Location: Syosset, NY
Industry: Real estate
President and Owner
“Having worked for other large real estate companies since I started in the profession in 1997, I wanted to have a company that people were excited about using, because they felt that we care,” says Mara Navaretta, president and owner of Homes By Mara Realty. “I meet our clients and let them know that I am accessible.” Navaretta notes it’s especially important to support clients as they sell a home because the sale might be a sign that they’re going through a difficult time. Its service-oriented philosophy has allowed Homes By Mara to grow exponentially over the past six years.
Fun Fact: Navaretta’s husband’s law firm, Navaretta & Howard, shares office space with Homes By Mara.
Homes By Mara is affiliated with Bank of America. “They allow us to do evening seminars to educate consumers about the process of buying and selling a home,” says Navaretta. “We offer title services from Paragon Abstract and, of course, my husband’s law firm, Navaretta & Howard.”
Philanthropy has been an important focus for Homes By Mara from the get-go. “We have supported The Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation since the day we opened our doors,” says Navaretta. The company also supports The Ashley Wade Foundation, which puts together care packages to help children hospitalized with chronic illnesses, and has helped collect donations for the foundation’s new division, Jake’s Jammies, which delivers pajamas to children in hospitals. “We have regular toy and coat drives, where the public drops off donations at our office,” says Navaretta.