Downing-Frye Realty, Inc.
Maria Sloboda is a Naples native who has always embraced a true passion for real estate. As a second-generation realtor in Naples, Maria maintains a vast knowledge of all the different communities in the area, which is essential to ensuring her customers find the best fit. Maria prides herself on effectively identifying homes that align with her customers’ lifestyle and budget, all while making the purchasing and selling process an enjoyable experience. She ensures her customers are satisfied from the initial phone call all the way to closing and beyond.
With her designation as a Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE), Maria does everything in her power to negotiate the best deal for her customers — resulting in home sellers acquiring top dollar for their home, and home buyers receiving an excellent value on their purchase.
As a Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS), Maria is also uniquely qualified to help international customers. She speaks Polish and Slovak fluently and has had the opportunity to travel the world.
Maria graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a degree in Business Finance and a focus in Real Estate. This helps her to approach each transaction not only from an emotional point of view, but also as a financial investment. Naples is one of the most dynamic and unique areas in the country, with real estate accounting for consistent and impressive gains, which can be difficult to navigate. Maria’s business background, in combination with her knowledge of the area, allows her to maximize these considerations throughout the buying and selling experience.
Maria is also an active member of the community and highly involved at the Naples Area Board of Realtors, serving on two committees: the Global Committee and the Young Professionals Network. Maria is also a graduate of NABOR’s Leadership Academy. She is constantly educating herself and sharpening her skills to better assist her customers’ needs.
Maria works for Downing-Frye Realty, one of the largest real estate companies in South Florida with over 50 years of experience in the business and voted “the best real estate company” for 15 years by Naples Daily News readers. They close over 3,500 transactions annually resulting in more than $1 Billion in sales per year.