The Turks and Caicos Islands ranks high on the list of the most beautiful places in the world, a tropical paradise that is among the most popular travel destinations for those seeking out relaxation, a beautiful climate, beaches that rank among the best on the planet and an offshore tax free jurisdiction to boot.
Top Agent Blair MacPherson, co-owner of RE/MAX Real Estate Group TCI, understands how blessed he is to live and sell in this beautiful corner of the Caribbean. “The Turks and Caicos Islands are often advertised as the best place in the world to do nothing. I really enjoy the relaxed way of life the islands afford me. I have a boat and I like to fish, play golf and walk on the beach. I know that sounds like the perfect world, and I know I’m blessed to live where I live and do what I do. I love the location and I don’t miss those long Canadian winters.”
Blair began his career in real estate 25 years ago in Canada with a commercial real estate firm before relocating to the Turks and Caicos 15 years ago. Prior to that, he worked in sales and marketing, including stints with Hostess Frito-Lay and the Coca Cola company.
Despite his access to paradise, Blair’s downtime is fairly limited, as he is among the most sought-after realtors currently working on the Islands. While the Turks and Caicos are comprised of eight islands, the majority of Blair’s business transpires on the most densely populated of these, Providenciales. The majority of his business is made up of international clients who are looking to purchase their own small piece of paradise. Marketing, therefore, takes a decidedly different bent than most. “In our particular situation,” says Blair, “we focus heavily on internet marketing. It’s a little different than purchasing in your own country, city or town. Our clients are leaving their country to come here to invest in real estate, so a lot of the legwork and due diligence, so to speak, happens online combined with relying heavily on my honesty, integrity and market expertise to provide them the best advantage possible when making their final decision to purchase in the Turks and Caicos Islands.”
The properties he represents include villas, condos, and luxury vacation homes, and he also sells land for those who wish to build their island dream home. “We’ve stayed in our lane, focusing on high-end properties,” says Blair. “We’re not trying to be the leader in number of listings, we prefer to spend more time with our vendors and buyers, and offer better overall service. It’s proven to be a better business model for us and we’ve been successful with it.”
Despite the level of success that he’s achieved, it’s about much more than the transaction for Blair. “I really enjoy what I do,” he says. “I get the chance to meet people from all over the world, and I like to say I don’t just sell real estate, I’m more into making friends. Once you become friends with people and they respect and trust you, the real estate becomes a lot easier for them to buy. I’ve made tremendous friends from all over the world over the last fifteen years, and sold a fair amount of real estate along the way, I can’t ask for much more than that”
“Turks and Caicos is really an undiscovered Island and from a real estate standpoint the timing is really good, we’re on the front end of some considerable growth and development. The timing is great, the beauty is here, and we’re frequently rated as the number one beach in the world. We don’t have to sell the beauty.”
As for the future, Blair’s plan is to simply continue with what his company is already doing. “We’re happy with where we are positioned with the RE/MAX Fine Homes and Luxury Property brand,” he says. “I’m very happy with our branding and our position in the market.”
In other words, says Blair, “If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it.”
For more information about Blair MacPherson please call 649-432-5677
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