Although interest rates are rising and housing prices are hinting at a dip, one Georgia-based real estate leader expects the strong luxury property market to keep showing promising growth, and she’s applying her knowledge of the sector to help clients achieve their home-owning dreams.
Lake Lanier’s Luxury Real Estate Specialist
Dani Burns, a luxury home specialist with Keller Williams Realty Lanier Partners, offers a suite of services that satisfy her high-income or net-worth clients’ demands, whether they are buyers or sellers. She channels 20-plus years of experience in real estate into a comprehensive start-to-end strategy to secure the best possible price for properties in Lake Lanier and beyond.
Numbers back up her success, as Burns recently finalized a $4 million home sale in Georgia’s Sea Island, which adds to a career tally of more than $140 million in sales.
“From luxury properties to small getaways, it’s my pleasure to assist clients with a full-time, second home, or investment purchases,” says Burns, a licensed broker. “This is the largest investment most people ever make, and being a part of the process is truly rewarding.”
One of the specialist services for which Burns is particularly well known is helping clients make the perfect purchase when they’re looking to buy second homes or investment properties. That’s because she is also an investor, with her home on Lake Lanier and investment property in St. Simons – and plans to buy a holiday rental property this year.
Having made these purchases personally, Burns’ clients know she will excel in being able to fulfill their priority home buying requests professionally. “I practice what I preach,” she says.
Having worked in real estate for more than two decades, Burns has the insider knowledge her clients need to spot trends in the housing market and how to strategize to benefit from them.
The Luxury Real Estate Outlook
It’s essential insight at a time when she says the outlook for luxury home sales looks positive, even in the face of an uptick in interest rates that threaten to slow sales of other types of real estate. And other experts back up those claims in remarks on national news channels.
“We are certainly seeing a shift, with rising interest rates and houses spending more time on the market than they did before,” says Burns. “But overall, demand for real estate remains strong, particularly when the home is priced correctly – and I know how to price properties.”
In the Lake Lanier area, for example, she says the market for luxury homes under the $1 million price is still thriving. Burns sees similar ongoing healthy demand for high-end properties in the other parts of Georgia where she helps clients achieve their ideal price and conditions when buying and selling a wide range of first-class homes, including the North Georgia Mountains and the Golden Isles coast, including Lake Blue Ridge, Lake Chatuge, and Lake Burton.
As a resident of Lake Lanier, Burns can offer local guidance to bolster a property deal in her clients’ best interests, and she thrives on the personal connection that she makes with them. The vast majority are high net worth or high-income individuals aged 40 to 70, who are looking for a second home, a retirement house, an investment property, or something else.
“What attracts me to the real estate industry has evolved over my 20-year career, but the constant theme is helping people,” says Burns. “My personality is upbeat and encouraging, and most importantly I’m accessible – you’ll always be able to get me on the phone.”
That’s an often overlooked but essential part of a successful luxury real estate agent’s skillset because many buyers and sellers often cite poor communication with their agent as a major frustration. As Burns’ sales statistics show, she offers people an alternative: a streamlined but highly successful approach to a property with around-the-clock support on the path to success.
Keller Williams Lanier Partners