Q&A with AVENUE Magazine: “Women of Real Estate”

It was an honor to be part of this month’s AVENUE Magazine!  If you don’t know AVENUE yet, it’s a must-read among the city’s most stylish and savvy audiences. By celebrating the blend of affluence and influence, AVENUE offers a unique, behind-the-scenes perspective on the people and lifestyles in New York’s and the fabulous style and glamour found here.  “We are in awe of the accomplishments and intelligence of the city’s most inspiring residents,” AVENUE says. This passion is reflected with elegance in AVENUE’s pages every month.

AvenueInsider.com is the only website dedicated to covering the most coveted parties in town. If there’s something going on, AVENUE is the first to know. With new daily content, AvenueInsider.com has become the first stop for those in the know.

Pick up the March issue of AVENUE to read my interview on p. 95 – or click here to see it!







Avenue Mag shot 2

AM: What are some of your career highlights with respect to being an industry pioneer?
CSF: Building a company from the ground up is definitely a highlight for me. Mark and I started Mark David & Company 10 years ago with some contacts and experience, but also a lot of faith and hard work. What we built is something I’m very proud of. The opportunities I had to shape so many lives is something I also consider a highlight; not just training agents, but working with such awesome people to discover who they are and how they should approach their confidence, their careers, and their clients. Their victories are my victories, too! And after thousands of transactions with 80-plus agents, still nothing compares to the satisfaction of each client’s experience with our company.

AM: Which of your professional accomplishment(s) are you most proud of?
CSF: Leaving the comfort of a corporate job to start my career in New York City real estate. My faith gave me the confidence to build Mark David & Company over the past decade, and again this year to elevate our businesses with Town Residential. I am delighted to see what this new chapter will bring. Change takes a lot of courage!

AM: What distinguishes you from others in your field?
CSF: As an agent and entrepreneur, I see success in real estate come to those who are able to focus on their niche, and who are able to understand how people in New York live and why they live here. When people move into the city, they have a choice of the lifestyle they want to live. That’s why I started “The {New York} Life,” my lifestyle blog, to explore all of the different ways to experience New York. I love that people are excited to read about my take on the New York lifestyle: my career, mommyhood, fitness–all those things that make up my days, just like so many other New York women!

AM: In your opinion, what is it that makes women so successful in real estate?
CSF: There’s so much power in being a woman! Women are natural-born nurturers. We are great listeners and really do care about people and their decision-making processes. These inclinations prime us especially well for successful careers in real estate.

AM: Any exciting news to share?
CSF: Joining Town Residential! I look forward to exploring greater opportunities here, especially capitalizing on my existing relationships through Town’s unique combination of training and marketing tools and customer service. During our years at Mark David & Company, we built a huge book of relationships. The decision to move to TOWN ultimately was about finding the best place for us to benefit from those relationships, and what we can offer in return.

AM: Tell us something about you that most people don’t know.
CSF: I’m shy! Clients don’t see that side of me often, but at the end of the day, it’s there!

AM: How do you spend your free time?
CSF: When I am not in the office or with clients, I am spending time with my kids, Tyler and Sofia. Also, I’m a huge fitness fiend…I love to dance. I dabble in photography (I just got a new camera!) and contribute as a class parent at my son’s school. I write about all of my hobbies and experiences on “The {New York} Life.” Creating this blog and getting to know my readers has been an awesome way to celebrate and share the things I love most.

Claudia Saez-Fromm

An entrepreneur, innovator, and singularly successful real estate salesperson, fitness fiend, foodie, mommy, and fashion fan. www.claudiasaezfromm.com

No Comments Yet

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>