Recognized as one of the top-producing leaders in the Naples real estate market, with numerous media write-ups for achievement, James Bates has established an impressive reputation for listing and selling the very finest luxury real estate properties in the area. He currently ranks in the top 1% of all realtors in Naples for sales and has been consistently recognized with prestigious awards for his achievements.
James is the rare professional that operates at the highest level of achievement day in and day out. No one has a better sense of the market, but more importantly, James has a remarkable instinct for understanding what properties make the most sense to consider and how the properties are positioned in the market. He understands pricing and the business aspects of any transaction. I trust James’s integrity and advice explicitly. He puts the client’s interests first. It has been a very rewarding experience and a true pleasure to work with James.— Jack R.
I have spent my career in business and have had wide exposure to professionals in a great variety of fields. There are several qualities I look for that have served me well in my 35+ year career. Honesty, integrity, expertise, and knowledge of the field, as well as attitude, are critical to me. Not only does James possess all of these traits, but he also redefines them. My wife Jeri and I recently bought a condominium in Naples, James’s knowledge of the market and his relationships with peers proved to be most helpful. It was obvious to me that he is a very respected member of the Naples real estate community. James took care of all the negotiations...— Mark & Jeri R.
I sincerely thank you for locating a buyer for my home. As you may know, I interviewed four other agents before engaging you to market my property. I have not been disappointed in my choice. You have consistently shown a willingness to listen to my point of view, while sometimes encouraging me to alter my view in order to display my home to its maximum value. I have been impressed with the wide range of exposure you were able to get for me. Your knowledge of the local market, together with your international contacts, your professionalism, and your negotiating ability, were all important in getting this job done. Again, I interviewed all the top-sel...— Dale B.
When I met James Bates it was readily apparent that he was the right person to represent us. The house needed someone who was not just familiar with Naples and houses like this one but with the particular buyers who would be attracted to it. He priced the house perfectly and we are glad he did, as he was able to secure more than other brokers thought possible. We would strongly recommend James to anyone who wants not just a person of quality, but also someone who goes above and beyond the norm. Not only was he with us every step of the way, but, we knew that he was, and that is worth its weight in gold.— Murph O. & Kathy B.
We welcome the opportunity to recommend James W. Bates. We felt fortunate to find a realtor with such outstanding qualities. After researching twelve realtors and hosting six realtor site interviews, he ranked high above the other candidates. He exhibited so many fine qualities that we were hoping to find in our listing agent. To our delight, he exceeded our expectations throughout the course of our listing. Although our listing contract was for six months, he brought us several offers that allowed us to sell our house in only six weeks.— Mike & Gloria M.
Maggie was very thorough and organized during our time together. She has good people who are available to her and they participate if she sees the need. She picked me up prepared and ready to tackle the job that was ahead of us. She made sure to have everything we needed to put the sale together. And made the process fun while looking and purchasing the house. She continues to maintain contact and has been helpful with the relocation. She is a people pleaser and always is upbeat and positive.— Buyer
We strongly recommend Maggie Ives to sell your house. After my mother's death, my wife asked on our neighborhood's website in Fort Myers for realtor recommendations to sell mom's house in Naples. Multiple glowing endorsements came in for Maggie. From our first conversation with Maggie, her energy and enthusiasm were obvious. Her suggestions on staging and pricing the house were spot-on, and it sold quickly. We have nothing but positive things to say about Maggie Ives.— Seller
Thank you, James, for your attention to every detail in listing and selling our home in Park Shore. We listed Monday, pictures on Tuesday and accepted one of 3 offers on Wednesday. James is a great negotiator and has a marvelous team in Susan who was there for us throughout answering any question we had. We couldn’t have made a better decision in having James as our realtor.— Bob & Gretchen O.
Selling a home that has been in the family for over four decades is a very emotional experience. Maggie Ives went over and above what is expected. Her sensitivity, knowledge, expertise, and professionalism are beyond any exceptions. The entire process from beginning to closing was perfect. I would highly recommend and use Maggie Ives if ever needed in the future.— Seller
We loved working with James! His knowledge of the market is superb. His marketing is top-notch! He was able to sell our condo quickly. James and his team are very easy to work with, friendly, and professional. We can definitely say that his reputation as the top luxury Realtor is truly deserved! We most highly recommend James!— Gary & Irene M.
We are writing to express our appreciation for the wonderful and professional way in which Mr. Bates has handled our sale. In a difficult market, Mr. Bates was still able to bring a buyer and seller together. He is a valuable asset to your organization and should be commended for his excellent work.— Andrew P.
We found James to have a terrific work ethic, a positive and enthusiastic state of mind, and a truly exemplary ethical and responsible communication skill set. We believe that our house would likely be on the market for future years if it were not for James putting our deal together.— Rob R.
Maggie's energy made purchasing a home fun and exciting. Truly a professional with the local knowledge and the wherewithal to find listings before they even reach the market. Looking forward to working with Maggie again as I am sure this will not be my last home.— Don B.
James has gone way beyond the call of duty in all stages to make our experience truly exceptional. We really feel that James is looking out for our best interests at every step of the way. Everything James does for us is five-star service.— Patrick & Gayle C.
James exhibits all the attributes of a successful real estate professional, honesty and integrity; he is also a “real nice guy and fun to work with”. James made it all come together.— Mitch K.
You have been so professional and helpful with this sale. Don’t know what we would have done without you. Your service goes far beyond any other we have ever known or worked with.— Charlette D.
As for James, he’s a consummate professional, a good and decent human being, and he represents your interests with extreme diligence. The world could certainly use more like him.— Will D.
We appreciate all the years you have helped us navigate our way to find the home that works perfectly for us! You so much more than just our realtor, thank you, friend!— Mike & Jennifer K.
Congratulations, you’re the class act in Naples.— Buyer | Seller
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