Originally from the Chicago area, Maura attended and graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Mathematics. Following graduation, Maura pursued her career in real estate by gaining experience in real estate development planning, financial analysis of real estate loan portfolios, and leasing and sales of commercial properties. She went on to establish herself as a residential real estate specialist in 1994.
Maura sells single family homes, land, condominiums, investment properties and resort properties. She lists and sells homes on behalf of clients from Salt Lake City to Park City. She has a real eye for staging and assists her clients in creating the best look for their homes before they reach the market to capture top sales prices. She is an active member of both Salt Lake and Park City Boards of Realtors.
Maura focuses on listening carefully and understanding each individual customer and their specific needs. Her results have made her a consistently top producing agent at Sotheby's for many years. But, most gratifying of all of the achievements is the testimonials, friendships, and long term relationships Maura has earned from her clients. Passionate, determined, detailed and resilient are some of the words her clients use to describe her. Others have called her the "best agent we have ever worked with" as well as being a true professional who is thorough, compassionate, and attentive. Her clients trust her because of her expertise and understanding of their needs as well as what the market offers. There are no shortage of words to support the value of Maura's ability to effectively buy and sell homes.
Maura is an active member of her community serving on the executive committee of the Bonneville Hills Community Council. She has been committed to participating in the Sotheby's Cares philanthropy effort of her office. She also serves as a member of the Grievance Committee Board at the Salt Lake Board of Realtors.
Maura and her husband, Robert, have raised their family in Salt Lake City. They have two daughters, both of whom have graduated from the University of Utah. They enjoy exploring the great outdoors together hiking, skiing, and camping. They take advantage of the many arts and cultural activities available along the Wasatch Front and are always ready with recommendations for the trendiest or the best loved traditional spots in town.
Maura got us into the house we fell in love with! We will absolutely be recommending her to family and friends. She was extremely patient while we were closing on the sale of our old house which meant a lot to us.
Zach H. — Jan 29, 2016
Maura was wonderful from start to finish. She helped us find the perfect house for us and was so knowledgeable helping navigate all the intricacies of purchasing a home. If I ever need to purchase another home, Maura is the first person I will call
Patrick H. — Jan 29, 2016
As a buyer, we were extremely pleased with Maura’s representation. She screened properties and tailored the showings to only homes that met our wants/needs, she made herself available according to our schedule, and her diligent research helped us negotiate the best price. As a seller, Maura was fantastic. Her tasteful, cost-effective home improvement recommendations combined with her marketing enabled us to sell our home in just 3 days with multiple offers in a neighborhood where other similar homes had been on the market for 90+ days. We were very sad to leave Utah. When we return we will use Maura for sure.
Bryon S. — Jan 29, 2016
Having relocated to Salt Lake City from Alabama for work, we had no familiarity with the area. A co-worker was adamant that we contact Maura, even phoning her on our behalf when she heard of our upcoming move. In addition to Maura's impressive knowledge of the local housing market, her detailed knowledge of the neighborhood demographics and school system was invaluable. What impressed us the most was her willingness to listen to our interests and priorities, seeking out only those properties that best fit what we were looking for in a new home. We had a very narrow window in which to complete our search, and Maura's organization and preparation for our visit resulted in an amazingly efficient (and exhausting!) week that ended with the purchase of our new home. She even made accommodations in the hectic schedule to ensure that we were able to visit each of the schools for our short-listed properties. Her process knowledge (including corporate relocation benefits), responsiveness and established business relationships ensured that we were successful in our home purchase. We cannot imagine there being a more honest, professional and accommodating agent. Rest assured that you are in good hands with Maura!
Chris H. — Jan 29, 2016
Maura sold our home in a single day! She was extremely efficient and helpful in getting our place set up and on the market as quickly as possible and was 110% on top of paperwork and keeping in contact to prevent any delays once we had our buyer. We HIGHLY recommend her for your home buying/selling needs!
Tatum S. — Jan 29, 2015
Maura is outstanding. She was patient, extremely knowledgeable and she had our best interests at heart. Maura took the time to explain every step in the home buying process and that we were comfortable with everything. I highly recommend Maura. I could have not have asked for better representation in buying our home.
Lynda C. — Jan 29, 2015
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Maura Powers on two separate occasions. Maura assisted my girlfriend with the purchase of her home in February, and I was so impressed with her market knowledge and professionalism that I immediately called her when I decided to purchase a home this past May. I travel frequently for work and I was concerned about keeping track of deadlines and the overall process of buying a home. Maura had me at ease immediately and took the lead during the entire process. I cannot think of another real estate professional I would recommend more highly or trust with a decision as important as the purchase of a home. Thanks, Maura!
Steve A. — Jan 29, 2015
We love Maura! We've now had three transactions with her over the course of almost ten years, two purchases and a sale, and we would never go with anyone else. Three words that describe Maura: "Down to business." She is so professional and responsive, we never have to worry because she on top of everything. And as a bonus, she is awesome with kids! We feel like she is a true friend of our family and give her our highest recommendation
Tracy N. — Jan 29, 2015
My wife and I moved to SLC almost three months ago from TN and we didn't know where to begin. The real estate market here is very different from what we were used to. My sister recommended Maura to us because she had had a great experience working with her in the past. We were pretty sure we wanted a place in Sugar House but we also didn’t want to limit our search. Maura had extensive knowledge of the area, was willing to spend as much time as we needed, and was always available quickly whenever any new properties popped up (stuff goes fast in sugar house). Within two and a half months we had closed on a house that hit everything on our wish list and my wife and I couldn't be happier with our place or the agent who helped us get here
Jon M. — Jan 29, 2015
Maura Powers is amazing!!! She walked us thru the selection process and purchase of our home with the utmost integrity and desire to make certain it fit our budget and lifestyle. Maura's keen sense of establishing a connection is apparent from the moment you meet with her. She took the time to listen to our needs and our long-term goals. She accommodated our difficult schedules, took the time to send us information on the homes before we even arrived at the showing. She explained the many steps involved such that we were able to understand and make wise decisions about our financing and purchase. Maura cares about the individuals and it shows. We plan on purchasing another home and trust Maura to guide us thru it once more
Caroline M — Oct 29, 2014
Maura has provided realtor to several of my clients and exceeded expectations in every case.
Peter H. — Aug 29, 2014
My husband and I bought and sold a home with Maura, and cannot say enough good things about our experience working with her. Maura's in-depth knowledge of each neighborhood and her thorough and detail-oriented approach helped guide us to a home that we not only loved but that had terrific resale value too. Maura spent many, many hours showing us homes and was incredibly patient with our two young boys and attentive to our needs, and our budget. Maura found the home we ended up falling in love with at 6:00 p.m. on a Friday, and made sure we were the first buyers in the door to see it. We appreciated her dedication so much that we didn't even consider turning to anyone else when it came time to sell, and again, Maura's attention to detail and her knowledge of the market helped us sell our home quickly and made the process as smooth as possible. We would highly recommend Maura to anyone buying or selling a home, and would have happily worked with her again if our most recent move hadn't taken us out of the state.
Jessica G — May 29, 2014
I had the best experience working with Maura, and I would confidently recommend her to anyone. Her professionalism and attention to detail ensure that you are never vulnerable to unnecessary risk. This was important to me because I had never bought or sold a home before, and there were many areas where my lack of experience could have made me vulnerable to making unwise decisions. She went above and beyond to help me every step of the way. During this journey we made together, I also learned to appreciate Maura's keen sense of the person, the place, and the market. She makes an effort to become an expert on what is ultimately a unique set of needs for every client, and to find the perfect solution.
Lin S. — Jan 29, 2014
Maura does it best. I love her proactive approach. Her expertise and extensive knowledge of the ever-changing housing market is very impressive. She's very trustworthy (a good human being in general) and does what she says she'll do. She has a huge network of trustworthy business people in the industry that made the home buying process easier for us. We found our home inspector and a contractor to fix the driveway of the home we purchased (in order to make it FHA approved)! I referred her to my parents when they moved to town and they were also very grateful to have her expertise on their side
Cassie — Jan 29, 2014
Maura brings both extensive experience and sincere personal dedication to her clients, from beginning to end. From preparing and selling my house, to finding/inspecting/buying my new home, I was always confident I was getting the best service. Numerous times, Maura educated me on matters I didn't know about, and always had referrals when I needed other types of help. And I always knew that she had the backup of a great team. I give her my highest recommendation.
Bob R. — Jan 29, 2014
I have known Maura socially since our daughters were in pre-school together. When we decided to sell our home and look for a new one, we enlisted Maura's assistance. We were so glad we made that decision! Although she had a full roster of clients, I always felt like I was the only person on her speed dial. Her professionalism, expertise, responsiveness, care and concern went above and beyond friendship. Maura knows the market and she has a sixth sense about real estate. She recruited a team of colleagues to evaluate our existing home and recommended upgrades that help us move it quickly. She tirelessly showed us prospective homes and acted as therapist and marriage counselor, never taking sides and always tactfully and objectively helping us come to agreement. We always felt confident we were in good hands. With her patient assistance, we found a home that suits us to a "t"!
Jan C. — Jan 29, 2014
Selection of the realtor is the difference between selling and not selling as well as between selling at an optimal price or settling at a price. Factors when selecting a realtor should include: brand image of firm, professionalism of realtor, teamwork, quality of home photos, marketing, attention to detail, attitude and willingness to go all out to make each showing its best. Stacy Wissman Dock and Maura Powers are the best realty team that I've ever worked with. They listened to the qualities of my home, which made it exceptional and presented it in the best way possible. They are energized and without fail paid attention to all the showings and ensured that my home showed well. Further they provided information and recommendations for moving firms, weeding resources and many other recommendations. Within only 9 days, my home had 8 showings, multiple buyers expressing interest and an offer. The quality of their work didn't stop there. Throughout the inspection, the appraisals, and back and forth through the buyer's loan approval Stacy and Maura followed through. After this quality experience I would always select Sotheby's to sell a home and if they’re available, would seek out Stacy and Maura.
Victoria B. — Jan 29, 2014
Maura held my hand every step of the way. She's experienced, incredibly knowledgeable and very well connected within Salt Lake City. Maura helped me buy the "perfect" house for me and that certainly wouldn't have happened without her. Need to buy or sell a house in Salt Lake City? Work with Maura... you'll be glad you did.
Susan Dillon — Jan 28, 2012
Maura is a true professional with an in depth knowledge of the residential real estate markets on the Wasatch Front. I have personally worked with Maura and known her for a number of years. Her clients are always impressed with her expertise and strategies to purchase or sell properties with the primary goal to serve the client first. You cannot ask for better representation for your residential brokerage needs than Maura. Also, Maura has a great sense of humor.
Bill M. — Jan 28, 2012
Maura is a true professional. One of the best agents I have ever worked with
Liana — Jan 28, 2012
BEST AGENT WE HAVE EVER WORKED WITH!!! Due to my husband's profession we move quite a bit and we have never experienced an agent as good as Maura. Her knowledge of the market, attention to detail, and experience, made what has become a dreaded chore remarkably easy. We have referred anyone we know who is moving into the area and they have nothing but praise for her as well. When it came time to move again we listed our home with her and when the first offer came in we decided to keep the house for our retirement and Maura couldn't have been more understanding and gracious.
Marianne S. — Jul 28, 2011
Maura was tireless, detail oriented and most of all thorough in all of her work. She is the utmost professional, and I would highly recommend her.
Seth F. — Apr 13, 2011