Maija L. Caraballo
“Why FIT IN when you were born to STAND OUT” ….-Dr. Seuss-
Success is hard work, learning, sacrifice, and most of all, enjoying what you do.
Maija was born and raised in Queens, New York. A graduate of St. John’s University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, Maija has a passion for learning and education, which was instilled in her at a young age. (Her mom being an educator probably had a lot to do with it.) Extremely studious and always thirsty for knowledge Maija earned her High School Honors Diploma and B.A in 7 years combined, including one full semester of study Abroad in Europe. After graduating college, Maija was promoted to Associate Manager of Guest Rooms for the same large non-for-profit organization specializing in budget & economical guest accommodations she worked at part-time during her college years to help her parents pay the expenses of a college education. At 21 years of age, she was the youngest to hold such a title within the Guest Rooms Division, add being female and Hispanic to the mix and she made history. She continued a 13-year career with that organization before resigning to start her family. Maija is determined, dedicated, creative and enthusiastic about her life. She carries these traits over into her career and infects people with inspiration and a bright smile.
Think positive, be positive and positive things will happen.
Maija has been a Florida resident since 2006. Looking for a better place to raise a young son, as well as an escape from the city life and harsh New York winters, she and her family found and settled into a rural country-like setting within Palm Beach County. Having worked in Hotel Management for over 13 years in New York, Maija continued to work in the Hospitality Industry as General Manager for a large extended stay hotel chain during her initial years of residency in Palm Beach County, until recently when she faced some personal life changes and decided to pursue her interest in Real Estate. Transitioning from Hospitality Services to Real Estate was an easy career change for Maija, as the basis for both industries is a focus on the customer and building relationships.
The expert in anything was once a beginner.
After attending Goldcoast Real Estate School she became a licensed Real Estate Sales Associate and Realtor®. Upon teaming up with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate on the recommendation of a friend, she began the newest chapter in her life, both personally and professionally. As with all other aspects in her life, Maija will become a well-recognized Real Estate relocation specialist among her peers and colleagues.
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone
While living in New York, and after graduating college, Maija moved 5 times in a span of 9 years, including her move to Palm Beach County and one more move is currently in the works! Needless to say, Maija has hands on experience! It is from all those moves and relocations that Maija learned she enjoyed the buy/sell/rent experiences. Not to say that all her stories where the happily-ever-after endings, she gained insight and wisdom from the failures and disappointments.
Decide, Commit. Succeed.
As your Realtor®, Maija will advise and counsel you based on those real-life scenarios she has lived through to give you the most positive experience possible. Maija has defined and refined her “perfect HOUSE” list after each move to a list that describes the qualities she now desires in her “perfect HOME.” The list always starts with Love and Family as the top two requirements. Maija is a true believer that a house is made of walls and beams, a home is made of love and dreams…..and, that it takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home. As your Realtor, Maija will guide and connect you with all that is needed to find YOUR PERFECT HOME or she will make selling your current home a smooth and effortless experience so that you can move on and find your NEWER PERFECT HOME, where you can sit back and say once again “there’s no place like home!”