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August Checklist: Four Tasks Every Real Estate Agent Should Complete

hfinder_AugustAgentChecklistAs a Realtor, it may feel impossible to separate yourself entirely from your work.

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Argentinian Buyers a Top Market for South Florida Real Estate

Home buyers from Argentina purchase the second-most South Florida real estate among all foreign countries, according to the 2014 Survey of International Home Purchases conducted by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) for the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI). The South American nation registered 12 percent of all foreign South Florida deals last year. Venezuelan buyers finished first with 16 percent of international transactions.

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Top 10 Real Estate Landing Page Tips

webbox_Top10landingpagetips_1These tips cover both landing pages you create for all-online exposure, as well as print and other marketing that you want to lead a person to your website.

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Venezuelan Buyers Perennially Rank as South Florida’s Top International Clients

Venezuela has topped the list of foreign countries buying South Florida real estate since the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) began conducting surveys for the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) in 2006. The oil-rich South American country with 29 million residents registered 16 percent of Miami-Dade/Broward sales last year, according to the 2014 Survey of International Home Purchases conducted by NAR for MIAMI.

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World-Class Art Fueling Wynwood’s Commercial Growth

Arts and culture can reinvigorate neighborhoods and increase property values, and there’s no better local example than the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami. In seven years, Wynwood has transformed from a quiet warehouse district to one of America’s most coveted tracts of real estate.

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Marketing Miami’s School Choices to Today’s Home Buyers

MIAMI — Understanding the quality and depth of school programs offered by Miami-Dade County is paramount to successfully marketing and selling properties to today’s home buyers, according to the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI), the nation’s largest local Realtor group. MIAMI and Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), the nation’s fourth-largest school system, are working together to educate consumers on local school choices.

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New Shopping, Mass Transit Projects Fueling Miami’s Preconstruction Condominium Market

Miami real estate has experienced a spectacular recovery from the 2007 housing crash, and nowhere is that more definable than its pre-construction market. Developers have completed 12 towers with 313 floors and 1,977 units in Miami-Dade County east of I-95 in the four years since 2011, according to the latest report from and the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI).

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South Florida Adding to its Linear Parks, Green Space

Green space can have a revitalizing impact on properties, particularly underutilized ones. As more users gravitate to dedicated green spaces, more commercial investment follows. When developers improve or build new projects with significant green space, nearby property values are increased and ultimately tax revenue as well

With that in mind, South Florida developers have plans to add to what is already a significant parks system. Miami-Dade County Parks is the third-largest county park system in the U.S., consisting of 260 parks and 12,825 acres of land.

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Getting to Know Our MIAMI Leaders: John Dohm

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John Dohm says he didn’t have innate, superhuman talent as a symphony musician, but he was a strong technical player who could hit the right notes at the right time. Being a reliable bassist helped him get selected for multiple South Florida orchestras.

Dohm, who transitioned to selling Miami commercial real estate 30 years ago, is still using many of the lessons he learned in the symphony. Forming partnerships, working with others, and serving the community can benefit all Realtors.

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South Florida Ranked as Most Competitive Housing Market in the U.S.

Fueled by a strong jobs market, rising price appreciation, and an influx of overseas buyers, South Florida ranks as the most competitive housing market in the nation according to a new study by The research web site analyzed U.S. markets based on price growth forecasts, annual price appreciation, median sales prices, and average days on the market.

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Brazil Continues to Lead All Global Consumers Searching South Florida Real Estate

South America’s largest nation continues to be the top foreign country searching for South Florida real estate on the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) website, according to new statistics from the nation’s largest local Realtor group. For the 12th consecutive month, Brazil led all global consumers using MIAMI’s search portal,, in May 2015.

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Are Marketing or Sales Skills More Important for Agents?

hz_marketing-sales-skills-importanceIn my days in the B2B software world, our larger "enterprise" transactions were from about $250k to $2M dollars, with an average deal about $500k.

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5 of the Best Apps for Real Estate Agents

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    Miami’s Luxury Market Gains Momentum in 1Q of 2015

    Miami’s luxury properties saw a significant year-over-year rise in median sales prices in the first quarter of 2015, according to the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI), the nation’s largest Realtor group with 36,000 members. Single-family homes priced at $1 million or above had a median sales price of $1.7 million in the 2015 first quarter, a 6.25 percent increase from $1.6 million in the 2014 first quarter. Luxury condos also had a median sales price of $1.7 million in the first quarter of 2015, a 13.3 percent spike from $1.5 million in the 2014 first quarter.

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    Miami Real Estate is More Affordable than Other World-Class Global Cities

    Even with the recent surge in home prices, Miami properties remain considerably cheaper than other world-class global cities. The affordability of South Florida’s real estate market is leading to more sales as international and domestic home buyers increasingly view the region as a place to relocate their families, hedge funds, or corporate headquarters.

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    Can Email Marketing Be a Conversation?

    hg_Conversation-marketing-emailCan email marketing be a conversation?