Luxury Estates, Vineyards and Wineries
Latife was instrumental in the negotiations and sale of two of the three highest priced residential sales in Napa Valley’s history.
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"I have been a Real Estate Developer and Investor for 40 years, during which time I have been a party to over 1000 transactions, dealing with several hundred Brokers. Latife is in a class of her own and sets the gold standard for Broker conduct and performance. I have never met a Broker who goes to such lengths to exceed her clients expectations. I recommend her with extreme conviction." Brian Malk, Co Founder/CEO, The Midtown Niki Group
“Latife, I have been advising clients for nearly 20 years in the Napa Valley and have worked with many real estate brokers and agents. You are a true professional, your expertise and experience are a great asset in complex and challenging transactions. You have been a pleasure to work with.” Rob Andreae, The Advisory Group, San Francisco
“You have a remarkable grasp of the technicalities of purchasing luxury estate and vineyard properties. Your ability to find a very common sense negotiation and successful sale is a priceless service……thank you Latife, we will always feel confident in referring you our most sophisticated clientele and friends.” D.J Grubb, President, The Grubb Company, Realtors, East Bay
One of Napa Valley’s Elite Luxury Property Specialists
Prior to joining Compass in 2019, Latife spent eleven years in the Sotheby’s International Realty network, traveling and building relationships with luxury property specialists across the globe. She was ranked in the top 1% of 45,000 agents worldwide with NRT, Sotheby’s International Realty parent company, placing her among the most elite real estate sales associates in the world. Latife continues to maintain and build on those relationships, referring her clients to Sotheby’s International Realty agents when they are wanting to buy or sell internationally.
Latife is detail orientated, analytical and has an innate ability to accurately analyze and advise on market values, trends, and investment opportunities. These skills, together with her passion of openly sharing the complexities of buying and selling wine country property, has attracted many of the most coveted buyers in the market from San Francisco, Silicon Valley, New York, and Asia.
Latife Hayson offers her clientele decades of experience in luxury international marketing, acquisition, property development, construction and asset management. Respected for her expertise, she was invited to speak at the 2015 Asian American Real Estate Association’s (AREAA) National Convention in San Francisco on the “Growing Market for Vineyards and Wineries”.
With an intrinsic understanding of the “art of the deal,” she credits much of her success to the strategic thinking, communication and negotiation skills that she has developed over the last 30 years.
Latife Hayson’s Long and Outstanding Career
At just 20 years old, she purchased her first investment property and went on to become a successful paralegal, specializing in real estate transactions for a large prestigious law firm in Sydney, Australia. Latife gained her superlative listening and communication skills as a television anchor and interviewer. Fine-tuning those skills during her extensive world travels has allowed her to develop an almost intuitive understanding of the needs, goals and lifestyles of her diverse clientele.
Drawing on her television background and extensive relationships in Napa Valley, Latife launched her successful television show and visual podcast “Napa Valley Inside Out” in 2018 – shining a light on Napa Valley’s highly coveted lifestyle.
In 1993 Latife Hayson was awarded the New South Wales Tourism Award for Excellence, for a tourism video she produced that was used by the Sydney Olympic Committee to help win the rights to host the 2000 Olympic Games.
She went on to use her accumulated legal expertise, business acumen, and marketing savvy to form her own international luxury real estate marketing company. Her clients were among the largest, privately owned and publicly listed property development and construction companies throughout Australia and Asia.
To sum up the sentiment of many of her clients, Brian Malk, Co-Founder of The Midtown Niki Group said it best: “Latife sets the gold standard for Broker conduct and performance”.
Latife is invaluable in difficult transactions, she uses her experience and talent to anticipate and solve problems by reaching across the aisle with a “can-do” attitude and ensures win-win outcomes.
Today, her real estate portfolio includes premium properties in Sydney, Australia, and Napa Valley.
Her Passion for Philanthropy
As founder of the New South Wales Caring Kids Australia Trust, a non-governmental organization, which helped kids who care for their disabled parents, and as a significant contributor to medical and educational programs for children in third world countries, Latife has always been focused on infants and children, providing much needed financial support. She is an avid supporter of our Veterans and first responders.
Napa Valley Inside Out
In this episode of “Napa Valley Inside Out” I sit down with Pete Richmond, Founder of progressive farming company – Silverado Farming. Pete specializes in farming small premium vineyards for high end estate wineries for the likes of Lail Vineyards, Philippe Melka, Opus One, Vineyard 29, Dana Estates, Stags Leap Wine Cellars and Paul Hobbs to name a few. An enlightening conversation about farming practices in the hillsides versus the valley floor, hand farming versus tractor farming, the variations in farming costs depending on the site, the grape varietal, technique, spacing, labor costs and the winemakers goals. We talk about the complexities and costs of planting a new vineyard and the endless hoops you have to jump through to get approvals. If you’re thinking about getting into the wine business or owning your own vineyard, you will be amazed at the behind the scenes efforts and the responsibility that farmers have to deliver on the winemakers brief. Pete is a shining example of an exemplary employer and philanthropist that makes working and living in this valley a privilege.