Throughout more than $460 million dollars in luxury auction℠ sales to date, the Platinum Luxury Auctions® team has been dedicated to upholding the highest standards of excellence and integrity in every transaction. This approach has become a hallmark of the Platinum business model. Please find below a sample of excerpts taken from the growing collection of letters received by Platinum’s team, from individuals with whom they have worked. (Copies of original letters in their entirety are available upon request).


“…we were impressed by the exposure given in the media to our property across a broad spectrum of outlets. The marketing materials were first class…Platinum was tenacious in seeking a solution and really went the distance for us. The management team was always available to us and committed to doing to very best for us.”

Amanda Bowman | Seller | Pierson Lakes, NY


“You and David and your staff made the entire process feel easy and seamless…Joe and I are so pleased by how beautifully you guided us through the process of marketing and selling our iconic beachfront home. We will be recommending you, without reservation.”

Joseph & Rona Forstadt | Sellers | Fire Island, NY


“Upon being introduced by our Realtor to Platinum Luxury Auctions we felt a whole new method for the sale of our home had been discovered. We were excited about the ‘change of pace” Platinum Luxury Auctions offered. You were excellent to work with and fulfilled every promised made to us. The marketing materials and techniques employed were of the highest quality and generated significant interest for the auction.”

Donald M. O’Rourke & Vanessa Symmons | Sellers | Wellington, FL


“You have introduced us to an entirely different approach to marketing that we will not forget the next time we consider selling. Dominique and I appreciate your patience and understanding. Please feel free to use us as a reference.”

George Perrin | Seller | Jamestown, RI


“…Never has a Google search resulted in a more beneficial result for me than when I found Platinum. You are all such class acts and give me great confidence that you will help me accomplish my client’s goals where traditional real estate marketing fell short…”

Heather Starr | Listing Agent | W. Des Moines / Urbandale, IA


“I can’t say enough about my experience with Platinum and the two, multimillion-dollar properties that they sold for me. This was my second personal property that Platinum successfully sold, with fabulous marketing exposure!”

Karen Tutwiler | Seller | Jacksonville Riverfront Manor


“Given a challenging sales opportunity in the challenging vacation market of Skaneatles, NY, the Platinum team proved to be the perfect partner for Select Sotheby’s International Realty to deliver an on-time sale within the terms of the marketing agreement. Together, we achieved the second-highest sale in recent years in this local market. A job well done by all!”

John A. Burke, Jr. | President & CEO | Select Sotheby’s International Realty


“I elected to work with Platinum Luxury Auctions because their team reminded me of my former team at EMC Corp, which was the Best of the Best.”

Edward L. Breslow | Seller | Cape Cod, MA

“I am thrilled!…Thank you so much for everything!!!”

Kirstin Gillespie | Seller | 30-Acre Roaring Fork Valley Ranch, Basalt, CO


“The entire process went as promised, and without a hitch… Your expertise and professionalism is to be commended. We would not hesitate to recommend Platinum Luxury Auctions to any of your prospective clients. Please let me know if we can be of help in the future.”

H. J. Clark | Seller & SVP, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty | Atlantic Crossing, Vero Beach, FL

“We thought that Platinum did a very professional job in all aspects of the auction. We were very happy with the results.”

Theodore Duncan | Seller | Two Oceanfront Parcels, Vero Beach, FL

“…absolutely every aspect of my dealings with the firm was pleasurable. After going through the process of screening each [auction] firm the decision was a very easy one. Platinum’s personal attention, professionalism, and service have no equal. Everything they told me concerning the process was shown to be true. Should the situation arise again I would not hesitate to engage their firm.”

William Delaney | Seller | Delaney Farms/Windspirit Farms, Delray Beach, FL

“The Platinum Luxury Auctions team was very professional and worked closely with the seller at all times, explaining the process and addressing all questions and concerns. The seller appreciated that Platinum emphasized it was a luxury auction and a non-distressed property. I’ll continue recommending Platinum Luxury Auctions to my clients as another option to sell unique properties and achieve successful results!”

Tara West | Cooperating Sales Associate & Managing Partner | Park Miami Realty

“As you know, I have vetted various sales opportunities to sell our home. We finally selected Platinum after several visits to previous clients of yours who endorsed your credibility and professionalism.The marketing research, photography, advertising plan, brochure, post cards, and open house management was the best I have seen. Platinum gave our property more exposure to the market than any previous real estate company.”

Bill Ribble, Jr. | Seller & Retired UPS Executive | Lake House Mansion, Lake Lanier, GA

“During the interviews with several [auction] companies we were told ‘everything we wanted to hear’ in order to convince us to use them. It wasn’t until we met Platinum Luxury Auctions that we heard not only what we really wanted to hear, but the realities of the auction process and how it would help us accomplish our goal…We heartily endorse Platinum Luxury Auctions as a ‘best in class’ real estate auction company.”

Philip and Genie Cohen | Sellers | 14-Acre Mountainside Estate, Valle Crucis, NC

“I’d like to thank you and your associates for the fantastic job you did in the sale of my property! As you know, my family and I considered the auction process very carefully, and in doing so vetted a substantial number of auction companies. Platinum’s track record and overall reputation stood out quite clearly from the rest of the field. I will gladly look for any opportunity to recommend Platinum in the future.”

Barbara Palace | Seller | Ultra-Modern Ranch Estate, Jupiter, FL

“You were selected after a thorough vetting process among a group of your competitors. Our selection proved to be spot on as your performance matched – strike that – exceeded our expectations in every respect. Your company is first class all the way. The final hammer price exceeded our owner’s expectation and you may use us as a reference anytime.”

Cary Lichtenstein | Cooperating Sales Associate | Illustrated Properties

“Lisa and I are so happy not to have to think about Loggerhead Point anymore. You and [project manager] David are honorable gentlemen and it was a pleasure working with both of you. You are real professionals, you do good research, and you gave me sound and unselfish advice during our entire sales process. I would be happy to recommend you to anyone.”

J.K. Dobbs, III | Seller | John’s Island, Vero Beach Waterfront Estate, FL

“Every detail [of the auction] was first class, including exceptional marketing, an extensive information package, and your personal and immediate availability to answer any questions or provide necessary information. I would recommend Platinum Luxury Auctions to anyone that was interested in selling a property in a timely fashion. Your expert knowledge and integrity were evident every step of the way.”

Steve Hart | Buyer’s Agent | Golden Bear Realty, LLC

“Thank you and I appreciate all that you and [project manager] Michael did to make the sale possible. Hope I can send you some additional business in the future!”

Karen Tutwiler | Seller | Aspen-Snowmass Luxury Townhome, CO

“As a broker and company that takes pride in making transactions as easy and uncomplicated as possible, you and your team accomplished that last week. All parties were extremely satisfied with your professional approach throughout the entire process and your advertising and marketing program was spot on. Care and concern for the seller’s needs were always a top priority.”

Chris Lewis | Broker Associate | Aspen-Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty

“Just a short note to thank you and your team, Kevin and David for your impressive effort to successfully market and sell our Penthouse over this past year. Your systematic approach through exceptional photography of the unit, combined with expanded advertising exposure in national as well as local news media, the Internet, targeted direct mail campaigns and luxury show events provides the seller with a high level of comfort that literally no opportunity is missed to successfully close on a sale with optimal pricing being achieved.”

Andreas (and Annie) Meinhold | Seller & Managing Member, Sunshine Hotel Group, LLC | Miami Penthouse, FL

“Initially, I was skeptical as to what an auction company could do for me that my real estate agency could not do. Within only a short matter of time, however, it became abundantly clear to me how effective your process was in promoting the property…even when competing properties had not received any showings in months. You delivered the highest priced contract this area has seen for a luxury condominium in nearly 1 1/2 years. I look forward to the possibility of being able to work together again in the future, and thank you again for a job well done.”

PR Steinfurth | Seller & CEO/Principal, The Styles Group | Coral Gables Ultra-Luxury Condominium, FL

“From multiple newspaper articles to television commercials, Internet ads, press releases – and seemingly everything in between – your marketing program was a tremendous complement to the existing advertising platform we had in place through the Sotheby’s International Realty network…bringing the effective and conclusive 5-week auction process to an astonishing result!”

Constantin Gorges-Siebel | Cooperating Sales Associate | One Sotheby’s International Realty | Principal/Chief Designer | Constantin Gorges, Inc.

“I want to make sure you know how much I appreciate your help and the professionalism demonstrated by your team throughout the auction process for the sale of my oceanfront penthouse. It was exciting to see the exhaustive, first-class effort Platinum invested in leaving no stone unturned throughout the marketing program. If the need arises, I would welcome the opportunity to use Platinum’s ability, platform and team in the future.”

Craig I. Menin | Seller & Chief Executive Officer | Menin Development, Inc. | Boca Raton Ultra-Luxury Oceanfront Penthouse, FL

“We have used many brokers to buy or sell real estate…your attention to detail regarding the marketing was the best we have ever seen. The auction process was very organized and effective. The question is, Now that the process is over, would we hire you to auction or sell another property? The answer is easy, ‘YES!'”

Susan Russell | Seller & Retired Wall Street Executive | Sunny Isles Ultra-Luxury Condominium, FL

“…Trayor and his staff were very patient and worked closely and carefully with the sellers to ensure that everyone understood how the program worked and what we might expect. The sellers liked the fact that Platinum’s program was ‘non-distressed,’ and that it would professionally present their property to the marketplace. We’ll continue using Platinum Luxury Auctions and look forward to more successful transactions.”

Eloy Carmenate | Cooperating Listing Agent & Top 1% Producer in the United States. Named among Top 50 Brokers by the Wall Street Journal | ONE Sotheby’s International Realty

“After being frustrated with difficult sellers and back-and-forth negotiations on previous deals, my buyers are very happy to have purchased their new condominium from Platinum through the auction process. They are very thankful – as am I – for how easy the entire process was for us.”

Elena Grady, P.A. | Realtor and Top Producer | Big International Realty, Inc.

“Dear Trayor, As a broker who has had the opportunity to work with you in numerous auction projects and witness your approach first-hand, I am confident in bringing any of my luxury buyers to your auctions, knowing that the process will be transparent and equitable. And should any of my sellers need your services in the future, I would be happy to recommend you as the only auction professional they should choose.”

Jeff Greenberg | Broker/Owner & Consistent Top 40 Agents in Broward County | Coast Properties

“I have worked with Trayor on numerous transactions involving some of my premier residential listings…I will continue to work with Trayor and his team whenever the opportunity presents itself, and would highly recommend him to any seller in need of an expeditious sale.”

Sheryl Hodor | Sales Associate, Chairman’s Circle & Top 0.5% Nationwide | Prudential Florida Realty

“Dear Trayor, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the consideration you showed in handling a delicate situation. My Realtor and I are both thrilled that you were able to help use close on a property that had been listed for nearly a year and a half. I will be happy to recommend your services to sellers who need to get a property sold, and to Realtors who need the extra boost.”

Winnifred Smith | Seller | Miami Estate Home, FL

“Specifically, I would like to thank Trayor Lesnock who did an excellent job of managing the property… and ensuring each of the units closed… I would gladly recommend you to anyone in need of your services.”

Thomas H. | Special Assets Division (Seller) | ING Bank



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