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April Checklist: 4 Tasks Every Real Estate Agent Should Complete

homefinder_april-checklistLet April's warm(er) weather and budding flowers inspire you to give your real estate business a well-deserved spring cleaning. Tackling these four tasks will help you shine in 2015.

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Short on Inventory? Try This.

NOTE: This article was written by Larry Kendall and originally appeared it the 2015 April Edition of REAL Trends. Larry Kendall is the Author of Ninja Selling, a real estate sales training program. To learn more, please visit

Are you experiencing a listing inventory shortage? Most markets around the country are out of balance, with more buyers than sellers. In some markets, the shortage has led to multiple offers and near panic by both buyers and real estate professionals. As a leader, what are your strategies to help your people?

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Latest Survey Reflects Miami's Position as Top Global Destination

Miami – The Miami real estate market remains a top destination for foreign buyers despite economic slowdowns in Latin America and Western Europe, according to the 2014 Miami International Buyer Survey conducted by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) for the 35,000-member MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI), the nation’s largest local Realtor association. The survey ranks buyers by countries and highlights key characteristics of foreign buyers. A preview of the survey was featured recently at the R.E.A.L Awards and Real Estate Summit hosted by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.

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Getting to Know Our MIAMI Leaders: Barbara Tria

By Chris Umpierre

Barbara Tria smiles and laughs when asked how she feels about being a role model.

A humble person who’d rather not be in the spotlight, Tria won’t say it, but there’s no doubt she is inspiring Miami-Dade County female commercial Realtors.

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Four Miami-Dade Communities Rank as Top Places to Invest in Florida Real Estate

A budding technological industry, a nationally renowned art scene, and several recent multibillion-dollar retail ventures have played key roles in turning Miami into one of the world’s most attractive and dynamic global cities. Miami’s median single-family home prices – which have registered four years of consistent growth and sit at $245,000 according to the latest MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) report – remain affordable compared to other similar international cities.

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Barbara Tria Elected 2015 President of the Realtors Commercial Alliance of MIAMI

The Realtors Commercial Alliance of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS has elected Coral Gables Broker-Associate Barbara Tria as its 2015 president. She and the entire Board of Directors were recently installed at MIAMI’s Annual Inaugural and Awards Luncheon.

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One Realtor's Tips and Tricks for Leveraging RPR Mobile

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    Three Ways to Build Listing Inventory Using RPR - Webinar 3/31


    Tuesday, March 31, 2015 10:00 AM PDT

    31 March 2015 - 1:00pm - 1:30pm
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    Meerkat for Real Estate

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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