Terra Luxury caters to the niche luxury property market in Barbados. We deliver exceptional real estate services, resources and knowledge to clients who want to sell, purchase or rent the island’s finest properties. Our mission is to ensure that our clients feel comfortable and confident to make informed decisions. A continued partnership with leading global property firm, Knight Frank, strengthens our international reach by reinforcing the exclusivity of Terra Luxury homes and extending our services to discerning clients worldwide who aspire to own an exquisite property in Barbados.X
Karyn is a Sales and Rental Agent at Terra Luxury, working closely with worldwide clients to assist in the sale, purchase or rental of luxury homes in Barbados. She joined Terra Caribbean team in 2005, and over the years, has worked in various capacities within the company such as holiday rentals, marketing, and brokerage. Always seeking to improve her abilities and knowledge, Karyn completed the UBC Real Estate Law and Ethics programme and the UBC Valuations programme in 2011. She graduated within the top 10 percentile of her class in both courses. In 2015, Karyn was honoured with the Highest Sales Growth award at Terra Caribbean. Karyn has previous experience in restaurant management and holds a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Administration from Florida International University. Karyn’s favorite pastimes are spending time with her daughter and husband, travelling to faraway destinations, and sinking into a good novel.
We first came to Barbados for a cruise that I had received for my 50th birthday, 4 years ago. During our time on the island, we absolutely fell in love with the climate and the people. Switch to 8 months later, when we were back in Canada from Europe where we lived at the time, we did a side trip to Barbados. We were met by Karyn at our hotel, the Butterfly if memory serves. On the South Coast. Immediately, we liked Karyn. She was cheerful, all smiles, and a true pleasure to be around. We came back to Barbados the following February, (2016) and Karyn found us a wonderful rental property for us to live in while we looked for our dream home. We stayed at this property until the end of May 2016, and in that time Karyn must have shown us every possible house that was for sale on this entire island. We went North, South, and settled on West. Finally. Karyn would pick us up at our rental in Sandy Lane, she would have pages prepared for the houses/condos/castles that we were going to go to to take a look. During our many many many days together we discovered how professional Karyn is, how well she does her job, how she is never pushy (which is the absolute worst thing for an agent to be, to be our agent!), and how, no matter how many houses/condos/castles she showed us and we Ixnayed each and every one, she always left us with a smile. We began our search on the South Coast with a bungalow, which was around $350,000 USD. We soon discovered that pricing on Barbados would require us to come to the table with a wee bit more cash. Hence, the showing us of houses/condos/castles! We finally settled on a little sea side villa in St. James that required a full year of renovation. We are now very happily ensconced in our happy home, Karyn pops by every now and then when she is driving by just to say hello and to make sure all is well with us. We could not give Karyn Fakoory a higher recommendation for her tireless efforts on our behalf, her winning charm, her knowledge of the properties of the island, her many many contacts and finally, that contagious smile that she always greets you with every time you see her! - Brent McCarthy & Peder Berggren, Barbados
I have known and worked with Karyn for a number of years and throughout that time Karyn has proven to be someone I can rely on. We have worked on a number of transactions for vendors and purchasers and Karyn has always been a beacon of professionalism and a doyen to Terra Caribbean and the real estate market in Barbados. - Warren D. Mottley B.Sc. LL.B, Attorney-at-Law
I am one of the few who have had the pleasure of traveling recently. My youngest sister got married in Miami in January, and my Mum, my sister and I flew up to attend. Other than everyone having on masks at Miami International Airport, you would not really notice a big difference in getting through the airport, both entering and leaving.
When arriving in Barbados, however, it is very obvious that this is not business as usual.
There is no place like home…no truer words have been said, especially in the midst of our current reality.
Most of my clients have heard me say, “you have to kiss a lot of frogs!”. I am referring to the number of houses that you sometimes have to see before you find THE ONE. Searching for the perfect home, whether it be the primary home for you and your family or a second (or third) home, brings with it a lot of emotions: excitement, anxiety, impatience, surprise and sometimes even resignation.
If you were to take a poll, and ask - “What’s the difference between furnished, appliances only and unfurnished?” - you will get a myriad of answers. Funnily enough, even though each answer will vary there lies a bit of truth in each one. The definition of these terms will vary from property to property, but I have broken down the essentials that you need to know.
They do not call us Little England for nothing! My car stereo is locked onto BBC as my listening choice while I am on the road, and Brexit has been the trending topic for the last couple of years, and especially now with October 31st looming overhead. Will there be a No-deal Brexit? What will this mean for the UK going forward?
If you are anything like me, then you too are obsessed with HGTV, and especially shows like Fixer Upper, Love it or List It, Flip or Flop etc. You get the picture. These shows take “ugly duckling” homes and transform them into dream homes. I always think, why can’t we do that here?
Terra Luxury is commandeered by a team of dedicated and knowledgeable professionals who make sure that the expectations surrounding premium living on an island are met and surpassed. Today, we introduce you to the who’s who of Terra Luxury team.