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Principal and Luxury Real Estate Specialist

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 during his eighteen years at the very top. His remarkable success is underscored by an impressive personal sales portfolio exceeding one billion dollars, James is consistently positioned within Florida’s top 100 and ranks among an exclusive few of elite Naples Realtors.

Originally from England, James’ background in real estate development and historic renovation, teamed with his enthusiasm for unusual and luxurious homes, has given him the crucial edge. He has cultivated a niche in the Naples luxury real estate market, having listed and sold an impressive array of luxury real estate throughout Naples including the historic “Addison Mizner” beachfront estate in Olde Naples for a record-breaking price at the time and shortly thereafter, negotiating the second most expensive sale in downtown. James recently closed on three separate beachfront homes in Olde Naples ranging from $17,000,000 to $19,750,000 plus the most recent highest price beach front condo sale in the City of Naples at $18,950,000.

James’ U.S. and International clients recognize and rely on his extensive market knowledge, keen negotiating skills, high level of service, and priceless connections. Every property he lists becomes the centerpiece to an aggressive marketing campaign through Premier Sotheby’s International Realty’s powerful and sophisticated marketing programs, showcasing the home to prospective buyers across South Florida and the world. Buyers too, find his unsurpassed market knowledge, skills, and experience invaluable. He serves as one of the leading Realtors to CEOs, International investors, and affluent families looking to buy or sell properties in Naples. James has built his brand and cemented his reputation as a confidant to luxury home sellers and buyers alike who demand discreet, uncompromising client confidentiality, exceptional service, and extraordinary results.


Our Distinguished U.S. And International Clients Recognize and Rely on Our Extensive Market Knowledge, Keen Negotiating Skills, High Level of Service and Priceless Connections.

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