SYOSSET, NY; AUGUST 18, 2011 - Olivia YuChan is the latest real estate agent to join Homes By Mara of Syosset, NY. YuChan, who was affiliated with Shawn Elliott Luxury Homes & Estates LLC in Woodbury, NY just before moving to Homes By Mara, says that she was intrigued by Homes By Mara's boutique operation.
"By working within a boutique real estate brokerage, there is an apparent friendship and level of support that is mutually extended among all its agents," explains YuChan. "This team oriented environment offers a level of camaraderie that not only bodes well for its agents at a time when we're faced with today's challenging market, but essentially provides quality service with a comprehensive support system that can best suit the needs of today's home buyers and sellers."
YuChan, who is of Chinese decent, is fluent in Mandarin and has very good command in Japanese, a skill she utilizes to better serve Long Island's ever growing Asian community. "There are a high influx of home buyers and investors from China today who are looking to acquire properties on Long Island; however, not all of them speak English and not all are always comfortable conversing in the English language," explains YuChan. "Because I have a good command in both the Chinese and Japanese languages, I am able to use my strengths to help make the home buying and selling transition easier among Asian consumers and can help curb any language barriers."
Highly efficient in servicing the real estate market, YuChan earned the "Lowest Average Days on the Market" Award from Shawn Elliott Luxury Homes & Estates LLC in 2009. Homes By Mara President Mara Navaretta says that she is delighted to have YuChan on her team. "Olivia is a true professional who not only knows how to deliver quality service to today's buyers and sellers but is also able to use her multilingual ability to help us broaden our reach and service among the home buyers and sellers that make up today's Asian community," comments Navaretta.
Servicing the real estate sector since 2004, YuChan started as trainee with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Syosset, NY and eventually worked with Long Island Real Estate Inc. in Syosset, NY until the agency was acquired by Shawn Elliott Luxury Homes & Estates LLC. Before venturing into the real estate circuit, she was a research analyst assistant to the vice president of capital services within the investment banking division of large Japanese bank, Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, in New York City.
No stranger to the North Shore area, YuChan, who holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from the University of Albany, lived in both Jericho, NY and Westbury, NY before establishing her community roots in Plainview, NY in 2002.
About Homes By Mara
Homes By Mara is a boutique real estate agency spearheaded by licensed broker and real estate veteran Mara Navaretta. Featuring a team of highly-skilled and trained agents, Homes By Mara specializes in servicing North Shore's residential market on both the selling and buying sectors. Located at 567 Jericho Turnpike in Syosset, NY, the agency offers convenience and a turn-key solution in accommodating all real estate needs by sharing its office space with the law firm, Navaretta & Howard LLP. Navaretta and Howard, LLP has a special focus in real estate law and provides council and representation for all Homes by Mara agents to assure the homeowner receives quick and accurate answers to legal questions that may arise in the course of today's real estate transaction. Also available is a concierge service that consists of recommendations for every trade associated with the real estate industry including movers and contractors. For more information about Homes By Mara, please call 516-364-2500 or visit www.homesbymara.com.
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