Foreign buyers invested 24.9 Billion in the Florida Real Estate Market 2017, making it incredibly helpful to work with Real Estate Agents that have international connections and speak multiple languages. German Real Estate Agent and Lawyer, Alexandra Janz and Juergen Haeringer open Alexandra Janz International Group Naples, to fill the gap left by traditional Real Estate Agencies in Naples, Florida.
Combining their decades of Real Estate and Legal expertise, German couple Juergen Haeringer and Alexandra Janz are blazing trails in the International Real Estate Market. Their first Real Estate office opened in Freiburg Germany in the early 2000s. In the decades since, Alexandra and Juergen have expanded their worldwide presence by emigrating from Germany and immigrating to the United States. Upon their arrival, they opened a luxury real estate office in Naples, Florida – perhaps the mecca of luxury living, especially amongst Europeans!
We sat down with the Naples Real Estate Professionals to learn more about their unique story.
Alexandra and Juergen, Tell us about where you are from:
“We are from Freiburg, the capital of the Black Forest area in Germany. Growing up in that region close to the borders of Switzerland and France and also not too far away from Italy we were always very international and open for other cultures. Not limited to Europe but all over the world. We traveled a lot and saw many continents and countries. But we always returned to America because we were thrilled by its width and diversity of landscapes. From California to the New York Islands, from the Red Wood Forest to the Gulf stream waters.
In Germany, Juergen worked as a general practitioner attorney, last as one of three partners in a law firm in Villingen in the black forest. Alexandra founded and ran her Real Estate Company since the early 2000s and became very well known, established and respected as a local business owner. We were active in several charity organizations as Kiwanis or Zonta. In our rare leisure time, we spent a lot of time with our beloved Golden Retriever, Kimba, who joined the family in 2005 and whom we left with a bleeding heart in Germany with Juergen’s sister because she was already too old for the move and the flight as well as for the Florida heat. Other than that, we love to work out in the gym! Alexandra – who was also a fitness instructor in Germany – more often than Juergen and Juergen did not only try to run as often as possible but also loves to watch Soccer matches of our local team in the Bundesliga. We also enjoyed the location where we lived with the vineyards and the beautiful landscape perfect to take the inline skates to go on a tour or the bikes to climb in the mountains.”
In the last years, Alexandra could also convince Juergen to try horseback riding because she dreamed about a stay at a Ranch in Arizona or some other states where horseback riding vacations like this are offered. They started with lessons for “western-style” riding which was a challenge also for Alexandra as she was used to the English style of horseback riding since her childhood. So in all not only work keeps us moving but also sport!
Why did you pick Naples as your place to live in America?
“Expanding our real estate business in our hometown Freiburg we started to market and sell Florida Real Estate to German and other European buyers in cooperation with local Realtors in Florida and California. Therefore, we came more and more frequently to Florida and started considering ways to spend more time here. Then fortune provided us with the opportunity to move to Florida permanently. Without hesitating we took the advantage and made our dream come true. When we came to Naples the first time we ended up on 5th Avenue. It reminded us very strongly of a European City with the elegant promenade like appearance. So, we started to learn more about Naples and Collier County. We discovered the beautiful beaches and nature as well as the prestigious neighborhoods and communities. We were also fascinated by the amount of social and cultural events to attend year-round. So it was not anymore a question of where more than finally when!”
Tell us about your arrival in Florida, was it an enjoyable move?
“We love the people and the warm welcome we experienced after our arrival. Everybody was and still is friendly and helpful. We also enjoy the rich amenities and the facilities to be active. Especially the active tennis community and the gym are our favorites. The design of the community feels like living in a huge park. Everything is very well maintained, clean and organized. Last but not least, we love the location because everything is close and easy to reach. What could be better?”
What’s your business and what makes your service special?
“We are Real Estate Agents working as a husband and wife team focusing on residential and investment properties. Coming from Europe and speaking four languages (German, English, Italian and French) we still have a lot of connections to Europe. Therefore, we cannot only take care of European buyers and lead them through the transaction but we also can provide many more marketing tools for sellers. Resulting from 18 years of experience in the international real estate business we also know about the differences in the home buying process and the cultures. Knowing about the searching criteria of international buyers especially from Europe we can address the marketing of properties directly to them. A good point considering that foreign buyers invested 24.9 Billion in the Florida Real Estate Market 2017. In Naples, 35 percent of the buyers are European Buyers. So, no seller wants to miss the opportunity to address this huge market and get more traffic and more interest in his property from a pool of buyers that he might other-wise not reach out to because he has no access to our marketing tools.”
“What makes our service also special is that we come from Real Estate and Legal backgrounds and as we work as a team, every customer always gets two for the price of one. We can handle more appointments at a time, more showings at a time and all paired with our personality, experience, and knowledge. And as certified Senior Real Estate Specialists, we excel at choosing senior housing options in the popular retirement communities in and around Naples.”
Between the years of experience in international real estate, the international connections and the many languages are spoken, if you need to contact a REALTOR in Naples Florida, calling professionals with an International presence sounds like its a great idea, especially in incredibly diverse areas such as Naples. Thank you to Alexandra and Juergen for walking us through your journey and best of luck here in the United States and back in Germany as well!
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Company Name: Alexandra Janz International Group Naples
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Phone: (239) 315-1079
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