I am honored to share with you my recent interview by Orlando Montiel, from The Montiel Organization and responsible for the popular and prestigious, Miami Real Estate Show.
Orlando has achieved an amazing reputation locally with the Miami real estate industry because of his willingness to help other professionals grow and his passion for empowering others to become their best. Orlando wears many hats including real estate broker, financial advisor, and coach, but most importantly, is a true leader admired by many.
I attended a few of his coaching sessions at The Miami Association of Realtors and became an instant fan. Then we shared the stage at the real estate panel during Social Media Week in Miami when he asked to interview me because of my success with social media.
Although I don’t really share industry news on Miamism and I know that you, as our readers, are consumers and not agents, I wanted to share this so you know a little about how we use the medium and how we’re used as examples nationwide and even internationally.
Let us know what you think!
This week in the MIAMI REAL ESTATE SHOW, Orlando Montiel interviews one of the most influential Real Estate agents in Social Media, Ines Hegedus-Garcia, editor in chief of Miamism.com, Architect & Miami Beach realtor with RelatedISG International Realty.
Ines and her Miamism team became one of South Florida’s first realty teams to capitalize on Internet Marketing. This year alone Ines is projected to close more than $50 Millions in sales, about 80%, which came from Social Media.
The following are some of her professional accomplishments:
During this interview you will learn:
- How to build a strong relationship with clients using Social Media.
- Which platforms perform better.
- How to implement blogging as one of your marketing strategies.
- Importance of applying a/b testing.
- Best strategies to apply when creating content.
- The importance of Social Media in the Real Estate industry.
Great insights from this interview:
- “Consistency is the key to build a strong appearance in Social Media.”
- “It’s all about knowledge and how you use the tools.”
- “If you write about business you don’t want, you’re going to get the business you don’t want, so don’t write about those.”
This interview is brought to you by:
Contact: Ines Hegedus-Garcia at 305.206.9366 or mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Surfside Real Estate Market Report
There are currently 29 Surfside homes for sale (compared to 22 in September):
- Highest priced listing: $6,950,000 (contemporary waterfront property at 1292 Biscaya Dr)
- Lowest priced listing: $565,000 (8846 Harding Ave)
- Pending Sales: 8 (same as last month)
- Closed sales in October: 2 (compared to 2 in September)
The 2 Surfside homes sold in October were the following:
- 8834 Dickens Av – Foreclosure with 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms, 1,811 SF, built in 1953, 5,600 SF lot – listed for $620,000 on August 12th, under contract by August 24th and closing at $705,000 ($389/SF)
- 8927 Byron Av – 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms, 1,915 SF, built in 1951, 5,600 SF lot – listed for $729,000 in July, increased to $750,000 in August and closing at $750,000 ($392/SF)
The average selling price per square foot for Surfside homes in October was $391 compared to last months:
- September $370
- August $350
- July $368
- June $328
- May $355
- April $347
- March $363
- February $316
- January $321
- 2014’s average was $324
Surfside Homes continue to appreciate and it’s evident each month. Demand is high and supply is low and although this quaint neighborhood is composed mostly of smaller homes on smaller lots, the interest is high because of Surfside’s location and amenities.
There are a few multi-million waterfront homes for sale and those don’t have as much demand as the rest of the market, but they are still amazing properties.
Call us if you are thinking about selling or know of someone who is, since we are Surfside Real Estate Specialists. We will do a no-obligation consultation to let you know the value of your home in its current condition and will make recommendations of quick updates to sell for top dollar.
Surfside Home of The Month
Miamism Sales Team features the Surfside home located at 1292 Biscaya Drive. Here we have a new contemporary, waterfront home (some would consider this bay front), built in 2005, with almost 7,000 SF of living area, on a 9,750 SF lot.
This property has 50′ of water frontage and is located on the southernmost tip of Surfside, on The Isle of Biscaya.
Asking price is $6,950,000
Please contact us for more information and we will also be happy to arrange a showing appointment.
To sign up to our Home Trends Reports, go to MiamismTRENDS.com and fill in your information.
Call us Today for a listing appointment!
If you are interested in getting a list of all properties currently for sale in Surfside, we will be happy to send you a digital copy at your request. We can also send you monthly market reports directly to your inbox. Feel free to email us at Surfside@miamism.com
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How heartwarming to see Miami Firefighters getting off their ship this weekend to collect donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
First they did an amazing water show and then they went boat by boat, on the Haulover Sandbar, and collected donations. Please consider donating to the MDA and take a look at their amazing efforts towards Muscular Dystrophy.
They say the ones that fall the hardest are the first to get up, or did I just butcher that whole saying? We’re here to continue bringing good news about Miami’s changes and how these affect real estate. Of course we make a living from helping clients buy and sell Miami real estate, so it only makes sense.
Our friend, Miami Had the second-most “Socioeconomic Growth” since 2008 of any big U.S. city.
Miami in 2008 was in the worse shape it had been in ages. On top of a global economic meltdown, the area’s local real estate market had collapsed and the foreclosure crisis was at three-alarm status. So it’s really no surprise that the city has grown so much since then considering it had such a long way to go.
In fact, according to a new WalletHub analysis, Miami had the second-most “socioeconomic growth” since 2008 of any large American city save for Austin, Texas.
WalletHub compared 515 U.S. cities of varying sizes across 10 key metrics, ranging from population growth to unemployment rate decrease. In order to identify the American cities that grew the most rapidly in socioeconomic terms, these 515 cities of varying sizes, received scores based on 2 key dimensions, “Socio-Demographic Lanscape” and “Jobs & Economic Environment.”
Socio-demographic landscape included:
- population growth
- the increase of the working-age population (those between 16 and 64)
- decrease in poverty rate
The jobs and economic measure included:
- median household income growth
- the decrease in unemployment
- job growth
- change in the ratio of part-time to full-time jobs
- growth of the regional GDP per capita
- increase in number of businesses
- increase in the median home price
Miami came in second for big cities overall and 17th of all 515 cities measured. Other cities measured include Miami Beach, Miami Gardens, Hialeah and Kendall.
Kyle finishes off by saying:
So, while Miami continues to surge, thanks in large part to rapid real estate growth, the rest of the county isn’t necessarily reaping the benefits.
Miami Shores Homes – Real Estate Market Report
There are currently 88 Miami Shores homes for sale (4 less than last month):
- Highest priced listing is $3,975,000 for the bay front fixer upper at 1680 NE 104 St
- Lowest priced listing is $325,000 for the home at 9555 NW 2 Ave
- Pending Sales (Properties under contract): 30 (compared to 29 last month)
- Closed sales in October: 11 (compared to 22 in September)
The 11 Miami Shores homes sold in October ranged in price from $213,000 for a corporate owned fixer upper, to $750,000 for a mid-century mothern located at 1213 NE 94th Street.
The average price per square foot in Miami Shores in October was $258 (which matches the last six month’s average). Previous month’s averages are as follows:
- September $274
- August $254
- July $233
- June $240
- May $256
- April $256
- March $247
- February $227
- January $225
- 2014’s Average for the whole year was $236
There were no waterfront homes sold in October in Miami Shores. The highest sales per square foot were $353 for the small 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom home at 94 NW 97 Street, and $315 for the mid-century home at 803 NE 99 St.
There are more fixer uppers coming into the market which are sitting on the market a bit longer and selling for less. Remember to compare apples to apples – homes in move-in condition are still selling for top dollar.
Miami Shores Houses of The Month
The Miamism Sales Team has 2 homes hitting the market soon and you are the first to see them.
1179 NE 96 St – Miami Shores
offered at $725,000
3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms – 12,500 sq.ft. lot – 2,600 sq.ft. of living space – built in 1947
Element of surprise at its best! Don’t let this home’s facade fool you, the interiors will take your breath away. Features include incredible master suite with custom built walk-in closet and white glass master bathroom with hot-tub, separate shower, double sinks and Toto toilet, custom lighting and sound, split bedroom plan and private backyard. Home sits on 12,500 sq.ft. lot with plenty of room for a pool. Great for entertaining, east of Biscayne Boulevard!
75 NE 92 St – Miami Shores
offered at $675,000
3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms – 9,600 sq.ft. lot – 2-car garage – 2,548 sq.ft. – built in 1968
Miami Shores Suburban Ranch built in 1968, with all the comforts of contemporary life. This 3-bedroom / 2 bathroom home has large closets, spacious rooms and a great yard with plenty of room for a pool. Features include: laundry room, professional gas stove, double ovens, family room, walk-in closets, 2-car garage, covered exterior porch, and more.
Please contact us for more information and to coordinate a showing appointment.
To sign up to our Home Trend Reports, go to MiamismTRENDS.com and fill in your information.
Call us Today for a listing appointment!
If you are interested in getting a list of all properties currently for sale in Miami Shores, we will be happy to send you a digital copy at your request. We can also send you monthly market reports directly to your inbox. Feel free to email us at MiamiShores@miamism.com
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