Global real estate agency, The Agency, its Founder and CEO, Mauricio Umansky and leading luxury real estate agents, David Parnes and James Harris proudly announce they are now exclusively representing Sonhaus for sales and distribution in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Sonhaus offers fractional ownership of luxury second homes in some of Europe’s most coveted locations. Offering the option to share the investment amongst eight owners, Sonhaus enables buyers to own multi-million-Euro properties for a fraction of their market value. Mauricio, David, James and The Agency will lead sales and distribution for the exquisitely designed, fully managed and maintained properties located in Europe’s most renowned and desirable second home markets including Marbella, Mykonos, Ibiza, the Algarve and Mallorca, with plans to expand further across the world.
“The Agency is thrilled to partner with Sonhaus for sales and distribution in these markets, bringing this innovative product to the world’s thriving luxury second home market.” said Mauricio Umansky, Founder and CEO of The Agency. “Throughout the past few years, we’ve witnessed the rise of fractional ownership and we look forward to bringing this unique and seamless experience to buyers seeking to own a property in many of the world’s most sought-after destinations.”
“Sonhaus sees The Agency as its natural partner for sales and distribution in these markets, providing its new and existing clientele with a gateway and access to the experience and prestige of owning a home in the world’s premier locations at a price that would previously have been unthinkable.” said Jacob Lyons, Founder and CEO of Sonhaus. James Shalson-Marshall, Head of Growth and Agency Relations added “I am excited that The Agency will be our exclusive sales and distribution channel in the USA, Canada and Mexico, and working together with them to sell Sonhaus homes.”
Offering a new class of luxury second home ownership, Sonhaus puts an end to challenges traditionally experienced when buying a property abroad, guiding buyers through the entire process including financing, administration and insurance to local banking and billing. Buyers are heavily vetted to ensure quality ownership is maintained, while the intuitive online platform simplifies the process of buying, selling, swapping and renting properties from other Sonhaus homeowners. Sonhaus’ commitment to keeping management fees low and transparent ensures there are no surprising or hidden costs for owners. Scheduling is managed via the Sonhaus Stay App which manages supply and demand dynamically and owners are selected from a range of countries to ensure that there is limited, if ever any crossover of requested stays. The Sonhaus Stay App also manages visits to properties, assisting with the coordination of a stay ahead of arrival.
“Sonhaus is revolutionising the fractional ownership space and we’re excited to share this unique offering with buyers who have always dreamed of owning a home abroad,” said David Parnes of The Agency. “Sonhaus removes the obstacles related to not only purchasing a property in another country, but also the management and design of that property, creating a one stop shop for owners.”
Sonhaus is building a network of like-minded partners who each add to the Sonhaus experience. The homes are all stylishly decorated and furnished with interiors by RH Contract (Restoration Hardware). Each home comes with a fully equipped home office and a home gym outfitted by leading wellness company, Technogym. The stunning chef-ready gourmet kitchens are filled with Gaggenau appliances and car rental is arranged through Hertz, with all Sonhaus owners automatically receiving coveted Five Star elite status in the award-winning Hertz Gold Plus Rewards® loyalty program.
Currently, Sonhaus has approximately 150 properties on its roster and is looking to acquire many more.
For more information on Sonhaus, please visit www.sonhaus.com or contact Jacob Lyons or James Shalson-Marshall at +44 (0)207 459 4205. For sales inquiries, please contact Mauricio Umansky at 424.230.3701, David Parnes at 424.400.5916 or James Harris at 424.400.5915.
About The Agency
The Agency is an agent-first, tech-driven boutique luxury global brokerage representing clients worldwide in a broad spectrum of classes, including residential, new development, resort real estate, luxury leasing and vacation rentals. Breaking away from the traditional brokerage model, The Agency takes a collaborative approach to the business, fostering a culture of partnership in which all clients and listings are represented in a collaborative environment. Agents and clients benefit from the shared resources and networks of the entire global team, including in-house creative, public relations and cutting-edge technology divisions. The Agency has closed more than $41 billion real estate transactions since 2011, comprising over 60 offices in six countries, and counting, as one of the fastest-growing boutique, luxury real estate brands in the world.
Launched in 2022, Sonhaus Homes offer security, privacy, and peace of mind for second homeowners in Europe’s most desirable locations. Properties are fully managed, setting high standards of sustainability by leaving a low carbon footprint and using renewable energy wherever possible. All household management, administration and maintenance are handled by Sonhaus Management, allowing owners to simply turn up and enjoy their home, equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology provided by some of the world’s best-known brands.
The Sonhaus Service includes overseeing all financial aspects of ownership, and all financing for the acquisition of the home is sourced or provided by Sonhaus.
Sonhaus Fractional Ownership – How It Works
Each Sonhaus home has up to eight co-owners and each owner will have undergone a stringent application process to ensure that high quality ownership is maintained. Ownership is via a limited liability company set up by Sonhaus for each home and completely ring-fenced.
Each Sonhaus Owner is responsible for their pro-rata share of the annual costs of ownership. This includes on-going maintenance and management of the property, insurance, financing where applicable and contingencies. This also includes any taxes, legal or other ownership-related costs. All costs are presented to each Sonhaus Owner on a monthly or quarterly basis, itemised and totally transparent. Detailed forecasting ensures that these costs are also highly predictable – a Sonhaus Owner will always know what they are paying for, how much and why.
The Sonhaus Service provides access to an experienced Sonhaus representative from the point of initial contact to the purchase of a Sonhaus Home, and onwards. Any third-party rentals and sales will also be managed through Sonhaus.