Maria has extensive experience in the international and DC metro market with a 30 year real estate background. She was raised and lived in Greece for several years traveling extensively all over Europe. The Washington DC area has always been her home, as she is the daughter of an American Diplomat. In 1994, she created her own Real Estate Firm in Greece, which over the years became one of the top firms in Athens, for high-end properties and waterfront villas.
As of 2016, she has permanently moved to the US to continue pursuing her career. She is a citizen of the world and works with Buyers and Sellers from all over the world. That is the reason that she has been interviewed by The Washington Post for her expertise in the Global Market. Her university studies in Economics play an important role in her approach to her work and life. Together with the extensive knowledge and experience she has developed in the international and DC real estate market, her solid and persistent attitude is evident in everything she does.Maria provides the entire Washington Metro Area with a full range of residential and commercial services. Her clientele ranges from first-time home buyers to CEO's of multi-national corporations, developers, investors and executives of multilateral institutions such as the IFC, World Bank and IMF. Her straight forward and honest character along with her open personality helps her build long lasting relationships with her happy clients.
Maria is the author of the children's best-selling book 'Stylianos Kyriakides - The Man Who Ran for an Entire Nation”, in the Greek language. It is the story of her grandfather, one of the most famous Marathon runners of the 20th century, who the Boston Marathon Association named as the 'First Marathon Runner to run for charity' and soon to be a Walt Disney Film. All the profits of the legal rights of her book go to 'Lifeline Humanitarian Organization in Greece', of which she is a Founding Member and Honorary Member of the BOD, and Patron of Princess Catherine of Serbia.
Furthermore, she is the President of the National Society of Arts and Letters, Washington DC Chapter, a well-known non-profit organization founded in 1944 consisting of 18 chapters Nation-wide, and provides scholarships to young people in Arts, Literature, Classical Music, Drama and Musical Drama. Maria is a runner of long distance races and has two daughters- Anastasia studying at Parson's in NYC and Alexandra at Penn State University. Her biggest passion of all is to provide the ideal homes for her friends and clients. Feel free to contact her for any type of question; She is very easily reached and will be delighted to assist you!
If you wish to watch a video with “Maria’s Story”, made by TTR Sotheby's International realty, please find the link below.http://mariacontos.ttrsir.com
Licensed in Washington, D.C , Virginia, Maryland
Maria Contos was our agent for our recent move to Washington, D.C. To say she was exceptional is an understatement. She lined up properties for us to visit during the early and trying times of Covid-19. Despite the adjustment to limited availability for previewing, she arranged property visits with health guidelines in place. Housing, economic ranges and lifestyle choices inside the District vary so much from street to street. We were unexpected to find the benefits and differences each neighborhood had despite being so close to each other and she gave us enough tours and information which helped us narrow down the area to make that choice easier. She even negotiated on some areas that proved financially beneficial for us that we hadn't thought about previously. Ultimately, she found the perfect fit for us and was efficient and very communicative between us and the owners and their realtor. If you are looking for a realtor who KNOWS a city inside and out and can provide the utmost support and good communication - Happy and satisfied Buyers in Logan Circle