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The Inspection-Ready Home

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

As many of you are heading straight into your busiest time of year, it makes sense to revisit the importance of being prepared for the home inspection. By taking some important steps to prepare the property for inspection, your sellers can avoid some basic problems that might otherwise affect a clean inspection report.

  • Routine exterior maintenance is an easy way for homeowners to keep up with minor problems before they escalate. Even if the home has been well maintained overall, there are some common problems that should be addressed.
    • Prior to the inspection, repair any damaged masonry on steps and walkways, and seal cracks in the driveway. Not only will the home look better, but future problems can be prevented.
    • Recaulk around exterior doors, windows, check flashing, and replace any missing or damaged shingles.
  • Inside the home, relatively minor fixes can improve the home inspection results.
    • Repair leaky faucets and fixtures, and repair grout around tubs and sinks. An electrician should inspect receptacles and switches and make any needed replacements or repairs.
    • Replace any cracked or broken window glass, and loosen any windows that are painted shut.
      If there is a fireplace, have it and the chimney cleaned and checked by a professional.
    •  If the home inspector can’t see into the chimney because of soot buildup, they won’t be able to inspect it and may need to return after it has been cleaned.
  • Homeowners should arrange service appointments for the furnace and central air conditioning so that any issues can be addressed before the home inspection.
    • If the home has battery-operated smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, put in fresh batteries and install additional units if any are missing.

When the day of the home inspection arrives, a few easy steps will facilitate the inspection process.

  • First, the buyers should allow sufficient time for the inspection. A professional home inspection will take two and a half to three hours on average, longer if the home is very large. Most sellers choose not to be present for the inspection, though the potential buyer will usually want to be there. The homeowner will need to provide keys to any locked areas, and allow access to the attic, crawl space, garage, and yard.
  • Be sure that the home inspector has access to components such as electrical panels, the main water shutoff, and gas meter. Move objects from around the water heater, furnace, and central air conditioning unit so that the inspector can reach them unimpeded. In winter, clear walkways of snow and ice for safe access to the home.
  • Make arrangements for pets to be out of the home or contained in a crate for their own safety and that of the home inspector. Dogs in particular can be disruptive, and some may even be distressed by having an unfamiliar person in their “territory”.
  • It is always a good idea to store small valuables and medications out of sight and in a secure location for peace of mind. One option is for the homeowner to simply take them along when they leave during the inspection.

Taking these steps can go a long way in preventing or addressing problems that could negatively affect the inspection. An inspection-ready home presents itself best for evaluation and makes the entire process go more smoothly.

Are you looking to sell or buy a house, a condo, a villa or an apartment in Miami Florida or New York City? Do not hesitate to contact us at info@kijner.com or visit us at www.kijner.com.

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Information courtesy of Pillar to Post: www.pillartopost.com.

Working with Foreign Buyers

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

Kijner & Sons International Realty is proud to be featured in the latest edition of The Residential Specialist*, a magazine by the Council of Residential Specialists (CRS). The CRS designation is the highest credential awarded to residential sales agents, managers and brokers, a symbol of excellence in residential real estate.

To read KSI Realty's interview in the piece written by Ms. Gayle Bennett and entitled "Working with Foreign Buyers. Tips for increasing your international client base", just scroll down on the iframed article below or click here

To learn more about the CRS Designation, click here.




Are you looking to invest abroad? Ask the specialists! We specialize in both residential and commercial real estate with an emphasis on income producing properties and luxury homes. We are servicing France (Paris and Provence-Côte d'Azur), Bangkok in Thailand and the U.S.A with New York City and Miami, Florida.

Contact us today for your a private consultation at
info@kijner.com.

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Note: *
The Residential Specialist is published for Certified Residential Specialists, General Members and Subscribers by the Council of Residential Specialists. The magazine’s mission is: To be a superior educational resource for CRS Designees and Members, providing the information and tools they need to be exceptionally successful in selling residential real estate.

April 2017 eNewsletter

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

    
 APRIL 2017
E-NEWSLETTER
 



For those of you celebrating, we wish you and your loved ones
a joyful and meaningful holiday season.
Happy Easter, Passover and Songkran!



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LUXURY LISTINGS OF THE MONTH
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FRANCE 


   PROVENCE-CÔTE D'AZUR

with our exclusive partner



france@kijner.com
          


Waterfront 5 Bed, 4 Bath House
with Garden and Terraces

Carqueiranne, Var
at 
2,880,000 euros

     
   
  


Contemporary 8 Bed, 3 Bath Villa 
overlooking the Mediterranean Sea
Bandol, Var

at 1,910,000 euros
Co-Exclusive Listing 

     



Luxury 4 Bed, 3 Bath Villa
with Swimming Pool
 

Hyères, Var
at 
1,630,000 euros   

     



 Highlight of the Month 



Charming 7 Bedroom Villa 
with Swimming Pool and Stunning Sea Views

Carqueiranne, Var
at 1,800,000 euros - PRICE REDUCTION!

    



To view all of our current luxury listings for sale in Provence-Côte d'Azur, click 
here.

 

PARIS & SUBURBS

with our exclusive partner



france@kijner.com



We offer tailored-made luxury solutions and unique listings for sale in Paris and its suburbs.
Our dedicated and experienced team offers full concierge and lifestyle services from housekeeping, property management, decoration to apartment hunting.
Contact us today to learn how we can be of assistance!


To view all of our current luxury listings for sale in Paris and its suburbs, click 
here.


ORLANDO, Florida, USA





KSI Realty is pleased to present The Grove, Resort & Spa
Just 5 minutes to Walt Disney World
and Orlando's newest vacation home resort
2 bed, 3 bath condo units starting from the $260,000s

4 unit types to choose from:
Palm - 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,338 sq.ft/125  with balcony
Birch - 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,468 sq.ft/135  with balcony
Jasmine - 3 bed, 2 bath, 1,468 sq.ft/135  with balcony
Sable - 3 bed, 3 bath, 1,614 sq.ft/150  with solarium and balcony

Learn more by contacting us at info@kijner.com.



THAILAND

New this month!
Some of our latest commercial and retail leases in Bangkok


130 sqm of Prime Retail Space
First Floor of a Community Mall

Sukhumvit, Phrom Phong, Bangkok
at 
100,000 THB/month

     
      
  


180 sqm of Restaurant Space 
Ground Floor of a Prime Shopping and Retail Complex

Petchaburi Road, Bang Kapi, Bangkok
at 
300,000 THB/month

     
      

  


4 Shophouses with 3 Parking Spaces
900 sqm Multi-Use Complex
Ideal for a Guest House, a Hostel, a Co-Working or Office Space
a Spa, a Clinic, a Showroom, etc. 
Sukhumvit, Phrom Phong, Bangkok
at 230,000 THB/month

     
      

  

First 2.5 Floors of a Double Shophouse
270 sqm of usable space
Ideal for a Restaurant, a Pub or Coffee Shop
a Hostel, a Spa, a Clinic, a Showroom, an Office etc. 
Sukhumvit, Thonglor, Bangkok
at 280,000 THB/month

     
      



To view all of our current residential and commercial listings for rent and sale
in Bangkok Thailand, click 
here.


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COMPANY NEWS
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Don't forget to download your free NYC Renter's Guide!






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To view all of our current listings for sale and for rent, click on the desired link
France
Thailand
Miami, FL
New York, NY

We specialize in income producing properties 
as well as residential and commercial investment opportunities. 
Contact us today for your private consultation. 

To unsubscribe from our mailing list, email us at info@kijner.com.


KSI Realty NYC Renter's Guide

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

Kijner & Sons International Realty is thrilled to share with you its New York City Renter's Guide. If you have ever wanted to navigate with ease the maze that is New York City's rental market, this illustrated guide is right for you!

Whether you are from New York yourself or a recent transplant, you will learn some of the most common local leasing terms, know what to expect when putting an application in and how to be fully prepared when looking for your next home in Manhattan. We make the leasing process easy, convenient and fun for you! Contact us now to get you started on your next NYC apartment search.

We have thousands of listings for rent all over the city whatever your budget or needs are. We look forward to assisting you!

Click here to view our latest properties for rent in New York City. For any inquiries, contact us today at nyc@kijner.com or schedule your private consultation at our conveniently located Midtown East office.

Click here to download your KSI Realty NYC Renter's Guide


The 5 Best Places in Your Home to Renovate or Improve

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

With the prime spring selling season heating up, here are 5 surefire ways to get the best bang for your buck and get top dollar for your listing:

1) FLOORING 

  • Remove outdated carpets
  • Replace with either laminate or hardwood flooring or ceramic tiles
  • It’s easier to clean and helps with people who have allergies
  • Also, buyers are specifically looking for updated flooring when they evaluate a potential home

2) FIXTURES & HARDWARE 

  • These include door knobs and handles on all doors, entrances/exits, cabinet hardware, bathroom and lighting fixtures, etc…
  • They are easy to replace and fairly inexpensive
  • You get a great return on investment for not a lot of money
  • If fixtures and hardware are not replaced, it can really date a property and make it appear as if it has not been maintained
  • Remember, everyone has to either touch a door or walk through it! It’s simple and cheap to fix the hardware

3) BATHROOMS 

  • If your client does opt to do a bathroom upgrade, it’s often worth the money, as it’s considered the 2nd most important room in the house 
  • Upgrades can include: new tile and grout, new faucet and hardware, new coat of paint, upgrading or replacing cabinets.

4) KITCHEN 

  • This is the most valuable room in the house, but your clients don’t need to spend a fortune in order to make it look spectacular
  • Simple add-ons such as a deluxe faucet, cabinet door hardware, upgraded or new appliances, new lighting, or adding a backsplash can help jazz up its appearance and functionality
  • They can also rebuild standard cabinetry at half the price (as opposed to custom cabinets or using expensive materials).

5) ADD AN INCOME-SUITE

  • Depending on the city or municipality, if the neighborhood allows for Income Suites, your clients could potentially add 150-160% of equity into their home by putting in an extra suite 
  • This allows the owner to also potentially receive additional income through a tenant 
  • Depending on the specific market or city, demand for double unit homes can rise by more than 25% 


Are you looking to sell or buy a house, a condo, a villa or an apartment in Miami Florida or New York City? Do not hesitate to contact us at 
info@kijner.com or visit us at www.kijner.com.

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Information courtesy of Pillar to Post: www.pillartopost.com.

January 2017 eNewsletter

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

    






JANUARY 2017 E-NEWSLETTER



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LUXURY LISTINGS OF THE MONTH
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FRANCE 

   PARIS & SUBURBS

with our exclusive partner


     


Beautiful 2 Bed, 1.5 Bath Duplex
with Cellar and Balcony
Boulevard d'Auteuil, Boulogne-Billancourt
at 2,100,000 euros

paris@kijner.com

      


      


To view all of our current luxury listings for sale in Paris and its suburbs, click 
here.



   PROVENCE-CÔTE D'AZUR

with our exclusive partner


          


Lovely 4 Bed, 4 Bath Villa
with Swimming Pool
Saint Maxime, Var
at 1,300,000 euros

cedric@kijner.com

      

   
         


To view all of our current luxury listings for sale in Provence-Côte d'Azur, click 
here.



NEW YORK, NY, USA


We have amazing properties for rent all over Manhattan. Check out our latest condos, coops and townhouses for rent now to find your next home in the Big Apple. Whether you are looking for a studio, a 2-bed to move-in with a roommate or a penthouse suite to enjoy gorgeous city views, we have what you need!

Interested to buy an apartment in NYC? Contact us directly at nyc@kijner.com

     
   


BANGKOK, THAILAND

We know Bangkok inside out. Our expert team of residential and commercial real estate specialists will assist you with all your relocation and investment needs. Whether you are looking for retail or office space, an undeveloped plot of land, an investment property in a modern condominium or a luxury Thai villa, we have it all! Let's talk about your search criteria and we will offer you hand picked and custom solutions. 

For special inquiries or to list a property with our agency, contact us at thailand@kijner.com


  
  

 
 



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COMPANY NEWS
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A NEW PRESIDENT FOR THE FRAMCO




We are beyond thrilled and honored to announce that our very own Senior Broker Owner, Daniel Kijner, has been elected President of the French American Business Council of West Florida (FRAMCO), an affiliate to the Network of French American Chambers of Commerce. 

The news came in early January, and Daniel who has previously held positions such as Treasurer and Vice President of the FRAMCO, will strive to serve the community at large to strengthen French American Business and Cultural relationships.

FRAMCO is proud to participate in fostering development and improvement of economic, commercial and educational relations between France and West Florida. FRAMCO seeks to create business added-value services and support for its members, companies or individuals, keen to develop their activities and network between France and West Florida.

Click here to read the full article.

                   


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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
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For more information and to apply for a position, click on one of the following links:
Monster.com
Indeed.com

                   


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To view all of our current listings for sale and for rent, click on the desired link
France
Thailand
Miami, FL
New York, NY

We specialize in income producing properties 
as well as residential and commercial investment opportunities. 
Contact us today for your private consultation. 




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A New President for the FRAMCO

by Kijner & Sons International Realty




Kijner & Sons International Realty
is beyond thrilled and honored to announce that its very own Senior Broker Owner, Daniel Kijner, has been elected President of the French American Business Council of West Florida (FRAMCO), an affiliate to the Network of French American Chambers of Commerce.

The news came in early January, and Daniel who has previously held positions such as Treasurer and Vice President of the FRAMCO, will strive to serve the community at large to strengthen French American Business and Cultural relationships.

FRAMCO is proud to participate in fostering development and improvement of economic, commercial and educational relations between France and West Florida. FRAMCO seeks to create business added-value services and support for its members, companies or individuals, keen to develop their activities and network between France and West Florida.

FRAMCO is a member of CCI France International which regroups and manages 115 International Chambers of Commerce with more than 32,000 members in more than 85 countries and represents the first private network of French companies in the world. As a privileged partner of international French companies, the CCI proposes different services before, during and after the companies' implementation on their foreign markets.

Additionally, FRAMCO members and guests are invited to attend numerous social and networking events organized in various locations from casual to upscale venues throughout the year. From celebrating Bastille Day to enjoying a gourmet French meal, from playing pétanque to wine tasting Beaujolais Nouveau, everyone is welcomed. Join today to make new friends and mingle with driven and like-minded entrepreneurs from all over the Tampa Bay area.

With about 274 million French speakers worldwide, FRAMCO is also pleased to count among its long time friends, active members from French speaking countries. At FRAMCO we are proud to promote Francophonie and what unites us all beyond our love for the French language, culture and values.

To contact Daniel and learn more about upcoming FRAMCO events and how to become a FRAMCO member, send your inquiry at framco.president@gmail.com.



Radon: What You Need to Know

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

WHAT IS RADON?

Radon gas is colorless, odorless and tasteless radioactive gas. It is formed by the breakdown of uranium, a natural radioactive material found in soil, rock and groundwater.

WHY IS RADON IMPORTANT?

It is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. In the United States, the EPA estimates that about 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year are radon related and in Canada that number stands at approximately 3,000.

WHAT IS THE RISK OF RADON FOUND IN THE HOME?

Nearly 1 out of every 15 homes in the United States and Canada is estimated to have an elevated radon level.

HOW DOES RADON GET INTO THE HOME?

When radon is released from the ground into the outdoor air, it gets diluted to low concentrations and is not a concern. Within homes, it typically moves up through the flooring system and other openings between the ground and living spaces. Your home traps radon inside, where it can build up. Any home may have a radon problem – this means new and old homes, well-sealed and drafty homes, and homes with or without basements. Even if you live in an area with fairly low environmental radon, you could still have significant levels in your home.


WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT IT?

Radon testing is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk from radon. Pillar To Post conducts a short term test using a continuous monitor to provide a snapshot of the home to see if it has elevated levels of Radon. Testing takes approximately 2-3 days and results are provided are interpreted and the report is sent directly to the client.

Are you looking to sell or buy a house, a condo, a villa or an apartment in Miami Florida or New York City? Do not hesitate to contact us at info@kijner.com or visit us at www.kijner.com.

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Information courtesy of Pillar to Post: www.pillartopost.com.

December 2016 eNewsletter

by Kijner & Sons International Realty



FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS, HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

   



LUXURY LISTINGS & INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES
OF THE MONTH


MIAMI, Florida - USA


PRE-CONSTRUCTION
ARIA ON THE BAY
 
An upcoming luxury waterfront condominium 
offering 648 grand residence units
featuring over 20,000 sq.ft of commercial spaces
in the Omni-Edgewater District
starting from the low's $400,000

      
         


NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK - USA


PRE-CONSTRUCTION
ZAHA HADID - 520 WEST 28TH
A luxury boutique residence
offering 39 residences from 2-bed units to 5-bed penthouses
managed by Related Management
starting price at $4,895,000

      
     


PRE-CONSTRUCTION
FIFTEEN AT HUDSON YARDS - 640 WEST 28TH
A creative haven at the heart of 28 acres of cutting edge, architecture and culture
offering 5 residential options from 1 bed units to duplex penthouses
managed by Related Management

starting price at $3,795,000

      



LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - USA


CO-BROKERAGE
9233 SWALLOW DRIVE
Luxury 5 bed, 8 bath villa
with koi pond, private zen garden and yoga deck
at the prestigious Doheny Estates

at $14,250,000

      
     


CO-BROKERAGE
1895 RISING GLEN ROAD
Magnificent gated 5 bed, 9 bath estate
with private elevator, home theater and infinity pool
at $15,950,000

      
     



CO-BROKERAGE
1290 BEL AIR ROAD
Romantic 3 bed, 3.5 bath villa on Billionaire's Row
offering stunning mountain and canyon views
with mature landscaping and swimming pool

at $7,550,000

        
     




FRANCE

Provence - Côte d'Azur
cedric@kijner.com

Courtesy of KSI Realty Exclusive Partner




Completely Renovated XIX Century Castle
8 en-suite bedrooms/bathrooms
with landscaped park, swimming pool and 400 sqm of terraces
in Le Lavandou, Var
at 8,950,000 euros

      
         


Entirely Renovated 3 Bed, 2 Bath Apartment
in a private luxury residence
with garden and swimming pool
in Hyères, Provence

at 745,000 euros

      
         
 




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To view all of our current listings for sale and for rent, click on the desired link
France
Thailand
Miami, FL
New York, NY

We specialize in income producing properties
as well as residential and commerical investment opportunities.
Contact us today for your private consultation. 


Happy Holidays!

by Kijner & Sons International Realty


Dear Friends,

We want to thank you for partaking in our continuous growth and success. Your business and the trust you place in our company mean everything to us. With a spirit of renewal and excitement, we look forward to be by your side in 2017 for all of your real estate needs in the US, France and Thailand!

 

Happy Holidays and may the New Year bring you and your loved ones many opportunities, good health and prosperity.


With our very best wishes.


Kijner & Sons International Realty


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