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Spotlight on Business - Justin Wiley
Owner, Managing Broker
Frank Hardy Inc.
Almost everybody in town knows Justin
walks almost everywhere and always has a good word and a smile.
also one of the foremost real estate brokers in the area.
joined Hardy in 1999 and owns this office downtown with a satellite office in Deltaville.
was assuring that many of the farms sold are in the $250k to $1m range and handled with the very same care and professionalism of his
Several of the larger properties in the area have been sold to famous actors and other well-known businessmen.
While client confidentiality is respected Justin
was free to acknowledge that Alan Alda, a former resident, and Dwayne Johnson, a.k.a. "The Rock," who owns property here, are both clients of his office.
I asked Justin
has seen any trends in purchases or client interests.
"There has always been, and always will be, buyers who want, and can afford a large estate with an historic home," he
"Compared to northeast properties, The Hamptons for instance, we have properties of great value.
A ten acre tract of real estate in the Hamptons may go for $40m and that same buyer can come to this area and see a farm with a manor house on 500 acres for $12m."
went on to say that the financial meltdown starting in '08 certainly affected the market and now there is a slight, but encouraging new interest in investments.
"My belief is that buyers have been reluctant to put out a lot of money until they have some confidence in the stability of the market.
Land is a great long-term investment."
It's always a revelation and an inspiration when we receive a deeper knowledge of who somebody is.
Like many of you I've "known" Justin
in passing for years: met him at the Post Office, greeted each other on the sidewalk, maybe occasionally seeing each other during lunch and it has been a pleasure that this article allowed me to break through the surface of his
generous personality and true professionalism.