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Luxury Home buyers flock to South Florida for many reasons- tax relief, warm weather, culinary delights, views, beaches, art, yachts, and more!

There are more than 2700 re-sale condos currently on the market between Sunny Isles and South Miami priced over $1 million.

Above $5 million there are over 350 condos to choose from.

Let’s take a look at the most luxurious re-sale and new construction condos in each neighborhood.

South Beach
Apogee
$7M - $15M
3,103 SF - 4154 SF

Apogee is the epitome of a South Florida ultra-luxury condo.

In 2018 a unit in Apogee sold for a whopping $3,562 per SF. Wide open floor plans and 11 foot terraces take full advantage of sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean, Fisher Island, Government Cut Inlet, Miami Beach, and the Downtown Miami Skyline.

Miami Beach
Faena House
$2M - $60M
1,185 SF - 4730 SF

Faena House, known for its “Alero” wrap-around terraces, attracts some of the most elite buyers in the world.

In 2015 Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager Kenneth Griffin purchased penthouses at Faena House for $60 million. Other residents include Kim Kardashian and Kanye West and Goldman Sachs Chairman- Lloyd Blankfein.

North Beach
L’Atelier
$3M - $21M
2,300 SF - 12,500 SF

Half-floor and full-floor residences with panoramic ocean and city views beautifully crafted with exquisite finishes, and expansive balconies make L’Atelier the newest hot spot on the beach.

Sunny Isles
Regalia
$7M - $23M
4,992 SF - 10,755 SF
While other condos like Porsche, Jade, and Muse have received a lot of attention, the sheer size, 360 degree views, and finishes of Regalia on the edge of Exclusive Golden Beach make this my top choice for ultra luxury condos in Sunny Isles.

Edgewater
Elysee
$2M - $12.8M
2,770 SF - 3,995 SF

Elysee will be the centerpiece of a spectacular new skyline in Edgewater. On July 12th, 2019 an Elysee penthouse went under contract for $12.8 million. The previous record for the neighbordhood was $4.1 million. This boutique building will standout from other Edgewater behemoth’s with only 100 total units. Each residence will be flow-through with floor-to-ceiling impact glass and 8 foot - 10 foot wide terraces to take advantage of sweeping ocean and city views of Sunny Isles, South Beach, Downtown, and beyond.

Duplexes are available upon request.

Downtown
One Thousand Museum
$6M - $22M
4,600 SF - 10,416 SF

Upon completion the 62 story One Thousand Museum by globally renowned architect Zaha Hadid will feature a rooftop helipad; 61st and 62nd floor aquatic center consisting of an indoor swimming pool and al fresco sundeck; and the Sky Lounge for social gatherings.

Brickell
Aston Martin
$.5M - $35M
698 SF - 18,811 SF

Brickell is buzzing with excitement over Aston Martin preferred by James Bond and billionaire elites. The latest 66 floor high-rise will feature seven ultra luxury penthouses and one triplex penthouse. All penthouses will feature private pools and spacious terraces. Residents will be able to live the James Bond fantasy with departure via a rooftop helipad, a super yacht marina, an Aston Martin to the street, a-foot for a quick jog, or the increasingly popular electric scooter seen throughout Brickell.

For more information on South Florida ultra-luxury condos call Brian C. Smith.

Brian C. Smith
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty
Edgewater 🚤 | Miami Beach ⛱ | Luxury Real Estate 🍾
📲 305.318.8200



 

I lived my first fifteen years in Minnesota. My parents had a modest boat that we anchored on Lake Minnetonka near a public fireworks display on the fourth of July.

Although we celebrate the birth of our great nation and the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, for many years I thought it was strictly a day dedicated to hot dogs, fireworks, and family.

In later years I served in the Navy to defend the freedom we enjoy.

Here are two listings of mine that feature ideal vantage points for watching public fireworks displays:


Stay safe and enjoy the holiday!

Cheers,

Brian C. Smith

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty

Edgewater | Miami Beach | Luxury Real Estate

📲 305.318.8200

BrianSmithSouthFlorida.com

Disclaimer- Information presented is deemed reliable, but is not warranted.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty- Brian C. Smith, PA | 419 W 41 Street, Miami, FL 33140

©2019 BHH Affiliates, LLC. An independently owned and operated franchisee of BHH Affiliates, LLC.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices symbol are registered service marks of HomeServices of America, Inc.© Equal Housing Opportunity.

Non-solicitation Disclaimer- If your property is currently listed, please disregard.

It is not our intention to solicit properties that are already represented by another broker.

The data was extracted from the Miami Association of Realtors MLS on 7/4/2019.

Disclaimer- Information presented is deemed reliable, but is not warranted.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty- Brian C. Smith, PA | 419 W 41 Street, Miami, FL 33140

©2019 BHH Affiliates, LLC. An independently owned and operated franchisee of BHH Affiliates, LLC.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices symbol are registered service marks of HomeServices of America, Inc.© Equal Housing Opportunity.

Non-solicitation Disclaimer- If your property is currently listed, please disregard.

It is not our intention to solicit properties that are already represented by another broker.

The data was extracted from the Miami Association of Realtors MLS on 7/4/2019.







 

Brian C. Smith

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty
Edgewater 🚤 | Miami Beach ⛱ | Luxury Real Estate 🍾
📲 305.318.8200 BrianSmithSouthFlorida.com
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Welcome to Onyx on the Bay 706 a coveted and rare luxury flow-through, condominium perched over pristine Biscayne Bay.

Its open layout features great room w/kitchen, 2 master suites, a 3rd bedroom, and 3.5 bathrooms with 3 separate split entries. High ceilings and floor-to-ceiling impact glass windows and doors open up to a 20 foot plus sunset balcony from one master bedroom and a sunrise balcony from the other master bedroom and the great room.

Enjoy smartly designed amenities including- concierge; waterfront infinity edge pool; spa, sauna, steam, weight, yoga, and cardio rooms; 8th floor pet area with grills; party rooms; and kayaks. Includes storage, 2 parking spaces, and guest parking.




https://www.briansmithsouthflorida.com/miami-mls-listing/A10689183.htm

Brian C. Smith- EWM Realty International
Edgewater 🚤 | Miami Beach ⛱ | Luxury Real Estate 🍾
📲 305.318.8200
BrianSmithSouthFlorida.com



 



 






 

As a realtor I like to ponder the question, What makes a home great?"

Answers vary across the full spectrum of location, views, and environment; architecture and curbside appeal; design, floor plan appliances, and finishes; number of stories; ceiling height; exposure; outdoor spaces; storage; and particular rooms like the kitchen or master suite.






When I think back to my childhood and the house where I lived from birth until age 15. The answer is simple.

My mom made the home great. There was no Amazon or Instacart, but she always managed to find time to clip coupons and buy groceries.She grew vegetables in the garden, apples on the tree, and flowers along the base of the house. In the kitchen she baked rhubarb pies, lemon meringue pies, and monster cookies. My mom dusted dust, mopped floors, cleaned and ironed clothes, vacuumed carpets, mowed the lawn, and even shoveled snow on occasion. At meal time she kept the cold food cold and the hot food hot and somehow managed to get the food and everyone to the table at the same time for meals. She took walks through the neighborhood in the evenings and knew every neighbor by name. She even knew how to sew and knit. To this day, I have a white blanket she knitted for me. When I fell she was there to pick me up and tend to my wounds. At bed time she tucked me in and reminded me how much she loved me.

Times have certainly changed, but the answer remains the same. Moms make homes great.

I hope you find time today, to do those things that bring you love, peace, and joy.

Cheers,

Brian C. Smith- EWM Realty International
Edgewater 🚤 | Miami Beach | Luxury Real Estate 🍾
📲 305.318.8200
BrianSmithSouthFlorida.com



 



A lot of people ask me who or what is EWM?



Here is the "short" answer:

EWM Realty International (EWM) is:

  • One of the largest real estate services firms in America and it has 10 locations in Miami-Dade and Broward counties.
  • The local affiliate for Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and is also part of Luxury Portfolio
  • Present at its “London Office”, Mayfair International Realty, which handles the marketing of EWM Realty International’s exclusive listings to potential European buyers throughout the globe.
  • A wholly owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate.
  • The exclusive Miami-Dade and Broward Counties affiliate for Christie’s International Real Estate.


When you list with me you gain access to an incredibly large and powerful real estate network!



Here is the "long" answer:

Founded in 1964, EWM Realty International (EWM) is one of the largest real estate services firms in America. The full-service firm has 10 locations spread through Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. EWM’s 900 associates and staff members offer residential and commercial real estate services, corporate relocation, and international services, as well as home mortgage and title closing services through affiliated companies Prosperity Home Mortgage, LLC and Columbia Title of Florida.



EWM is the Miami-Dade and Broward Counties affiliate for Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, the largest broker-to-broker network the world with more than 131,000 associates and 4,500 offices across 70 countries and 6 continents.


Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) is the home of the world's market-leading independent residential brokerages in over 70 countries, with 565 firms and 131,000 sales associates producing 1.1 million global transactions. Our by-invitation-only network is based on the unparalleled performance and trusted relationships that result in exceptional client experiences.



In 1997, 50 of the largest brokerage firms in the United States left a major industry network in order to launch what later became Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® with the goal of controlling their own destiny and creating a network comprised of only the best locally- and regionally-branded firms focused on raising the bar in real estate. Today, we lead the industry in reputation and a long list of metrics related to sales, market coverage, and more. LeadingRE's mantra is "Making the Best Brokerages Better," by providing these leading local brands with world-class business resources and national and global connections.


Additional Highlights

  • More #1 market share companies in top markets than any network.
  • 10 of the top 25 real estate companies in the U.S.
  • Top-rated luxury real estate program.
  • Award-winning learning platform, Institute, recognized by Training Magazine

EWM Realty International is also a member of Luxury Portfolio International, the luxury real estate arm of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, which consists of more than 200 brokerages that handle the marketing and sale of some of the world’s finest estates.

EWM Realty International’s “London Office”, Mayfair International Realty, handles the marketing of EWM Realty International’s exclusive listings to potential European buyers throughout the globe.


EWM is a wholly owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. HomeServices is the largest full-service independent residential real estate brokerage firm by transaction volume, and the largest real estate settlement services provider, in the U.S. Through its affiliation with HomeServices of America, EWM is part of a real estate family of more than 44,000 sales associates spanning 30 states.


EWM is the exclusive Miami-Dade and Broward Counties affiliate for Christie’s International Real Estate, the leading and largest network of luxury, independent, real estate firms in the world, and a subsidiary of Christie's International PLC, the London-based art auction company founded in 1766. With more than 32,000 real estate professionals operating from 46 countries, the affiliate members of Christie’s market the finest residences around the globe.







Brian C. Smith- EWM Realty International

Edgewater 🚤 | Miami Beach | Luxury Real Estate 🍾
📲 305.318.8200

BrianSmithSouthFlorida.com




 



Congratulations to Christian Wilkins, the newest member of the Miami Dolphins. I am by no means an expert at evaluating football talent, but I love his well balanced mix of humility, energy, and swagger and hope he finds a fruitful home with the Miami Dolphins.


Last night’s NFL Draft got me thinking a lot about talent.

How is talent perceived, valued, and chosen?

In the movie Moneyball, Brad Pitt plays the role of Billy Bean, the washed out professional baseball player who many expected would be a tremendous professional baseball player. As manager of the Oakland Athletics, Billy learns from his own failings and disrupts the traditional thought processes on how talent is measured and selected.


Billy Bean challenges his scouts’ measures of talent. Traditionally scouts in baseball made mistakes by looking at the wrong stats, personal appearance, and other traits that have a low correlation to success as a baseball team.


By re-evaluating his strategy, the 2002 Athletics with less than $45 million in salary, competed with larger market teams such as the New York Yankees who spent over $125 million that season. As a result the Athletics made it to the playoffs in 2002 and 2003.

70% of sellers list with the first real estate agent they speak to.

When sellers pick a realtor do they make the same mistakes as traditional baseball scouts?

On a daily basis these are common errors I see sellers make and it costs them a lot of time and money:

  • Picking a realtor who has more listings than he or she can handle.
  • Settling on a realtor who lives and works across town from the listing.
  • Choosing a lazy realtor who doesn’t actively market his or her listings.
  • Selecting a realtor completely based on physical looks vice ability to correctly value a property.


What questions should a seller ask a realtor?

  • How many active listings do you have on the market?
    If you are going to be a number vice a priority, find another realtor.

  • Where are your listings located?
    Make sure the realtor focuses on where your home is located.

  • What is your marketing plan?
    Find a realtor who will clearly lay out a marketing plan that includes action items like open houses, broker opens, print marketing, and digital marketing.
  • What are the best comparable homes that sold in the past year or two year timeframe?
  • What value do the comps support for my home? Ensure you are realistic about the value of your home.


Click here for a Free Home Evaluation.

Click here to see my offering for Coaches and Professional Athletes.


Brian C. Smith- EWM Realty International
Edgewater 🚤 | Miami Beach | Luxury Real Estate 🍾
📲 305.318.8200



 



 

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