Area of real estate expertise: Luxury real estate, active adult luxury real estate, country clubs
Qualities that make them successful real estate professionals: Understanding of the market, networking skills, marketing expertise, experience, the ability to creatively solve problems, ability to really listen, knowledge of financials that impact transactions and real estate decision-making for home purchase for builders and residents.
"Sing like no one's listening, dance like no one's watching and live like you're dying." This is Kathy and Seymour's motto and it fits. They love selling real estate and thoroughly enjoy working with clients together, giving their clients two highly successful real estate professionals working to achieve their client’s real estate goals. And since they’re best friends, they make sure the process is as enjoyable and stress-free as possible for their clients.
Seymour was President and owner of Fineman Furniture in Manhattan and owns commercial and residential rental properties in Manhattan and East Hampton, NY. His home furnishings expertise is especially valuable to clients downsizing or needing home staging to maximize a home's value. He built the family business into one of the largest, most respected furniture stores in New York City. Although the business closed in 2006, he still is active on furniture industry boards.
Kathy is a glass-ceiling breaker. She was the first female drug salesperson in New York and worked her way up to VP of Sales in the insurance industry and CEO of a high-tech home health care company, Alternate Care. She’s often been keynote speaker at marketing conventions and is an independent marketing consultant. A graduate of Notre Dame, she is the perpetual student, with numerous advanced degrees, designations and certifications in managed health care, marketing, insurance, home staging and real estate.
Both Kathy and Seymour specialize in luxury homes in Boynton Beach to Boca Raton and together sold over $12.5 million last year. Kathy has been recognized by the National Association of REALTORS® as an SRES, Senior Real Estate Specialist, for expertise selling homes for and to seniors over 50. This, coupled with her home health industry experience with the Visiting Nurse Service of NY, has provided their clients with unique expertise in selecting homes suitable for “aging in place” especially when buying in 55 Plus communities like Valencia Cove and Valencia Bay where they actively sell homes.
Kathy and Seymour have lived in several communities and country clubs in Boca Raton and Boynton Beach, including St. Andrews Country Club, the Polo Club and Valencia Cove. They are experts in luxury country club and gated community real estate. St. Andrews Country Club selected Kathy Fineman as St. Andrews Country Club Preferred Real Estate Agent for 3 years recognizing her as a St. Andrews "specialist" and praising her "expertise in local luxury real estate."
Kathy is a grateful 33-year cancer survivor committed to making her life matter. She started volunteering with handicapped children at age 12 and eventually became volunteer President of the Walter Kaner Children’s Foundation which helped over 300,000 handicapped children in New York. Kathy has also been one of 4,000 World Memory Project volunteers for the US Holocaust Memorial Museum and Ancestry.com, building a free online resource of information about Holocaust victims.
Both Kathy and Seymour are lifetime members of the Pap Corp for Cancer Research, mentors and volunteers on the Good Neighbor committees in their communities, helping single and disabled people when needed with hurricane and storm preparations. As part of their commitment to seniors, they also maintain a list of discounts available to Florida Seniors, www.FloridaSeniorDiscounts.com and those available specifically for the Valencia Cove and Valencia Bay 55Plus communities, www.ValenciaCoveDiscounts.com.
They can be found in their spare time, "Dancing and Laughing" among all their other activities including tennis, poker, canasta, crosswords, matchmaking, karaoke, and bridge...just to name a few!
Check out www.ValenciaCoveDiscounts.com, www.FloridaSeniorDiscounts.com and www.Fineman.com.