Written by Joe Scotchie Wednesday, 03 April 2013 00:00
Dalia Mairzadeh, a real estate agent with Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate, considers herself lucky to be in a profession that she is good at and one from which she derives such satisfaction. Recently, Dalia conducted one of the biggest sales in the history of Old Westbury.
As important to Dalia is her work with breast cancer patients. Three years ago, she was diagnosed with the condition. During that time, she went through normal procedures of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. Now, Dalia is cancer-free, but that difficult experience gave a greater perspective to her real estate work.
“I was looking for a cause, a purpose,” Dalia recalls. “Buying and selling was not enough.”
Dalai found such a cause in Giving House, a non-profit organization. She currently donates 15 percent of her commissions under the name of any client who needs both real estate services and supports charitable causes such as breast cancer prevention. She is involved with the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
The Susan G. Komen Foundation For The Cure is one of the nation’s most successful organizations in raising funds and awareness for breast cancer research and Dalia is more than glad to be a contributor.
“It is something very close to my heart,” she said of both Giving House and The Komen Foundation. “It helped me to find a calling.”
Dalia’s other calling, that of a high-profile real estate agent, has also proved to be a successful endeavor.
“I always had a love for real estate,” she said. Admitting that it is a “tough time” in that field, she is still proud of her recent accomplishments.
“In the beginning,” (I though) it was beginner’s luck,” she added. “But it wasn’t. I was a natural from day one.”
A current resident of Old Westbury, Dalia has developed her own philosophy for the high-stakes world of real estate, one that she believes adds a human element to the world of buying and selling.
“I believe for every buyer, there is one special house,” Dalia claims. “My goal has always been to help my clients find that dream home. Buying or selling a home is one of the most important transactions in the lives of many people. Because of that, it is important that you work with someone you can trust and feel is a market expert with integrity. People trust me with their most valuable asset. It’s a responsibility I take very seriously.
Toward that end, Delia adds that she considers t important that an agent gets “personal” with homeowners and buyers alike. “I like to get their attention and their trust,” she said. “My energy comes through. [Homeowners and buyers] know I’m being genuine with them, that I care for them. I’m not in real estate just for monetary reasons. My clients know I have their best interests at heart because of the attention I give them.”
While that is a philosophy that Dalia hopes will keep her successful in the years ahead, it is also one that brings the added benefit of assisting a most worthy charitable cause.