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KSI REALTY assisting Thai population in flooded areas

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

Dear Friends,

After distributing several hundred packages of food at a flooded village, a Thai vendor, selling fruit from his ‘floating shop’ offered us some pineapple. We all saw very clearly that the fruit vendor really wanted to give something to our group to show his appreciation for what we had done. The greatest payment we could give him was by accepting his gift. This was a case where it was clearly evident that taking was a form of giving.

It works both ways. Giving is a form of taking and taking is a form of giving. I told the above story about the pineapple vendor and shared the thought that we can all be givers even if we are forced at this time to be takers. We give in order to emulate the Almighty who is the ultimate source of everything we have and ultimately the source of life itself. Those unfortunate displaced persons who currently are recipients of shelter and food should remember that they too can and should be givers as well, thus creating a ripple effect that spreads through every level of society. Giving in this instance does not mean money. It can be simply reaching out to someone with an encouraging smile, a helping hand or simply a compliment given at the appropriate time.

May we always be able to give to others with a full and happy heart - KSI Realty
is suffering with our Thai Friends in these times of unprecedented flooding and reaches out to a Nation that has given us so much.

Marc Kijner, International Director Kijner & Sons International Realty (25 November 2011, Thailand)

Marc Kijner, International Director Kijner & Sons International Realty (25 November 2011, Thailand)

Marc Kijner, International Director Kijner & Sons International Realty (25 November 2011, Thailand)


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by Kijner & Sons International Realty


“Leaders in Luxury 2011” draws top luxury real estate professionals

by Kijner & Sons International Realty


Press Release

For immediate release

SARASOTA, Florida. November 21st, 2011 – From across North America, top real estate professionals working in the upscale residential market converged in mid-November at The Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel Hotel in Orange County (CA) at The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing’s annual Leaders in Luxury (LIL) conference where they discussed strategies for better serving buyers and sellers in today’s luxury home market.

According to Daniel Kijner, Senior Broker Owner of Kijner & Sons International Realty, the exclusive event was an invitation-only educational and networking opportunity for real estate professionals who handle million and multi-million dollar homes and estates. “This prestigious conference provides cutting-edge information on what’s happening in the luxury market segment, offers insights on best practices in the business, and creates valuable networking opportunities,” said Daniel Kijner.

“Leaders in Luxury registration is limited to professionals in the luxury home niche,” said Laurie Moore-Moore, Founder of The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, the event host. “This gives LIL attendees the opportunity to build an exclusive network of contacts focused on the upscale residential industry while sharing with the best in the business. Since competency is the key to working successfully with the luxury buyer and seller,” added Moore-Moore, “LIL is designed to provide attendees with important knowledge and insights, giving them a competitive edge in meeting the needs of the affluent.”

Daniel Kijner considers attendance at Leaders in Luxury to be essential for success in today’s marketplace. “Attending the Leaders in Luxury event is an investment for my clients,” said Daniel. “With the current real estate market, I have to be proactive to stay on top of the market conditions. By networking with the best in the business, sharing ideas, and learning about the latest trends and outlooks, I can help my affluent clients find success where others are finding challenges.”

Keynote speakers included David Michonski, author of the new book, “Power Marketing for Luxury Real Estate” and Catherine Marcus of Sotheby’s International Real Estate, who was involved in the record-setting $100 million residential sale earlier this year in California’s Silicon Valley.

Laurie Moore-Moore, Founder of The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing

Daniel Kijner, Senior Broker Owner of Kijner & Sons International Realty

Laurie Moore-Moore, Founder of The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing 

Daniel Kijner, Senior Broker Owner of Kijner & Sons International Realty

Daniel Kijner, Senior Broker Owner of Kijner & Sons International Realty (Sarasota, Florida)
Catherine Marcus of Sotheby's International Realty (Greater Los Angeles, California)

Daniel Kijner, Senior Broker Owner of Kijner & Sons International Realty (Sarasota, Florida)
Catherine Marcus of Sotheby's International Realty (Greater Los Angeles, California)


[*] About The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing (ILHM)

The Institute trains real estate professionals who work in the luxury home market internationally and awards the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist designation, which is the official designation for many North American real estate brands. Find training and membership information at or phone 214-485-3000.

[**] The Leaders in Luxury conference is an annual event. For information, visit or contact The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing at 214-485-3000.

October 2011 Housing Trends eNewsletter

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

We are pleased to share with you the October 2011 Housing Trends eNewsletter. Just click on the following link:

This eNewsletter is filled with local and national real estate and price activity provided by MLSs and the National Association of Realtors, U.S. Census Bureau key market indicators, consumer videos, blogs, real estate glossary, mortgage rates and calculators, consumers articles, and local community reports.

Investing in Florida

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

Kijner & Sons International Realty is pleased to share with you this video by the Florida Realtors®. Florida Realtors was on a trade mission to Brazil a few weeks ago and a video was put together to encourage Brazilians to buy real estate in Florida. The video was shown at a booth that Florida Realtors had at a Trade Expo in Sao Paulo. The video was done both in English and Portuguese. Enjoy!

If you are looking to purchase a property in Florida, whether you are considering the Miami or Sarasota area, we can help. Contact us at

Take the Stress Out of Homebuying

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

Buying a home should be fun, not stressful. As you look for your dream home in either Miami or Sarasota Florida, keep in mind these tips from Kijner & Sons International Realty for making the process as peaceful as possible.

1. Find a real estate agent who you connect with. Home buying is not only a big financial commitment, but also an emotional one. It’s critical that the REALTOR® you chose is both highly skilled and a good fit with your personality.

2. Remember, there’s no “right” time to buy, just as there’s no perfect time to sell. If you find a home now, don’t try to second-guess interest rates or the housing market by waiting longer — you risk losing out on the home of your dreams. The housing market usually doesn’t change fast enough to make that much difference in price, and a good home won’t stay on the market long.

3. Don’t ask for too many opinions. It’s natural to want reassurance for such a big decision, but too many ideas from too many people will make it much harder to make a decision. Focus on the wants and needs of your immediate family — the people who will be living in the home.

4. Accept that no house is ever perfect. If it’s in the right location, the yard may be a bit smaller than you had hoped. The kitchen may be perfect, but the roof needs repair. Make a list of your top priorities and focus in on things that are most important to you. Let the minor ones go.

5. Don’t try to be a killer negotiator. Negotiation is definitely a part of the real estate process, but trying to “win” by getting an extra-low price or by refusing to budge on your offer may cost you the home you love. Negotiation is give and take.

6. Remember your home doesn’t exist in a vacuum. Don’t get so caught up in the physical aspects of the house itself — room size, kitchen, etc. — that you forget about important issues as noise level, location to amenities, and other aspects that also have a big impact on your quality of life.

7. Plan ahead. Don’t wait until you’ve found a home and made an offer to get approved for a mortgage, investigate home insurance, and consider a schedule for moving. Presenting an offer contingent on a lot of unresolved issues will make your bid much less attractive to sellers.

8. Factor in maintenance and repair costs in your post-home buying budget. Even if you buy a new home, there will be costs. Don’t leave yourself short and let your home deteriorate.

9. Accept that a little buyer’s remorse is inevitable and will probably pass. Buying a home, especially for the first time, is a big financial commitment. But it also yields big benefits. Don’t lose sight of why you wanted to buy a home and what made you fall in love with the property you purchased.

10. Choose a home first because you love it; then think about appreciation. While U.S. homes have appreciated an average of 5.4 percent annually over from 1998 to 2002, a home’s most important role is to serve as a comfortable, safe place to live.


Source: The National Association of Realtors® (NAR)

Real Estate as an Investment

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

If you are looking to invest in real estate, Kijner & Sons International Realty would like to share with you a list of advantages and disavantages you should keep in mind when considering residential or commercial opportunities in either Miami or Sarasota Florida:

Advantages of Real Estate:

1. Relatively high yields
2. Leveraging opportunities
3. Income tax flexibility
4. High degree of personal control
5. Equity buildup
6. Hedge against inflation

Disadvantages of Real Estate

1. Relatively poor liquidity
2. Large capital requirements
3. Necessity of constant management
4. Landlordism: involvement with tenants
5. Risk

3 Tips For Better Real Estate Videos and Photos

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

Kijner & Sons International Realty would like to share with you this little video which presents tips for better real estate videos and photos with a smart phone. This is great information whether you are an agent or a Realtor® in Miami or Saraota Florida.


Source: The Ticker

The 2011 SAR Tech Expo

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

Daniel Kijner, Senior Broker Owner of Kijner & Sons International Realty participated at the second annual Sarasota Association of Realtors® (SAR) Tech Expo. The Expo was a great success with well over 300 in attendance.

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