Jonathan “Judge” Moss has been a fixture in and around Palm Beach for years and has over twenty years of experience in residential and commercial real estate. A top producer with an impressive reputation for being knowledgeable, honest and straightforward, Judge made the move to Waterfront Properties in 2019 to further an already successful real estate career.
Judge held senior brokerage positions at Sotheby’s International Realty, Brown Harris Stevens, and Christian Angle & Associates. Judge understands the business of Island real estate better than most. He brings valuable experience, market knowledge, financial savvy, and keen negotiating skills to Waterfront's sellers and buyers.
Judge called his new reality at Waterfront, "above and beyond his expectations." In addition to the brokerage's centrally located office at 333 Peruvian avenue, Judge was attracted to the firm's more than 20 staff members at the Jupiter headquarters. From their spacious, glass-encased hive, the marketing group wields some of the industry's most powerful digital technology and data, much of it proprietary, to help Waterfront's agents aggressively market their homes.
The marketing team’s tactics hinge on speed to market. Right out of the gate they place sellers’ properties on more than 6,000 real estate sites worldwide. This is especially important to attract national/international buyers. In 2018, more than 80 percentof buyers in the luxury domain began their search on the Internet. Buyers escaping high taxes are flocking from traditionalfeeder markets along the Eastern Seaboard. Canadian and European buyers invest more in South Florida real estate than in any other location across the country.Judge said pointedly, "When their Internet search begins, buyers quickly see us.”
In Europe, where waterfront maintains affiliate offices, Mayfair agents work in-country marketing Palm Beach sellers' properties direct to European buyers seeking premier properties on the Island. Even with all the resources and support, sellers' success still comes down to Judge's efforts on their behalf. "When I receive my commission check, my seller should know I've earned every nickel of that commission." He continued, "With Waterfront, I have more tools and more time to do the work that sells homes."
Waterfront owner Rob Thomson said, "An agent of Judge's stature would be welcome anywhere. He was already successful. I'm excited to see what he'll do with our staff of marketing associates and arsenal of web-based tools."
Judge knows Palm Beach incredibly well. A focused listener, he also knows the surrounding markets. "I listen to understand, ‘okay, what’s motivating this buyer?’” This is precisely how Judge turned a would-be, off-island condo buyer into a Palm Beach homebuyer. "I knew it wasn't a price issue. I educated the buyer about the property, the lifestyle, the local amenities and 'we' determined together that Palm Beach was the right fit."
Thomson said, "Seeing Judge come to value the benefit of a strong company behind his efforts doesn't surprise me. It's hard to argue with success." And, why would you?