Gustavo Farfan O-Brien | One Sotheby's International Realty

About Gustavo Farfan O’Brien

When it comes to working with the best Realtors in the luxury real-estate market in South Florida, Gustavo Farfan is the first choice of property investors, buyers and sellers alike, whether they are local or international. Originally from Peru, Farfan has acquired his advanced education in Business Administration from the University of the Pacific in Lima. Before moving to Miami in 1997, he managed his family-owned real estate business in Lima-Peru.

Today, Farfan is recognized as a leading, trusted and qualified Realtor in Miami, a reputation built on serving the industry for over 20 years. At present, he is working as a Global Real Estate Advisor with ONE Sotheby’s International Realty – one of the elitist real estate companies, globally.

His attributes like strong work ethics, professionalism, excellent negotiation and marketing skills, commitment towards customers, and profound domestic and international real estate market knowledge has earned Farfan the trust and respect of both contemporaries and clients all over the world.

Specializing in luxury and ultra-luxury residential and commercial real estate; Farfan’s main areas of expertise are the Miami Metropolitan coastal areas, including Miami Beach, South Beach, North Beach, Sunny Isles, Golden Beach, Aventura, Brickell, Downtown Miami, Bal Harbour, Bay Harbour Islands, Surfside, Bayshore Point, North Bay Village, Coral Gables, Gables-by-the-Sea, Coconut Grove, Cocoplum, Pinecrest, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood and Hallandale Beach. Farfan is dedicated to helping his VIP clients find and close the best luxury properties, buying, selling and investment deals at the price that has them smiling and in a timeframe faster than they have imagined. He works in the best interest of his clients which is clearly evident from his customer-focused approach.

He boasts a large and ever-growing customer base of international and local high-end clients which include celebrities, athletes and CEOs of elite corporations worldwide. When dealing with VIP clients, Farfan understands the importance of maintaining their privacy and it is his top priority to ensure that client privacy is well-protected and never compromised.

To help clients secure the best real estate deals on or off the market, Farfan never hesitates to go the extra mile. He utilizes his full potential and goes beyond it to capture the best opportunities for his clients. He leverages on his deep real estate market knowledge, access to the large inventory of luxury properties in Miami that he has through ONE Sotheby’s International Realty, and his global network of brokers and customers that he has developed over time. All this allows him to successfully identify and connect buyers with sellers, and help his clients realize their home-ownership dreams and wealth-building goals.

Some of the many qualities that truly make Farfan best at what he does include his ability to analyze properties sold in the area in recent months and comparing them with the properties for sale on the market today. He puts his experience and market knowledge to best use to identify real estate investment opportunities and forecast market trends. This gives his customers the advantage of investing early and at a lower price before the demand and prices skyrocket for the properties in a particular area.

His flawless understanding of 1031 Exchange deferred tax system and tax benefits of purchasing a home through a limited liability corporation (LLC) gives him a competitive edge over other Realtors in the market. And his knack for finding off-market properties, analyzing and negotiating various types of commercial properties including land for development, multi-family homes, buildings, offices, hotels, condo-hotels, and extended-stay programs yielding high returns truly makes him a force to reckon with.

Farfan’s ability to serve foreign clients with same zeal and fervor makes him a top-rated Realtor international. He helps investor/immigrants pinpoint profit churning business opportunities that qualify for the American Residence (EB-5) in the shortest possible time, through a Regional Center approved by the United States Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS).

He has a proven track record in sales of both luxury and ultra-luxury properties that are ready-to-occupy and under-construction. He has been an owner and operated several general real estate companies and has served as director of sales of several iconic high-rise buildings in Miami such as the Trump-Sonesta Hotel and Towers; The Sonesta Condo-Hotel in Coconut Grove; The Ocean Point Condo-Hotel in Sunny Isles and the Fortune House Condo-Hotel in Brickell.

Farfan is in the business to develop long-term and trust-based relationships with his clients and to ensure this; he delivers superior customer experience from start to finish. Knowing how crucial communication is in this business, he uses his linguistic skills to facilitate communication between him and his clients, bridging the communication gap. He is proficient in three languages: Spanish, English and Portuguese.
Additionally, Farfan optimizes the power of technology for maximum client exposure when listing and marketing properties of his clients online and giving them global exposure.

An adventure seeker at heart, Farfan loves indulging in adventure sports. And there is no surprise that he has a commercial pilot’s license validated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Formula 3 racing license issued by the International Federation of Automobile (FIA).

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