Re­al­tor of the Week

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Name: Ja­son Kapit Com­pany name: EWM Realty In­ter­na­tional, an af­fil­i­ate of Christie’s Orig­i­nally from: Vir­ginia, but I moved to Fort Laud­erdale when I was 3. Cur­rent home: South­west Ranches Re­al­tor des­ig­na­tions: ESQ. The law thing re­ally helps when it comes to ne­go­ti­at­ing real es­tate trans­ac­tions. How long in real es­tate? 11 years What made you get into real es­tate? I’ve al­ways been pas­sion­ate about all things real es­tate: Art of the

deal, in­te­rior de­sign, ar­chi­tec­ture, land­scap­ing. I was the guy at Publix tak­ing ev­ery real es­tate mag­a­zine off the rack to thumb through. Just al­ways in­ter­est­ing to me. What sep­a­rates you from other Real­tors? Pas­sion, pres­ence, knowl­edge, The law, se­ri­ous ne­go­ti­at­ing skills. I’m 44. If I were 15 years younger, there would be a “Mil­lion Dol­lar List­ing Fort Laud­erdale” in the works. Which neigh­bor­hoods/ar­eas are your spe­cialty? Not so much an area but a price point. I rep­re­sent prop­er­ties ex­clu­sively above $1 mil­lion. It’s not an ego thing, just a spe­cific niche that I have worked hard to cre­ate mar­ket share and where I am very com­fort­able. De­scribe your work­ing style? Ca­sual but in­tense. I’m not wear­ing flip-flops but I’m not a suit-and-tie guy ei­ther. I al­ways an­swer my phone and my clients know I am avail­able 24/7. I don’t stop. What ad­vice do you have for buy­ers? In­de­ci­sion is your enemy. You don’t need to make hasty de­ci­sions but if you like some­thing, act. What ad­vice do you have for sell­ers? Hire the best and bright­est to list your home for sale. In­ter­view more than one agent. Good agents don’t fear com­pe­ti­tion. Their clients and track record do all the talk­ing. How does what you’ve learned about real es­tate help your clients? It al­lows them to be them­selves. They can be calm, cool, col­lected or com­plete bas­ket cases. It doesn’t mat­ter be­cause they have me. I’ve ne­go­ti­ated hun­dreds of suc­cess­ful trans­ac­tions. I am tact­fully ag­gres­sive, with a no-non­sense ap­proach. They un­der­stand that I am in com­plete con­trol of their real es­tate af­fairs. It’s all good. What’s the hottest list­ing you have right now? Loaded ques­tion. I have 17 list­ings right now, priced from $1.1 mil­lion to $10 mil­lion. Fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­ni­ties. Check out www.Palaz­zoPar­adiso. com for a sneak peak at my lat­est, off-the-chain of­fer­ing. What pro­fes­sional ac­com­plish­ment makes you the most proud? Fol­low­ing a very un­tra­di­tional, unique and long­wind­ing path into real es­tate (at­tor­ney and in­sti­tu­tional trader), ul­ti­mately pro­vid­ing me se­ri­ous edge, street cred and a fan­tas­tic ca­reer help­ing buy­ers and sell­ers in the lux­ury mar­ket. Are you in­volved in any char­i­ta­ble or­ga­ni­za­tions? For years I have de­voted time and money to Re­lay For Life, Wounded War­rior Project, Fisher House Foun­da­tion, and a host of an­i­mal char­i­ties/shel­ters as my fam­ily and I are pas­sion­ate about dogs and horses. What’s one thing peo­ple would be sur­prised to know about you? For as hard­core as I am in the field or at the of­fice when I am work­ing, I re­ally like to read, write, re­lax and spend time with my fam­ily. I am as en­gag­ing as any of the guys you see on MDL in an agent ca­pac­ity. But at home, I’m just dad, hang­ing with my wife and kids or play­ing fetch with one of my four dogs. Con­tact in­for­ma­tion: For im­me­di­ate ac­cess, call my cell (954) 650-4443; and yes, I will an­swer, so don’t be sur­prised.

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