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Maria-Stella Fountoulakis

Maria-Stella Fountoulakis

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Riverdale Office


Tel: (718) 878-1725
Cell: (917) 756-0278

Languages Spoken:      GREEK, SPANISH, ENGLISH

Member of the Producer’s Council - Top 5% of Sales in Riverdale
Broker of the Year 2016
Deal of the Year 2016

Navigation, Empowerment, and Success

Maria-Stella is a results-driven and dedicated agent who works closely with each client to make their real estate goals a reality. Coupling Halstead's powerful resources with work ethic, diligence, and follow-through, Maria-Stella is a strong advocate to have in your corner. Her clients get exceptional attention, regular and strategic market comparisons, competitive pricing, and are marketed to their fullest potential. Whether finding the right home for her buyers or the right buyer for her sellers, you will find her commitment and intelligence stand out among the rest.

Her pledge to you is of transparency, ongoing communication, and client empowerment. She educates and helps you to make informed real estate decisions, working closely with all parties in a transaction to make sure things are moving forward and nothing gets dropped through the cracks. And she does it all with warmth and a smile.

A vocalist and tenured New York City teacher, Maria-Stella's favorite pastimes include finding the hidden gems of this wild and wonderful city, hiking with her Chihuahua, and feeding her inner gourmet. Her enthusiasm for this vibrant and diverse city is reflected in her excitement and energy for its people and its real estate—and making that perfect match. Fluent in Greek and Spanish, and serving all boroughs, Maria-Stella is ready to help you with all of your real estate needs.


"Not just a talented realtor, but also an amazing person who always puts her clients first. No matter how challenging or complicated the deal, Maria-Stella will find a path to the best outcome. In fact, the more complex the deal, the more Maria-Stella thrives. She's smart, creative, ceaselessly optimistic, and just great at what she does. Whether it's finding a new home for your family or business, it can be extremely stressful. It was so reassuring to have Maria-Stella working tirelessly—both behind the scenes and on the front lines—to find creative solutions. I've worked with quite a few realtors, but never received the kind of personalized and compassionate service that I received from Maria-Stella. I couldn't recommend her more highly." - Ken
"Maria-Stella proved to be a breath of fresh air in the headache that is NYC real estate. Throughout the incredibly lengthy process of dealing with landlords in addition to a large management company, Maria-Stella took the burden off of myself and allowed me to breeze through the process from beginning to end. Without her incredible diligence, work ethic, patience, positive attitude, and knowledge, I would not have been able to find my dream home. Whereas apartment searches are typically stressful and painfully tedious, my experience was exciting and positive, entirely thanks to Maria-Stella and her consistently incredible work ethic and demeanor. I cannot sing her praises enough!" - Alexandra
"I had the pleasure of having Maria-Stella as our realtor as we bought our new apartment. She was very thorough and held our hands throughout the purchase and board application processes. She connected us with a great banker and ensured we were all a team. Having a realtor who goes above and beyond is rare so I will say that I was lucky to have her. I would recommend Maria-Stella to anyone who is buying or selling a home. A true professional with heart." - Shelly
"I came to Maria-Stella with little to no knowledge of the market. Maria took our scattered specifications and stuck with us, showing us multiple apartments in a variety of NYC neighborhoods until we were sure we had found what we wanted. Throughout the entire process she provided us with helpful information about the real estate market as well as neighborhood details that we feel other realtors may not have taken the time to inform us of. Her patience and knowledge made our search an exciting and positive experience.” - Alison
I'm so happy that I chose Maria-Stella to represent me in the sale of my co-op! She's very familiar with Riverdale, so she was able to answer questions from all prospective buyers on my behalf. Despite many hiccups and a very strict co-op board, she kept moving things along and helped get everything sorted out. She is a professional who understands her clients' needs [and is] flexible and very responsive. – May N.
"Maria-Stella is the agent for you if you want a tireless, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and friendly partner in one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. I truly felt she was on my side and left no stone unturned to make sure my interests were being protected. Maria-Stella is a powerful ally in New York's complicated and often frustrating New York landscape—one you will need! Could not recommend her more highly. With her help, I am now moving into my dream apartment in Manhattan."

Halstead Riverdale, LLC

Current Listings

Past Closings

The following are selected closed transactions in which Maria-Stella Fountoulakis represented the buyer, the seller, or both:


Recent Press

Get The Best Of The Suburbs Without Leaving New York

New York Post - Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Home Sales Around The New York Region

New York Times - Sunday, April 10, 2016

5 Tips For First-Time Home Buyers

Entrepreneur - Thursday, March 3, 2016

Residential Sales Around The Area

New York Times - Monday, November 11, 2013

Residential Sales Around The Region

New York Times - Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Residential Sales Around The Area

New York Times - Monday, May 20, 2013

Residential Sales Around The Region

New York Times - Thursday, November 22, 2012

House Of The Day

Wall Street Journal - Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Cottage With T's Crossed

Wall Street Journal - Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Featured Blog Posts

#ExploreYourHood Photo of the Month Winner
#Exploreyourhood Photo Of The Month Winner

Congratulations to Maria-Stella Fountoulakis of our Riverdale - Johnson Avenue Office! She is the second winner in Halstead Property’s #ExploreYourHood Photo of the Month Contest. Maria-Stella captured this incredible photo of Central Park and beyond from Le Parker Meridien Hotel.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

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NEW YORK CITY: THE FUTURE HOME OF THE LARGEST ICE RINK COMPLEX IN THE NATION According to Crains New York Business , th e City Council is will approve a project to turn a long-vacant armory into the Kingsbridge National Ice Center in the Bronx after the...
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

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