Adriana Pinto-Torres, Director of Luxury Sales
Tracy Ferrer, Director of Luxury Sales
THE APT TEAM at Douglas Elliman
Top producers Adriana Pinto-Torres and Tracy Ferrer take an approach to serving luxury clients in Miami’s complex real estate market that’s catchy and easy to remember: “Addressing Luxury Living with APT-itude, not attitude.” “And how they work is based on the 3Ps: patience, persistence and perseverance,” says Pinto-Torres. With more than 25 years in sales, marketing, advertising and public relations combined, this duo comprising THE APT TEAM at Douglas Elliman plays a pivotal role in the city’s real estate market and has contributed to the transformation of neighborhoods like South of Fifth and Coconut Grove. They have represented and sold the most exclusive properties and addresses in Miami for over a decade and are currently the exclusive representatives of the luxurious new development Park Grove by Rem Koolhaas in Coconut Grove. They have broken numerous records in sales, among them the $8.4 million condominium sale at Icon South Beach. With a portfolio that caters to discerning clients and includes every property type from the area’s best single-family homes to oceanfront condos to million-dollar-plus properties, every client can expect exceptional, personalized service and the hands-on experience in navigating the intricacies of buying and selling in Miami’s most exclusive ZIP codes.
Pinto-Torres entered real estate over 12 years ago after soliciting one of the city’s most respected brokers to purchase an advertisement in a leading publication for which she worked. “I pounded on the door one too many times, but I got the broker to be our client while the broker got me to get my license!” she laughs. Her tenacity has made Pinto-Torres a Master Brokers Forum member who ranks among the country’s top 1 percent of Realtors. Fluent in English, German and Spanish, Pinto-Torres’ expertise assures buyers and sellers that she possesses knowledge, experience, competence and the art of communication in several languages.
Ferrer enjoyed award-winning careers at the Miami Herald and Mayors Jewelers before joining THE APT TEAM. Her in-depth understanding of the South Florida real estate market coupled with her innovative thinking has proven invaluable to the team’s multimillion-dollar transactions. “I offer clients a creative perspective on how to achieve their real goals so that they know every recommendation is tailored to their specific needs and wants,” she says. Her ease in communicating with them in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish further personalizes every client relationship. While THE APT TEAM has garnered numerous accolades thanks to their record-breaking success, they proudly point out that “nothing is more rewarding than when a client says ‘thank you’ for a job well done.”
These collaborators believe that luxury is not simply a price point, but rather the excellence they strive to achieve through high-touch service. “We believe that working with our clients is a privilege, not a right.” Both Realtors have been engaged with the city and its people through volunteerism and the support of organizations like the United Way. But what remains most meaningful to THE APT TEAM is seeing a return on the time and energy that they and others have invested to make Miami a dynamic metropolis. “Every Realtor in this city has helped transform its economy and skyline because they’ve made it a place people want to call home and that’s sparked development of some of the world’s most beautiful residences,” says Pinto-Torres. “To live in Miami is to love Miami, so to be part of its evolution is truly something special.”