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It’s no secret that over the years, a massive media shift has taken place as video has become more popular and the preferred choice for online content. Digital media engages the viewer and it’s proven to be far more effective and memorable compared to conventional print.

Research shows that people not only have more of a thought-response to digital images and creative visuals, but the actual substance of those graphics is easier to recall. Hence the expression, “a picture is worth a thousand words.”

But how many words is a video worth? According to Dr. James McQuivey of Forrester Research, one minute of video is worth 1.8 million words – the equivalent of 3,600 web pages. If you were to write one web page an hour, it would take 150 days of writing nonstop to create the same impact as one minute of video.

According to a study by the Online Publishers Association, the influence of videos on consumers is irrefutable: 80 percent of Internet users recall watching a video ad within the past 30 days. Of that 80 percent, 46 percent took action after viewing the ad:
*26 percent looked for more information about the subject of the video
*22 percent visited the website named in the ad
*15 percent visited the company represented in the video ad
*12 percent purchased the specific product featured in the ad

Video marketing is the wave of the future – and with good reason. When done correctly, videos are not just entertaining, they grab the viewer’s attention, stimulate recall and can motivate action.

DND Associates has a longstanding practice of offering our clients the highest level of service and we always look for ways to best serve them by utilizing the most effective marketing methods. To that end, we’ve invested and produced a series of extraordinary, high-definition neighborhood videos throughout Fort Lauderdale’s finest neighborhoods. We’ve also produced custom videos for select listings such as a spectacular $32 million estate located at 5 Harborage Isle Drive which has been viewed more than 25,800 times this past month!

They are a wonderful tool that will help prospective buyers appreciate and visualize the unique qualities each community has to offer.

To view the videos please visit dndfloridahomesbythesea.com/videos and let us know if your favorite neighborhood is spotlighted:
• Coral Ridge Country Club/Lauderdale by the Sea
• Harbor Beach
• Las Olas/Seven Isles/Fort Lauderdale Beach
• Rio Vista and Lauderdale Harbors
• Sunrise Intracoastal/Coral Ridge

 

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla (September 9, 2015) – DND Associates, a Fort Lauderdale-based luxury real estate trio affiliated with ONE Sotheby's International Realty, announced they are concurrently the listing agents for the two most expensive, residential estate homes in Fort Lauderdale, listed at $32 million each.

The most recent home to hit the market with DND Associates is a spectacular 17,037-square-foot Harbor Beach estate located at 5 Harborage Isle Drive on the uber-exclusive, guard-gated Harborage Island. The exquisite, gated mansion is a private oasis resting on a corner 60,000-square-foot Intracoastal double point lot along 505 feet of deep waterfront, large enough to accommodate a 300+ foot megayacht. Two wings define the amazing six-bedroom, seven-bathroom and two-half-bath residence, which features dramatic double staircases, rotunda ceiling, and marble and Brazilian walnut floors throughout. Amenities include a state-of-the-art movie theater, home fitness center, gourmet kitchen, executive study, five fireplaces, tennis court with cabana and large infinity pool overlooking wide water views of downtown Fort Lauderdale.

The second luxury residence, located at 1600 Ponce de Leon Drive in the prestigious Rio Vista community, is a 22,000-square-foot, gated Georgian-inspired masterpiece that boasts eight bedrooms, eight-and-a-half bathrooms, a magnificent executive office, workshop, wine cellar, clubroom with bar, guest house and a six-bay garage. The point lot is idyllically situated on 500 feet of wide waterfront and nestled on nearly two acres of lush gardens designed by world renowned landscape architect Raymond Jungles.

“It is our privilege to represent South Florida’s elite clientele, and we are honored to have been entrusted with marketing these two exceptional private homes,” said Dennis Stevick, vice president, with DND Associates at ONE Sotheby's International Realty. “Wealthy owners who are considering listing a home in this upper echelon price range specifically seek us out because they recognize we have the connections and know-how to effectively market their exclusive homes and find a qualified buyer.”

DND Associates ONE Sotheby's International Realty

DND Associates has earned our reputation as Fort Lauderdale’s luxury residential and waterfront real estate specialists by providing the highest level of personalized service to clients who wish to either purchase or sell their home or condominium. We take pride in delivering an unparalleled level of knowledge about Fort Lauderdale’s most desirable neighborhoods and properties. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in our affiliation with the prestigious ONE Sotheby’s International Realty family, one of the world’s most respected brands. By consistently exceeding our clients’ unique needs and expectations, we are distinguished as Fort Lauderdale’s Top 1% ranking team and continue to grow our business with new clients, repeat customers and referrals. For more information visit dndfloridahomesbythesea.com, call (954)592-2277 or email info@dndFloridaHomesByTheSea.com.

 

This issue features top sales from throughout our global network, starting with a $17.2 million home in Naples, Florida. Also featured are properties from a diverse range of locations including Turks & Caicos, New York, California, Massachusetts, Colorado and Switzerland. The strength of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand is on display in this issue, featuring some of the world’s most significant sales.

 

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