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Rachel McCartney

About Rachel

Rachel is not only the Sales Manager of Terra Caribbean and Terra Luxury but in tandem is an active agent. She is responsible for overseeing the sales and rentals team of both entities comprising 16 professional, talented, and experienced agents. 
 
With over ten years under her belt, Rachel joined the Terra Caribbean team in 2009; in 2012, she moved on to Luxury Sales under the sister brand, Terra Luxury.  In 2015 Rachel became the Sales Manager and, in 2019, she advanced into the role of Sales Leader for the entire Brokerage division. 
 
Driven by the mantra "knowledge is power," Rachel completed the UBC Real Estate Law and Ethics programme in 2010, graduating within the top 10 percentile of her class, and in 2011 she completed the UBC Valuations programme. Rachel is a passionate, kind, and highly-motived individual with vast experience working with local and overseas clients.

 

 

Professional Training

  • Graduate UBC Real Estate Law and Ethics programme and the UBC Valuations

Involvement

  •  Member Barbados Estate Agents & Valuers Association

Comments by Clients:

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

 

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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.

 

Agent's Articles

July & August Wrap Up

Posted on Wed September 16, 2020 | By Rachel McCartney , Leader - Brokerage


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.

Greetings From My Desk

Posted on Tue March 31, 2020 | By Rachel McCartney, Leader - Brokerage

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”.

Monthly Wrap Up

Posted on Thu January 09, 2020 | By Rachel McCartney, Leader - Brokerage

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!

Buying a Home as a Real Estate Agent

Posted on Wed November 06, 2019 | By Rachel Edwards, Leader - Brokerage

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.

You need to relax ….

Posted on Fri September 06, 2019 | By Rachel Edwards

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Our Sales Manager, Rachel Edwards shares what she’s been up to last month...vacation deets, sales, and more! 

Resistance Is Futile

Posted on Mon August 12, 2019 | By Rachel Edwards

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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.

Gratitude

Posted on Tue July 09, 2019 | By Rachel Edwards

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Our Sales Manager, Rachel Edwards hopes to spread some love and gratitude in her new blog post. 

The Who’s Who

Posted on Wed June 19, 2019 | By Terra Luxury

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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. 

May Wrap Up

Posted on Wed June 05, 2019 | By Rachel Edwards

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Our Sales Manager, Rachel Edwards shares three things she learned from her three deals for the month of May. 

Month End Wrap Up

Posted on Tue May 07, 2019 | By Rachel Edwards

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Our Sales Manager, Rachel Edwards gives you a brief overview of what the month of April looked like for her. 

A Taste of ‘Dockside at Port Ferdinand’

Posted on Thu November 22, 2018 | By Rachel Edwards, Sales Manager

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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.

What does US$1M get you

Posted on Thu January 11, 2018 | By Rachel Edwards, Sales Manager

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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!

The Price of Luxury

Posted on Fri January 27, 2017 | By Rachel Edwards, Sales Manager

At Terra Luxury, we provide beautiful luxury villas in Barbados that make you feel like royalty. Browse our stunning villas today for the perfect getaway.

Notable Sales

Views looking West
Sold

Great Hill Lot I-12St. Peter, Barbados

Land
, Exposure: Unknown
Cristalaga
Sold

Cristalga Sandy LaneSt. James, Barbados

House - 6 Bed / 7 Bath
, Exposure: Unknown
Aerial view of High Trees
Sold

High TreesSt. Peter, Barbados

House - 4 Bed / 4 Bath
, Exposure: Unknown
Patio with sea veiws
Sold

La PalomaSt. James, Barbados

House - 5 Bed / 5 Bath
, Exposure: Unknown
Eastern Elevation
Sold

Porters Great HouseSt. James, Barbados

Plantation House - 6 Bed / 6 Bath / 2 Powder
Year Sold: 2015, Exposure: Unknown
Lot facing West
Sold

Blowers PlantationSt. Thomas, Barbados

Land
, Exposure: Unknown

My Sale Listings

Aerial View of Belair Great House
Exclusive

Belair Great HouseSt. Philip, Barbados

House - 8 Bed / 6 Bath
US$3,000,000
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Aerial Views showing surroundings
Exclusive

Cabbage Tree Green J-22St. James, Barbados

Land
US$210,000
View Details
Entrance to Retreat House
Under Offer

Retreat HouseSt. Peter, Barbados

House - 4 Bed / 3 Bath
US$770,000
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Villa Elan
Exclusive

Villa ElanSt. James, Barbados

House - 5 Bed / 5 Bath / 2 Powder
US$3,600,000
View Details
Lion Castle Polo Estate Lot 8A

Lion Castle Polo Estate Lot 8A - St. Thomas, Barbados

Land
US$248,000
View Details
Stunning Vistas of the Sea
Exclusive

Brownes Barbados PenthouseChrist Church, Barbados

Apartment - 4 Bed / 3 Bath
US$995,000
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Maxwell Beach Villas
Under Offer

Maxwell Beach Villas 301Christ Church, Barbados

Apartment - 2 Bed / 2 Bath
US$615,000
View Details
Aerial views of Cabbage Tree
Exclusive

Cabbage Tree Green J-23St. James, Barbados

Land
US$236,000
View Details
Lion Castle Lot 19 view showing west side of the property

Lion Castle Lot 19St. Thomas, Barbados

Land
US$250,000
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View over Banana Trees out to the Caribbean Sea
Under Offer

Mount Wilton Lot 49St. Thomas, Barbados

Land
US$110,000
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My Rental Listings

Port Ferdinand

Port Ferdinand 201St. Peter, Barbados

Apartment - 3 Bed / 3 Bath
US$9,000 / Month
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Electronic Gate Access

Patanne 12BSt. James, Barbados

House - 4 Bed / 3 Bath / 1 Powder
US$4,977 / Month
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Communal Pool

Kings Gate No 8St. Peter, Barbados

Apartment - 2 Bed / 2 Bath / 1 Powder
US$3,000 / Month
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