Maple and Main Realty
28 North Maple Street
Florence, MA 01062
Email Phone: 413.584.2900 Fax: 413-992-6105
I moved to Northampton from NYC in 1986 and immediately fell in love with the Pioneer Valley. I worked in the HR field for about 15 years and for 6 years I owned Northampton’s Pride & Joy, a downtown book and gift store. In 2008 I received my real estate license and began delving into the market and serving clients with their real estate needs. Today I enjoy my work more than ever, and I'm proud to be one of the busiest agents in Hampshire County. I enjoy helping people navigate the process for a successful real estate transaction, whether buying or selling. I give 100% to my clients, working overtime to ensure they are served well. I draw from an extensive list of contacts for referrals (legal, financial, contractors, etc) and am proud of my excellent customer service, communication and negotiation skills. When I’m not helping people with real estate, I am an active volunteer in many civic groups including the Northampton Survival Center, Kestrel Land Trust, Friends of Mineral Hills Conservation Area and the Academy of Music, among others. I live in Florence with my husband Steve Lucas and our feisty cat Tyrone. Please call, text or email me with any questions or to set up an in-person appointment!
Mark Carmien sold our condo and when we were ready after renting, he helped us buy our new home in May 2015. Mark knows his business - he was on top of everything all the time. He has a keen knowledge and understanding of the Valley. He took the time to get to know us and understand our needs, and became our keen advocate as seller and then buyer. He always made himself available to us with a short response time. We would never work with anyone else! - Alan and Mary W.
Mark Carmien worked with us not only to sell our condo, but to buy our future home. He was extremely patient in both processes and took the time to explain all details of buying and selling. He was always available to answer any questions, and more than willing to seek out ones he did not know. We felt that Mark was a vital piece of this very complicated process and could not have done it without him. We have recommended Mark to all of our family and friends in the area who are in the market [...]
I was impressed with Mark Carmien's knowledge of the market and his attention to detail. He provided me with a number of good suggestions for preparing my house for sale to increase my chances of getting top dollar. He had a proven strategy which in the end led a viable offer within two weeks! I would highly recommend Mark to anyone in the Pioneer Valley looking to sell their home. – Anne Bourbeau
Mark Carmien handled both the purchase of our new home and the sale of the old one. In both transactions he was very energetic, on top of all the details. Our lawyer commented appreciatively on his "attentiveness," steering even inexperienced people to the correct procedures. Most admirably, when our first home was slow to sell, he really put himself into it, scheduling extra open houses, even rounding up furniture and decorations to make it more attractive, and bringing them in [...]
Mark Carmien made this process very understandable and he has an incredible grasp of the housing market. This was our second time buying a home but it was a night and day experience due to Mark's expertise and command of the process. Mark worked very hard for us on all fronts to ensure we got exactly what we wanted. Looking back I am very happy that we chose to work with him and would do it again in a heartbeat! - Dave and Ellyn Catrambone
Mark Carmien was referred to us by good friends who had a great experience with him. Some of the things that make Mark stand out is he is very detail-oriented, incredibly knowledgable about homes, and in tune to the needs of his clients. We were selling our home and looking for a new house, which can be a very stressful process, but Mark took us through each step with care. He had lots of suggestions and recommendations for making things happen both on the selling and buying end of things [...]
Mark Carmien helped us buy our first place a few months ago, I am so glad we decided to go with him. He walked us through every step of the process and remained in close contact the whole time. When we went through the property with the selling agent, Mark knew more about the place than she did. I cannot recommend him enough! - Michael D & Scott L
Mark Carmien helped me buy the house of my dreams. Better than my dreams. We met at an open house he was giving for another house - I ate all his cookies and gave him a hard time - and then he graciously helped me find and buy the perfect house - quiet and beautiful. We are neighbors with Mark and, in addition to being a wonderful and very helpful broker he is also a lovely neighbor. I could not recommend him more highly. And - in addition to all that he guided me in the negotiations and [...]