RISMedia's Real Estate Magazine

FEB 2019

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RISMedia's REAL ESTATE February 2019 29 What types of buyers do you work with? Are they pre- dominantly local, or mixed from other countries? JS: The buyers that we work with largely come from the United States, Canada and Europe. This has been a con- sistent trend over the past several years. What are your biggest challenges/opportunities for growth? JS: St. Maarten is home to one of the busiest airports in the Caribbean, and with plans for further expansion in the near future, St. Maarten is a hub for the neighboring islands—and an easy destination for travelers. Further, the area's beaches, great gastronomy and friendly peo - ple are making St. Maarten a top vacation destination. How does being part of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World ® (LeadingRE) help advance your business? JS: Working with LeadingRE allows us to showcase our unique property portfolio all around the world. In addi - tion, being a member of LeadingRE has given us the op- portunity to meet and collaborate with leaders from other markets. What are the key factors you consider when helping buy- ers determine if a property is a good investment? JS: We pay close attention to current and upcoming trends so that we're able to assess what they mean for our local market, as well as our buyers. With more than 38 years of local experience, our market knowledge is one key factor that is instrumental when working with buyers to determine if a property is a good investment for them. What aracts buyers to the area? JS: The No. 1 thing that attracts buyers to the area is the weather. In fact, St. Maarten boasts year-round sunshine, with a mean temperature of 80 degrees Fahrenheit (27 degrees Celsius). The island is home to 37 beaches, so the beach is an important amenity for buyers across the board. How was your company impacted by Hurricane Irma? JS: Hurricane Irma, which hit the area in September 2017, has caused a boom in our local real estate mar - ket. In fact, it has presented current buyers in the area with the opportunity to purchase property well below mar - ket value. That being said, buyers are in a frenzy to get in the market. RE For more information, please visit www.sunshine-properties.com.

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