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Jason Smith serves as Miami Real Estate Panelist at Intercontinental Hotel NAHREP Event

said February 9th, 2013 Leave A Comment Jason Smith

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It was an honor to be an invited to the Panel. Over 120 South Florida Realtors, Mortgage Brokers and Title Agents attended.   The focus of the moderated panel discussion (moderated by Realtor Eddie Blanco) was to compare/contrast the different styles of generating client leads as a South Florida real estate professional.  Miami Listing Agents featured on the Panel were...   Ines Hegedus-Garcia of Majestic Properties John Lucka-Owner fo ReMax PowerPro Realty in Broward Miguel Salvat-Keller Williams Realty Premier Properties Jason Smith-ShowcaseMiami Realty About NAHREP... NAHREP stands for "National...Continue Reading!

Killian Country Estate w/ Guest Cottage on almost one Acre! ($745,000)

said February 7th, 2013 Leave A Comment Jason Smith

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  NATURE LOVER'S DELIGHT! TRULY ONE OF A KIND HOME EXUDES A UNIQUE COMBINATION OF COCONUT GROVE & LAKE TAHOE ON HISTORICAL KILLIAN DRIVE. WARM & INVITING, FLOWING FLOOR PLAN WHERE EVERYONE WILL FEEL AT HOME! ENTERTAIN A LARGE CROWD AROUND THE OPEN KITCHEN JOINING THE FAMILY ROOM W/ FIREPLACE. LIGHT, & BRIGHT FULL LIGHT GLASS DOORS LETS NATURE IN! DETACHED GARAGE W/2 ROOMS:USE AS STUDIO, WORKSHOP, PLAYROOM. RELAX AND ENJOY SWIMMING IN THE FREEFORM POOL IN A TRUE TROPICAL SETTING,...Continue Reading!

Where did Miami’s International Home Buyers come from in 2012?

said January 30th, 2013 Leave A Comment Jason Smith

In 2012,  61% of the Buyers for existing Miami/Miami Beach homes were International Buyers.   Top Miami and Miami Beach Homebuyers in 2012... Venezuela...16% Argentina...15% Brazil...14% Colombia...6% France...5% Peru...5%   In Contrast, Ft. Lauderdale's International Buyers came from... Canada...34% Brasil...14% *Miami real estate statistics courtesy of the Miami Association of Realtors. If you are Selling your Miami home or condo, it is critical to have an international team coordinating the sale for you.  ShowcaseMiami Realty has multi-lingual capabilities.  We can assist our clientele in English, Spanish, German and French.     ShowcaseMiami Realty specializes in assisting homeowners to Sell their Miami home.   Jason...Continue Reading!

Burley Smith of ShowcaseMiami Realty receives Medal of Honor from South Korean government

said January 28th, 2013 Leave A Comment Jason Smith

ShowcaseMiami blog by Realtor Jason Smith

 Burley Smith receiving the Medal of Honor from the South Korean Government in South Korea last year  This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the end of the Korean War hostilities.     Did you know? A veteran of that conflict who played a significant part in one of the great events of that war lives in Coconut Grove.  His name is Burley Smith.  He is my father and a valued colleague here at ShowcaseMiami Realty. Largest Evacuation of Refugees ever on one ship (2nd largest number of passengers...Continue Reading!

Just SOLD in Miami (High Pines)…11 Offers Received…Sold for $56,000 over list price

said January 18th, 2013 Leave A Comment Jason Smith

ShowcaseMiami blog by Realtor Jason Smith

High Pines in Miami is Hot!! This week our office closed on a 12,500 square foot property in High Pines for $545,000 (a short walk to the restaurants of South Miami and Sunset Place).  Surprisingly, the highest offer we received was from a local builder.  This is reminiscent of the market back in 2005 when builders regularly outbid end users. 6 Reasons to Live in High Pines... High Pines is an easy stroll to the South Miami restaurants, movie theaters and boutiques High Pines is centrally located (easy commute...Continue Reading!

Just Rented by Paul Krebes…11725 SW 98 Avenue

said January 17th, 2013 Leave A Comment Jason Smith

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  Paul Krebes ShowcaseMiami Realty 305-726-3446 cell   11725 SW 98 Avenue, Miami, FL 33176 List Price...$2,950/month Rented for $3,100/month     Paul Krebes Commentary... It has been said that some houses 'sell themselves,' and although there is a grain of truth there, it is the relationships between people that sell, and lease, houses. Recently we had the opportunity to bring the owners of a 4 bed, 3 bath home of over 4300 square feet face to face with a family interested in leasing the property.  The rapport developed between the parties led...Continue Reading!

Just Rented in Paramount Bay for $3300/month by Juan F. Garcia of ShowcaseMiami Realty

said January 16th, 2013 Leave A Comment Jason Smith

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 Juan F. Garcia ShowcaseMiami Realty 305-898-0918 cell     Paramount Bay Condo #2909 Rented for $3,300/month   Paramount Bay #2909 Unit Description... 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath waterfront condo facing Biscayne Bay and the Miami Beach skyline.  Watch the cruise ships on Government Cut from your breeze-caressed private balcony.  Super modern unit on high floor in sparkling new (2010) building.  Stainless open-plan kitchen, 2 pools, valet, security and huge adjacent private storage room. Only minutes from Miami International Airport, Design District and Miami Beach.   Paramount Bay #2909 Specifications... 2 Bedrooms/ 2 Bathrooms 1,128 square feet Built in 2010       Jason's Commentary... Paramount Bay has received an...Continue Reading!

19 Reasons to Make an Offer today (Yacht Harbour #13 G/H in Coconut Grove)…

said January 14th, 2013 Leave A Comment Jason Smith

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Outstanding Value!! Offered at $699,000 ($199/sq foot) 3,512 sq feet of interior space (plus balconies) 2901 S. Bayshore Drive #13 G/H (2 combined units) Coconut Grove, FL 33133 19 Reasons to Make an Offer today for Yacht Harbour #13 G/H...   1)  Yacht Harbour #13 G/H was designed by renowned designer Robert Altman 2)  Absolute Best Location within Coconut Grove...It is an easy 2 block stroll to Cocowalk Restaurants, movie theaters, Peacock Park on the Bay & Dinner Key Marina. 3)  At $199/sq foot, it is one third the price of a new construction condo that...Continue Reading!

5 Insights on Miami foreclosure from the Lender’s Perspective…

said January 8th, 2013 Leave A Comment Jason Smith

Phone call last week with a lender foreclosing on a Miami condo... Last week I had a follow-up conversation with a small independent banker in Colorado whose bank is going through the foreclosure process with a condo in Miami.  We will be listing the property for sale with ShowcaseMiami Realty as a Miami foreclosure/REO/Bank owned property when his bank regains possession of this Miami condo. It was an interesting conversation because so often, as Miami Short Sale Specialists, ShowcaseMiami Realty represents the interests of Sellers who are at risk of foreclosure...Continue Reading!

3 Reasons to contact ShowcaseMiami when selling or buying real estate outside of Florida…

said January 7th, 2013 Leave A Comment Jason Smith

ShowcaseMiami blog by Realtor Jason Smith

1)  We have a vast network of agents that we work with around the country. 2)  We know what questions to ask a potential agent when vetting the right agent for your out of state referral. 3) Follow-up and added accountability...we communicate with the out of state agent until the deal is closed. Recent Napa example...   Our customers purchased a penthouse condo in Coconut Grove and were seeking a 2nd home in the Napa, CA area.  We contacted 4 potential agents in Napa (Saint Helena) and after...Continue Reading!