Open this Sunday!

You’re invited to our open houses!

100 Casuarina Concourse – a luxurious waterfront estate in Gables Estates is open this Sunday November 9th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM. This stunning estate on the wide water features 5 bedrooms, 6 full baths and 2 half baths, great room with wood-bunring fireplace and sweeping views of the wide water, a sparkling swimming pool.

431 Arvida Parkway – Bermuda style estate in Gables Estates with 180 feet on the water. Beautifully updated 5 bedroom, 5.5 bath with all the upgrades including refreshing swimming pool and spa, guest house, wonderful terrace with built in bbq and much more! Come see for yourself Sunday November 9 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM

4915 San Amaro Court -Great location near the University of Miami 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, gourmet kitchen and lushly landscaped grounds are just the beginning! Open Sunday November 9, 2008 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Secret Agent

One of the highest priorities among high-end homebuyers and sellers is privacy. Marketing a multi-million-dollar home that contains valuable art, jewelry, antiques, home furnishings and clothing is often done through the real estate agent’s select contacts, to preserve the personal security of the client. Many exclusive homes never make it to the MLS service, because the agents who represent the sellers introduce the property selectively. Agents who are familiar with the luxury market know that finding a buyer is often a matter of great detective work.

For every upscale home, there is an ideal buyer among a target group with a high probability of interest in such a property. One of the secrets to success among agents who work with very high end clients is that they are able to market the home directly to the right buyer pool, instead of casting a wide net that draws in people who are merely fascinated with the high-profile lifestyle.

The client’s business manager or financial advisor will often be the working contact in the negotiations process, while the client remains secluded. Luxury home marketing requires extensive networking on the agent’s part.

Working with your preferences

Every purchase of a luxury home involves a certain amount of compromise. When you are working with a Realtor,  it is important that you give your agent a clear idea which of your criteria is flexible and which amenities you really must have in your new home.

If you prefer a specific location, for example, tell your agent why you desire to live in that neighborhood. Your agent will be able to suggest alternative areas that offer the same amenities or conveniences. Let your agent know the importance off lot size and square footage. Do you really need five bedrooms, or would four bedrooms work if  there were a den for your home office?

How much are you willing to invest in redecorating or remodeling? We ask buyers a range of questions so that we

can use their time most efficiently, showing them only houses that are real possibilities based on their preferences.