Sergio Cesario is the founder of The Cesario Group. A native of Brazil and an international broadcast journalist, Cesario joined the Douglas Elliman team in 2014 with a focus on representing international clients and investors looking to expand the lucrative global real estate business.
Cesario is a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (“CLHMS”) and has earned the designation by performing in the TOP 10% of Miami real estate market and has also earned membership into the Million Dollar GUILD™, which rewards certified success in the million-dollar and above market.
Born and raised in Sao Paulo, Sergio earned his Masters degree in Broadcasting Journalism from New York University. He holds a solid record of success as an international journalist for a number of high profile media outlets in Toronto, Montreal, Connecticut and New York City.
Sergio discovered his love of real estate through his own experiences buying, selling and renovating his own homes in different cities. Later, working with his friends to find their homes in New York, Sao Paulo and Miami, he realized a desire to embrace the opportunities available in the fast-paced Miami and Lisbon luxury Real Estate markets.
With a penchant for client satisfaction and superb negotiation skills, Sergio Cesario is constantly striving to raise the bar in his professional life. “I am a professional who uses the ‘here and now’ approach. This is the moment and this is the place to be,” said Sergio about his focus on real estate. With regards to the luxury real estate markets in South Florida and Portugal, he feels it is an exciting opportunity to be marketing Lisbon's and Miami's trendy lifestyle in the midst of an international multi-million dollar surge.
Sergio was very helpful and attentive, he went out of his way to help us with the transition. He was instrumental with logistics, since we were coming from California, took charge of things he didn't have to, a real gentleman. The dreaded contract paperwork was a bliss due to his organizational skills. We are forever thankful!
SANDRO FIORIN, Los Angeles, CA
Sergio Cesario is a great realtor to work with and amazingly helpful. He is knowledgable, patient and beyond all, a good listener and friend. As an agent, he helped us explore different areas o f Miami and Miami Beach. His financial background and extensive network of professionals helped us learning a lot more about Florida real estate market and how to relocate from overseas. We currently live in São Paulo, Brazil but will be moving to Miami within the next year or so. We can't emphasize enough just how prepared and positive Sergio has been during this process, connecting us to other reliable professionals and always with our best interests in mind. He is always ready and available, replying to texts, emails, and calls promptly. I highly recommend Sergio to anyone who is looking for a personal approach and a full service to the home buying process without the high pressure commonly found on other agents.
JOSE ANTONIO PARADA, Sao Paulo, Brazil Verified by RealSatisfied
Sergio has been acting as a personal advisor to our real estate needs. He has not measured efforts to research new developments or existing homes that would fit our criteria and budget. Sergio has a genuine interest in guiding his clients in the right direction and has provided us with valuable advice. He helped us find the perfect property and was able to negotiate the price with a very tough developer in an extremely competitive market. He has been upfront in disclosing the pros and potential cons of new development properties. He has also been extremely responsive and very patient, keeping us positive during our search and waiting period. His in depth understanding of the legal terms & conditions within reservation and contract educated us on the whole process. We look forward to closing and are confident to recommend Sergio Cesario to anyone who is looking to invest or to live in South Florida.
LINDOLPHO VALENTIN CUNHA JR., Sao Paulo, Brazil Verified by RealSatisfied
“I met Sergio Cesario through an acquaintance, also a Realtor who works from Boca Raton area.
Sergio is a highly dedicated and serious professional, most importantly honest and dependable. He would spare no efforts to find me an adequate property. Whenever there was insufficient information on a possible home, he would travel to its location, make his own photos and videos and immediately transmit them to me. There would be no time or day restrictions to reach out to him. Sometimes I would only have late hours at night, weekends or holidays to discuss my plans, but that was never an issue with Sergio. He would promptly respond and get back to me, reinforcing his commitment to his client. Sergio has proven to be conscientious of results placing clients' satisfaction above financial returns. I highly recommend Sergio Cesario to whoever needs real estate expertise and I congratulate him for his wholehearted work."
— Luiz Henrique Bonatti Florianópolis, SC - BRAZIL
"Buying a new home, financing it and relocating can be extremely stressful. Under current economic circumstances, it can also be an insane process. However, Sergio Cesario was extremely pleasant to work with and a very helpful person. He was very knowledgeable and helped me reaching my goals providing me with invaluable information with a realistic approach. Most of all he was kind, responsive and honest. He was right on target with all calculations, home search and with every phase of the negotiations. Sergio was more than a selling agent, he navigated me through a complex process well beyond what I would have expected from a broker. He always acted positively on my behalf even when the process met some very unexpected hurdles, including last minute demands from lenders. The Cesario Group will be the first and only recommendation I have to any friends or family looking to buy, finance, rent or sell a home in the Miami-Dade area.”