Real­tor of the Week

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Name: Barkin-Gil­man & As­so­ciates Com­pany name: Cold­well Banker Res­i­den­tial Real Es­tate / Cold­well Banker Pre­views In­ter­na­tional Orig­i­nally from: Peter Barkin is from Mas­sachusetts; Mark Gil­man is from New Hamp­shire. Cur­rent home: Peter Barkin lives in Vic­to­ria Park. Mark Gil­man lives in Co­ral Ridge.

Real­tor des­ig­na­tions: Barkin-Gil­man & As­so­ciates: Bro­ker As­so­ciate, Real­tor, GRI and E-Pro. How long in real es­tate? Com­bined 33 years. What made you get into real es­tate? It is some­thing we al­ways wanted to do, and knew we would ex­cel at it. What sep­a­rates you from other Real­tors? Pro­fes­sion­al­ism, fol­low-up skills, proven track record and work­ing knowl­edge of the ar­eas we rep­re­sent. Which neigh­bor­hoods/ ar­eas are your spe­cialty? Har­bor Beach, Las Olas Isles, Rio Vista, Rio Vista Isles, Laud­erdale Har­bors, Co­ral Ridge, Co­ral Ridge Coun­try Club, The Land­ings, Vic­to­ria Park, Colee Ham­mock, and new con­struc­tion projects. De­scribe your work­ing style: Our work­ing style is 24/7 with a team con­sist­ing of two prin­ci­ples, seven as­so­ciates, an ex­ec­u­tive ad­min­is­tra­tive as­sis­tant, state-of-the-art web/In- ter­net com­pany and cus­tom­ized mar­ket­ing depart­ment. What ad­vice do you have for buy­ers? This is one of the best op­por­tu­ni­ties in years to pur­chase a res­i­dence. The best ad­vice for buy­ers to­day is not to miss the op­por­tu­nity in front of you due to limited in­ven­tory, a rise in home val­ues and low in­ter­est rates. What ad­vice do you have for sell­ers? The best ad­vice we have for sell­ers is to price your home cor­rectly from the start, as the first 45 days are the most crit­i­cal in mar­ket­ing a home. Buy­ers are more ed­u­cated to­day than they have ever been with ac­cess to facts, fig­ures and square footage via the In­ter­net. Pick a Real­tor who has a proven track record in your area, who can jus­tify pric­ing to the seller and an ap­praiser with hard copy doc­u­men­ta­tion. Make sure your Real­tor has a guar­an­teed mar­ket­ing plan and a pres­ence both lo­cally and glob­ally to rep­re­sent your property. Cold­well Banker Res­i­den­tial Real Es­tate and Cold­well Banker Pre­views In­ter­na­tional has 3,100 of­fices world­wide op­er­at­ing in over 50 coun­tries. How does what you’ve learned about real es­tate help your clients? The ex­pe­ri­ence that Barkin-Gil­man & As­so­ciates has ac­quired over the years can as­sist to­day’s buy­ers and seller with a shorter learn­ing curve and guar­an­teed re­sults. What’s the hottest list­ing you have right now? Our hottest list­ings are lo­cated at Bark­inGil­man.com. What pro­fes­sional ac­com­plish­ment makes you the most proud? When a past client refers us to fu­ture buy­ers and sell­ers. In ad­di­tion, Bark­inGil­man & As­so­ciates is a part of the con­tin­u­ing record-break­ing sales in South Florida. Are you in­volved in any char­i­ta­ble or­ga­ni­za­tions? CB CARES What’s one thing people would be sur­prised to know about you? We ac­tu­ally do take time off. Con­tact in­for­ma­tion: Bark­inGil­man & As­so­ciates, Cold­well Banker Pre­views In­ter­na­tional; Peter Barkin (954) 675- 6656, Mark Gil­man (954) 557-8777; Bark­inGil­man.com.

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