Living in Watercrest at Parkland

If you’re looking for a new construction home in prestigious Parkland, your search is over!
Watercrest at Parkland is a Calatlantic Homes project which has been designed for those seeking lakefront luxury homesites. There are truly no other new construction homes available in Broward like these.

Probably the most noticeable feature of Watercrest at Parkland is the nearly 150 acres of lakefront that occupy the development. This means that the majority of the 529 homes are adorned with sparkling waterfront views. The amenities are equally breathtaking and match the luxury surroundings. The clubhouse will include fitness and aerobics rooms, men’s and women’s steam rooms, showers and lockers, a children’s area, billiard room, and an event room which can be used for parties. The event room even has its own kitchen for catering. Did I mention the fact that this 10,700 square foot community center will overlook the water? What better backdrop for a party, family get together, or even just a nice place to relax. There are also plans for a community pool, but not just any community pool. Calatlantic Homes did it right. The luxury resort style pool will feature a splash park, tot lot, and poolside cabanas. The outdoor center will also include a covered pavilion, floating dock, and an amphitheater. Other outdoor features throughout the development include tennis courts, a basketball court, and a dog park. With all these outstanding amenities in Watercrest at Parkland, you won’t have to go far to find something to do.

The homes at Watercrest at Parkland are just as beautifully designed as the area around it. The single family luxury homes range from $750,000 to over 1.4 million. The opulent home designs range from 3,199 square feet to nearly 6,000 square feet, have from three to five bedrooms, three to four car garages, fireplaces, and covered lanai’s.

Living in Watercrest at Parkland

Parkland has made it a top priority to provide citywide recreational, cultural, educational, and passive programs for all age groups.  There are miles of multi-use trails as well.  From equestrian sports and cycling, to fantastic golf and outdoor movies, Parkland has an activity for everyone.

Additionally, Parkland has several A rated schools and is within driving distance of area private schools and colleges.

Watercrest at Parkland is ideally located near the Sawgrass Expressway, which will make commuting to either Palm Beach County, or Dade County a breeze.

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Top Parkland Broker

Choosing an Experience Broker is Critical, Especially When Buying New Construction.  Check out my blog Top 5 Reasons for Using an Agent When Buying New Construction to learn more.

There’s an old joke that when you move to Florida, they give you a Florida Drivers License and a Real Estate License!  It seems that everyone now and days is an agent or knows and agent.  While there are many outstanding agents out there, you should be careful when selecting one to work with.

Whether you are considering buying a condo or a single-family home, selling your home, investing in property in Parkland, or other Broward County real estate opportunities, it is important to entrust your journey with a highly qualified real estate firm–more importantly The BEST qualified firm in Florida.

When interviewing an agent, there are a number of things to look at.  Among them should be their license status (Broker or Salesperson), track record for success, statistical data to include list to sales price ratios, marketing strategies, and how they communicate with their clients.  It’s also important to know how they utilize current technology, and social media during the marketing of your home.  The final skill critical for an agent to possess is directly related to their knowledge of mortgage financing.  One of the best ways for a transaction to succeed is by analyzing the financial capabilities of the buyer PRIOR TO entering into a contract with them.

Why Broker level licensing matters.

In Florida, there are two primary levels of real estate licenses.  Most agents hold a Salesperson license.  It is the lowest level license and requires the least amount of training and experience.  A Broker License is the highest level you can achieve in the real estate business.  As a Broker, you can open your own company and hire your own agents.  A Salesperson must work for a Broker to ensure compliance with all state laws as well as the National Association of Realtor’s Code of Ethics.  Don’t get me wrong, there are good Salesperson Licensees, however, their skill levels are not as high as a Broker.

It’s like the difference between a General Physician and a Surgeon.  They both are doctors, but I would only want one of them performing surgery on me.

Choosing Gene Petrino

As the Owner of Pompano Beach, Florida-based real estate firm Petrino Properties Inc., Gene Petrino offers comprehensive residential services throughout Broward County. With more than 19 years of real estate experience, his boutique firm specializes in buying, selling, and luxury residential properties.

Gene knows and understands real estate in the most organic way possible: His grandfather was involved in farms, ranches and residential/commercial endeavors, while one uncle maintained a successful brokerage in Colorado. Another uncle owned a 300 lot mobile home park. Three aunts are real estate investors. And his father paid for his college education through proceeds from rental properties. Get it? Real estate is in Gene’s genes!

He entered the business after an egregious process with the real estate agent that “guided” his first home purchase. Realizing that the industry should be about serving the customer instead of a focus on commissions, he founded Petrino Properties, with a mandate: “Real Estate The Right Way.”

With additional extensive career expertise in real estate lending industry, Gene is able to offer clients additional expertise so that there are no surprises leading up to closing on a property. His savvy in the marketplace has made him a go-to expert in the region, with multiple interviews as a pro real estate resource in The Sun Sentinel.   You can also check out his reviews on Trulia and Zillow to see what his clients say about him.  As you will see, it has been his mission to take the stress and anxiety out of the real estate process for his clients and provide only the highest level of customer service.  Call him today and see for yourself.