What exactly is going on at Sailfish Realty of Florida?
Something very exciting. We’ve partnered with Engel & Völkers, one of the most highly acclaimed real-estate companies in the world.
Engel & Völkers? Where are they based?
They were founded in Hamburg, Germany, but now operate in 32 countries on four continents.
How long have they been around?
They’re currently celebrating 40 years in business.
So, how will my experience of doing business with you change?
It will get even better. Engel & Völkers has global reach, allowing us to market properties all over the world, targeting buyers eager to invest in American real estate. Also, Engel & Völkers provides its advisors—the term it uses instead of “agents”—with some of the most effective training techniques in the industry, giving our clients an invaluable edge.
Is there any concern that Engel & Völkers will require a change that could inhibit the individualized service we’ve always loved receiving from the Sailfish Realty team?
Not in the least. Engel & Völkers applauds the team system of customer service we created, which includes prompt response, elegant marketing and a strong negotiation approach that is tailored to the client’s advantage. They also encourage autonomy in how shops—their preferred term over “brokerages”—operate.
What led you to make this decision?
Engel & Völkers reached out to us. They recognized the promise of Martin County’s real-estate market and identified our distinct branding and upscale marketing as an ideal partner for their carefully crafted image. We knew that the ability to target our properties to potential buyers around the world would serve our clients well. We also realized that the training, tools and techniques Engel & Völkers makes available would further complement our staff’s strong base of local knowledge.
Will the name remain the same?
No. We’re actually in the process of transitioning into the name, Engel & Völkers Stuart, with all signage to follow.
What should we expect next?
Expect to see even more of the sharp white, red and black Engel & Völkers identifiers around the community—and many great things to come!