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About Rik Jonna

Richard A. (Rik) Jonna Bringing an impressive and diverse background to Douglas Elliman Real Estate with over 25 years of experience Buying/ Selling, Construction, and Interior Design, Rik offers his clients an outstanding level of service. His eye for style and design capabilities attracted Home & Garden TV to feature him on a Celebrity Home Show. The extensive knowledge and experience in many real estate related arenas attribute to his ability of also providing his customers with thoughts and direction, if necessary, in staging, home improvement, and interior design. “I am compassionate, conscientious, detail-oriented, and acutely sensitive to the needs of others, with the ability to discern what my clients are seeking,” said Rik. “My focus is to provide my buyers and sellers with the necessary knowledge to comfortably and seamlessly attain their objectives. My "client first" philosophy and commitment to pursuing only the highest standards has continually led to successful results.” Aside from Real Estate, Rik is an accomplished jazz guitarist, music instructor, and fine artist. He earned an Arranging and Composition Degree from the Berklee College of Music, and his original artwork has been exhibited at various galleries. He is also an avid tennis player and devout fan of the sport. Rik’s son graduated from Tufts School of Dental Medicine in Spring 2018, and his daughter recently completed undergrad at the University of Michigan studying Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics and is now at Marist College DRPT Major. “The definition of luxury living is elevated to a whole new level when we speak about South Florida — complete bliss, delight & peace … Simply Paradise! I look forward to earning your trust and developing a relationship as your “go to” real estate professional.”

South Florida Is Unique

The real estate market in South Florida has always had a mind of its own and this recovery is no different. Consider the following factors and how they will contribute to a quick recovery.

  • While unemployment is still a wildcard for the entire economy, the effect should be lower in our market since buyer demand is not entirely dependent on resident buyers with local jobs. Our market attracts retirees (not part of the job market), second home owners and investors, foreign and domestic.
  • Florida already had strong demand due to our weather and favorable tax structure. This demand should increase as city folks from northern states who endured the pandemic indoors are drawn to our climate, open spaces and accessible outdoor activities. Where would you rather be during a pandemic?
  • Our large percentage of second home ownership should help with our supply shortage in the low to mid price ranges since some second homeowners may be forced to sell their vacation homes because of financial hardship. When times are tough you sell your vacation condo, not your primary residence.