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With over $2B in sales, Tim Elmes has developed an international reputation as the top luxury real estate agent in Fort Lauderdale. Tim’s reputation for excellence in South Florida’s luxury waterfront real estate market is a result of his unsurpassed negotiating skills, unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction, and personalized service.
The leader in this market for over 30 years, Tim is renowned for his extensive knowledge of all aspects of this highly specialized niche. He has a unique ability to connect distinguished buyers with exceptional properties matching their criteria. Tim is frequently featured as a luxury real estate expert in national media, including the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, CBS, Financial Times, and Forbes.
The Elmes Group has consistently been recognized in the Wall Street Journal's Real Trends as one of the top Teams in the Nation and in 2020 was ranked #61 nationally and #6 in Florida, out of over one million realtors, with an extraordinary total sales volume of $150M+. At a local level, they are also frequently named as the #1 Real Estate Team in Fort Lauderdale. In addition, Tim holds the record for having been involved in every record-breaking sale in the city of Fort Lauderdale (except one) since his start 30+ years ago.
Tim is sought by celebrities, sports professionals, and business leaders buying and selling homes throughout South Florida, and in particular in Fort Lauderdale and Miami Beach.
Tim was born in England where he lived until he was six years old; he grew up in Beirut and Africa. Tim has visited over 50 countries and worked in 20 countries before settling in Fort Lauderdale. His extensive travels provided him a rich variety of experiences, enabling Tim to make strong connections with people across all strata of society. Tim has dined with Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip as well as the former monarch of Bahrain, Sheik Isa Bin Sulman Al-Khalifa.
Tim became a partner in the largest territorial Sotheby’s International Realty affiliation in Florida when his Broward agency, Waterfront Estates, Inc. merged with Miami Beach-based Wimbish-Riteway Realtors in 1999. Sales volume at the time of the merger was $470,000,000; the sales volume had climbed to $1,250,000,000 when Wimbish-Riteway was subsequently sold to Coldwell Banker three years later, where Tim stayed until he joined Compass in 2019.
We offer the highest level of expertise, service, and integrity. Elmes Group is the premier agency in Fort Lauderdale and has helped thousands of buyers find their dream home in South Florida and beyond, resulting in over $2 Billion of closed residential real estate transactions in the last 30+ years.Contact Us