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January
29

Luxury Home Tips

Have you decided it's time to say goodbye to your investment and sell your luxury property? As with any asset, you want to recoup as much as possible, and our Estate Agents are here to help. It's important to note that selling a luxury home is different than listing a traditional property in several ways. To get the most from your investment, follow these six tips when listing your property among the Boca Raton luxury homes for sale.

How to Sell Your Luxury Home

  1. Enlist Help
    An agent that specializes in luxurious properties will be your greatest resource. Not only do they know the ins and outs of advanced real estate transactions, but they also understand the unique nuances involved in marketing, staging, showing, and negotiating. Seek their expert opinion and let them guide you through the process.

  2. Price It Correctly
    Recall your frame of mind any time you've purchased a luxury property — you knew what you wanted and what you were willing to pay. Buyers in the luxury home market desire a property with specific features that are priced reasonably. Instead of asking for the highest offer possible, study the area and list your home for a competitive amount.

  3. Market It Modernly
    Your luxury home is like no other on the market, and it calls for an equally unique marketing strategy. If you're asking a buyer to invest in your property, then you must also invest in your efforts to attract them. You'll need to list your luxury home online with high-quality photos and a virtual walkthrough. This listing should showcase the unique features of the home like the wine cellar or home theater. Print marketing should be used for every listing as well.

  4. Add Incentives
    We always recommend having your home professionally staged for photographs and private viewings. Also, consider items in your home you're willing to part with. If you have pieces of furniture or décor that you don't have a place for in your other homes, you can use these incentives as added perks for homebuyers. A grand piano, large imported rug, farmhouse dining room table, or other specialty pieces that accentuate the space may be too perfect for a buyer to pass up. Plus, it will be one less thing you'll have to move out! 

  5. Tend to Your Exterior
    Buyers who are looking at Florida luxury homes are often choosing this area for the weather. Regardless of if your property is on the water or not, you want to make sure that the entire exterior looks as presentable as the interior. You want to create an atmosphere where potential buyers imagine themselves getting on the water or soaking up the Florida sun by the pool. Just as you hired a professional staging company, hire a specialty landscaping company that can cause your curb appeal to skyrocket.

  6. Be Willing to Negotiate
    You are a motivated seller. They are motivated buyers. Both of you appreciate the aesthetic appeal of the property, and both of you want to see it cared for by someone who can treat this home that way it deserves. As you consider your offers, be willing to negotiate. This is a great time to come to the table with your incentives and hopefully come to a mutually beneficial arrangement.

Let's find the perfect buyer for your luxury home. Contact us today to get started!

January
22

Our Estate Agents invite you to turn your dreams of ocean-side living into a reality along the stunning shores of the Gold Coast. Luxurious living is redefined in these communities, which features the most desirable amenities, exceptionally designed floorplans, and amazing beach access that will make you feel like you're living on a permanent vacation.

3740 S Ocean

3740 S. Ocean Blvd Unit 610, Highland Beach, FL 33487 | Listed by Scot Karp

  1. Perfectly positioned between the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway, this 2,888 square-foot condo in the lavish Toscana high-rise towers blends charming South Florida living with alluring resort-style amenities. Floor to ceiling bay windows grant access to wraparound balconies featuring city and Intracoastal views. This efficient floor plan separates the relaxing master suite from the other two guest bedrooms, giving families and friends their own private spaces to enjoy. The great room and gourmet kitchen provide indoor entertainment while the community pool and beach access by easement offer amazing outdoor serenity.

1440 S Ocean
1400 S. Ocean Blvd Unit N-405, Boca Raton, FL 33432 | Listed by Scot Karp

  1. Re-imagined, remodeled, and ready to move-in, this three-bedroom, three-bathroom oceanfront condo gives you direct access to the beach. An open-island kitchen is equipped for casual entertainers and master chefs to prepare a night of food and fun. The master suite rivals the kitchen's convenience and functionality with a spa bath, steam shower, custom vanities, and a separate water closet. The two guest bedrooms each have an en suite bathroom and fitted closet. With a full-service valet, friendly doorman, residents-only café, club room, and beach service, this 2,792 square-foot condo along Boca Raton's Ocean Boulevard is truly a gem.

    900 NE Spanish River RD

900 NE Spanish River Boulevard Unit PH-7-E, Boca Raton, FL 33431 | Listed by Scot Karp

  1. A pearl of a property directly on the Intracoastal, this two-story penthouse unit is nestled just off of US 1, offering a quiet retreat with close proximity to the entertainment and excitement of Boca Raton. This three-bedroom, three-bathroom condo fills its 3200 square-feet with an incredible gourmet kitchen, a master suite with a newly remodeled bath, and a two-story living room with exceptional wraparound water views. The condo also offers convenient covered parking and a private community pool for outdoor enjoyment.

    1000 S Blvd

1000 S. Ocean Boulevard Unit 106, Boca Raton, FL 33432 | Listed by Scot Karp

  1. An exclusive unit on the ultra-luxurious grounds of the Boca Raton Resort & Club, this oceanfront paradise features three bedrooms and four full bathrooms branching off of its open-concept living areas. An epicurean's kitchen is richly appointed with lavish details like stone counters and custom-designed Italian cabinetry. The sprawling master suite includes two water closets, a dressing room, and a separate jetted tub. Not only does this property include a two-bay garage, but buyers can also choose to purchase this unit fully furnished.
    2600 S Ocean

2600 S. Ocean Boulevard Unit 20-A, Boca Raton, FL 33432 | Listed by Scot Karp

  1. Direct ocean access, phenomenal ocean views, and chic contemporary design makes this unit one of the most desirable properties in Boca Raton. Marvel at the exceptionally detailed design elements in every room, including a guest bedroom customized with a built-in bar for entertaining, a gourmet kitchen with marble flooring, and a seamless living and dining area with access to the wraparound balcony. Community amenities include private tennis courts, a game room, a sauna, and a heated swimming pool.

We encourage you to contact us to view these fantastic condos and Boca Raton luxury homes for sale!

January
15

Do you dream of living unbelievably close to the sandy shores of the Atlantic Ocean? Our Estate Agents invite you to explore the dreamy oceanfront living along Vero Beach and Boca Raton.

Luxury Living on the Oceanfront

3700 Ocean Drive

3700 Ocean Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32963 | Listed by Brown Harris and Webb

  1. Enjoy resort-at-home living at this elegant 8-bedroom house in the charming village of Vero Beach. Surrounded by restaurants, boutiques, and cultural attractions, this 18,000 square-foot home was built for entertaining. Lavish outdoor amenities include a full summer kitchen, an 80-foot-long infinity pool, a tiki hut, a courtyard, and a guest house. Inside, this two-story behemoth offers an intimate feel with a cozy fireplace in the media room, gourmet chefs' kitchen with adjacent chef's catering kitchen, a master suite in a private wing, dual ocean-facing offices, and a fitness room with hair salon overlooking the roof garden. Built in 2014, leading-edge amenities, artful finishes, and impeccably designed spaces craft the ultimate luxury home experience located among most desirable Vero Beach homes for sale.

640 Reef Road
640 Reef Road, Vero Beach, FL 32963 | Listed by O'Dare Boga Group

  1. Fall in love with every inch of this 8,200 square-foot luxury home built in 2016. 5-bedrooms, 5-full bathrooms, and 4-partial bathrooms make up just a small portion of this sprawling house. The nearby Moorings Yacht & Country Club offers additional excitement, but you'll likely be too busy admiring the amazing views of 104 feet of ocean frontage. New amenities include a camera security system, expansive 4-bay sideload garage, elevator, downstairs master suite, hot tub, outdoor shower, vaulted ceilings, swimming pool, and custom built-ins. Stroll across the marble, slate, and wood floors, which lead to picturesque views and comfortable spaces around every corner. 

2494 S Ocean Blvd
2494 S. Ocean Boulevard Unit C-9, Boca Raton, FL 33432 | Listed by Scot Karp

  1. Embrace larger-than-life living atop the rooftop entertaining space of one of the most enviable Boca Raton luxury homes for sale. 5-bedrooms and 6.1-bathrooms rest atop the ninth floor of this Aragon property. Custom designed elements and smart-home automation offer wall-to-wall luxury. Rise to the tenth floor to enjoy a private theater room, sunset terrace, and cozy library. Each wing of this luxury Boca Raton condo directly on the waterfront offers ample space for your family and guests to live without limits.

10890 Highway A1a
10890 Highway A1A, Vero Beach, FL 32963 | Listed by O'Dare Boga Group

  1. With a lush lawn bordering the seawall, you'll spend hours gazing at the calm blue waters of the Treasure Coast. The inside of this 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom property houses equally alluring sights such as a custom kitchen, three-bay garage, large master suite with oceanfront balcony, and an additional second-story family room. A luxury home built in 2007, nearly 5,600 square-feet offer enough room for children and adults to enjoy peaceful relaxation yet still harbors an intimate, loving embrace within the spacious family areas. Every night spend on the terrace will make you feel like you're living on a permanent vacation.

3636 Ocean Drive
3636 Ocean Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32963 | Listed by O'Dare Boga Group

  1. An exquisite compound-like estate in the desirable village of Vero Beach, this 5-bedroom luxury property rests on 75-feet of oceanfront bliss. Classic style and modern refinement blend together tastefully from room to room, leading you from the fully customized media room to the breakfast room and kitchen overlooking the ocean. The spacious master suite offers complete serenity for those wishing to relax in the soaking tub or on the oceanfront loggia. An elevator connects both floors while the private guest house rests comfortably above the separated two-car garage.

The Atlantic is calling! Contact us today to tour these phenomenal oceanfront homes. 

January
7

Smart Home Features

When a buyer is purchasing luxury real estate as an investment, vacation destination, or second home, they want to make sure that their investment is protected. The most popular smart home features, like security, lighting control, smart thermostats, and smart locks can make it easier to keep your property safe. Our Estate Agents know the smart home features buyers want, and we've got the expert tips on smart devices to consider for your luxury home.

5 Smart Home Features for Your Luxury Home

  1. Smart Security System for Home Safety
    If you're looking for a leg up when competing with other high-end Boca Raton luxury homes for sale, then a smart security system is the perfect place to start. A smart security system allows you to keep an eye on the home from anywhere, with window sensors, door sensors, cameras, and motion detectors that cover every inch of the home. There are a wide variety of smart security systems available, including some that integrate many of the other smart systems we'll cover on the list. You can also consider additional security systems, like smart locks where your smartphone doubles as your key.

  2. Make Climate Control a Breeze with a Smart Thermostat
    Whether you're managing an investment, keeping an eye on your second home, or want your current home to be the right temperature, a smart thermostat is key. Smart thermostats allow you to control the temperature of your home from anywhere. The best models can even learn your daily schedule so that the home is always the right temperature.

  3. Smart Lighting for Security and Convenience
    We all know that a home that looks occupied is a less appealing target for would-be thieves. Keeping the lights on is the easiest way to make an empty home look occupied. Smart lighting adds an extra layer of security to the property, allowing you to control lighting from anywhere and make the home appear occupied when nobody's there. Make your first home look occupied even when you're out of town, or keep investment properties safe, secure, and well-lit from a distance.

  4. Simplify Cooking and Kitchen Maintenance with Smart Appliances
    While smart home tools related to security tend to rank near the top of the list for buyers, smart devices that make life more enjoyable around the home rank a close second. Smart appliances are a great place to start because every buyer wants an attractive, efficient, luxurious kitchen. Smart appliances provide online connectivity, make it easier to keep up with maintenance, handle key tasks automatically, and often use less energy. If you're looking for a smart device that will enhance the appeal of your kitchen, then a smart fridge is often the perfect place to start.

  5. Smart Entertainment Devices Attract Younger Buyers
    While not a necessity, stereo systems can be the icing on the cake for attracting younger buyers interested in luxury homes. These devices make it easier to enjoy leisure time, thanks to extensive streaming options and online connectivity.

Whether you're buying or selling high-end real estate, our experienced team has the knowledge and resources to help you close the deal. Contact us to sell or buy Boca Raton luxury homes for sale.

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