Lorraine Mara knows just how stressful buying or selling a
home can be, and her aim is to provide superior support and service to all clients.
She is there every step of way, assisting sellers and buyers with current
market information, and also offering frequent updates and explanations of the
process – all with the effort and enthusiasm to make the experience as positive
as possible. Clients consistently comment on her communication skills, the
quality of her marketing materials, the results she achieves and her reassuring
demeanor during a stressful time.
A resident of the Capital Region since 1982, Lorraine grew
up on Long Island but moved to the area for graduate school and marriage. She
has worked with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Blake REALTORS® since 2006.
supplements her experience with continuing education courses. She earned the
Graduate, REALTOR® Institute designation after 90 hours of advanced education,
attained the Senior Real Estate Specialist designation, and works with sellers
through the Seller Representative Specialist designation and with homeowners in
distress through Short Sale and Foreclosure certification. Lorraine also is a
member of Berkshire Hathaway’s Relocation Team. Coursework has covered
construction, legal issues, financing, marketing, social media, sales, pricing,
negotiations and much more. This experience and education, combined with her
community knowledge, organizational skills and personal attention, ensure
clients will receive quality representation.
She is a member of the Greater Capital Association of
Realtors, New York State Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors,
Eastern New York Regional Multiple Listing Service and Southern Adirondack
Multiple Listing Service.
Lorraine and her husband regularly head north to spend time
at their second home on the Great Sacandaga Lake. They enjoy hiking, kayaking,
snowshoeing and cross-country skiing throughout the Adirondacks, and they also
spend time working together on home improvement and renovation projects. Their
family includes Bernie, a German-breed Hovawart dog who sometimes travels the
roads with Lorraine as she meets clients and shows homes. She is involved with
the American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Program and the Mohawk Hudson
Humane Society, and she also supports The Nature Conservancy, Adirondack
Council and Adirondack Mountain Club.
Contact me at 518-273-4216 for all your real estate needs. I would welcome the opportunity to assist you and will strive to ensure you become one of my satisfied clients.
"Lorraine truly cares about her clients. You see it from start to finish. She isn't pushy but she helps her clients realize that sometimes, you have just got to 'get in the game'! My wife and I were very lucky to work with such a caring and patient agent!" Nick and Alicia
"Lorraine was the perfect person to have by my side through the buying process. She provided professional expertise, comforting anecdotes and helpful guidance from beginning to end. Lorraine's patience, understanding, sense of humor and genuine will to help allowed me to find the perfect home." Courtney J.
"I was amazed at Lorraine's knowledge and the research she had done to help me decide on a reasonable selling price.... Most important to me was that she never failed to immediately return my calls and emails....I would not hesitate to use Lorraine again and will recommend her to my friends." Mary K.
You assured me that my house could be sold. You had me pare down my 'prize possessions'...You took wonderful pictures of my abode...You reassured me when someone had negative things to say about my home. With your great marketing and getting the information out, the right person found the house." Mary B.
"Working with Lorraine on the purchase of my home was a terrific experience. I found her to be exceptionally professional and knowledgeable. Her experience and patience were invaluable as she guided me through the purchase process, serving as my advocate at ever point. Lorraine made sure my interests were protected and that I understood every aspect of what buying a home would entail." Colleen B.
" Lorraine is focused on detail, a skilled communicator and always returns phone calls. Her ability to write and create websites was very helpful. She proved to be excellent while negotiating with prospective buyers. I would not hesitate to recommend her. She is professional and will represent your needs the way you would expect." Howard and Jan
“From the start, Lorraine gave us her full cooperation and put every effort into keeping us informed of all happenings. Her numerous emails were a comfort and we were so impressed by her professionalism. Any time we had a question about the sale, we were comfortable to approach Lorraine.” Bob and Connie
Lorraine stands out among the crowd. Her personal attention to every detail and follow through coupled with her aggressively active approach gave us the confidence that we had made the right choice…Goes beyond anything we have ever seen from other real estate professionals.” Tom J.
From beginning to end, Lorraine was responsive and accountable to us. ….She used the most up-to-date factual information …..She was excellent with her communication, always making sure we were comfortable with the process and what was happening in the market… excelled at coaching us along the way and alleviating our tension.” Helen and Mary
"Dependable and follows through till the end!” Bob T.
“Lorraine’s commitment, professionalism and follow-through made all the difference. Being able to depend on her knowledge and straight-forward approach was a pleasure.” Ed S.
"Lorraine answered all our questions in terms we could understand. We were extremely pleased and would use her again…. Friendly and genuinely interested in helping. She’s an easy person to talk to and makes you feel like it’s okay to ask questions.” Taylor and Katherine
I welcome the opportunity to assist you in a similar manner and will strive to exceed your expectations. Please call me at 518-273-4216 for an initial consultation about your real estate needs.