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JANINE CAREY JOINS DAMIANOS SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY AS AN ESTATE AGENT

NASSAU, The Bahamas (November 22, 2021) — George Damianos, Chief Executive Officer for Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty, and Lana Rademaker, Chief Brokerage Officer, are pleased to announce the addition of  Janine Carey to the sales team in Nassau.

“Between the accelerated rate of business this year and our firm’s well-established reputation as a market leader and a company which offers significant growth opportunities, we’ve attracted some very high-caliber agents so far this year, and Janine is no exception,” said Rademaker.

A longstanding member of the professional community in Nassau, Carey has been an entrepreneur and business owner on New Providence for more than 15 years with a significant portion of that career spent in health and wellness.

 “Utilizing my combined background in business, healthcare, and wellness, I approach my real estate business from a holistic perspective, focusing on homes and environments that offer my clients a sense of balance, well-being, and a healthy lifestyle, whatever that may mean for each individual,” Carey said.

In addition to her established success in building businesses and nurturing long-term client relationships, Carey has lived in five different countries including the U.S., Canada, Spain and Germany picking up a passion for cultural diversity along the way.

“Living in a variety of places has allowed me to experience the full evolution of moving to a new country and building a new life in many different environments—from renting in cities, to living on sustainable off-the-grid eco farms and homes—and I’ve found that each place requires its own unique version of immersion and local knowledge,” Carey said. “I know what it feels like to move to another country and start from scratch, finding dentists, doctors, a  local network and a community of like-minded people, so I truly enjoy leaning on my own relocation experiences to benefit my clients as they navigate their new lives in The Bahamas.”

“Janine’s entrepreneurial background, strong community ties and proven dedication to excellence in client service make her a valuable addition to our team,” Rademaker said. “And with her diverse base of clients, she’s well-positioned to thrive in the global network that defines Sotheby’s International Realty as a brand.”

Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty has been an industry leader since 1945 specializing in the listing, marketing and sale of luxury and waterfront properties. With eight offices throughout The Bahamas, Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty boasts the most experienced and successful team of real estate professionals, consistently ranking among the top producers in The Bahamas real estate industry.

About Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty

Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty has eight offices located throughout the islands of the Bahamas, providing unsurpassed market knowledge of Abaco, Eleuthera, Harbour Island, Exuma, Nassau, Paradise Island, Ocean Club Estates, Lyford Cay, Old Fort Bay, Albany, and Private Islands. Head office 75 Shirley Street, Nassau. For additional information, please contact 242-322-2305 or info@SIRbahamas.com.

About Sotheby’s International Realty

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has approximately 24,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in over 1,000 offices in 75 countries and territories worldwide.  Each office is independently owned and operated.

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ANA B.N. WASSITSCH JOINS DAMIANOS SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY AS AN ESTATE AGENT

NASSAU, The Bahamas (October 28, 2021) — George Damianos, Chief Executive Officer for Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty, and Lana Rademaker, Chief Brokerage Officer, are pleased to announce the addition of  Ana B.N. Wassitsch to the sales team in Nassau. 

“We’ve been experiencing historical activity in all of our markets this year, but particularly in the luxury communities in Nassau,” Rademaker said. “With this increased uptick in activity, our growth strategy is to  focus on vetting sales agents who have strong financial and investment backgrounds in addition to deep community ties.”   

A longstanding member of the professional community in Nassau, Wassitsch launched her real estate career in 2015 after 15 years of working in the private banking sector.  

 “My exposure to a vast array of cultures over the years, both through my extensive travels and working with high-net-worth clients from around the globe has offered me significant insight into the importance of cultural preferences and perspectives when it comes to buying, selling and investing in real estate,” Wassitsch said. “This international aspect of my business is what attracted me to joining Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty. The  Sotheby’s brand recognition, the firm’s worldwide reach, and the company’s vast referral network  will expand and elevate the level of service I am able to provide for my clients.” 

In addition to her established success  in sales and relationship building, Wassitsch is fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish, making her an even more valuable addition to the Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty team as more and more buyers are entering the market from Central and South America. 

“We are excited to welcome Ana to our team, ” Rademaker added. “The Bahamas is a premier destination for investors from all over the world and we are committed to meeting the needs of our international high-net-worth clients. With Ana’s multicultural background and sales expertise, she is well-positioned to establish herself as a top producer in the luxury market.” 

Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty has been an industry leader since 1945 specializing in the listing, marketing and sale of luxury and waterfront properties. With eight offices throughout The Bahamas, Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty boasts the most experienced and successful team of real estate professionals, consistently ranking among the top producers in The Bahamas real estate industry. 

About Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty 

Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty has eight offices located throughout the islands of the Bahamas, providing unsurpassed market knowledge of Abaco, Eleuthera, Harbour Island, Exuma, Nassau, Paradise Island, Ocean Club Estates, Lyford Cay, Old Fort Bay, Albany, and Private Islands. Head office 75 Shirley Street, Nassau. For additional information, please contact 242-322-2305 or info @SIRbahamas.com. 

About Sotheby’s International Realty 

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has approximately 24,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in over 1,000 offices in 75 countries and territories worldwide.  Each office is independently owned and operated. 

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Sandyport Residents Find Comfort in Their Community During Times of Social Distancing

Jacqueline Lightbourn, Estate Agent with Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty

When The Bahamas issued a mandatory shelter-in-place order in March, I anticipated that social distancing would make me feel isolated and lonely. However, living in Sandyport  I have found the opposite to be true. Instead of feeling cut off from my neighbors, the sense of community here has never been stronger. As I’ve ventured outdoors during allowable hours to grab some fresh air, sunshine and exercise, I have witnessed kindness, sharing, laughter, support and acts of charity all of which has made me grateful to be quarantined in this live-work-play community.

Sandyport’s open space, calm canals and two-mile paved loop offers a variety of options for exercising outdoors safely and within the boundaries of the community, from paddle boarding and biking to walking and running. Residents cross to the other side of the road when approaching a neighbor to maintain social distancing, but even from behind their masks, you can hear a faint “Good Morning” or “Hello” as you cross paths.  Tennis courts, swimming pools, children’s playgrounds, a batting cage and a basketball court are also available for use as a group for those who live in the same household.

Homemade signs of encouragement and thanks for healthcare workers adorn the windows of many homes in our neighbourhood, and on weekends it’s not uncommon to hear families whistling, clapping and banging pots in honour of the fearless heroes working on the front lines of the COVID-19 fight. On front porches you’ll find children’s toys and games available for exchange or purchase, and we had an animal-spotting scavenger hunt where residents placed stuffed animals around their properties for children to “discover.”  I have even purchased homemade honey from a neighbor for my morning tea, and a thyme tree from another for use in my lemon garlic chicken.

Our community WhatsApp group has never been more active. Through this chat, neighbours share yeast or sugar for baking treats, offer to pick up food for the elderly and homebound, track deliveries for each other, or simply post uplifting thoughts and messages.

By far, the best part is being a part of the generosity of this community. Every week two families collect newspapers for the Bahamas Humane Society and there is a resident who collected t-shirts and bedsheets and created masks for the healthcare workers. On a community level, enough money was raised in a single day to provide donations to Lend a Hand Bahamas for Bain and Grants town, as well as gifts for our security and staff as a token of thanks for keeping our neighbourhood safe during lockdown and curfew.

 I moved to Sandyport in 2002, and I have never been happier to have chosen this as my home. I am grateful to live in such a great community and to be surrounded by the kindness and support of the Sandyport residents.

Jacqueline Lightbourn joined Damianos Sotheby’s International Real Estate in 2019. Jacqueline’s strongest asset as an estate agent is her innate ability to genuinely connect with people from all walks of life on a variety of topics, including her deep love and knowledge of The Bahamas and its Family Islands.

About Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty

 Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty has 10 offices located throughout the islands of the Bahamas, providing unsurpassed market knowledge of Abaco, Eleuthera, Harbour Island, Exuma, Nassau, Paradise Island, Ocean Club Estates, Lyford Cay, Old Fort Bay, Albany and Private Islands. Head office 75 Shirley Street, Nassau. For additional information, please contact 242-322-2305 or Info@SIRbahamas.com.

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SARAH CHEMALY JOINS DAMIANOS SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY AS ESTATE AGENT IN NASSAU

 

NASSAU, The Bahamas (January 22, 2020) — George Damianos, Chief Executive Officer for Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty, and Lana Rademaker, Chief Brokerage Officer, are pleased to announce that Sarah Chemaly is the newest Estate Agent to join the Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty sales team.

“We’re excited to be kicking off the new year with a new team member,” Rademaker said. “Sarah’s entrepreneurial spirit and stellar reputation in the Nassau business community make her a valuable addition to our company, and with the Nassau real estate market maintaining a healthy pace, it’s important that we, as a company, continue to seek out motivated sales people who are committed to providing the utmost professional service to our clients.”

As an entrepreneur who created her own fitness company and was also co-owner of a restaurant in Nassau for four years, Chemaly has a keen ability to nurture lasting business relationships. Additionally, her background in education allows her to breakdown information for clients that could otherwise be overwhelming.

“Buying or selling real estate can be intimidating when you don’t know the ins and outs,” Chemaly said. “My main priority is to ensure that I am checking in with my clients frequently to answer any questions or offer advice—whatever I can do to guide them through the process so they feel confident about the decisions they’re making along the way.”

Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty has been an industry leader since 1945 specializing in the listing, marketing and sale of luxury and waterfront properties. With 10 offices throughout The Bahamas, Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty boasts the most experienced and successful team of real estate professionals, consistently ranking among the top producers in The Bahamas real estate industry.

 

About Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty

 Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty has 10 offices located throughout the islands of the Bahamas, providing unsurpassed market knowledge of Abaco, Eleuthera, Harbour Island, Exuma, Nassau, Paradise Island, Ocean Club Estates, Lyford Cay, Old Fort Bay, Albany and Private Islands. Head office 75 Shirley Street, Nassau. For additional information, please contact 242-322-2305 or info @SIRbahamas.com.

 

About Sotheby’s International Realty

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has approximately 22,500 affiliated independent sales associates located in over 990 offices in 72 countries and territories worldwide.  Each office is independently owned and operated.

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Getting to Know The Bahamas Islands

Welcome to The Bahamas Islands. The Bahamas, or the Commonwealth of The Bahamas as its formally known, is an archipelago consisting of 700 islands and cays in the Atlantic Ocean. Some of the most well-known Bahamas islands are New Providence (Nassau and Paradise Island), Abaco, Andros, Exuma and Eleuthera.

Cerulean waters, tranquil breezes and some of the most pristine beaches in the world are characteristics many would use to describe the beautiful Bahamas islands. While these natural amenities are among the top reasons people cite for traveling or moving to The Bahamas, these are only a few of the wonders that you’ll find when island-hopping or when looking for the ideal location for buying a second home or investment property in The Bahamas. Below we’ve taken a moment to outline some of the larger Bahamas islands, and offer some of our personal tips on what makes each island so unique and special.

New Providence

Home to Nassau and Paradise Island, New Providence is probably the most well-known of the Bahamas islands and cays. As the island where the majority of the population of The Bahamas resides, New Providence is a popular stop for cruise ships and a vacation destination for tourists looking to explore world-renowned luxury resorts such as Atlantis, Baha Mar and The Ocean Club. In addition to being home to some of the most high-end hotels and private luxury real estate in the country, Nassau is famous for its immaculate beaches, its offshore coral reefs, its world-class diving and snorkeling and historical landmarks like The Queen’s Staircase, Fort Charlotte and Pompey Museum of Slavery and Emancipation.

The Abacos

Known as a boating and sailing paradise, the Abacos are approximately 80 miles east of South Florida. Making up the 120-mile-long chain of islands are top boating and fishing destinations like Great Abaco and Little AbacoWalker’s Cay (and its sister island Grand Cay);  Spanish Cay and Green Turtle Cay, with its settlement of New Plymouth; Great Guana Cay, private Scotland Cay, Man-O-War Cay, and Elbow Cay, with its settlement of Hope Town; and, Tilloo Cay and Lubbers Quarters. In addition to boating and fishing, Abaco offers championship golfing at The Abaco Club at Winding Bay Bahama Beach Club in Treasure Cay and Baker’s Bay Golf & Ocean Club on Guana Cay, as well as some of the best snorkeling and diving among the The Bahamas islands.

Andros

The largest of The Bahamas islands, Andros has an area greater than all other 700 Bahamas islands combined and is among the least explored islands of The Bahamas. Its population of just 10,000 spread across 2,300 square miles of tropical foliage, mahogany and pine forests, and lush mangroves means guests of luxury resorts such as Kamalame Cay are treated to some of the most unspoiled beaches and waters the country has to offer. The Great Andros Barrier Reef , measuring 190 miles, is the third largest fringing barrier reef in the world. It drops to about eight feet on the island side and approximately 6,000 feet in the Tongue of the Ocean.

Exuma Cays

Perhaps best known to tourists as the Bahamas island chain that is home to Pig Beach and the famous swimming pigs, the Exumas form a 90-mile chain of  365 islands and cays, and also includes some of the globe’s most stunning luxury resorts like Grand Isle Resort and Spa on Grand Exuma, Lumina Point Resort & Spa on Stocking Island and Sandals Emerald Bay. In addition to luxury resorts, the Exumas offer some of the most stunning private property available on the real estate market including Blue IslandSampson Cay Saddleback Cay and Pipe Cay.

Eleuthera

Comprised of mainland Eleuthera, which includes Governors HarbourGregory Town and Palmetto Point and neighboring  Harbour Island and Spanish Wells, Eleuthera is possibly the most diverse of The Bahamas island chains. Its eastern side faces the Atlantic Ocean, and its western side faces the Great Bahama Bank, making for breathtaking natural wonders such as the spectacular The Glass Window Bridge and The Queen’s Bath. The topography of the island varies from wide rolling pink sand beaches to large outcrops of ancient coral reefs.

About Sotheby’s International Realty
The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has approximately 22,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in over 950 offices in 69 countries and territories worldwide. Each office is independently owned and operated.

About Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty
Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty has 11 offices located throughout the islands of the Bahamas, providing unsurpassed market knowledge of Abaco, Eleuthera, Exuma, Nassau, Paradise Island, Ocean Club Estates, Lyford Cay, Old Fort Bay and Private Islands. Head office 75 Shirley Street, Nassau. For additional information, please contact 242-322-2035 or info.Bahamas@SIR.com.

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Luxury Homes for Sale in The Bahamas

Luxury Homes for Sale in The Bahamas. In a country that defines luxury in the Caribbean, Lucaya is one of the most luxurious homes for sale in The Bahamas.

From the traditional Colonial influences of the old Bahamas represented in the exclusive community of Lyford Cay to the clean, modern architectural lines of residences in Albany and Old Fort Bay, Nassau offers some of the most elegant and sophisticated luxury homes for sale in The Bahamas.

To give you an idea of just how luxurious, we’ve listed below some of the most elegant homes available in a market that has come to define Caribbean luxury for the world’s most sophisticated home buyers.

  • Lucaya, Lyford Cay

    Located on Edgewater Drive in the exclusive gated community of Lyford Cay, a spectacular beachfront home on 3 lots with 530 feet of beautiful sandy beach in a private, enclosed setting. The main house has 4 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms plus two staff bedrooms. Price: US$40,000,000.

  • Villa Tarka, Paradise Island

    This grand 20,000 sq. ft. home is completely custom designed and sits on approximately 1.5 acres, with 246 linear feet of gorgeous sandy beach. Its southern border backs to the 16th hole of the Ocean Club Estates golf course. Resort-style amenities include an infinity pool, outdoor shower and professional tennis court with an air-conditioned pavilion. Price upon request.

  • Villa Delicias, Lyford Cay

    Balinese style single story villa with 181 feet of beautiful sandy beachfront in the exclusive gated community of Lyford Cay. The ‘U’ shaped home has spacious covered verandahs which offers indoor outdoor living and dining. Price: $US19,000,000.

  • Paraiso, Ocean Club Estates Paradise Island

    Paraiso is an immaculate 6 bedroom, 7.5 bathroom home with 151 feet of pristine white sand beach in the prestigious community of Ocean Club Estates. The grandeur of this home is evident as soon as you step inside and are greeted by an array of stately materials, including Mahogany and marble, welcoming you into an open-plan living space, bathed in natural light and oriented to capture breathtaking ocean views. Price: $US11,995,000

  • Bella Brisé, Albany

    Belle Brisé is a spacious 10,000-square-foot residential retreat looking out over Albany’s 18-hole championship golf course, site of the PGA’s Hero World Challenge. There are three bedrooms on the ground floor, one of which has a private entrance perfectly suited for house staff. Price: US$11,400,000

Looking fore more? Take some time to browse through all of our exclusively listed luxury homes for sale.

About Sotheby’s International Realty
The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has approximately 22,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in over 950 offices in 69 countries and territories worldwide. Each office is independently owned and operated.

About Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty
Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty has 11 offices located throughout the islands of the Bahamas, providing unsurpassed market knowledge of Abaco, Eleuthera, Exuma, Nassau, Paradise Island, Ocean Club Estates, Lyford Cay, Old Fort Bay and Private Islands. Head office 75 Shirley Street, Nassau. For additional information, please contact 242-322-2035 or info.Bahamas@SIR.com.