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I was born and raised in a Real Estate family. My Dad opened up one of the first Real Estate companies, Sarkis Realty, Inc., on the famed Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood back in 1965. I remember as a child skimming through the Real Estate section of the Sunday Times newspaper and looking at all the huge mansions that were for sale, often times clipping some of the best and putting them up on my wall in hopes of one day owning them. Some of my hobbies include travel (of course!) photography, hiking, waterfalls, snorkeling & diving, rafting, kayaking, skiing and basketball. My parents used to take my sister and I on vacations quite often. I remember one of our first trips was in 1976 to the summer Olympic games in Montreal. As an avid skier, I had skied quite a few resorts in the U.S, but only heard of the beauty and majesty of the Alps in Europe. One year on a whim, I joined a group from New York for a weeklong ski trip to Interlaken, Switzerland where I ended up being roommates with a cousin from Boston I never knew I had. From then on, each year, it was a different country and resort in Europe. I’ve been fortunate to not only ski many of the top resorts in Europe, but also to do lots of sightseeing along the way. In 2007 as I was on a Mexican Riviera cruise, one of the excursions took us from Cozumel to Playa Del Carmen. I instantly fell in love with the pristine white sand beaches and knew this was somewhere I wanted to buy a vacation home. As I did some research, I found what was a new concept to me at that time, full ownership in hotel resorts, also known as condo hotels or condo-tels to be a great option as it doubled down as an investment. I put my deposit in during pre-construction and once completed I was able to go to as I pleased. While I was away, the resort would rent it out like a regular hotel and after a pre-determined split, the hotel would deposit my share of the income into my account.
I am a California Licensed Real Estate Broker since 2001. I sell both Residential and Commercial properties. I am a GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute) and RSPS (Resort & Second Home Property Specialist). Whether you are looking for a vacation/2nd home, an investment property or interested in luxury travel, you’ve come to the right place.
My personal Real Estate website is www.AraSellsRE.com.
I love hearing from you! I can be reached via email here.