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Meet Stephan Burke and Carol Cassis of Cassis Burke Collection at Brown Harris Stevens

Today we’d like to introduce you to Stephan Burke and Carol Cassis. Their team shared their story with us below.

Please kick things off for us, where does this story begin?
In 2013, Stephan Burke and Carol Cassis met at a Luxury Real Estate Event in Beverly Hills, California. Shortly thereafter the Cassis-Burke Collection was born. In 2014, the Cassis-Burke Collection were the first realtors in the US who sold a property successfully where the buyer converted their Bitcoin to cash in order to purchase a home. They then studied the process and gathered enough information and research to move to the next step. In 2017, the Cassis-Burke Collection invented and performed the first known Bitcoin to Bitcoin, wallet to wallet Real Estate purchase of a property in Miami, Florida. Then in 2018, they did it again! This is truly living the American Dream! With cryptocurrency, a small investment can turn into big returns, and you can buy a property! It does not matter where you went to college, or what you do, or how much money you have, with Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies, you can buy a house!

PIONEERS in Crypto Real Estate in the United States. A new way of doing business, giving their clients the chance to expand the opportunity of selling to a wider spectrum of buyers. They MADE HISTORY in 2017 with their first wallet-to-wallet real estate transaction done successfully.

RECORD SALE: They hold the record of the highest-priced property sale in the bitcoin. The sale was a single-family, plantation-style home for $6,050,000 in Miami.

RECORD SALE: They have sold the highest-priced, single-family home in Coconut Grove, since 2016. The sale was a waterfront Kobe Karp Masterpiece for $19,750,000 in February 2018.

CELEBRITY LISTINGS: They have the experience in handling them properly with discretion. They have listed and sold/rented properties for British businesswoman/TV personality Hilary Devey, French chef/author/TV personality Eric Ripert, Venezuelan professional baseball second baseman Omar Infante, and others.

MULTILINGUAL AND MULTI-SERVICES TEAM: They are three agents with more than 32 years of experience combined, fluent in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and French, with their own PR agency and Marketing Director, offering their clients the maximum exposure of their properties locally and globally.

UNIQUE BACKGROUNDS: Stephan Burke was born in France, but grew up in the Congo (Zaire) as the son of diplomats. He spent his summers at the Chateau Cantenac-Brown in Bordeaux, and wine is one of his passions. Carol Cassis’s first career in journalism and production took her to the White House, and she interviewed two U.S. Presidents, other politicians, and many influencers. Laura Buccellatti has over 15 years of experience in technology and luxury consumer goods sales and is a family member of the famous Italian jewelry house, Buccellati.

JET CLUB MEMBERS AND TRAVELERS: Their network is the result of long-lasting relationships, and they keep in touch with them by flying to their countries when necessary in order to diligently close all their deals.

MEMBERS OF THE MASTER BROKERS FORUM. Invitation-only real estate organization for elite professionals.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Overall, it has been a smooth road. Cryptocurrency and real estate have been exciting for us but at the same time challenging because the business is not on the same page. Title companies, lawyers, real estate brokerages are still operating with old technology.

What were they like growing up?
Stephan Burke was always curious, ambitious, positive and loved challenges. Growing up in the African Congo and spending his summers in a French Chateaux in the Bordeaux wine region, he loved to play marbles, make model airplanes, enter mathematical contests, make jokes and loved to dance.

Carol Cassis was born in Santa Monica California and grew up in Santiago, Chile. She enjoyed playing reporter from early years and study hard to get into the front of the camera. She was always interested in traveling and learning new languages. She had the chance to live in Porto Alegre in the South of Brazil learning the culture, language, and dances. She played the guitar and practiced belly dancing and samba.

Pricing:

  • World Record Breaking Sale on Crypto Real Estate at $6,050,000
  • Record Breaking Sale in Coconut Grove since 2016 close to $20MM
  • First Known Crypto Real Estate transaction in USA – Pioneers in USA

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Andrea Mate photography for boat pictures

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