Luxury Home & Yacht Auction Blog

The Benefits of Selling Your Luxury Yacht at Auction

Whether you’re looking to sell a 60-foot Sunseeker or a 116-foot Benetti, selling a high-end yacht at auction can provide a number of benefits. Although traditional brokerages have a few perks on their side (along with the weight of tradition), luxury yacht auctions often draw the largest pool of qualified buyers. Why should you consider selling your luxury yacht at auction? Below, we’re discussing a few of the top benefits. The Power of Competition Yacht auctions garner attention and competition, allowing the seller to operate from a point of strength. Instead of managing one-on-one negotiations, yacht owners will likely have

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How Do Luxury Real Estate Auctions Work?

When it comes time to sell, many homeowners wonder how they can ensure a timely sale at an ideal price. This is especially true for luxury properties, which require interest from highly qualified buyers. To achieve a timely sale, an increasing number of homeowners are exploring the luxury real estate auction process, which offers unparalleled flexibility, access to an elite buyer pool, and more. Below, we’re discussing how luxury real estate auctions work and why they may be an ideal choice for you. What Is a Luxury Real Estate Auction? Luxury real estate auctions are a popular choice among homeowners who wish

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What Does a Luxury Real Estate Auction Company Do?

When it comes time to buy or sell a home, it’s important to have a dedicated, knowledgeable team in your corner. That way, you can ensure a smooth, worry-free process and a desirable outcome.   Whether you are buying or selling a home, a luxury real estate auction company should take care of the entire transaction for you, from beginning to end. Let’s take a closer look at what a luxury home auction firm does and what you can expect when working with Elite Auctions. Perform a Walk-Through and Initial Consultation  When you first decide to sell your home at auction, you’ll

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What Are the Most Expensive Homes Elite Auctions Has Ever Sold?

Mega mansions and celebrity compounds: there’s a reason people love to browse luxury real estate, with its exclusive amenities and premium price tags. See some of the most expensive homes to go on auction, the prices they commanded, and the amenities they’ve offered buyers.  1. 1240 Gordon River Trail, Naples, FL 34105  Sold for $7,250,000.00, this luxury golf estate was designed by Stofft Cooney Architects and built in 2009. The private, gated golf course community home sits on a double lot with 1.29 acres and a 7,418 square foot estate. Inside, there are four bedrooms, plus six bathrooms, and two

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Five Tips for Luxury Real Estate Brokers

Luxury real estate listings have the potential for a big commission, but only for agents who know how to market them. Often, luxury listings challenge brokers due to their higher than average price point. Therefore, it’s critical to prove the value of the property while marketing to a pool of potential buyers that may be smaller, given the high price tag.  Let’s take a look at five tips that can help your next luxury real estate listing stand out.  1. It’s All About Photos and Videos  While photos and videos are important for all real estate listings, they take on a new level of significance with luxury properties.

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Eight Things You Need to Know as a Luxury Home Buyer

Purchasing a luxury property is quite different from buying a traditional home. Therefore, as a luxury home buyer, it’s important to have a good understanding of the process. By doing your research beforehand, you can make the best possible purchase for your needs.  Let’s take a look at eight essential things to know about buying luxury real estate.  1. You Must Invest in an Experienced Real Estate Company  Just as you would enlist the help of a real estate agent while looking for a traditional home, you’ll also need one when buying a luxury property. However, you’ll need to work with a real

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10 Tips for Getting the Most Value for Your High-End Home

If you’re selling a luxury home, you have likely noticed that placing a high-end property on the market can be even more stressful than buying a new one. Targeting the right buyers while effectively highlighting your home’s unique characteristics is crucial for selling high-end homes. To help simplify the listing process, our team of luxury real estate professionals has gathered 10 tips to help you get the most value out of your home: Consider the Luxury Market in Your Area “Pulling the comps” and evaluating comparable sales in your area is usually among the first steps when it comes to

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Five Tips for Finding Buyers for Luxury Homes

Luxury homes tend to stay on the market far longer than their less dramatic counterparts – mostly because getting them in front of the right buyers can be challenging. The luxury real estate world is highly exclusive, populated by buyers with radically different ideas about a home’s quality and must-have features. Additionally, for many sellers, privacy is a significant concern; a highly publicized listing can be undesirable for a variety of reasons. However, finding the right buyer for your luxury home doesn’t have to feel like an endless process. We’ve compiled the following tips to help you connect with the perfect

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What Makes a Home Luxury Real Estate?

Many homes offer luxury features and amenities that give them a high-end feel, but few properties can truly be considered luxury real estate. A luxury home isn’t just determined by price per square foot, a minimum home or lot size, or a list of specific features. In a very real sense, the luxury experience is in the eye of the beholder. However, most people agree that a few benchmarks set a genuine luxury home apart from the rest in today’s market. What Is Luxury Real Estate? In general, luxury homes are among the top five percent of the market’s price

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Selling Luxury Real Estate

Luxury homes tend to stay on the market longer than traditional properties and require sellers to find highly qualified and motivated buyers. Knowing how to market your luxury estate and having the right professionals by your side can save you considerable time and money throughout the sales process. This often starts with learning more about the luxury real estate market. Read on for five facts to keep in mind as you prepare to list your home! 1. Connections Are Everything When it comes to high-end real estate sales, networking and connections are everything; having a broker or marketing team on

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What to Expect During a Luxury Yacht Auction

The luxury yacht brokerage market can be an arduous process for sellers to navigate, and it’s not unheard of for beautiful, high-end vessels, even those of the “superyacht” class to sit on the market for months (or even longer). And while waiting for the right buyer to come along, carrying costs like dockage, crew, insurance, maintenance and fuel add up quickly, and are significant. Elite Auctions is here to change the paradigm when it comes to listing or buying luxury yachts. A live, no-reserve luxury yacht auction provides sellers a cost- and time-saving alternative to the conventional list-it-and-wait approach. An

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How to Increase Your Home’s Online Curb Appeal

For most of today’s homebuyers, the all-important first impression happens in front of a desktop computer screen, tablet, or phone. Online listings can make or break the sale of your home, and especially given the challenges presented to buyers and sellers in the context of a global pandemic, digital presentation can make a bigger impact over traditional curb appeal now more than ever. This is perhaps most true of multi-million-dollar luxury homes, which often attracts homebuyers from well outside the local area. Many people in the market for these high-end properties will plan a trip to take a walkthrough based

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