful agent. She was very knowledgeable in the market and the area we were interested in.
She was very professional, very patient and easy to work with. She was always available and responded very promptly to any requests or questions we had.
We had a wonderful experience with her and would definitely recommend anyone to have her as their agent.
Purchased a Single Family Home $2.85 M. - Sherman Oaks, CA"
-Christine W., Client
"Working with Maria was a true pleasure! She helped me to find EXACTLY what I needed and I am thrilled.
She is a great listener and I felt like we were a great team in finding me a new home. I would work with her again for sure!"
-Kim Coles, Client
"Maria took time to understand what I wanted (condo) at the beginning by asking the right questions right away about price, locale, etc...
She was very dedicated to my personal real estate needs as she spent nearly 3 weeks driving me around to see many locations/properties. She knew the San Fernando Valley trends extremely well.
I am incredibly happy with the place I ended up purchasing, and I only got it because Maria was quick to see the listing as we put in an offer the same day for my new Tarzana residence.
I am incredibly happy with my new condo purchase and, there is no way I could have pulled it off without Maria's work and guidance, not just in finding the condo, but also guiding me through the bidding and escrow process.
Maria has a great "work ethic" and I would highly recommend her, as I'm sure I will use her service again whenever I need to find another place (to live, vacation property, or rental)...just a great experience working with her!"
Purchased a condo in Tarzana, CA
-Anthony Pett, Client
"Maria was my realtor during my home buying process. As a first time home buyer the process was stressful at times but Maria always did everything she could to eliminate the stress.
She is very knowledgeable and was so helpful with any questions I had. She always had great input and never pressured me into buying a home after looking.
Maria was very patient and I would go back to her if I ever decide to sell and buy a different property!"
Purchased a Single Family Home $465,000 - Van Nuys, CA
-Thomas Gibbons, Client