Realtor: John Christie
John Christie is the VP, Managing Director and leading agent for H.G. Christie Ltd. in The Bahamas, a company established by his grand-uncle, Harold George (H.G.) in 1922.
John's impressive real estate lineage, intuitive navigation of the market and savvy negotiation skills make him one of the islands' perennial brokers. With focus on enduring principles and integrating progressive techniques he has generated a vast portfolio of celebrity, high profile and discerning clients.
What is ‘hot’ in The Bahamas real estate market?
Everything is ‘hot’ in The Bahamas. Dormant properties – victims of the economic downturn, are now selling with a ‘solid head of steam’. Areas experiencing robust activity include Eleuthera, the Ocean Club and Sandyport in Nassau. Great opportunities remain, but are evaporating as the market ‘heats up’. My ‘hot tip’: seek sluggish, desirable areas and act.
What is your number one tip for buyers?
Make sure you engage a well-qualified attorney. Seek a lawyer with a great track record in the real estate industry and who works for a reputable and financially stable law firm and of course, choose a licensed agent who can offer good guidance.
What is your key piece of advice for sellers?
Today’s buyer is largely concerned about over paying and is more equipped with information than ever before; empowering them to ascertain real market values prior to making offers. Therefore, if a seller is serious about selling, they need to move ahead with offers reflective of the current market.
Describe your journey to becoming a broker?
My competitive nature in sports developed a strong drive to succeed and yielded early musical performance triumph. During this time enjoyment of our fan base honed my people skills and intuitive ability to read people. Maturity shifted my priorities to family and led me to embrace a real estate career, drawing on all of my innate strengths.
How do you wind down on the weekend?
Bahamian waters are like liquid therapy. They wash away stress. I love to sail, swim and be on a boat of any form. For thinking things through, I pound the terra firma, and for the ultimate escape, I turn to playing music.
Use 5 words to sum up life in The Bahamas.
Paradoxical, intoxicating, rejuvenating, connected and unplugged.
JOHN’S BAHAMAS PROPERTY PICKS
SADDLEBACK CAY, EXUMA CAYS
Easily accessed 35-acre island oasis with accommodations and sandy beaches is a great opportunity.
CONTACT US FOR DETAILS. Internet Ref. XS11193
OCEAN CLUB ESTATES, PARADISE ISLAND
Impressive 5 bedroom, 5.5 bath canal front residence includes a guest cottage, dock and boat lift.
US$5,890,000 Internet Ref. JS00156
WINDERMERE ISLAND, ELEUTHERA
This 4 bedroom designer home on 2.5 acres combines an exclusive location with fine details.
$3,695,000 . Internet Ref. ES11144
OCEAN CLUB RESIDENCES, PARADISE ISLAND
The best priced unit in Ocean Club, this 3 bedroom condo is pure luxury defined.
$2,295,000 . Internet Ref. JS00166
For more information contact John Christie:
- Call: 242.322.1041
- Visit: www.hgchristie.com
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