Maple And Main Realty, LLC
Mark Carmien, Maple And Main Realty, LLCPhone: (413) 320-1162
Email: [email protected]
What Clients Are Saying

I have worked with Mark buying and selling two condominiums in Northampton, MA, beginning in 2009. He was consistently attentive to my needs, knowledgeable about the market in this area and the process, and a fantastic person to have helping you, whether buying or selling. He demonstrates maturity, grace, humor, and efficiency in his manner and style. He is kind, yet sharp and works to get you the best price or deal he can. I recommend Mark without reservation!

Sarah and Scott, Leeds, MA

Mark Carmien's work is flawless: professional, flexible, deeply knowledgeable, generous, supportive, efficient, and super-well-connected. He combined sharp good judgment with decency and kindness, and the result has been just delightful for me and for my family! Mark is a master of the details — very attentive — and somehow at the same time low-key. Two times I experienced Mark's guidance and expertise, first as a long-distance buyer (California!), and 10 years later, as local seller, of our 220-year-old Amherst farmhouse. In both instances, there were odd details and complexities to navigate; and Mark made this so very easy! In each case, there was great reason for optimism alongside my concerns, and Mark carried this through to realizing our goals. As buyers, Mark's knowledge of heating systems, electrical, zoning, construction-related topics, etc., was valuable. And his connections with service providers was so very helpful to my family. When we sold, there were so many judgments to make: timing and pricing in a volatile market; what to fix, what to beautify, what to leave, and how to do this so that both we, and the buyers, would be happy. Win-win-win! At the time of showing, Mark's taste in paint colors; guidance on priorities; semi-staging, came to fruition. We closed with a great price and very friendly negotiations with great buyers. Bottom line: my family was so well-taken care of, which to me is the ultimate measure of importance. I'm deeply grateful to Mark

David P - Amherst, MA

I was impressed with Mark Carmien's knowledge of the market and his attention to detail. He provided me with a number of good suggestions for preparing my house for sale to increase my chances of getting top dollar. He had a proven strategy which in the end led a viable offer within two weeks! I would highly recommend Mark to anyone in the Pioneer Valley looking to sell their home.

Anne Bourbeau

As first-time homebuyers in a challenging buyers market, we couldn’t have asked for a better agent than Mark. Mark’s deep familiarity with Pioneer Valley and its housing market was incredibly helpful as we went to showings and hunted for our family’s first home. Being able to lean on his experience and expertise gave us confidence that we would find the right house at the right price, and we are very appreciative for his patience, kindness, and advice as we looked at and considered several different properties. In the end, we couldn’t be happier with the outcome - we love our new home! We will be recommending Mark without any hesitation to any of our friends looking for houses in Pioneer Valley.

Casey and Alex, Amherst, MA

Mark went above and beyond to make sure that our first time buying a home (and a very complicated one at that!) was successful. We went through the buying process on a homestead with many outbuildings, an additional lease agreement, and a list of equipment as well. He met all of our requests with enthusiasm, and when he came up against things that he wasn't sure about he put in the time to either get us the answers or put us in contact with someone who could. Mark is reliable, kind, and professional. We are very pleased with our new home and the help Mark gave us to get here, and I would highly recommend working with him!

Archer Meier

As first time home buyers, working with Mark made all the difference. He spent countless hours with us on the phone and in person to find our perfect home. He is communicative, timely and has in-depth knowledge of the area after years of living and working in various sectors in the valley. Highly recommend!

Samantha Houston

My siblings and I were trying to sell our deceased parents unique property which had a grandfathered second small home that was being used as a rental unit. The property had been on the market for 8 months and we decided to switch to a new agent when the agreement was going to run out with the current agent we were using due to a number of factors that left us wanting. We got a reference to Mark from an RE Agent that was a friend of a friend of ours. Even on the phone interview with Mark i could tell that i wanted to work with him. His unassuming and straightforward manor of communication was a welcome change from the previous agent. After signing on with Mark, we had a number of bumps along the road, but nothing due to Mark. In fact Mark was helpful in smoothing out each bump, explaining each bump, and providing all the information we needed to navigate over or around each bump. He was also extremely considerate of the tenant that was still in the rental unit in regards to both the pandemic and about all inspections that had to take place for the sale. Mark was good with using email, phone and texting where appropriate for timely matters which fit perfectly with my style of communicating. Mark also had references to professional contractors, two of which we hired to take care of a few issues on a timely manner and were very pleased with the work done. We felt extremely lucky to have met and had the pleasure to work with Mark. He worked really hard for his pay. And he deserved it.


Mark is a patient, effective real estate rockstar. Our family has used Mark as a sellers agent in the sale of multiple properties after death of a parent. The last was a land sale, and was complicated (to say the least). Mark represented and counseled us throughout the process in a professional, and dependable manner. The end result was very satisfactory. I recommend Mark with out reservation

Christian Dauer

I have worked with Mark to sell a house and to purchase two. He has extensive knowledge of the area, is very responsive with excellent follow through, and got back to me promptly regarding any questions or concerns that I had during the home buying or selling process. I was very happy with how I was represented both in the buying and selling roles and would recommend Mark to anyone in the market for a personable and reliable real estate agent.

Jenn L

Mark was an excellent resource for me as a first-time homebuyer. He patiently explained everything I needed to know and helped me find a great house!

MDurant, Hatfield, MA

We highly recommend Mark. He truly exceeded all expectations during every step of our home buying process--from meeting us for many viewings, to structuring and winning an offer, and guiding us through to closing. He is a great communicator. He informed us of what to expect at each stage of the process and gave clear timelines. He has an excellent rolodex, from real estate attorneys to mortgage lenders to home inspectors. We were pleased with every professional he connected us with. As first time home buyers new to the area, Mark was patient and helpful and we wouldn't have landed our perfect new house without his guidance and support! We can't recommend him enough

Lindsay and Peter - Easthampton

"Mark is AMAZING and I can't recommend him highly enough. I was a first time homebuyer and he was incredibly patient with me through the whole process, which ended up being quite arduous because of the bank I chose for the specific loan product I wanted, but after a LOT of back and forth between everyone involved and many panicked calls to Mark, I'm in my new place at the price I wanted and loving it. I super appreciate how he walked me through the whole process while also being super respectful of understanding of everything I needed in a living space. Great person, great realtor, highly highly recommend!"

Amelita Lijek

I have bought and sold real estate several times and Mark is among the very best professionals I have ever worked with. He is professional and available to answer questions. He has mastery of his local market and the residential real estate sales process. Both transactions we competed with Mark were flawless not because issues did not creep in here and there but because Mark was prepared and offered exceptional advice and contingency options to keep the sale moving. If I am ever looking in the area I will absolutely use Mark again and I highly recommend him to anyone buying or selling in Easthampton or the surrounding towns.

Rick Tremble, Easthampton

"Mark was so amazing! He listened to what we wanted and helped us find a home for us. He pushed us to look where we wouldn’t have and we are so happy he did. He also made the whole process super easy for us. Thanks Mark!"

Jenn and Greg - Williamsburg

I’m so glad I worked with Mark. He was extremely helpful through the entire (often stressful) process of buying and closing on my home. Mark is creative and attentive, and was very patient with my many questions. He knows the industry and the local market but, most importantly, he is a genuinely good person I was grateful to have on my side

Chris Landry

We began working with Mark as our real estate agent about a year ago. He was warm, professional, and a good listener. Buying a home is not without its’ anxieties and Mark was understanding and offered us the support to get through those stages. It was only through the process of looking at properties that we became clearer about what we were after, and throughout this process Mark remained interested and hopeful. He often contacted us to alert us about properties he thought we should consider- his guidance was invaluable! We are so grateful to him for finding the perfect property for us. Mark also offered us sound advice when it came to making an offer when we found the property we were looking for; provided the support and necessary contacts with other professionals to assist us in purchasing our home. I would also add that he is very knowledgeable about the area and it’s history. We have the highest regard for Mark Carmien as a person and a professional. You could not do better.


Mark was very helpful in helping us decide on when to put our property on the market, and arrive at a listing price, and understand how much to clean out the property, as we were offering to sell it furnished, if desired. We sold our property in January, at a time when we were going to be out of state, and were not planning to return to the area while it was on the market or for the closing. Mark took care of a lot of little final details that were really above and beyond what was required, or what services real estate agents usually provide. In addition, he was always very pleasant, helpful and respectful in our dealings with him, and with the process. Our property sold very quickly in the middle of the New England winter, thanks to Mark’s expertise.

Susan and Geoff Woglom

Mark was great to work with start to finish in the process of selling our condo. He talked us through our best options, helped us stage the house beautifully, and timed the listing in a way that generated multiple offers above list price within the first weekend. Our sale turned out to be extra complicated due to factors outside anyone's control, and Mark repeatedly went above and beyond to work with us, make sure we had what we needed, and ultimately got us a great price (above list price) for our home. He stuck with us and was always, always responsive, clear, available, and communicative. We felt he had a great sense of the overall landscape of the market, and the process, which made us feel reassured as we made important decisions along the way. We highly recommend Mark!

Steven Wilco

Mark has worked with our family through several transactions with our family first with our father and then with my brother and I. He has earned and maintained our trust through out the years and is a committed real estate agent for buyers and sellers. His knowledge,integrity and timely follow through during the transactions made our transactions as smooth as they could be even when working at times from a distance. His use of technology eased the signing of documents and gave a visual listing that attracted buyers. I highly recommend him to prospective buyers and sellers as his positive work ethic and personal attention to his clients has earned our respect.

Matthew Duer

We cannot imagine finding a more wonderful person to work with than Mark Carmien. First, Mark listened to our needs and wishes very well, and he worked doggedly to find us a home in Northampton that met our goals. He ended up finding us a home that exceeded our expectations--we are so happy in our new house. Second, Mark genuinely cared about US and not just about making a sale. He patiently showed us as many homes as we needed so that we could refine our preferences and eventually find the perfect home. He also helped us find contractors and vendors that we needed both before and after the sale. Finally, Mark was warm, attentive, professional, caring, and determined from the first day we met him until our closing to take care of us and make sure everything went smoothly. He made the process feel comfortable, positive, and fun.

Amy Stein