By Linde Hyder
From the pristine beaches of St. Augustine to the picturesque waters of Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway to the scenic shores of the St. John’s River, nobody knows Northeast Florida’s waterfront like Stefanie Bernstein. A local resident since 2001, Stefanie has been marketing real estate since 2002 and knows St. Augustine like the back of her hand. The depth of her expertise and years of experience are vital to successfully purchasing or selling a waterfront property due to the different bodies of water available and the nuances associated with each of them.
“Working with an agent who has in-depth knowledge of the many waterfront communities available here and what they have to offer is key,” explains Stefanie. “I start by determining what a buyer needs and then I direct them to the properties that meet those needs, which saves them a great deal of time in their home search.”
When determining her clients’ objectives, Stefanie finds out their reasons for wanting a waterfront property. Do they need a place to dock their boat on the Intracoastal or are they looking for the best fishing spot on the St. John’s River? Or, do they want a place to enjoy morning coffee while watching the sun rise over the Atlantic Ocean?
Stefanie’s unique understanding of coastal construction, erosion patterns and lot elevations enables her to find the property best suited to her clients’ needs. Equally important is the information she can provide regarding deepwater areas that can accommodate large boats and the costs associated with dock and pier construction.
A Broker Associate with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty since 2012, Stefanie’s success in selling waterfront properties is without question. Recognized among the top agents in St. John’s County since her third year in real estate, she sold in excess of $24 million in real estate last year, earning her distinction as the Top Listing and Top Selling Agent for her company.
Stefanie excels at her work because of her passion for the area in which she lives and works.
“As soon as I saw the beautiful beaches surrounding St. Augustine, I knew this was where I wanted to be,” states Stefanie. “The city is growing, but it still has that friendly hometown feel and there’s a great quality of life here. I don’t know why anyone would want to live anywhere else.”
Stefanie Bernstein, Broker/Associate, Luxury Collection Specialist
(904) 669-5134 | Stefanie@FloridaNetworkRealty.com
www.HomesForSaleInStAugustine.com | www.StefanieBernstein.com