Cary is looking for the client who wants an exceptional realtor to represent them. Cary works 7 days a week and will tackle your project, whether on the buy or sell side, like it’s his only project. He will give you his undivided attention, his vast background of knowledge, and expertise. Cary loves the real estate business and his enthusiasm is infectious.
Background: Economics, Law, Entrepreneur
You will find Cary’s background rather unique among real estate professionals. He has dual degrees in finance and economics from the University of Illinois. He later earned a Juris Doctor at DePaul Law School in Chicago and was admitted to the Illinois Bar. Rather than following a legal career, he opted to enter the family home furnishings textile business. As an entrepreneur, he grew the textile business over a 30-year period 20-fold and successfully sold it to Leggett and Platt, a Fortune 500 Company.
Jupiter, Florida: Golf & Real Estate
In 1998, Cary moved to Admirals Cove in Jupiter, Florida to escape the harsh winters in Chicago. Once a low single-handicap golfer, 2 back operations forced Cary to give up golf and pursue a 2nd career in Real Estate, joining his son Jeffrey, the #1 agent for Illustrated Properties out of 703 agents. Quite proud of his son, with Jeffrey’s training and Cary’s entrepreneurial skillset, it soon became apparent that Cary’s primary role would be to work with high net-worth clients, a natural fit given his background.
Cary has sold homes, condos, and vacant land on the north end of Jupiter Island to Boca Raton on the south end. He specializes in properties in excess of $1 million, in gated golf and non-gated communities such as The Bear’s Club, Admirals Cove, Old Palm, Old Marsh, Frenchman’s Creek, Mirasol, Jupiter Key, Singer Island, Oceanfront, Intracoastal, and Loxahatchee River.
New Construction, Staging, Design, Furnishings
Cary’s background in art & design and his trained eye have given clients confidence in allowing him to suggest proper staging of homes and properly preparing your home for sale. Most buyers have difficulty with cluttered interiors, unusual paint colors, and neglected areas in need of repair. Cary will suggest you get your home pre-inspected and correct everything the inspector finds of significance. This will keep deals from falling apart or your buyer from asking for a substantial discount on closing day.
On the buy side, Cary's background has given clients confidence in allowing him to suggest purchases of not only existing homes, but tear-downs, remodeling, and new construction. He currently has 5 houses under various stages of construction where he has helped with both the architecture and interior design. He knows the honest builders and interior designers, as well as the ones to stay away from.
Cary is ‘in his element’, so to speak, negotiating on behalf of his clients. He loves that part of the business. He is a seasoned, professional negotiator, having bought and sold 100s of millions of dollars of real estate and textiles. Cary will go to battle for you and you can be assured he will not leave any money on the table.
Father and Son, Their Work Ethic
Both Cary and Jeff have always had an enormous work ethic; they can be found rising early and working late into the night to service their clients. Together, father, son, and the Echo Fine Properties team sold and rented over 250 properties last season.
“Dear Jeff & Cary: I have been remiss that in all this time I have not called you with regard to the sale of 252 Eagle and the purchase of 103 Tresana. Our feeling is you and your firm did an exemplary job in selling our home and aided in the purchase of our new home. Your marketing was was absolutely outstanding with regard to content, color and product presentation.”