About The Maraia Group
The Maraia Group at Keller Williams Luxury Homes International specializes in real estate consulting, sales, and 1031 Exchanges with clients in divorce litigation, mediation, private judging, or collaborative process.
Serving Los Angeles, Ventura, and Orange Counties, Jennifer and Robert Maraia are Certified Real Estate Specialists™ and experts in handling residential, residential income, and commercial properties, as well as property management, with specialized knowledge and experience in divorce real estate.
They are also members of the Beverly Hills, Ventura County, and San Fernando Valley Bar Associations, and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.
Meet Jennifer and Robert Maraia
CA DRE License # 01756097
Realtor, CREDS, CPRES, GRI, ABR
Educated in both Europe and the United States, Jennifer Maraia graduated from Boston’s Emerson College in 1991, with a major in communications and a minor in psychology. Jennifer enjoyed a successful 12-year career developing and financing films and managing award-winning writers and directors in Hollywood. She and her clients developed film and TV projects with celebrities such as Dustin Hoffman, Kate Hudson, Minnie Driver, Mike Newell and Stan Lee.
In 2003, Jennifer transitioned from her hectic entertainment industry lifestyle into an exciting life of motherhood, and a career that would allow her to have more flexibility while still utilizing her unparalleled negotiating and marketing skills. Working in real estate while raising her daughter, Jennifer quickly became known as "Mom The Realtor."
Trained in collaborative dispute resolution and having earned her CREDS (Certified Real Estate Divorce Specialist) and CPRES (Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist), Jennifer has grown her business by being of service to people who are experiencing relationship restructuring and are in need of residential and commercial real estate advice when going through divorce, probate, or conservatorship situations. "My team and I are incredibly effective negotiators and sales people, but first and foremost, we are real estate consultants. We ask thought provoking questions that most real estate professionals would never ask. People come to us for honest, straight forward advice and creative solutions. Along with their attorneys, financial advisors, fiduciaries and even mental health professionals, we are an important voice in formulating smart strategies for our clients, resulting in less stress and more profit."
Jennifer enjoys spiritual studies, is an ordained minister and practices Reiki healing. She enjoys pilates, snow skiing, horseback riding, golf, wine tasting, traveling, watching documentaries, and supporting various charitable organizations. One of her passion projects is supporting Waldorf education.
CA DRE License # 01990627
Realtor, CREDS, CPRES, AVPS
Enamored with California’s mountains, greenery, surf and sand, Robert Maraia, a New York native, moved to Los Angeles in 1983. With 30 years in hospitality, property management and corporate purchasing, Robert’s robust negotiating skills saved the industry-leading companies for which he worked, tens of millions of dollars. Robert takes pride in his work ethic and dependability. His clients appreciate his candor, practicality and resourcefulness.
Robert has cultivated long-lasting personal relationships with clients nationwide and worldwide. His vast, trusted network ensures that he can pair up the right buyer with the right seller, whether it is a commercial strip mall, a beach town condominium, a luxury horse property estate, or an apartment building that needs rehabbing. Robert’s team at The Maraia Group at Keller Williams Luxury International, have access to residential and commercial properties not listed on the MLS through various off-market networking groups. "We help our clients create a precise vision of a desired lifestyle that is reflected in the fine homes and estates we help them purchase, and in the commercial properties we help them buy, sell and exchange."
Robert is a Certified Real Estate Divorce Specialist (CREDS), a Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist (CPRES), and an Accredited Valuation Property Specialist™ (AVPS). His abilities to guide buyers and sellers who are experiencing family and relationship restructuring come not only from his education on these issues, but through his own experiences and first-hand knowledge of property ownership and property separation, and how these are affected by divorce and probate.
Robert is married to his beautiful and successful wife Jennifer, has an adult son Matthew, a step-daughter Sophia and a furry son named Snoopy. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to the theater, visiting museums, collecting art, watching independent films and sports, wine-tasting, cooking, reading, and playing golf.
"The Advice We Give You is The Same Advice We Give Our Family"