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
Rachel is the Leader of Brokerage of Terra Caribbean and Terra Luxury, responsible for overseeing 17 rental and sales agents across both entities. With over 14 years of experience in the Barbados real estate market, she's also one of the most trusted and top-performing agents on the island.
Driven by the mantra 'knowledge is power', Rachel has a keen eye for real estate trends and openly shares insights and market knowledge with her clients. This sets them up for success to find the best place to live, capitalize on the most lucrative investments, or lock down the best offer for their property.
Rachel's candid advice, marketing savviness, and relentless work ethic give her clients the edge to win in all their real estate endeavours.
Value strong leadership and transparency? Contact Rachel McCartney to help guide your real estate experience in Barbados.
Selling my home was an emotional situation. My love affair with Barbados goes back to 1990.... so having made the decision to sell I wanted the best advisors. Rachel Edwards at Terra Luxury has been instrumental in my viewings and while the initial stages were somewhat unfavorable, she was always confident that the right buyer would come along. Rachel is friendly, yet professional and has a very compassionate nature: she contacted me weekly and reassured me that the next few steps would be victorious as it was. My house was sold, at a favourable price and much gratitude to Rachel and her team, I am able to move on towards my next journey in Mexico. - Soraya Ho Sing Loy - Mexico
Rachel is an exceptionally competent real estate professional who is highly knowledgeable and fun to work with. She is smart, diligent highly responsive, cool under pressure and does not waste your time. Overall, a great real estate purchase experience in a short space of time. I can recommend her without hesitation. - Chris Matthews – CEO AT HG (BERMUDA) LIMITED
Rachel Edwards is a Real Estate professional who clearly loves what she does for a living and that manifests in how she deals with her clients and sales prospects. Rachel's professionalism, her energy and her attention to details, her can do attitude endears her to you. She follows up and follows through and would be my realtor of choice for any sale or purchase. - Ella Hoyos – Principal at Rockley Law Group
Rachel is the kind of realtor any property owner would want to engage. Very personable,easy to work with,knowledgable,pro-active and very responsive before,during and after the transaction is completed. She is driven to deliver outstanding performance for her clients. - Peter N. Boos FCA, Founder and Chairman at ASPIRE-helping charities help
Testimonial of David Bonham:
Rachel McCartney & Terra Luxury
24th October 2022
In the current challenging international economy developing a high-value and productive relationship with a top real estate agent is a formidable task.
In our sector so many facets of real estate integrate in order to provide true success. So, to achieve that critical mix, I asked myself how I would find a truly focussed professional in the Caribbean with that complex mix of deep market understanding, international reach, a true sense of value combined with the size to be both powerful but also be able to care about every small detail of my needs.
In addition, both timing and clear thinking are key, combined with bags of common sense that ensure that my deal is not only the right one, but that it stays on track. So many things can go wrong during the acquisition or sale of real estate and the prevailing sensitivities of both buyer and vendor can easily end in disaster. So being a “people person” is vital.
When searching for that very special flagship development in Barbados I needed an agent who would take time to understand exactly what I was searching for. Not only that, but my company Bonham & Bonham works only in the high-end of the property market and was searching for not only a very specific property, but one in a location that would provide real gravitas to our company when it was developed.
When I met Rachel McCartney of Terra Luxury it quickly became clear that she was no ordinary real estate agent. Just like every meeting that develops into a successful business relationship, the first moment of our briefing session were critical. I was careful to understand her ability, can she really help me? Does she have the contacts and the focus to work hard for me? Will she stay the course?
More than that, we all know that retaining the attention of any property agent is not easy - they have so much going on that the guy that shouts loudest get the attention - but not with Rachel! For the whole search process from beginning to end she made me feel like I was her only client. That is a tough call when operating in a busy and demanding market.
From beginning to the end of a very successful deal in Barbados, Rachel remained focused throughout. She became not simply a provider of real estate search and transaction services, but a partner in finding the right property and then staying with the deal to ensure the later development of the site was the right one.
All in all, Rachel McCarney and Terra Luxury are an outstanding professional real estate agent in the Caribbean market that possess both true professionalism and integrity.
They are clearly second to none.
In trying to satisfy our clients, our vendors and the market during this uncertain time we learned a thing or two about constantly adapting, innovating, educating and being active mediators/negotiators in every single deal that came our way.The past few months to say the least have been a whirlwind for us at The Terra Group.
Most know me as a “social butterfly”, “Hotfoot”, “Robot” … It’s ok, I am not offended by your name calling. That’s what I thrive on. I feed off the energy of my team, clients and friends. The first day that we decided to get our teams to work remotely I asked Andrew if I could take my chair home for my bad back and he said I could take anything but the toilet paper. Shain grabbed my chair for me and we walked through the office looking like bandits, threw it in my trunk and I started to head home. I remember speaking to Hayden on the way home about the plans for our full team and I remember feeling like I was in a bad movie. A client today said to me, “It’s not a bad movie this is a freaking horror show”.
It’s 2020! I always start the year with reflecting (not looking back… because the only time to do that is when you are reversing) on achievements and then use that to frame my mind on what I want for myself and my team.
What a year 2019 was! Some may say it wasn’t great but I think it’s where your mindset was. I saw growth; growth with my team, stronger bonds and in turn more sales due to cooperation and with the known fact that two heads (or sometimes 21 heads) are better than one.
This blog is not only about the top 10 sales for 2019 but what I learned from my resilient team and the process along the way. They really are a bunch of rockstars!
Here we go!
Everyone’s first is a little awkward … right?
At the stroke of midnight on 1st January 2019, I said to myself that this is the year I will buy my first home. Since I moved to Barbados, I have rented a total of 9 properties. Never have I felt settled. Never have I felt good about paying rent and upkeeping someone else’s home when I knew that it wasn’t mine.
Our Sales Manager, Rachel Edwards shares what she’s been up to last month...vacation deets, sales, and more!
Growing up in our family home in Trinidad, I remember fondly many Saturday evenings curling up on the couch next to my dad watching his favorite show Star Trek. My dad worked harder than anyone I knew then and to this date I can hand on heart say, he still works harder than anyone I know now.
Our Sales Manager, Rachel Edwards hopes to spread some love and gratitude in her new blog post.
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.
Our Sales Manager, Rachel Edwards shares three things she learned from her three deals for the month of May.
Our Sales Manager, Rachel Edwards gives you a brief overview of what the month of April looked like for her.
Being a huge fan of anything Michelle touches in terms of restaurant design and service and in total adoration of anything Larry cooks, I was beside myself when he called to ask if I could come to be a ‘guinea pig’ for Dockside at Port Ferdinand. This is the new masterpiece of Larry and Michelle Rogers, which is nestled in Port Ferdinand.
As the Winter Season rolls into 2018, it seems timely to share empirical insight on what $1M can buy. There has never been a better time than the current real estate market to purchase a home in Barbados.
Real estate market trends reveal that homes listed for at least 2 to 3 seasons, with no successful buyers, has caused sellers to rethink their property prices for an advantageous sale. To accommodate this, motivated sellers may be willing to work out a mutually beneficial deal with an attractive offer or adjust their properties’ prices to snag the right buyer. For west coast buyers this is excellent news as that exclusive market now has the best property prices that it has seen in the past 10 years!”
So, that said, what can $1M get you? Luxury. West Coast Living and yes… Beachfront property!