Watch: Top Engel & Völkers Agents On Real Estate During Quarantine

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Five of the most successful agents at Engel & Völkers from around the country joined Haute Residence for a webinar on the latest in real estate as it goes through quarantine measures and their outlook for the near future.

Lourdes Alatriste, Jennifer AmesPaul BensonPaul Gavriani, and Nicole Van Parys. were hosted by Haute Living's Erik Haase. The dynamic conversation also included questions submitted by the live viewers. Watch the webinar below.

About today's panelists:

Lourdes Alatriste: #1 Producer for Engel & Völkers Miami, top 250 in the USA per wall street journal

Jennifer Ames: Over $1.8 billion in career sales, top 10 overall in Chicago for 21 consecutive years

Paul Benson: CEO of Gestalt group and #1 agent with Engel & Völkers worldwide

Paul Gavriani: Top 5 agent at Engel & Völkers NY City, top 250 in the country per wall street journal

Nicole Van Parys: Top 100 in the USA overall, and top 10 with Engel & Völkers

Engel & Völkers webinar - Jennifer Ames, Lourdes Alatriste, Paul Benson, Paul Gavriani, Nicole Van Parys

Top: Jennifer Ames, left to right: Paul Gavriani, Lourdes Alatriste, Nicole Van Parys, Paul Benson

Highlight quotes:

Jennifer Ames: "The more affluent people are, the more they're... A lot of our sales have been under $1 million. The younger people are really excited about the low interest rates and they're getting out. They don't have money tied up in the stock market and they're pumped to take advantage of the deals that are out there."

Lourdes Alatriste: "Videos are beautiful and lure somebody in, but there is nothing like seeing it with your own eyes... In Florida, it has been easier to get around. I have been showing houses that are not owner-occupied. I get around with my mask and gloves."

Paul Benson: "Space is the new luxury. Clients are looking for space, privacy. They're looking to get on a trail, to be in a community that has a better hospital system that is not overrun... We have to have a plan that is long-term. It's going to be a moving target but we have to get used to doing business this way."

Paul Gavriani: "We have seen a tremendous amount of people fleeing to safety. There's a Spring market here in The Hamptons that never happened before in extremely high numbers. And the SUmmer market has kicked in. Because agents can't show (in person), people are renting things off of the listing."

Nicole Van Parys: "The quicker you come back from a tragedy, the quicker that you will understand other people's values. When you do, you can then give of yourself again, relate to your clients, and see what their needs are."

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