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Notary Public

New York

Licensed Insurance Agent - Property & Casualty

New York

Licensed Real Estate Broker

New York

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International High IQ Society

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Direct Marketing
Creative Advertising
Restauranteur
Public Speaker
Website Development
Income Tax Preparation
Real Estate Development
Startups
Deal Making

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Interest

My 3 Children, Real Estate, Condominiums, Entrepreneurship, ,Travel, Law, Gourmet Cooking, Boating, Restaurants, New York City

Recommendations

All posted on my LinkedIn Profile

“Mario hired Tats Cru to paint a mural on one of his Condo in the Bronx in 2007. It was great working with him!” June, 2009

Tats Cru

“I have had the pleasure of working with Mario, and I know first hand that he is a man that puts his client's interests first and will tirelessly work to get the job done right!” May, 2009

Wessam (Sam) Badawi

“Mario has a lot of experience with small businesses and knows his way around federal and state tax law. He will answer questions promptly and inspires confidence with his thoughtful and logical answers.” April, 2009

Alberto Cristancho

“Years ago I had my identity stolen - I never really knew how to fix my credit report and Mario came highly recommended. After meeting him for the first time I knew that things were going to be fixed. Mario and his staff will talk to you whenever you need them, make things easy to understand and came through in the end with better results than I could have ever imagined. I'll highly recommend him to any one that needs any of the services that Mario provides.” April, 2009

Traci Coulter

“Mario has always provided us with first class service and I’ve found him to be honest and straightforward in his approach to his work and business. He is very knowledgeable and reliable. I recommend Mario for his outstanding level of service and professionalism.” April, 2009

Guadalupe Hogarty, CMP

“Mario is very professional in his work. He has prepared our tax returns for the past few years with complete knowledge.” March, 2009

Cary Sohmers

“Mario is a very knowledgeable and professional accountant! He is easy to get along with and is very patient. I will definitely use his services again next year and I would recommend him to anyone who needs their taxes prepared!” March, 2009

Danielle Colucci

“I have had a pleasure to work with mario costanz on many major projects and was impressed with the depth of knowledge he possesses. Mario costanz did not fail me a single time. Mario costanz is innovative, passionate natural leader - his wonderful work flow, skills, knowledge and understanding of dependencies made the projects a dream. Intelligent, great and motivated leader with boundless energy. Can focus on many tasks at once. Mario costanz never refuses you when you ask him for help.” January, 2009

Greg Weinstein, Marketing Director, Halland Companies

“Mario has provided quick and reliable tax preparation services for me over the last few years. I recommend Mario because he offers flexible services that can be completed over the phone and online for both personal and corporate taxes which have made the sometimes stressful income tax process convenient.” December, 2008

Queen Ebony Princess Ali

“I had the pleasure of working with Mario on a short project that involved downloading of content from a public source and converting the data to a particular format. He clearly articulated the challenge at hand, and was available and responsive to answer questions. Upon completion of the project payment was rendered promptly.” May, 2008

Allan Wind, Consultant, Life Integrity, LLC

“I have worked with Mario in the past on several different levels and would certainly rely upon him in the future. He is a dedicated and thoughtful individual who always puts his client first.” May 16, 2008

Todd Strier

“Mario Costanz came highly recommended to me and I was 100% satisfied with his work. He took me through my taxes step by step, explaining things as we went along. Leaving his office I was confident that everything was done properly and my return was maximized based on legitimate deductions.” May, 2008

Barbara Hennessey

“Mario and his team provide excellent service at all times. He is trust worthy and honest and will do whatever it takes to help you in your time of need. My personal experience with SmartServ Solutions has been great. I have recommended my entire family to Mario and staff, trust me they will not let you down! Keep up the GOOD WORK Mario.” May 16, 2008

Cindy Cheek

“Mario is knowledgeable, creative, detail oriented and a pleasure to work with, a dying breed of integrity and honor! I look forward to working with him in the future. I recommend him highly.” May, 2008

Jeff Mosberg

“What I love most about Mario is that he makes sure his clients are taken care of. Mario takes the time to educate everyone he interacts with. He is one of the most customer service oriented business people I have ever met. I would recommend Mario to anyone and have sent numerous clients his way because I know they will be well taken care of.” January, 2008

Doug Fath

“Mario is an exceptional business person and leader. A man of his word who delivers everytime. I recommend his services 110%” September, 2007

Pablo Arenas, Owner, Fusion Creative Inc.

“Mario is thorough and patient. He and his staff are warm and professional. They are welcoming and accommodating. I highly recommend his services at SmartServ Solutions.” September, 2007

Mary Slaughter

“Besides Mario being a colleague, he has also been a service provider and business partner. I can say with complete confidence that Mario provides services that you can trust. His endless knowledge, drive and customer satisfaction are what keep all of his clients coming back to him along with many referrals.” September, 2007

Dom Castaldo

“What I love about working with Mario and SmartServ are the array of products and services they provide. I have hired Mario to do one thing and ended up hiring him to do a bunch of other things. His office does such great work in all their different services that I consider him and SmartServ a tremendous asset for all my business ventures. Whatever you need done, Mario can do it. That's why he is "The Problem Solver".” August, 2007

Jay Reyes

“I would recommend Mr. Costanz to assist anyone or any business with his expertise in Money management and Real Estate knowledge. I have been dealing with Mr. Costanz for over 3 years and he has always give me his personal attention and expert advice. Like I said, I would highly recommend anyone or any business to seek Mr. Costanz's vast array of services.” August, 2007

Richard Torrens

“Mario is an outstanding money planner. He is very sure of the results he recommends. I trust him with all my financial needs.” August, 2007

Louis Rosano

“Mario is a hard working and extremely dedicated individual. He is always looking for a way to better his business and add more services for his clients. He is unbelievably diverse in his abilities, and tries to learn all aspects of his industry. Truly an amazing worker and leader.” August, 2007

Joe Long, Business Development Manager, MLN

“I have had Mario as a guest speaker at a class that I teach on several occasions. His topics on credit have always gotten high reviews and always rate as one of the highlights of the course.” August, 2007

Yan Perepletchikov

“I have worked with Mario on different loans, he is always prepared with his deals and sends a full package with detail about the property. It is always a pleasure to receive deals from him. I look forward to future business with Mario” August, 2007

Albert Bozzolo, Commercial Lending Loan Officer, Flushing Savings Bank

“Mario is a hard worker looking out for his client’s best interest. He has a very strong lead base due to his strong leadership and constant knowledge it many different aspects of financial business.” July, 2007

Lenise Scandole, Head Processor, Franklin First Financial

“Mario and his staff at SmartServ are exceptional! He heads a professional organization where YOU the customer truly matter. I have had my taxes done by him for the past three years and have been very pleased with the accuracy, the swiftness, and the fact that he explains confusing financial issues in a very user-friendly manner. I encourage and challenge anyone reading this review to give SmartServ a try - - you will not be disappointed.” July, 2007

Andréa Mahee

“I've had the wonderful opportunity to meet with Mario and discussed his vision and passion to help others. Mario is a dedicated and very resourceful. His company offers a service that is unmatched by others. Couldn't recommend a better person!!!” July, 2007

Sammy Cheung, Wholesale Account Executive, Wells Fargo

“Mario is a true example of an entrepreneur. He is a great person to work with and learn from. I was very fortunate to have worked with him and would like to wish him the best of luck in all his business endeavors which I know will be successful. Thanks Mario!” July, 2007

Mohammad Shaquille Qureshi

“Mario's insight into the credit and mortgage industry practices is invaluable to any real estate investor, or anyone trying to maximize their leverage. He is always willing to share his knowledge and has taught some of his knowledge for free at NYC Cashflow events in NYC. I find his teachings and advice very helpful and know he gets results. As an investor himself, Mario knows the challenges and the loopholes of the trade.” July, 2007

David Dynak

“Mario is highly skilled in the areas of tax preparation, credit repair and mortgage brokerage. He does not cut any corners and values his clients in the highest regard. Mario and every member of his team are genuinely goal oriented and have proven to always get the job done in the most professional and efficient manner.” July, 2007

Robert Dinapoli, Owner, DiNapoli Associates

“Mario definitely gets the mission accomplished. Without getting too specific due to client confidentiality, there was a case in which we worked together on that entailed a very tight deadline with inflexible government guidelines. Under extreme pressure to close quick with accurate precision, we got mission impossible accomplished. Case closed. Ultimate client was satisfied. Next!” July, 2007

Gene Yau, G Yau Group

“Mario is an aggressive and smart entrepreneur. I contact him anytime I seek advice on a business or real estate opportunity. He is a pleasure to work with and his consultation has been an invaluable resource.” July, 2007

Sukhtej S. Sidhu

“I first met Mario at a real estate seminar in Manhattan, where he held the group spellbound with his inside knowledge of credit scores and how it affects people. I worked with Mario for the first time this year by having him and his staff prepare my tax return-the service given was second to none and the value rendered was beyond my expectations. I would recommend Mario to anyone without reservation!” July, 2007

Paul Mcneill

“Mario is a great customer. He has an ease for understanding technology and tools that can benefit his business. I highly recommend him as a business partner or client.” July, 2007

Leo Guerra-Hershey, Senior Account Manager, ROOT - LeadROI

“Without Mario's expertise in tax preparation I would have been paying three times my refund. He is professional in his duties and courteous to his clients. His services will be required by me years to come.” July, 2007

Anthony Lawrence

“Mario is a true professional at what he does and is very personable. He knows his job and knows how to get results. I would recommend Mario to anyone I know just because I know he's reliable and trustworthy.” July, 2007

Jennifer Irizarry

“Mario´s firm performed reliable and trustworthy work. I would recommend his Firm to any of my family or friends.” July, 2007

Ryan Drake Lee

“Mario provides excellent service to those seeking knowledge and expert advice. He is a pleasure to work with.” July, 2007

Igor Kaplun

“Mario is detail-oriented and knows how to get the job done for his clients. I highly recommend him.” July, 2007

Paul Moravek, General Manager, KAPA Real Estate Group, LLC

“Mario is an expert in his field and unselfishly shares his knowledge in the mortgage industry with his peers and clients. This is the type of individual you would want to do business with and recommend to those who know the mortgage process can be stressful.” July, 2007

Jeffrey J. Ferretti

“Mario's business provides a variety of financial services -- mortgages, tax preparation, credit repair -- and helps people make smart choices about how they manage their finances. In particular he has specialized knowledge in credit repair and can map out a customized plan that allows people to work their way out of debt.” July, 2007

Linda Swerling, Owner, Level II Solutions

“I had a great experience doing my taxes with Mario for the first time this year. I don't understand the first thing about taxes and don't much care to, frankly-- every year in April I drop off my papers somewhere and just hope to get some money back. But working with Mario was really a pleasure. He took the time to explain things to me in a concise way I could understand, which I really appreciated and made good suggestions. He's knowledgeable, punctual, reasonable-- and a nice guy to boot. :)” June, 2007

Dea Alessandro

“Mario Costanz is a total professional who understands the business structure from the ground up. He has keen insight and his tax consultation can be classified as A Class. The entire SmartServ family adheres to diligent customer service and assisting clients with all of their needs.” June, 2007

Frankie Caamano, Owner, Rhythm Lounge / Bolzano Leather

“Mario and his team at SmartServ Solutions provide the highest level of service and professionalism when dealing with clients. Mario has able to provide financial solutions to countless clients that I have worked with over the years.”  September, 2006

Robert Coppinger, Business Manager, HSBC Bank

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February, 2007

Ms. Thing

"His smile and personality said it all! Maro Costanz is just too cool. He makes you feel relaxed and comfortable about filing your taxes. He brings you right into what he is doing STEP BY STEP. The waiting area and the CHILDREN'S PLAYROOM, is an example of how COOL & THOUGHTFUL he is towards his CLIENTS. P .S. I will tell everyone I know about MARIO COSTANZ; the COOLEST TAX PREPARER IN THE BRONX."    

May, 2006

Stuart Schlesinger

"My experience with Mario has been beyond superb. Mario has and continues to provide me with excellent advice and guidance. By following his financials and credit plans I have achieved excellent personal financial results. I recommend Mario without reservation."    

April, 2006

James Figueroa

"In all of my dealings with people in the financial industry, I have never met someone so dedicated to his clients. He gives quality advice with outstanding customer service. I would definitely recommend his services to all of my family and friends." 

February, 2008

Steve Casal

"Once again I’ve used Mario for my 07 taxes as well as my girlfriend and her Mom ,, we love him and his staff,, there always friendly and professional,,, make you feel like family.. Its almost fun to do your taxes with this team. I’ve used others to do my taxes in the past,, even the so-called bigboys in the bizz. But I’ve never been treated like I have been at Mario’s...him and his staff are topnotch what?what? H&R Block who??? Forget the rest ..Marios the best"    

July, 2007

Ms. Morris

"I would highly recommend Mario and SmartServ Solutions. They are very knowledgeable, patient and willing to provide assistance in various areas of expertise. Mario makes it a point to return your calls and emails in a timely fashion."    

June, 2007

Anthony Lawrence

"Mario was there during the unbearable rain fall one Sunday afternoon ,performing professionally with concern for his present and further clients. Without him I would of been paying more than double the refund using my experience with preparing taxes. Three tumbs up! He's my permanent tax person as well of becoming a part of my future investment plans."    

May, 2007

Katherine

"I think that SmartServ Solutions is amazing. It was quick convenient and they helped make sure I was getting back all that was possible. I would definitely use SmartServ Solutions again."    

April, 2007

Jon Minners

"I went to SmartServ Solutions after seeing one of their ads in the newspaper I work for. I was tired of H&R Block and their fast food/hidden and high expenses way of doing taxes. I was looking for someone I could trust and while I was nervous at first, Mario Costanz put me at ease and showed a thoroughness in doing my taxes that I had yet to experience at any other place. Needless to say, I recommended him to my boss and was here to do my taxes again this year. I was scared about my taxes, because I had done some freelance work that I never did before, but once more, Mario helped me figure it all out and I walked away very pleased with my experience. Thank you very much for making tax season less stressful."

April, 2007

Eileen Metzgroff

"Mario has done my taxes for 2 years, he and his staff a thorough, helpful and show that they are interested. They answer questions in a friendly and professional manner. I've recommended friends for tax concerns and mortgage applications. I will continue to advise my friends to go to Mario and his staff for all financial needs."    

April, 2007

Michelle Santiago

My Experience with SmartServ Solutions was Terrific. The professional, courteous staff provide exceptional service.  Appointments are scheduled efficiently and you are not left waiting past your appointment time. I arrived early and was seated in a cozy waiting room with a TV and a restroom. There is even coffee. There was even an area for my 3 yr old to play. Since I have been dong my taxes at SmartServ, it has made a usually dreaded task more bearable. I am now using SmartServ for their other services. They helped boost my Credit score by 30 points!I am VERY comfortable with the Staff and the President of SmartServ and look forward to using them for the purchase of my home.Thank You SmartServ!"

February, 2007

R & C

"Our experience was fast , efficient and painless, as opposed to the hours we spend doing it on our own:-) Our extended appreciation for going an extra mile for a separate issue, which-unexpectedly- worked out well for us financially. We hope you grow and stay in business for a very long time!!!"    

February, 2007

Jhosayra Taveras

"Very professional and courteous service. Extremely helpful and knowledgeable."  

February, 2007

Jamal Coker

"Hi My name is Jamal Coker. I've known Mario for a couple of years and this is the first I came to him for tax purposes. Let me tell you, I'm very satisfied with my refund. You get the most for your money. Plus it's all legal. NO GIMMICKS. I recommend SmartServ Solutions to anyone."    

January, 2007

Cary Sohmers

"I have gone to many tax services in the past. Then I found Mario. I was not at all satisfied with my last tax service. My last tax service made alot of mistakes that cost me money. Mario on the other hand has saved me money, gave me good advice and became a good friend. I have my whole family going to him. If anyone needs their taxes done I would highly recommend Mario. I don't want anyone else touching my taxes. I don't need any headaches and with Mario I don't get any."    

December, 2006

Adam Rodriguez

"SmartServ Solutions is the best. After many years of lackluster performance and service from other so called tax services, I finally found a great place to take care of my taxes, and any other of my financial needs. I highly recommend them. Mario is the greatest!!"    

December, 2006

Chris Dandrow

"I have been working with Mario on my taxes for three years. I have been so impressed with him and his staff that when it came time to get a mortgage on my new house, Mario was the first and only person I contacted. I can't say enough good things about Mario. They are a very professional company and will go out of there way to make the customer happy."    

December, 2006

Taris Delgado

"Mario Costanz and the staff at SmartServ Solutions are a pleasure to deal with. I have dealt with other tax services and was serviced by an automaton that treated me like a number. Mario and his staff are a warm group that treats you like you the way you would expect. Mario is honest and upfront. I can appreciate someone like that who is dealing with my finances. I have referred my friends and co-worker to Mario and his staff and will continue to do so. Thanks again SmartServ Solutions."    

December, 2006

Arnett

"I have never been so satisfied with my taxes, until i found Mario and his staff. I would recommend the whole world if I could. Keep up the good work, God bless you all ways."    

December, 2006

Lenore Alessandro

"It was a pleasure doing business with Mr. Costanz I have never had such a stress free tax return experience. I highly recommend his services. "    

December, 2006

Jessica Diaz

"All I know is that I have never been so satisfied with my taxes since Mario came into my IRS life. He tries really hard to get you the best refund possible. His staff is always a pleasure to speak to whether in person or on the phone. It's obvious that everyone in that office is there to do a job well done. I found my accountant!"    

July, 2006

Samuel Weatherford

"It was my privilege to work for SmartServ Solutions alongside Mario for over one year. He is self-motivated, high-energy, and hard working man, who I have known for always doing the right thing, regardless of the situation."    

May, 2006

The All Bronx Trader Publication

"Excellent client, good communication & payment. A real asset to the business!"    

May, 2006

David Hwang

"Mario has been an excellent resource within the areas of taxation and finance. My experience with his firm has nothing but exceptional in terms of customer service. I would highly recommend him to any of the people that I know for financial services."    

May, 2006

Victor Galan

"My experience with Mario has been great. The office is run smoothly and efficiently. He was able to educate me on my business related expenses towards my taxes where my "regular" tax preparer had no clue. In my first year of business I feel fortunate to have come in contact with a true professional. I would highly recommend friends, family and clients to SmartServ Solutions for all of their services. "    

May, 2006

Sara Delgado

"Mario Costanz has helped me with my income tax returns and have to say I was very satisfied with the service provided by him and staff at SmartServ Solutions. I will definitely come back next year. ."    

May, 2006

Anthony Figueroa

"Mario is truly a class act. Mario has helped me and my family with numerous things, from credit repair, tax preparation to securing a mortgage. I highly recommend him for all your financial needs. Thank you Mario for all your help and good luck"    

May, 2006

Patricia Canniff

"As a Realtor working with Mario in various capacities, I have found Mario to be extremely educated in and knowledgeable about the mortgage and finance business. Always available, detail-oriented, personable and professional, I would recommend Mario to anyone needing financial or mortgage advice."    

April, 2006

Angelique Zayas

"I have trusted Mario with financial advice for 4 years. He has never guided me in the wrong direction and always had time to answer any questions or concerns I may have. I have referred relatives and friends to his office and they are all satisfied with the professionalism from him and his staff and the accuracy of their financial solutions. Mario offers help on many levels of financial needs to make sure that you leave his office with a smile. Good luck Mario and see you next season!"    

April, 2006

Nicole Adam

"Although I have not had the opportunity to deal with Mario in a professional setting I can write with assurance of personal knowledge of him and it is with great pleasure that I write a note of recommendation.I find him to be of high moral character, intelligent, reliable and not afraid to take on an unfamiliar task. He has proved to deal effectively with all manner of circumstances in his daily life with dignity and aplomb. In short he is both assured and competent.I feel confident that he will be an asset to anyone who would need his professional services."

April, 2006

Christina Costanz

"I have known Mario Costanz my entire life and I can say that he is an amazing person. Mario is a caring, compassionate, and loyal human being. He has used these same characteristics on a professional level as President of SmartServ Solutions. My brother is organized, efficient, extremely competent, and has an excellent rapport with people of all ages. He cares for his clients as if they were family. I have referred many co-workers to SmartServ Solutions and they have all returned to me with gratitude. Mario serves his community well. Anyone looking for financial/credit advice would benefit greatly with SSS. His knowledge, skill, and determination are admirable. I am very proud of Mario and his successful business." 

April, 2006

Floyd Santiago

"Mario is superb at what he does. I have been doing business with Mario for 4 years and after receiving such great service year after year there is no need for myself nor my friends to see anyone else. Mario really has the whole package he is professional, he really knows his business and best of all he always makes time to meet with you. It's extremely difficult to find such great people and I’m glad to say Mario Costanz is definitely one of those great people."

April, 2006

Mario Rossi

"In my personal and business relationship with Mr. Costanz I have found him dedicated, driven and honest. These qualities have provided Mr. Costanz with much success in the financial services industry. He is a proven entrepreneur, and will enjoy much more success in the future."

April, 2006

Carmen Andrade

"Although I met Mario recently while providing me income tax services, I found him to be a very professional, polite individual. His knowledge of the financial services field is outstanding. Mario is honest and, when in doubt, he will do his homework to provide you with the facts of the issue(s) in question. He is always ready to volunteer ideas and his knowledge to help others advance in their financial endeavors. I am very satisfied with his services and look forward to a long professional relationship with him and his staff. I highly recommend his services!!!"

April, 2006

Matt Picciano

"I have been Mario's customer for three years now. In my opinion, his greatest strength is the level of personal attention he exhibits when dealing with me as his client. He has always taken the time to ensure I receive every dollar I am entitled to when I file my returns. I never feel as if he is rushing or "walking through the motions", I always feel comfortable that he is providing me with as thorough an analysis as he possibly can. His assistance does not stop there, he has also provided me with sound financial advice related to my personal credit as well as my home mortgage which has helped me keep more of my money out of creditors hands and in mine where it belongs.The level of customer service SmartServ solutions provides is second to none."

April, 2006

Frank Napolitano

"Mario and SmartServ solutions provide their clients with the convenience of a one-stop-financial shop. Whether he or his staff is assisting you with credit repair, getting a mortgage, or preparing your taxes, they will treat you with respect, honesty, and courtesy. It has been my pleasure to work with him and his staff and will continue to foster a long lasting relationship."    

April, 2006

Phil Napolitano

"Mario is not only a client of mine but we also have shared clients in common. He has been a pleasure to work with. He has exhibited high levels of professionalism in all of my dealings with him. My clients who have used his services are invariably satisfied. I never have reservations when referring a client to him."    

April, 2006

Frank Lettera

"Mario has done a great job with everything he has done for me. He has gone above and beyond what has been asked of him to make sure the job was done the correct way."    

April, 2006

Complex Technologies

"Great and honest guy. If he can help you, he will surely let you know. If he can't he'll be sure to let you know too. My first experience was a good one. I came to SmartServ in need of a mortgage and when it couldn't be done, I was told so. When I referred SmartServ to a friend in need of credit repair, they gave the advice and told my friend they could handle it easily on their own. Not everything is free, but it's not everywhere you go that you can find good advice, honesty, and great service. Will do business again and again."

"There Is Always A Way!"

I've been an entrepreneur for the past decade in various businesses.

Speaking Engagements

Money MatchFinancial Education Seminars2007-Present

The Learning AnnexFix Your Credit, Fix Your Life2006-2008

CRE OnlineHow to Get Lenders Fighting to Give You Money2006

NYC CashflowReal Estate Investing For Novices Weekend Course2005-2006