The Hermès of Real Estate
Posted by Dayna H. Strickland — November 19, 2010
Courtesy of Sherri Balefsky
The year is 1993. Businesses are booming and high-profiled individuals from the Northeast and Midwest are flocking en masse to South Florida, finding haven in the region’s beautiful weather and pristine beaches. At the same time, three young real estate brokers saw an opportunity to fill an unfilled niche in the high-end luxury real estate market: a brokerage firm that catered to the marketing and selling of properties priced exclusively more than $1 million.
Changing the Face of Luxury Real Estate
At the time, there was no real estate company in the entire United States, let alone the world, that was devoted solely to the million dollar-plus marketplace. “When they pioneered in 1993, it was a major milestone for that niche,” says Charlette Richman, the firm’s Public Relations consultant. Yet skeptics suggested that perhaps this trio of visionaries were limiting themselves by concentrating on such a special segment of the market. Fast-forward to the present, Premier Estate Properties is the No. 1 high-end luxury real estate company in Florida with six flourishing offices in Old Boca Raton, Suburban Boca Ration, Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Vero Beach, and Naples.
To this day, Premier Estate Properties is the only leading real estate company that deals exclusively with the million dollar-plus residential market. “We found our niche and provided our clients the best possible service, while striving to exceed their expectations and assuring confidentiality,” says Joseph G. Liguori, a founding partner and co-owner of Premier Estate Properties. His co-founder, Carmen N. D’Angelo, Jr. seconds these sentiments: “It came naturally and the business grew.” These humble explanations of their climb to success mirror their pleasant demeanors and virtuous work ethic. Together, D’Angelo, Liguori, and Liguori’s twin brother, Gerard P. Liguori, make up the formidable trio of Premier Estate Properties. All three ranked in the Wall Street Journal’s prestigious list of top residential real estate sales professionals and are the only realtors in Florida to achieve this distinction for four years.
This places them in the 99.99 percentile out of more than 1.1 million realtors nationwide. Richman straightforwardly states, “If you encapsulate, they are not only the best at what they do, they’re the only ones who do what they do.”
These brokers don’t like to toot their own horns nor pat themselves on the back for a job well done. Even as we sit around the conference table in their elegant Boca Raton corporate office, the partners are surprisingly modest about their achievements. Instead, their 17 years of unmatched results in high-end luxury real estate speak for itself.
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