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When even the traveled dreamer stops to conceptualize destination bests, it never dawns on them that
one can live above an enclave of colorful marine wildlife, rise with the sun to find breakfast baskets
delivered to their front doors each morning nor the possibilities of pampering and spa services over the
ocean, whimsical picnics on the beach and yoga at sunrise as being just the cusp, at least not until
they’ve embraced the shores of Kamalame Cay.

Just tides away from the world’s third largest barrier reef and a part of the 700 islands of jewels encased
within The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, just off the coastline of Andros, awaits the double Trip
Advisor Certificate of Excellence Award winner Kamalame Cay. The isle, is featured in Forbes and Town

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E&V News 

Engel & Völkers Continues US Expansion  
The German brokerage is launching in 8 new markets. CEO Anthony Hitt tells Inman what the brand is looking for.

Home of the Week: A Craftsman-Style Home With Bald Eagle Views 
The Globe and Mail
The three-story house has four bedrooms and five bathrooms in 4,723 square feet of living space.

Local Real Estate Agents Join Engel & Völkers
Napa Valley Register
New Engel & Völkers real estate advisors in Napa and St. Helena include Kurt Bakken, Pavi Micheli, Will Densberger, Melanie Muters, Mike Muters, Agi Smith, Stefan Jezycki and Robyn Walker.

Pulaski Heights Realty Aligns With Engel & Völkers  
Arkansas Business
Pulaski Heights Realty of Little Rock has become a franchisee of Engel & Völkers of

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Global real estate brand continues its growth across the Americas with new shop opening in the desirable mountain resort destination, Telluride

Engel & Völkers today announced the opening of a new real estate shop in Telluride, Colorado. San Joaquin Realty will now do business as Engel & Völkers Telluride and will continue to operate under the leadership of license partner and managing broker Lee Roufa, an established local market and property expert for more than 25 years. The new shop will serve home buyers and sellers in the areas of Telluride, Rico, Norwood, Ophir, Ridgway, Ouray and Silverton.

“Colorado is one of the top ten fastest growing states in the country, presenting us with a significant opportunity to set a new standard for real

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Leading producers and brand ambassadors recognized for excellence

Engel & Völkers Americas has announced the recipients of the company’s top awards for 2018. Engel & Völkers Park City was awarded the company’s highest honor, The Engel & Völkers Cup, which is given each year to the shop that successfully demonstrates a clear commitment to the systems, tools, marketing programs and shop concept associated with Engel & Völkers, while being a leader in the local marketplace and brand network. Engel & Völkers Montréal notably earned the #1 ranking as the shop with top Gross Commission Income (GCI) and Sides.

“Engel & Völkers’ network consists of the world’s top real estate professionals who are driven by an unwavering commitment to client service and a

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Lyford Cay offers 1,000-acres of esteemed island dwellings and residential properties in the most
desired servings. Having been one of the first Gated Communities built in Nassau, Bahamas, it has set
many trends featuring a 74 slip Marina with a 12 foot draft, accommodating residing vessels as
well as yachtsmen in transit as it sits in the byways of a shopping center and an 18
hole members-only golf course all just minutes from the international airport.

With private chefs the norm in this community, fresh is key. The community showcases a harbour store
which provides a variety of farm fresh produce, dried goods beverages and gifts, a full grocery store with
first-rate meats and produce and is within a quarter mile of the local western community

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New location marks the first for the global real estate brand in Maryland, continuing its expansion along the Eastern Seaboard

Engel & Völkers today announced its first shop opening in the state of Maryland. Grace Ryan Real Estate will now operate as Engel & Völkers Annapolis, and will continue under the leadership of its managing broker and owner Rick Foster, an esteemed area business and real estate professional. In 2018, Foster led Grace Ryan Real Estate to become one of the top 40 brokerages by volume out of the nearly 200 brokerages operating in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. As the newly established Engel & Völkers Annapolis, Foster and his team of more than 20 real estate professionals will continue to serve home buyers and sellers in the

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The global real estate brand’s latest location marks its first in the state of Indiana

Engel & Völkers today announced the opening of a new real estate shop in Indianapolis, Indiana to be led by Jeff Kucic, a seasoned market expert specializing in executive and luxury properties throughout the Indianapolis area. For more than two decades, Kucic has overseen the successful operations of his own brokerage, Kucic Associates Realty, which will now do business as Engel & Völkers Indianapolis. Kucic and his team will service home buyers and sellers in the markets of Fishers, Geist, Carmel, Noblesville, Westfield, Zionsville, and the Greater Indianapolis Metropolitan Area.

“The opening of Engel & Völkers Indianapolis is significant because it marks our

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E&V News 

Luxury Agent Spotlight: Sam Real
Discover how this Engel & Völkers advisor got started and sets himself apart in Beverly Hills.

Around the Corner  
The Spokesman- Review
Spokane real estate leader Alex Ganea has rebranded his company as an Engel & Völkers franchise, with a focus on luxury properties.

Strategies for Sellers as Chinese Buyers Scale Back on Foreign Real Estate Investment 
Mansion Global
With luxury markets slowing, sellers must demonstrate the long-term potential of their homes to attract foreign buyers.

Engel & Völkers Celebrates Pickering Ajax Opening 
REM Online
Engel & Völkers celebrated the launch of its newest real estate shop in Pickering, Ont. with a grand opening event.


Why You Should Sell Your

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Bahamas Real Estate will be a competitive and challenging industry in 2019.  While the market is still healthy; new developments, more agents and a bumpy global economy will require agents to work more focused and efficiently. 

The real estate profession is a moving target, the buyers are always moving, always looking at something else, the husband and wife don’t always agree, and then, of course, there is the price and how much buyers want to pay.  That brings the seller into the picture, impatient, ambitious and always wants top dollar and to know that their property is being marketed better and in more places than everyone else.

Lastly, there is the competition and lots of it.  Not only are there hundreds of agents but technology companies like

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In addition to world-renowned beaches, resort destinations and of course the famous swimming pigs, The Bahamas remains a tier 1 international financial centre which remains highly competitive in the global arena. There are approximately 250 licensed banks and trust companies, 64 licensed administrators and 160 registered securities intermediaries. These institutions are supported by highly experienced and trained industry professionals, accountants and legal advisors, many of whom have been recognized by international associations as leaders in their field. 

To maximize its position as both an international financial centre, resort destination and real estate investment mecca, the government of The Bahamas has implemented its Permanent Residency

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