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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.

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 in real estate production in the area. 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 $16,000,000, a record-breaking price at the time and shortly thereafter, negotiating the second most expensive sale for $13,500,000. James’ most recent luxury sales include a waterfront estate in Port Royal for $15,000,000, an Olde Naples estate home, one block to the beach, for $7,400,000, an ultra-modern estate on a private lake for $6,725,000 and an Olde Naples lakefront home, steps to the beach, for $8,500,000.

James’ distinguished 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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