"Buying property can be a daunting experience. Buying a second home in a far away state is even more challenging. It's imperative that the realtor you chose have a strong connection to the area and a vast network of trustworthy professionals to call on before, during and after the purchase. John and Niki of Seaside Properties Group at Douglas Elliman have it all covered. They live where they sell and know the market from all angles. They've developed valuable relationships through their combined years of experience which make them unique to a field of newcomers and part time agents. And, there's never pressure. That's not their style.
Patience is what we needed given the intimidating commitment we were considering, and that's what we got. It paid off.
We first met Niki several years ago when we cautiously began to dip our toes into the Florida real estate market. Hesitant to make a significant investment far away from our home base, on family visits we'd traipse through properties, often with kids in tow, while Niki or John gave us as much time needed to look over carefully chosen properties. They allowed us define what we were looking for, never foisting on us properties which were not in our price or taste range, but offered well-reasoned advice when needed.
They carefully scheduled visits so as to minimize the intrusion on precious vacation time. Each makes themselves easily available, often at short notice. This couple has formulated a unique team approach based upon their diverse yet compatible strengths. Whether it was locating an engineer, scheduling an inspection, or any of the dozens of arrangements necessary to close, one or both made it happen. If there was a glitch, we heard about it afterwards, if at all.
The advantage of working with this experienced wife and husband team is that one of them is always on the ready should you require assistance. They make it look seamless.
We are busy lawyers in the middle of our careers. Neither expected to own a second place in the sun at this stage of our lives, but there has never been a better time to buy, for the long run, in Florida. Properties which had climbed out of reach are now affordable. Seaside Properties Group at Douglas Elliman has access to an inventory of unique properties which are high in quality and desirable in location. Other companies are less focused. We now have a lovely place which our family will cherish and enjoy for years--thanks to Niki and John. We would not hesitate to recommend them for anyone interested in a premier waterfront property in South Florida."
William G. Abbatt, Sr. Shareholder & IP (Patent) Attorney
Brooks Kushman P.C., Patent Attorney(s)
Candyce Ewing Abbatt
Fried, Saperstein, Abbatt