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Getting to Know Our MIAMI Leaders: Christina Pappas

Name: Christina Pappas
Board position: 2015 Young Professionals Network Chairman
Employment: Assistant Sales Manager and Realtor at The Keyes Co. in Coral Gables
College: Cornell University
Achievement: 2012 Keyes Company Rookie of the Year; 2013 Women’s Council of Realtors Rising Star
Did you know? Christina’s grandfather, Ted Pappas, served as the president of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS in 1975.

By Chris Umpierre
MIAMI staff

When the students at Miami’s Our Pride Academy see Christina Pappas, they smile and sprint as fast as they can to give her a hug.

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Miami Home, Condominium Sales Rise in February

Miami – Miami single-family home sales registered double-digit growth in February, and all residential median sale prices continued their more than three years of gains, according to a new report by the 35,000-member MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.

Sales Rise for Single-family Homes, Condos

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Easy Strategies to Make 3-5 More Real Estate Sales This Year - Webinar 3/26/15


Thursday, March 26, 2015 10:00 AM PDT

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Real Estate Newsletter Best Practices

ixact_newsletter-best-practiceIf you're a regular reader of the blog, you know that I often discuss the value of keeping in touch with your real estate leads and past clients.

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2015 Cameras: The Lens Factor

Forget megapixels. A DSLR lens has more influence on your image quality than you think.
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Brazilians Lead List of Global Consumers Searching Miami Properties

The nation’s largest local Realtor association registered 192,987 visits to its website,, in January, a 46.8-percent increase compared to the same month last year, according to the 36,000-member MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI). had 66,222 unique visitors searching for properties and information about the South Florida real estate market in January, a 39.3-percent rise compared to January 2014.

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Forward Looking Technology

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How to Use Google Alerts to Monitor Your Listings Online

magnify-home-searchReal estate agents invest in a lot of tools that promise to catapult their listings to the top of search results. But how close do your single property websites, virtual tours, IDX listing detail pages, etc. actually get to the top?

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Your Business Plan Should Be a Strategic Spring Board, Not a Dynamic Anchor

whiteboard-mapToday's real estate industry is awash in new strategies. Franchises, brokerages, Multiple Listing Services and professional associations are all using "strategic" as their new magic word.

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Writing Advice for Real Estate Professionals: Drop the Acronyms

lwolf_drop-acronymsThis is a big one for real estate professionals. Within and surrounding the real estate industry are a variety of meaningful phrases and designations that have been compacted into acronyms for convenience.

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What Luxury Clients Prefer: Apple Devices and Traditional Media

Apple's latest product announcements suggest that the company is trying to position itself as a luxury brand.

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5 Tips for Nailing Your Next Buyer’s Tour

rpr_5-Tips-Buyers-TourYou've just received a call from anxious buyers. They've been looking at homes online for weeks and are now ready to work with a REALTOR® to get the buying process started.