George Holco…, Home Owner in Underwood, WA

how to sell to afluent foreign buyers?

Asked by George Holcomb, Underwood, WA Tue Nov 17, 2009

I have a fantastic home in a perfect community. The owners in this neighborhood are persons who are very well to do financially. I would like to move close to our children in Oregon. This property begs for someone who will not consider less than the best neighbord and home. A word file with pics and captions available.

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Hi George,
The true key to selling your home is EXPOSURE. More than 85% of buyers now start their search on the internet. My company is being inundated with out of state and out of country buyers. When we list a home we give it first page exposure on the internet. Boca Executive Realty since November 1st has 1635 buyers register with their contact information on our website. A very good percentage of these buyers are affluent.
I personally will not take all the credit for the sales I have made. The internet exposure, provided by my company, has brought buyers to me
Here is a portion of the list of buyers and where they are from who have registered from November 1st until today, November 18th, and looked at our Jupiter page for homes:

Jupiter Activity Report

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4122 Prospects have viewed properties currently listed in Jupiter First Name Last Initial Location Date
1 L J Palm Beach County, FL Wed-Nov-18-2009 9:34:59 PM
2 Zev F Palm Beach County, FL Wed-Nov-18-2009 9:34:59 PM
3 Marci K Bloomfield, NJ Wed-Nov-18-2009 9:34:59 PM
4 Mike T Wed-Nov-18-2009 9:34:58 PM
5 Rich A Ansonia, CT Wed-Nov-18-2009 9:34:58 PM
6 jill S Manhattan, NY Wed-Nov-18-2009 9:34:58 PM
7 kimbra M Adamsville, RI Wed-Nov-18-2009 9:34:58 PM
8 Kai J Palm Beach County, FL Wed-Nov-18-2009 9:34:58 PM
9 jo J Wed-Nov-18-2009 9:34:58 PM
10 Jason M Huntington Station, NY Wed-Nov-18-2009 9:34:57 PM
11 Tirzah Port Saint Lucie, FL Wed-Nov-18-2009 9:34:57 PM
12 J P Miami, FL Wed-Nov-18-2009 9:34:57 PM
13 Che S Amity, NC Wed-Nov-18-2009 9:34:56 PM
14 Russell W Palm Beach County, FL Wed-Nov-18-2009 9:34:53 PM
15 Glen B Long Island, NY Wed-Nov-18-2009 9:34:53 PM
16 Gene S Wed-Nov-18-2009 9:34:50 PM
17 Michael B Wed-Nov-18-2009 9:34:50 PM
18 Parviz E Bayonne, NJ Wed-Nov-18-2009 9:34:48 PM
19 Michael R Avenel, NJ Wed-Nov-18-2009 9:34:47 PM
20 c F Wed-Nov-18-2009 9:34:41 PM
21 Gene W Long Island, NY Wed-Nov-18-2009 9:34:41 PM
22 Lance C Chesterfield, MO Wed-Nov-18-2009 9:34:39 PM
23 Steven S Palm Beach County, FL Wed-Nov-18-2009 9:34:37 PM
24 sandy H Caledonia, WI Wed-Nov-18-2009 9:34:36 PM
25 Donnie G Broward County, FL Wed-Nov-18-2009 9:34:34 PM
26 Steve R Palm Beach County, FL Wed-Nov-18-2009 9:34:32 PM
27 stephen M Dulles, VA Wed-Nov-18-2009 9:34:29 PM
28 Mitch F Wed-Nov-18-2009 9:34:27 PM
29 Sandy F Palm Beach County, FL Wed-Nov-18-2009 9:34:24 PM
30 Al C Long Island, NY Wed-Nov-18-2009 9:34:02 PM
31 Richard B Palm Beach County, FL Wed-Nov-18-2009 9:29:04 PM
32 vlad K Palm Beach County, FL Wed-Nov-18-2009 9:26:43 PM
33 Daiva H Wed-Nov-18-2009 9:26:29 PM
34 Michelle C Broward County, FL Wed-Nov-18-2009 9:21:02 PM
35 Debra G Ansonia, CT Wed-Nov-18-2009 9:21:00 PM
36 Jeff K Washington, DC Wed-Nov-18-2009 9:21:00 PM
37 Michael H Palm Beach County, FL Wed-Nov-18-2009 9:19:53 PM
38 Jennifer F Adamsville, RI Wed-Nov-18-2009 9:15:59 PM
39 Corinne R Broward County, FL Wed-Nov-18-2009 9:12:02 PM
40 Lori K Palm Beach County, FL Wed-Nov-18-2009 9:11:45 PM
41 Stephen M Avenel, NJ Wed-Nov-18-2009 9:11:16 PM
42 Dimitri P Addison, IL Wed-Nov-18-2009 9:09:29 PM
43 John D Palm Beach County, FL Wed-Nov-18-2009 9:07:41 PM
44 Bart A Waldorf, MD Wed-Nov-18-2009 9:03:56 PM
45 Leslie W White Plains, NY Wed-Nov-18-2009 9:01:28 PM
46 mike K Austin, TX Wed-Nov-18-2009 9:00:46 PM
47 Rose T Huntington Station, NY Wed-Nov-18-2009 9:00:21 PM
48 Michael G Palm Beach County, FL Wed-Nov-18-2009 8:56:17 PM
49 Neil G Palm Beach County, FL Wed-Nov-18-2009 8:50:06 PM
50 anita G Huntington Station, NY Wed-Nov-18-2009 8:49:29 PM
51 Shelley K Waldorf, MD Wed-Nov-18-2009 8:49:03 PM
52 Douglas V Palm Beach County, FL Wed-Nov-18-2009 8:48:58 PM
53 dann D Palm Beach County, FL Wed-Nov-18-2009 8:46:40 PM
54 Christina L Palm Beach County, FL Wed-Nov-18-2009 8:41:44 PM
55 Michael P Palm Beach County, FL Wed-Nov-18-2009 8:41:06 PM
56 Danny J Port Saint Lucie, FL Wed-Nov-18-2009 8:36:43 PM
57 Joann M Catskills, NY Wed-Nov-18-2009 8:36:14 PM
58 Joseph A Cranberry Lake, NY Wed-Nov-18-2009 8:35:25 PM
59 frank D Avenel, NJ Wed-Nov-18-2009 8:32:41 PM
60 Giuseppe D Palm Beach County, FL Wed-Nov-18-2009 8:30:53 PM
61 Linda N Amissville, VA Wed-Nov-18-2009 8:30:04 PM
62 laraine F White Plains, NY Wed-Nov-18-2009 8:22:50 PM
63 Abby O Wed-Nov-18-2009 8:21:56 PM
64 Mike R Wed-Nov-18-2009 8:20:36 PM
65 Brenda K Bloomfield, NJ Wed-Nov-18-2009 8:19:01 PM
66 Jaclyn S Long Island, NY Wed-Nov-18-2009 8:15:01 PM
67 Gary G Palm Beach County, FL Wed-Nov-18-2009 8:12:42 PM
68 william A Huntington Station, NY Wed-Nov-18-2009 8:01:32 PM
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There is a designation real estate professionals can obtain called a Certified International Property Specialist. There are about 2000 CIPS in the U. S. You can find someone locally who has the designation through the National Association of Realtors website:
Having just completed the courses necessary for this designation, I can tell you that you will benefit from the expertise they have. Good luck and let me know if I can be of any further assistance!
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That's a great suggestion!! If you hear of any other buyers or sellers in the Jupiter - Palm Beach FL area who need an agent specializing in working with international buyers and international marketing for sellers I have a CIPS & TRC and cover North Palm Beach County & Southern Martin County.
Flag Sat May 19, 2012

You are correct that Jupiter River Estates is a fantastic community and we have seen some very nice sales over the past 12 months; 2 great sales since the middle of June with 8511 Bristol recently closing escrow at $1,820,000.

In this market there are a number things you need to consider as a seller. The most important is selecting an agent to professionally represent your property on the internet both here and abroad. This is essential as even in this price range about 90% of all buyers are going to research homes on the internet before contacting a Realtor. There are some tremendous sites that will promote your property internationally if you are working with someone who as access to those sites. Your property must paint a picture online that will make prospective buyers want to visit it. Dealing with a large firm who has thousand so of agents is also a plus as the referral market in these companies is amazing.

As you are probably aware, the supply of homes in the $1,000,000+ range is at very high levels and you must be realistic about your goals. A neighborhood like Jupiter River Estates is certainly unique but you must be positioned well among the large number of properties today's buyers have in this range.

Finally, whatever you do; DO IT FAST! The "season" is going to be your best bet of landing a qualified buyer and as the restaurants, streets and beaches will attest; our northern friends have arrived early and in large numbers.

If you are looking to interview potential agents to work closely with you towards the successful sale of your home I would be honored to be on that list. You can easily reach me at 561 308-0175 or via e-mail at If I can answer any other questions, or offer any additional information, please let me know.


Tom Priester
"Results Driven Real Estate"

Keller Williams Realty of Jupiter
561 308-0175
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 17, 2009
I work with a number of Canadians looking for great property here in Florida. Please send me what you have. Maybe one of my buyers would be interested.

Craig Fialkowski GRI, CDPE
Herman Group Real Estate
300 Avenue of the Champions Suite 230
Palm Beach Gardens FL 33418
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