Realtor of the Week
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.