Southern Georgian Bay & Area Real EstateLuxury Homes & condominiums
For those who seek an exceptional life.
RICK CROUCH, Broker, Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist
premium real estate warrants premium attention & extraordinary service
Luxury Market Overview
The demand for luxury, upper end home and condominium properties continues to grow across the southern Georgina Bay region. With 20 years experience as a Broker, Market Value Appraiser and Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist I use my knowledge and expertise to provide exemplary service in addressing the needs of Sellers and Buyers looking to complete a luxury property transaction in Collingwood, the Blue Mountain and elsewhere throughout the southern Georgian Bay region.
Unlike “conventional” residential real estate, the premium real estate market is: Limited, Distinctive and Exclusive and these characteristics alone dictate that the unique approach provided by myself and SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY needs to be taken to best serve both Sellers and Buyers in this prestigious segment of the market.
I understand the nuances of both the clientele and the properties in this growing segment of our area’s real estate market. It requires skills and marketing initiatives that are as unique and different as the properties themselves and the clientele they appeal to. See my Southern Georgian Bay luxury home blog to find out more.
Through the Institute of Luxury Home Marketing®, I am a fully “Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist®” specifically trained in the marketing and sale of luxury homes, condominiums and chalets. I believe that a traditional “comparable market analysis” (CMA) alone does not begin to satisfy the task of establishing the current market value of a luxury property being listed for sale when in essence, every luxury, high-end property is “incomparable.”
Leveraging my skills as a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist®, a Market Value Appraiser (MVA Residential) and the SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY brand, I have listed and sold numerous area properties ranging in price from $1 to over $3 million. On occasion I have acted for both Buyer(s) and Seller(s) in a multiple representation or “Dual Agency” capacity, completing the transaction to the satisfaction of both parties while protecting their mutual best interests and confidentiality while respecting their privacy. This has earned me respect as their “Trusted Advisor” securing me their repeat business, testimonials and referrals for other high net worth clients.
Today’s real estate consumers seek a REALTOR® that will take the time to listen to their needs, wants and desires. This is even more prevalent in the luxury market where clients seek a real estate professional who knows how to relate to and serve the needs of the affluent. As a full-time, experienced real estate Broker and having previously held senior executive positions with both private and public corporations, I realize my luxury home clients’ time is both limited and invaluable. Whether it is leveraging technology to improve the home selection process for Buyer(s) or exposing Seller(s) luxury home listings to qualified and appreciative Buyers, the goal is to obtain the desired results with as little inconvenience to my clients as possible.
Buying and or Selling any home can be an emotional decision and especially so for properties of distinction. While today’s ever-changing technology such as “electronic signatures” assists in making transactions flow more smoothly, it does and should not replace the personal, face-to-face contact needed with clients viewing properties together or negotiating the purchase terms with another REALTOR®.
Any REALTOR® can put a sign in front of a home, or place the listing on the MLS® (Multiple Listing Service.) Luxury residential properties warrant and require more time, attention and expertise to obtain the desired results. Let my skills as well as the tools offered by SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY and their global presence show you how we are as distinctive as the luxury home clients and properties we cater to. My analytic research helps both Buyer(s) and Seller(s) realize a selling and or purchase experience that is conscientious and reflective of current market value, conditions and characteristics.
Whether you are a Buyer or a Seller I want you to:
- Be Informed – with current and accurate market information.
- Be Conscientiously Represented- legally, ethically and confidentially.
- Be more than 100% Satisfied – with your experience provided by myself and my SOTHEBY’S colleagues.
Ultimately I will walk alongside you every step of the way to ensure that your expectation for us to be the first and the best has been fulfilled in your journey to sell or purchase an exclusive property. We deliver!
In closing, whether it is to assist you with the purchase of your first luxury home as a principal residence, a secondary property for weekend use or in engaging my services to sell your current luxury home property, I look forward to working with you as your “Trusted Advisor.” Contact me for a confidential, no-obligation consultation to discuss your personal real estate objectives.
For further information on the upper end luxury home and condominium market in the southern Georgian Bay region please download the latest copy of my Southern Georgian Bay Luxury Property Market Report below.
LUXURY PROPERTIES Market Report
Southern Georgian Bay Luxury Homes Blog
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