Buyer and Seller Testimonials

Our clients are successful and sophisticated, and their time is valuable. They travel the world and often own multiple homes and businesses on several continents. They know the value of waterfront, they prize family security and privacy. We are the only firm we know of that offers full coverage of South Florida's waterfront from South Beach to Palm Beach.

Whether you are seeking a tranquil estate on Jupiter Island or within the town of Palm Beach, or a contemporary ultra-lux condominium in Miami, we help quickly narrow you home search and show only the very best waterfront and seaside properties.

Niki handled the sale of my condo in the most professional manner from the initial listing until the actual closing. She was helpful, honest, and worked hard to sell my unit. I've read all the other reviews about Niki, and I must say they are not true...Niki is better!!! There's a lot of good brokers out there if you want good. If you want the best, you contact Niki Higgins.

A. Halikias

"Niki Higgins is one of the most professional, conscientious and reliable brokers in South Florida. She works relentlessly for her clients. Niki will do the right thing for her client(s) and their property. We have worked with Niki for more then 10 years, and would gladly refer her to the harshest of clients/critics. In South Florida there is no better real estate broker than Niki Higgins."

The DiMucci Family

After having worked with many agents over the years, I can say with confidence that Niki is one of two best agents we have ever worked with. She took the time to really understand what we were looking for and patiently steered us through the process of understanding different neighborhoods and how they related to our needs. Niki also did an outstanding job of negotiating and completing the transaction. Hence,when we finally settled on a purchase in the West Palm Beach area, we instinctively knew it was the right decision. We look forward to working with Niki for our future real estate needs in South Eastern Florida.

Tony Elavia

Niki was the realtor who sold me a beachfront condo in The Palms in Ft Lauderdale. I had a job change that required me to sell the unit within two years, and Niki was also the agent for the sale. In having her represent me as both the buyer and seller, she was equally superior at both. She has an extensive knowledge of the Miami/Ft Lauderdale/Palm Beach market, and is a fantastic negotiator whether you are buying or selling. I would highly recommend Niki as experienced realtor who goes the extra mile for her clients.

Joan Blackwood

After having a disastrous experience with another broker, we were referred to Niki and it was truly one of those "died and gone to heaven" experiences. She and her staff were wonderful to work, from the planning for our initial viewings to the follow up required to get to "close" and beyond. Niki is very straight forward in every way. She knows the Fort Lauderdale market extremely well, and has a great sense of its history and its future market conditions. She also asked a lot of great questions about our requirements and our needs, knowing that we were moving full time from NYC. This was very helpful in both selecting a home that met our needs, and feeling that our investment was a good one. She is simply the best that South Florida offers, and we will refer her glowingly to anyone who wants a knowledgeable, insightful, responsive, thorough, and always available broker.

Joseph Wert

"My wife and I worked with Niki Higgins of The Seaside Group at Douglas Elliman last winter and spring. Niki took plenty of time to understand the type of apartment we were looking for, and then culled a list of ten properties, each of which had many of the attributes we sought. When we got down to Florida after a few months of looking at apartments on the web, she took plenty of time to walk us through each apartment, and over the course of five days we narrowed the original list down to one--a result of several visits to many apartments. Niki identified clearly what we wanted, and then picked apartments that fit. She wasted none of our time. 

When the negotiations began, she was constantly in our corner with valuable insights on the market and seller. The combination of understanding her clients, and insight into the market enabled us to close on the apartment we wanted."

Michael J. Leffell
Portage Advisors

We highly recommend Niki as being one of the most ethical, industriously, motivated and hardest working agents we have ever hired or even encountered. Thank you so much Niki---We deeply appreci ate your hard work on our behalf. My husband and I have worked with numerous real estate agents in the past. She knows all the ins and outs of the home selling/buying process and does a great job marketing her properties. She is very professional, competent and personable. She listens, cares and will be with you every step of the way whether you are buying or selling. We highly recommend her to anyone who wants an honest, experienced, personable and professional agent. She will keep the home buying or selling process in a positive light every step of the way! There are a lot of realtors to choose from, but Niki proved to be the best realtor out there, and sold our home fast. Go with her. You'll be glad you did...she gets results! It has been refreshing to have an agent who worked so hard to sell our property.

Karen Rosenfarb

"Buying property can be a daunting experience. Buying a second home in a far away state is even more challenging. It's imperative that the realtor you chose have a strong connection to the area and a vast network of trustworthy professionals to call on before, during and after the purchase. Niki Higgins of The Seaside Group at Douglas Elliman have it all covered. She lives where she sells and knows the market from all angles. She has developed valuable relationships through her years of experience which makes her unique to a field of newcomers and part time agents. And, there's never pressure. That's not her style. 

Patience is what we needed given the intimidating commitment we were considering, and that's what we got. It paid off. 

We first met Niki several years ago when we cautiously began to dip our toes into the Florida real estate market. Hesitant to make a significant investment far away from our home base, on family visits we'd traipse through properties, often with kids in tow, while Niki gave us as much time needed to look over carefully chosen properties. She allowed us define what we were looking for, never foisting on us properties which were not in our price or taste range, but offered well-reasoned advice when needed. 

She carefully scheduled visits so as to minimize the intrusion on precious vacation time. Niki makes herself easily available, often at short notice. She has formulated a unique team approach based upon her team members diverse yet compatible strengths. Whether it was locating an engineer, scheduling an inspection, or any of the dozens of arrangements necessary to close, she made it happen. If there was a glitch, we heard about it afterwards, if at all. 

The advantage of working with this experienced team is that one of them is always on the ready should you require assistance. They make it look seamless. 

We are busy lawyers in the middle of our careers. Neither expected to own a second place in the sun at this stage of our lives, but there has never been a better time to buy, for the long run, in Florida. Properties which had climbed out of reach are now affordable. The Seaside Group at Douglas Elliman has access to an inventory of unique properties which are high in quality and desirable in location. Other companies are less focused. We now have a lovely place which our family will cherish and enjoy for years--thanks to Niki. We would not hesitate to recommend her for anyone interested in a premier waterfront property in South Florida."

William G. Abbatt, Sr. Shareholder & IP (Patent) Attorney 
Brooks Kushman P.C., Patent Attorney(s)

Candyce Ewing Abbatt
Fried, Saperstein, Abbatt

"We had the good fortune of having Niki work with us as both buyers and sellers. We purchased two properties as a result of their careful and tireless attention to our needs and desires and successfully sold a wonderful property with their guidance and enthusiasm. In these complicated economic times, they went beyond the call of duty to make the process work from beginning to end; calling on their vast and deep resources and knowledge of the market and steering us in the right direction with an eye toward the future."

Robert E. Wilson
Bob Wilson Consulting

We purchased our first condo in 2007. It was our first experience looking in South Florida and it was quite a task until we found Niki Higgins at The Seaside Group Team. Niki tuned right in to our preferences and searched high & low patiently taking us all around. We found our 'Dream Condo' on the ocean at The Palms. It has been a source of joy for us... thanks to Niki's unwavering enthusiasm in finding us the perfect spot! Since 2007, our family has grown adding on grandchildren and we called upon Niki once again to assist us with this special task. In spring of 2013 we began our search with Niki, and once again, she has been successful in finding our growing family a lovely penthouse in November. The transaction was seamless with Niki working tirelessly behind the scenes. I highly recommend Niki when searching for your 'Dream Home' as her professionalism and personal attention is second to none.

Client at The Palms in Fort Lauderdale

Niki Higgins has been my go-to real estate professional for four transactions in Fort Lauderdale's luxury market. Two purchases and two sales later, I can recommend Niki whole-heartedly. She works tirelessly for the best possible outcomes, always with her client's best interests in sight.

It was a pleasure working with Niki. We bought a condo remotely from NY and Niki took care of everything and made our whole transaction worry free. She was personally their at the condo to address of all our concerns.

Niki's professionalism is exceptional. I traveled back and forth to South Florida several times to view properties with Niki. She was always prepared with a printed itinerary and several options to see, so as to never waste any of my time. Niki was always very patient and took time to understand my needs, even as they evolved through different types of properties and areas. Her knowledge of, not only the South Florida real estate market, but the cultural and social aspects of the area is unparalleled. She was essential in helping me and my family find the perfect property.

We had short time to find a retirement "home" which was complicated by the fact that my husband and I had differing ideas of what we wanted. He wanted a club atmosphere and I wanted to view the ocean. Niki found us the perfect place that combined what we both wanted. I got a great condo, a fabulous view and the place has all types of amenities he wanted. So I am off to Spanish Club and he is playing poker. Thanks Niki and I have recommended two friends to her who have now bought the perfect places for them with Niki's knowledge and professionalism. She's the best.

As an out of town buyer i was pleased to work with Niki and her staff through one of the most pleasant real estate experiences i have had in many years. Her advice, coordination and negotiations all helped to seal the deal if a relatively short period of time. If you call Niki , I promise you will not be disappointed!

I have bought and sold properties with Niki and our experience was impressive, painless and fun. She is a real estate pro. Her market knowledge in encyclopedic. It was truly a first class experience. Her negotiation skills are amazing and effective. Niki shared all of the market data relating to my purchase and sale, which really helped us make intelligent and well informed decisions. She is an excellent photographer and showcased our apartment in its best light and sold it in record time at a great price. I highly recommend her.

"Ники Хиггинс - идеал профессионализма и услуг в области недвижимости.  Она великолепно знает Флориду, побережье этого штата, каждый город, район, улицу..  Всегда готова вам дать незаменимый совет.  На основе ваших даже самых абстрактных идей и интересов, Ники сориентирует вас и построит конкретный план поиска. 

Пожалуй, ее самым главным качеством - те, кому уже приходилось сотрудничать с агентами недвижимости, возможно, со мной согласятся - это то, что для Ники главной задачей во время сотрудничества с вами является найти для вас дом, а не "сделать сделку".  Все ее внимание и время направлено на то, чтобы вы были в полной уверенности, что вы нашли именно то, что вам рисовало ваше воображение."

"Элина Б., клиент компании The Seaside Group at Douglas Elliman".

"In my considerable experience buying and selling properties over the last decade, no one has provided the level of service received from Niki and the The Seaside Group at Douglas Elliman team--beyond the pampering, there is keen business savvy and market awareness that navigates you on the optimal course and gets you to go, even in these turbulent economic waters."

Peter F. Zupcofska
Burns & Levinson LLP

In a single afternoon, The Seaside Group gave me a complete survey of the best oceanfront condo buildings and the types of apartments and facilities in each.

Phylis S. Swerky


Expect the utmost level of integrity, professionalism and discretion. Niki delivers a concierge level of service and results having sold over $1billion dollars of closed sales. Let her know when you are ready !

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