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Q&A #ClientsOfCompass

Q&A #ClientsOfCompass



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with Holly Meyer Lucas Team

Holly Meyer Lucas Team’s client and founder of Home Away From Home Preschools was looking for the perfect, new construction Jupiter/ Palm Beach waterfront oasis.


What was most important

to you when looking for

your perfect living space?

We were looking for the perfect lot to build our dream home but were not finding anything reasonable on the water in our area, so we turned our sights to buying a teardown instead. It had to be on the water and in the Jupiter/Northern Palm Beach County area, but also had to be flexible enough to allow our 6 (yes 6!) dogs, so many HOAs were out of the question. 

What was the pre-construction / home buying process like?

I buy, sell and operate preschools across the country for a living, so my expectations for turnaround times and project management are high. New construction is familiar to me at this point, but when it is your primary residence, it can be very scary taking the plunge into buying a teardown home, hoping your vision comes to life and translates how you imagine it in your head. You have to be very articulate with your team. Working with Holly and Stephanie exceeded my expectations.

Lots of changes happening in Jupiter/West Palm Beach. With modern homes and trendy new hot spots, what are you most excited about?

Our business leadership locally has done a tremendous job to encourage responsible growth. Our home is a great example of what we’re seeing in the area - lots of new construction, but most of the projects are going on existing sites where there have previously been homes. There is a very responsible growth pattern here. As a mom, minority business owner, homeowner, and female entrepreneur, there is nowhere else I would want to raise my family and run my businesses than in the #Juplife.

As a mom, minority business owner, homeowner, and female entrepreneur, there is nowhere else I would want to raise my family and run my businesses than in the #Juplife.
— Larissa Silva

What drew you to this neighborhood?

The fact that we could have our 6 dogs here and not be bothered was important to us. We are building a very coastal modern home so I wanted the flexibility to build a timeless style without needing to conform to the rules of an association. Also, my husband has a DJ booth in our home so we could not be in a “strict” country club.

What was your experience like while working with Holly throughout this time?

Holly and her team are on another level. They are smart, savvy, and fun to work with, which is something I didn’t realize I wanted in my real estate team. We have sold other properties with her and Stephanie, and the way they marketed our home was top notch. We broke a crazy record with our home sale in Jupiter (first $1M+ home sale in Rialto). Holly and Stephanie have this energy about them that is something I have never seen before. Stephanie is like family to us and as a business owner myself, I admire the way Holly runs her business and her team. 


Larissa Silva is an investor, mom and entrepreneur. She is the owner and founder of Home Away From Home Preschools
and has resided in Palm Beach County for nearly two decades. Larissa and her husband Juan have two boys and six dogs. 

Holly Meyer Lucas is an award winning, top producing realtor and team leader of the Meyer Lucas Team in the Jupiter and Palm Beach area of
South Florida. Holly and her team of 12 specialize in a range of real estate services, including helping professional athletes and their families relocate
to the Jupiter area, selling luxury homes and waterfront estates. Holly is a founding agent at Compass and member of the Sports & Entertainment division.

Holly Meyer Lucas