Shapiro & Sher Group's 'Hollywood's Connection to Vegas' Awarded Fine Homes International Specialist Designation.

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During a brutal year for the economy, REALTOR Aaron Auxier has used the time to build his image as 'Hollywood's Connection to Vegas' - earning a coveted spot on Las Vegas' illustrious Shapiro & Sher Group, international attention, celebrity clients, television and magazine appearances, and recognition as a Top-10 Rising Star of Business. Recently, Auxier was awarded the designation of 'Fine Homes International Specialist' by Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc.

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I had an Aha! moment. Mr. Trump's secret to success inspired me to build a business that focused on protecting the best interests of celebrities, athletes, and CEOs

At the age of eight, Aaron Auxier remembers sitting with his surprised parents in their Los Angeles-area home as he started regularly reading the newspaper. His sections of choice? Real Estate and Entertainment. It was clear, he'd eventually pursue a career in one of those fields. Today, he can be found 'hiding out' in Sin City, with members of the press referring to him as one of the top Celebrity Real Estate Agents in the country.

Auxier lived in Los Angeles for 30 years, even dabbling in acting for over a decade. In 2003, tired of all the hoopla, he jettisoned LA for a quiet suburb of Las Vegas - close enough to the action, yet far enough to escape the glitz. Then it happened; Auxier saw an interview with Donald Trump where 'The Donald' shared one of the biggest secrets to his success - "Mixing Showbiz with Real Estate."

"I had an Aha! moment. Mr. Trump's secret to success inspired me to build a business that focused on protecting the best interests of celebrities, athletes, and CEOs," Auxier grins. "Being that I enjoy a low-key life, it irked me to see high-profile individuals getting taken advantage of (whether it was privacy being invaded or sacrificing representation) when buying real estate. It was time for someone to put their foot down."

Going on a media blitz (making appearances in trendy magazines and several television shows) Auxier started pointing out how celebrities would commonly purchase real estate direct from listing agents or developers. He made it clear that when buying luxury real estate in Las Vegas, a buyer has the right to one-sided representation - something they can easily sacrifice by directly visiting an open house or sales center.

Auxier says his client base also includes doctors, attorneys, producers, executives, architects, and other professionals who demand to work with a team of professionals who are specially trained in distinctive real estate. He adds, "Being awarded with the Fine Homes International Specialist designation compliments the level of involvement that Shapiro & Sher Group and I have in the world of upper-tier properties."

In 2007, Aaron's team, Shapiro & Sher Group was awarded as the number-one Prudential team in the world with over $350 million in Las Vegas luxury real estate sales. As of October 2008 (with close to a half-billion worth of luxury listings), Shapiro & Sher Group is responsible for listing many of Vegas' most prestigious and unique luxury properties including a $28-million, one-of-a-kind custom estate in The Enclave.

Having over 100 properties listed in communities such as The Ridges, Red Rock Country Club, Southern Highlands, Eagle Hills, Seven Hills, Anthem Country Club, Tournament Hills, Park Towers, as well as the largest collection of listings in one of the country's finest high-rise condominium towers, One Queensridge Place, gives the boutique group an upper hand when catering to the most discerning of tastes.

Members of the Prudential Real Estate Fine Homes International Specialist network represent an elite group of professionals who make up just approx. 11 percent of the approx. 64,000 sales professionals within Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. Those who've earned the designation gain privileged marketing capabilities as well as connections to thousands of peers worldwide who also specialize in representing affluent clients.

"Not only does our private collection of inventory help us better serve the needs of our clients, our strong developer relationships open up fantastic doors into Las Vegas Strip condo developments." Auxier says world-class projects such as The St. Regis Residences at The Venetian Palazzo, The Harmon Residences, and The Residences at Mandarin Oriental will all offer a new level of residential pampering on the Strip when they open in the future.

Look out for Aaron Auxier's feature as a "Realtor to the Stars" in VEGAS Magazine's November 2008 issue.

Aaron Auxier, REALTOR®, ABR can be reached at 702-205-1818

Prudential Americana Group, REALTORS is an independently owned and operated member of Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc.

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