About Benjamin & Mayra Stern. We Speak English - Hablamos Español - Parlons Français - Wij Spreken Nederlands. Our Client-First Philosophy: There are many qualities and skills that go into being an excellent real estate professional - integrity, in-depth community and market knowledge, marketing savvy, effective negotiation skills and a high-quality professional network, all of which are hallmarks of how we work.
That said, in our experience as South Florida real estate professionals, we have also found that providing the very best service is essentially about putting our clients first. This means keeping ourselves accessible, being good listeners as well as good communicators, and responding quickly to your needs. This "client first" philosophy has always been our approach and it requires us to continually improve our skills and ways of doing business. In addition, we have found that the latest technologies are enabling us to do everything we have always done, only much more quickly and efficiently. They've also helped us to extend the range of services we provide to our clients. So when you decide that you'd like to buy or sell a home in the South Florida area, please contact us.
Benjamin E. Stern was born in Brooklyn, New York, of American and Belgian parents, and Russian, Polish, and Czech grandparents. He graduated high school from the American International School, Belgium, where his parents live, and later received his Bachelor of Science from the University of California, San Diego. He received his real estate license in 1990. Ben worked for Better Homes and Gardens (GMAC) for a year. In 1991 he joined Luxury Homes Realty (later Century 21 - Luxury Homes) as manager of the new rental department. Benjamin Stern became the Corporate Housing Director for Century 21 in South Florida. He worked with Motorola's International Human Resource Department to provide temporary housing accommodations to Motorola employees, as well as assisting employees with look-see trips, settling-in services, home buying & selling. Benjamin Stern played an integral part in the relocation of MCI, ADT, Sensormatic, Office Depot, Nextel, Sun Microsystems, and several other companies. 1995 - 2000: recipient of Platinum Club Award for being one of the top ten producers of Century 21 - Luxury Homes. 1998: recipient of the #1 top producer in the company and Centurion Club (highest achievement award for Century 21). 1999: recipient of the #1 top producer in the company and Centurion Club. 2000: recipient of the #1 top producer in the company and #3 in the entire southeast region and Centurion Club. Inducted into the Realtor's Honor Society. VIP Realtor designation (relocation specialist). In 2000, Ben Stern transferred to Realty Executives to expand on all phases of his business. Benjamin speaks English, French, Dutch & knows a little German.
Mayra Ottati Stern was born in Caracas, Venezuela, of Venezuelan and German parents, and German and Austrian and Italian and Spanish grandparents. She graduated from the Humboldt School in Caracas and attended several years of law school at the Andres Bello University in Venezuela. She received her real estate license in 1997. Mayra worked for Century 21 - Luxury Homes from 1997 to 2000 as partner to Benjamin Stern in the Corporate Division. She assisted Motorola's relocating employees with home purchases and sales, home rentals, temporary housing, general orientations, settling-in services, and look-see trips. Mayra Stern also helped many foreign buyers and sellers with their real estate needs. In 2000, she transferred to Realty Executives while still assisting corporations with all phases of relocation for their employees. Mayra speaks Spanish and English.
In 2004, Ben & Mayra opened their own real estate company, Stern Realty Co., in Parkland, Florida. Through the years, they worked with many international buyers & sellers selling luxury properties in Broward County and Palm Beach County. They lived in Parkland, Florida for 11 years and are currently living in Highland Beach, Florida. They specialize in assisting clients buy, sell & rent luxury real estate. Both Benjamin & Mayra Stern are members of the Ft. Lauderdale Board of Realtors, the Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches, the Florida Board of Realtors and the National Board of Realtors.
We are dedicated to TOTAL customer satisfaction and ALWAYS going above and beyond the call of duty. If you need help buying, selling or renting a home in South Florida, please contact us today at: (561) 715-0314 or by email at BenAndMayraStern@Realtor.com .
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