The Bovell Difference Sell your home with confidence
At The Bovell Team at RE/MAX Cayman Islands, customer care is our top priority. With over 50 years of combined experience in real estate in the Cayman Islands, you can guarantee we deliver an exemplary service. Our team will provide you with a first-class experience. From the moment we first meet, you know you’re in good hands. Over 85% of our business comes from repeat customers. If you think about it, there’s a certain logic to this loyalty – it’s by doing the right thing over and over again.
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Credentials Award winning expertise
Having been in the Cayman Islands real estate industry for more than 25 years, James Bovell has won numerous career awards at RE/MAX worldwide including:
- The Luminary of Distinction Award, the top award at RE/MAX presented to agents celebrating 20 years with RE/MAX (only 64 out of 125,00 agents ever honored with this award)
- Owner/Broker of the Year 2019
- Broker/Owner of the Year in the Caribbean & Central America (3 times)
- Circle of Legends
- Lifetime Achievement
- Hall of Fame
Top annual awards
- #3 Global Real Estate Team 2019, 2018
- #2 Global Real Estate Team 2017, 2016
- Diamond Club Team 2016-2019
- #3 Global Real Estate Agent Individual 2015
- Caribbean Chapter Founding Member at YPO – the premier leaders
Testimonial Ana & Jose
Claudia’s professionalism and amazing dedication helped us find a home for the second time. Claudia was extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and attentive with every single detail. We highly recommend Claudia as a realtor with the Bovell Team.
Testimonial Gianrico D
I made my first real estate investment outside of Europe in Grand Cayman. The difficult decision was made after visiting more than 6 potential candidate countries and viewing dozens of properties. Mabel McMillan was my real estate agent in Cayman and her experience, knowledge of the market and her hard work to provide quantitative and qualitative data, had a decisive impact on my decision. She has also shown an uncommon sense of empathy which allowed her to be proactive and anticipate customer needs. The ability to know how to combine professionalism, rigor, dedication, and human skills make Mabel an extraordinary agent. In addition to her undeniable talent, it has always been a pleasure to work with Mabel because of her sympathy and warmth.
Testimonial Edward S
Our experience selling our condo with the Bovell team was exceptional. The team is very efficient, and James’s knowledge is invaluable.
Testimonial Dianne F
James, Crystal, and team - Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for all of your help and persistence in getting the land sold. Very much appreciate all of your time, creativity and efforts in getting this over the line.
Thanks to Claudia and the entire Bovell team for all your help. We are very happy with our purchase and are looking forward to spending some time in the Caymans going forward. Thanks again to all.
Testimonial Shelley W
Mabel McMillan (agent) and Crystal Lyn (transaction coordinator) were fantastic on my transaction. They were always available and helpful if I had a question, and the transaction went through quickly and smoothly.
Testimonial Anton T
Business, Open, Valued, Excellent, Legitimate & Lovely
Anytime property is involved I'm with Bovell. It’s as if they have taken it to another level. Peace of mind. They leave all the others behind.
Testimonial Shakira G
Mabel McMillan was my realtor with RE/MAX. It was a long process but ultimately a success. Mabel was attentive to my needs. She asked me to be patient with the process and worked with my budget. She was very caring and treated me like a person. That's extremely important to me. I would recommend Bovell – RE/MAX but more importantly Mabel.
I would like to extend my thanks to all the Bovell team. It has been a pleasure working with you also and I very much appreciate your help in guiding me through the sale process.
Thank you so much Team Bovell. A fantastic process from start to finish. Huge care and consideration taken at every junction, and I felt I was in very safe and experienced hands. Thank you so much. Ah thanks James. Yes, indeed a bittersweet day – but thank you for making it as painless as possible. An immaculate effort from your whole team, and undoubtedly the smoothest property transaction I’ve ever done. Thank you again for all your help.
Testimonial Chris & Simon
We were new to the Island and looking for a home. We could not find something within our parameters and wish list, so we were then looking for land. We had found one piece but with this fast-moving market, we could not get it in time. [Mabel] then found another piece of land and guided us with the offer price and conditions so that we could buy this property. She was also able to introduce us to a trusted contractor that would be able to build our dream home. We are looking forward to having our housewarming party soon. Thank you Mabel!
Testimonial Joanna D
James and Mabel took time to understand our condo, what made it different from other units in the development and the value our extensive renovations added to the property. James and Mabel worked diligently to identify the right buyer with numerous showings taking place. Mabel was quick to send us feedback after a showing and we worked well together with the RE/MAX team throughout the listing and sale process. Due to the turn-key price, we understood that our unit would likely take a little longer to sell, however, we were ultimately able to achieve the sale price we wanted within the anticipated timeframe.
Testimonial Eric L
We have worked with Mabel McMillan on a number of occasions, and she has delivered excellent results every time - head and shoulders above the competition. Mabel McMillan is not only exceptionally good at her job but a pleasure to deal with - full of warmth and good sense.
James & Mabel - Thank you does not express my appreciation for you both. You have gone far and above the duties of a realtor. From listing to close, your attention to the sale of my home and to me personally was impeccable. You were always there to answer my questions and to explain each step in the process. Going through the sale of my home and the move back to the US was made so much easier because of you. Many times, you provided a listening ear and other times lending much needed advice and support. I just cannot say thank you enough. Many blessings to you.
Testimonial Penny F
Mabel showed the home often and was very familiar with the location and the property. As we do not live on island, she was very quick to report back any feedback (good or bad) and would also send photo updates on any issues that needed our attention. In fact, at one point she took it on herself to try and get a big stain out of our tiles, so the property would present better. It is nice to have someone look after your property the way you would. We were very happy with the whole Bovell Team.
Testimonial Christine W
I was very happy in buying my property with the Bovell team. They were also very helpful when it came time to sell it. Mabel was very responsive, hosted Open Houses and covered all the showings while I was both on island or travelling. I felt very secure in leaving her in charge of the property. She also found a qualified buyer for me, and we moved to a quick and seamless closing. I would use her services if I ever needed property again.
Testimonial Ron H
Mabel was a great asset in helping us secure an investment property. There were ups and downs with financing, but she was able to navigate going between the buyers and the sellers, to ensure everyone was happy.
Testimonial Sam R
We were very pleased with the service we received from Mabel. At the time we were looking there were no units available for sale. She decided to send letters to all the owners asking if anyone was interested in selling and she found us the perfect unit. From that point onwards we were able to secure the property and head to closing. She goes above and beyond what is expected to help her customers find exactly what they want. We are very grateful.
Testimonial Richard & Emily H.
We met with Mabel and James on a Friday evening at our place. They spent a significant amount of time with us both understanding where we were and what moves we were considering. Their advice was not what we expected - they truly listened and what they advised us to do was not in their short-term interests. It was so incredibly refreshing, authentic and instilled further trust built on previous, less formal conversations. We followed their advice and so glad we did. Thank you.
Testimonial Ed S
Looking for a competent, confident, caring real estate agent? The Bovell Team at RE/MAX Cayman should be at the top of your list! Located in Grand Cayman, but knowledgeable about real estate on all three islands, the Bovell Team provides wise advice to the seller and expert guidance to the buyer. Their frequent e-mail distributions provide buyers and sellers not only with information about island real estate, but also information on current trends in the islands that may affect anyone in the real estate market. For the international customer, they have a toll-free number, but for that customer, their various forms of communication frequently out-pace the occasional phone enquiry. I recommend them enthusiastically and without reservation.
Testimonial John and Elaine
A huge thank you for ‘’looking after’’ us so well during the sale of ‘’The Corners’’. You are all so professional, caring and kind and we couldn’t have done it without you.
Testimonial Steve H.
Just completed our latest purchase, great negotiating and great service and progress updates as always. Thanks again to Team Bovell on another deal well done.
Testimonial Marcus C.
The Bovell Team are all outstanding to work with. I was so impressed with their listening skills and negotiating, with very in-depth knowledge of the local markets. My fiancé and I have bought and sold with the Bovell Team and within a week of signing them on as our agents we acquired an amazing property at the desired price at the exclusive Vista Del Mar! And we sold my apartment on Drake Quay within two months of listing!! At no point in those two months did the dedication to selling the property waiver. The Bovell Team was just as aggressive and excited about selling the property as they were with the first acquisition. Without doubt, we would seek The Bovell Team out immediately for any upcoming real estate transaction in the future.
Testimonial Luke & Nicola M.
We rather speculatively went to an open house hosted by James where the property was more of a long-term dream than something we thought would be a reality. Fast forward under 6 weeks and James and his team had helped us to sell our current property and move into our dream house! From the first meeting James understood the needs of our growing family and the entire team was supportive and diligent in ensuring the tight deadlines were met. It is not easy moving house with a young family (and with another baby imminent!) and we were grateful to have the support of the Bovell Team through every step of the process.
Testimonial Vahe & Meerna D.
Our family has known and worked with James and his stellar team for many years. He sold us our first home in 2016 and, as our family grows, has once again found us the perfect fit! Thank you James, Mabel, Crystal and gang for such a quick, smooth and professional experience. The Bovell Team is a well oiled machine!
Testimonial Jeff L.
Super impressed. James was knowledgeable about every house, neighbourhood, school, restaurant, etc. He listened to my criteria and respected those parameters while gently pushing some good ideas. He accommodated my tight schedule (buying during Covid right before Christmas). He provided valuable input through the offer and closing process. We got the right house. But behind every great man, is a better team. I mainly interacted with Mabel and Crystal. They are stars. Very responsive, accurate, detailed, and helpful. It was a team-effort, and they were all great. I’ve bought several houses over my life but only given 2 references. The Bovell team is solid.
Testimonial Glen & Laurie M
My wife and I cannot express enough the level of gratitude and respect we have for James Bovell and his team providing realtor services. James has a friendly low key honest dealer approach where we never felt pressured. He went above and beyond what one can ask from a relator, even giving some wise counsel on financing matters. Our initial call to him was on a Saturday morning and he quickly accommodated our request to view the property later that day – which we ended up purchasing. His team are highly competent and responded to our many email queries at warp speed. They were always friendly and patient explaining the nuances of buying property in Cayman. Frankly, dealing with James and his team is one of the best customer services experiences we have ever had.
Testimonial Sandra & Bob M
18 years ago, James helped us find a condo and when it was time to move on, James was right by our side to find new owners. James and his entire staff are the best! They make buying and selling easy! We consider you all part of our Cayman Family!
Testimonial Lucy F
The service provided was excellent – highly professional, efficient and knowledgeable. The market knowledge and expert advice provided by James Bovell was invaluable – incredibly perceptive and helpful. I would highly recommend the team.
Testimonial Michael & Jane O
Buying and selling real estate in a foreign country can be a very challenging endeavor. Government rules, restrictions, fees, customs and market values are just some of the many unfamiliarities and questions going into this venture. After some research, we discovered the Bovell Team at RE/MAX Cayman Islands as a company who earned our trust. They provided us with fast results in uncertain times. The final closing was a smooth and efficient transaction that occurred on schedule. We would not hesitate in using them again on any future dealings.
Testimonial Suzi & Jim
Thank you all so very much for your help with the selling of our condo! Your efforts ensured a quick and smooth transition and we feel incredibly fortunate for that. Lastly, we’d like to thank you for the most amazing gift ever! The Eco-Sphere pod is truly mesmerizing and makes us feel as though we are back in Cayman on a dive...such a thoughtful and meaningful gift that we will treasure for years to come! Thank you again for a most positive selling experience and for your friendships.
Testimonial C E Watson
I highly recommend James Bovell and his excellent team for their professionalism, guidance and support from start to finish in finding and securing my recent property purchase. All queries and requests were dealt with promptly from start to finish and James kept me informed of progress all along the way to closing.
Testimonial William E.
Professional, insightful, knowledgeable, responsive and friendly - would best describe my experience in dealing with Team Bovell. Our purchase involved multiple buyers and properties. Team Bovell was always one step ahead.
Testimonial Toby and LA!
Despite having lived here for two years we still found the Cayman property market rather daunting. However James and his team were very helpful in breaking it all down and delivering it in bite sized chunks. While writing this I searched through my email and my favorite correspondence was from Mabel; a kind and patient member of the team that said ‘don’t worry we will get there’. When buying a property abroad or at home this is exactly the kind of reassuring thing you want to hear. And it wasn’t just hot air. We did get there, and we owe that to them. On a final note the congratulations gift was an unexpected pleasant and considerate surprise!
Testimonial Justin A
This is just a quick message to say thank you for handling the sale of my house so successfully. I really appreciated your patience and professionalism from start to finish."
Testimonial Stephen B
I would just like to say what a pleasure it was to recently purchase land in Crystal Harbour, Grand Cayman with James Bovell and his team. From start to finish all transactions were as smooth as clockwork. I would definitely recommend this realtor to anyone looking to invest in the current booming Cayman Islands real estate market.
I reached out to James and found him to be very responsive and knowledge. We viewed a number of properties in different price ranges and he was tireless in finding us the perfect one. From searching to closing we found James and the Bovell team to be extremely helpful and professional. We would happily use them again and refer them to our friends.
Testimonial John G
James and the Bovell team helped us identify a property, assisted us with getting the inspections done, and helped guide us with their market knowledge so that we felt we were making informed choices. Everyone was very responsive, available late into the evening and over weekends, to make it a smooth process.”
Testimonial Ginny and Les C
From the time we first asked you to put in an offer on the Bodden Town beach lot, to the day of closing, your team approach was extremely efficient, as you always had a fast and professional response to all of our questions. You made the transaction effortless!
Testimonial Amber R
James Bovell is Cayman Islands real estate. His market knowledge, long tenure and experience in the industry is invaluable. His wide breath of clients and contacts is impressive. We also just really enjoyed working with James and his team and would recommend them to friends and family.
Testimonial Paul M
For more than 20 years we have dealt with some excellent real estate professionals in Grand Cayman. In our opinion the best Company is RE/MAX Cayman Islands and the best agent is James Bovell -- the Broker/Owner. James and his outstanding support team have closed five deals for us. He is thorough, reliable, and of the highest integrity. We recommend him and his team to anyone seeking to buy or sell Cayman real estate.
Testimonial Stephen and Wanda
James Bovell and his team have been amazing to work with. They took us on as clients in one of the most challenging times for real estate transactions for Cayman and were able to deliver not only the sale of our home but also the simultaneous purchase of our new home - all in record time.
Team Bovell offers a complete solution to real estate needs which encompasses seamless on boarding, streamlined and comprehensive viewings of properties (both as purchasers and vendors) and advice on all the tricky areas that goes into property transactions. Closing was just as impressive as on-boarding, with James' logistics and closing teams guiding us thru each and every step.
With James' help we acquired our dream property, but more importantly a friend and trusted property advisor for life.
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