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Brian C. Smith
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Notre Dame, Northwestern, Navy
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices- EWM Realty
Edgewater 🛥 | Miami Beach ⛱ | Luxury Real Estate 🍾
📲 305.318.8200



 

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



 

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

BrianSmithSouthFlorida.com



 

Edgewater Real Estate Update

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Brian C. Smith Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty
Edgewater 🚤 | Miami Beach ⛱ | Luxury Real Estate 🍾
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10 Tips to Sell Your Home Quickly:

1. Set the right price.

2. Pick the right realtor. Avoid these red flags when picking your realtor:

a. An excessive number of active listings.
b. Lives more than 20 minutes from the property.
c. Part time realtor
d. Your relative.
e. A lower commission.
f. Zillow calls the realtor the neighborhood expert.

3. Remove excess furniture, de-clutter, and deep clean everything.

4. Make sure your front door looks great.

5. Make the home available for showings and open houses.

6. Make minor repairs and repaint in neutral colors. If your home is outdated but has great bones, consider using a renovation service like Curbio to maximize your proceeds at closing.

7. Arrange for someone to take care of your pet during showings.

8. Automate your lighting to turn on and off in all rooms.

9. Communicate to your realtor the features and benefits you enjoy most about the home.

10. Encourage your HOA to allow open houses and work with your realtor to ensure a smooth process.

Setup a listing presentation today.

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

BrianSmithSouthFlorida.com



 

Billionaires are huge targets for cyber criminals.

Green Beret entrepreneurs have created an ability to help you
minimize your exposure on the internet.

For an introduction to 360 Privacy all me today.

Brian C. Smith- EWM Realty International
Edgewater 🚤 | Miami Beach ⛱ | Luxury Real Estate 🍾
📲 305.318.8200
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I am a Curbio certified Realtor!

Call me today if you like the idea of renovating now and paying for the renovation when you sell.

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



 

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 2900 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 neighborhood 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



 

The first week of December, more than 20 satellite fairs will descend upon Miami for Miami Art Week 2019 with the potential for over 100,000 visitors. It is estimated that Last year’s Art Basel event alone resulted in $2.5 billion in sales.

If you are considering selling your home, now is a great time to list your home for sale so you can gain exposure to this group of buyers with deep pockets.

Please contact me today and we can start making plans including a full scope marketing plan to include Miami Art Week open houses.

I was entrusted to be the Officer of the Deck on a billion dollar Navy ship with over 350 men and women.

You can trust me with your real estate needs!

Cheers,

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

BrianSmithSouthFlorida.com



 

Why Zillow Sucks!!!

by Brian C. Smith

We live in a time when technology has provided buyers and sellers with some of the tools that in the past were only available to licensed realtors.

I can’t stress enough the importance to buyers and sellers of avoiding the temptation to use Zillow vice seeking the advice of a licensed realtor.

I have seen many customers who used Zillow, end up with remorse.

Cautions About Using Zillow…

  1. 1 - Zillow states its median error for Zestimates in Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL is 2.3%. The number one reason why homes do not sell, is due to an unrealistic asking price. If you price your home incorrectly on day one, you will most likely end up selling it for less than you would have, if you priced it correctly.Zillow’s website even states that Zestimates should not be used for the final pricing of a home.
  2. 2 - Zillow does not match buyers with the best realtor. Zillow matches buyers with the realtor willing to pay Zillow’s fee.
  3. 3 - Zillow can’t prepare an offer and help explain the terms.
  4. 4 - Zillow can’t refer a buyer to top notch local real estate attorneys.
  5. 5 - Zillow provides buyer contact information to lenders who pay Zillow a fee. This should concern you.
  6. 6 - Zillow can’t guide buyers through the inspection process.
  7. 7 - Zillow can’t prioritize buyers’ needs and wants and balance them against motivations when finding the best home.
  8. 8 - Zillow can’t provide stern advice to help sellers ready their homes for showings.
  9. 9 - Zillow can’t provide emotional support.
  10. 10 - Zillow is the opposite of hyper local. It is focused on real estate everywhere. This is the last help you want with real estate.
  11. 11 - Zillow does hot have to comply with the law and all the legal aspects of a transaction.
  12. 12 - Zillow information is often outdated or wrong. This leads to buyers wasting time and energy on properties as they assess needs and wants.
  13. 13 - Zillow has not seen the inside of your home and discussed improvements with you.
  14. 14 - Zillow has not read the seller disclosure you filled out.

Benefits of Using My Website...

  1. It is hyperlocal with MLS information provided by an Internet Data Exchange (IDX) feed.
  2. It has tools absent on Zillow such as my skyline photo labeling the largest buildings in Edgewater with links to landing pages for each condo building.
  3. It has more intuitive ways to search for a home including the search tool, Edgewater Buildings, Miami Beach Properties, pull down for Condos, and pull down for homes.
  4. Each community has significant write ups including the description, amenities, residence features, floor plans, for sale listings, for rent listings, sold units, and local information such as businesses, churches, schools, and more.Other useful articles

The Wall Street Journal
How Good Are Zillow’s Estimates?
by James R. Hagerty

So, just how accurate is the Zillow “Estimate” anyway?
by Tom Horn

Zillow’s Typical Error is $18,000 (2019)
by John Wake

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

BrianSmithSouthFlorida.com



     

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