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Luxury Real Estate Specialist

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James W Bates

Recognized as one of the top-producing leaders in the Naples real estate market, with numerous media write-ups and awards for achievement, James Bates has established an impressive reputation of listing and selling the very finest luxury real estate properties in the area.

Originally from England, James’ background in real estate development and historic renovation, teamed with his enthusiasm for unusual and luxurious homes has given him the crucial edge.

James’ distinguished U.S. and International clients recognize and rely on his extensive market knowledge, keen negotiating skills, his high-level of service and priceless connections. Every property James lists becomes the centerpiece to an aggressive marketing campaign that highlights the home to prospective buyers across South Florida – and the world.

James capitalizes on Coldwell Banker’s global reach and their domestic and international resources, including marketing listings on over 550+ websites worldwide. He serves as one of the leading Realtors to CEOs, International investors and affluent families looking to buy or sell properties in Naples. James has built his brand and cemented his reputation as a confidant to luxury home sellers and buyers alike who demand discreet, client confidentiality, extraordinary results and exceptional service.

James has established an impressive portfolio. He has cultivated a niche in the Naples luxury real estate market. Having listed and sold an impressive array of luxury real estate throughout Naples, his most recent 2012 success includes selling the historic “Addison Mizner” beachfront estate for an Olde Naples record breaking $16,000,000. Shortly thereafter, he negotiated the second most expensive sale at $13,500,000.

eMarketing Advantage

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate is part of the largest full-service residential real estate brokerage in the U.S. and on the Internet .   We have the relationships and the resources necessary to provide unprecedented global exposure for your property. Florida’s leading real estate company. Our award-winning, national brand website. The most-visited real estate website on the Internet. – The world’s leading search engine. – One of the fastest growing real estate websites. – Reaches over 25 million viewers monthly.


My Services and Areas of Expertise Include:

I am Previews International Luxury real estate professional with expert skills at marketing, presentation, negotiation and sales.   I will work with you to ensure that your property is sold for the highest price possible in the shortest amount of time with the least amount of inconvenience to you.

·          Just Listed/Just Sold Postcards

·          Local Newspaper Advertising, including prime classified positioning

·          National Brand Advertising and Promotions

Coldwell Banker Previews International for luxury properties, with global exposure on


Our Company Vision: The Preferred Gateway for Exceptional Real Estate Experiences.



  • Member, National Association of Realtors
  • Member, Florida Association of Realtors


As a real estate professional, I understand the true value of our community. I proudly support our local charitable organizations through my participation in Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate CARES. Since 2001, Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate CARES has donated over $1.5 million to a wide array of non-profit educational, health, welfare, environmental and cultural arts organizations. Since 2003, we’ve sponsored 12 Habitat for Humanity homes statewide, with several more in progress. This initiative continues to position Coldwell Banker as a leader in support of this truly worthwhile organization.


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