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Retirement Real Estate: The Wrong Way & The Right Way

by Kijner & Sons International Realty
Have you ever considered purchasing real estate as a retirement investment in Florida? Kijner & Sons International Realty is pleased to share with you an interesting video from Greg Rand, CEO of OwnAmerica.com giving advices on the matter to two investors. 


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SourceGrand Rand
CEO of OwnAmericaRand on Real Estate on 77 WABC

Questions to Ask When Choosing a REALTOR®

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

Make sure you choose a REALTOR® who will provide top-notch service and meet your unique needs whether you are considering purchasing a property in Sarasota or Miami Florida.  

1. How long have you been in residential real estate sales? Is it your full-time job? While experience is no guarantee of skill, real estate — like many other professions — is mostly learned on the job. 

2. What designations do you hold? Designations such as GRI and CRS®* — which require that agents take additional, specialized real estate training — are held by only about one-quarter of real estate practitioners.

3. How many homes did you and your real estate brokerage sell last year? By asking this question, you’ll get a good idea of how much experience the practitioner has.

4. How many days did it take you to sell the average home? How did that compare to the overall market?

The REALTOR® you interview should have these facts on hand, and be able to present market statistics from the local MLS to provide a comparison. 

5. How close to the initial asking prices of the homes you sold were the final sale prices? This is one indication of how skilled the REALTOR® is at pricing homes and marketing to suitable buyers. Of course, other factors also may be at play, including an exceptionally hot or cool real estate market.

6. What types of specific marketing systems and approaches will you use to sell my home? You don’t want someone who’s going to put a For Sale sign in the yard and hope for the best. Look for someone who has aggressive and innovative approaches, and knows how to market your property competitively on the Internet. Buyers today want information fast, so it’s important that your REALTOR® is responsive.

7. Will you represent me exclusively, or will you represent both the buyer and the seller in the transaction? While it’s usually legal to represent both parties in a transaction, it’s important to understand where the practitioner’s obligations lie. Your REALTOR® should explain his or her agency relationship to you and describe the rights of each party.   

8. Can you recommend service providers who can help me obtain a mortgage, make home repairs, and help with other things I need done? Because REALTORS® are immersed in the industry, they’re wonderful resources as you seek lenders, home improvement companies, and other home service providers. Practitioners should generally recommend more than one provider and let you know if they have any special relationship with or receive compensation from any of the providers. 

9. What type of support and supervision does your brokerage office provide to you? Having resources such as in-house support staff, access to a real estate attorney, and assistance with technology can help an agent sell your home. 

10. What’s your business philosophy? While there’s no right answer to this question, the response will help you assess what’s important to the agent and determine how closely the agent’s goals and business emphasis mesh with your own.

11. How will you keep me informed about the progress of my transaction? How frequently? Again, this is not a question with a correct answer, but it reflects your desires. Do you want updates twice a week or do you not want to be bothered unless there’s a hot prospect? Do you prefer phone, e-mail, or a personal visit?  

12. Could you please give me the names and phone numbers of your three most recent clients?

Ask recent clients if they would work with this REALTOR® again. Find out whether they were pleased with the communication style, follow-up, and work ethic of the REALTOR®. 

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* For more information about KSI Realty's licenses and how we can assist you as Realtors® with your next investment project(s) in Florida, visit: http://www.kijner.com/About-Us & http://www.kijner.com/Daniel-Kijners-Licenses. You can also contact us at info@kijner.com


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November 2011 Housing Trends eNewsletter

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

We are pleased to share with you the November 2011 Housing Trends eNewsletter. Just click on the following link: http://DKijner.housingtrendsenewsletter.com.

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 REALTORS.com local community reports.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May 2012 bring you and your loved ones, happiness, health, love and success!


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Happy Hanukkah!

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

As you celebrate the Festival of Lights may your home be bright with happiness and love.

Best Wishes at Hanukkah!

Kijner & Sons International Realty 

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Sarasota Real Estate Market: November 2011 sales up 12.7 percent over last year

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

Kijner & Sons International Realty is pleased to announce that according to the Sarasota Association of Realtors® (SAR), "November 2011 property transactions in the Sarasota real estate market totaled 602, up 12.7 percent over last November. The total also exceeded the October 2011 sales figure of 577". This is a clear indication that the Sarasota market has remained strong and stable and is a destination location. "In fact, the Today Show’s real estate report from Barbara Corcoran in late November noted that Sarasota was one of the top recovering markets in the nation. Corcoran said Sarasota is a “beautiful beachfront community” that offers residents and visitors “a sophisticated, urban cultural experience” that is propelling sales and prices in 2011".

As for numbers, the inventory of available properties for sales was at 4,672 last month, slightly higher from October's level of 4,525. As a proof a stabilizing market in the area, median sales prices in November for single family homes rose to $162,000, an 8% rise from the previous month. The year-to-date median sale price was $155,000 for single family homes and $157,250 for condos.
  

To read the full November 2011 SAR Report and get all the statistics, please click here

To learn more about real estate opportunities in the Sarasota area, contact Kijner & Sons International Realty at info@kijner.com.

Hong Kong SMART Expo - 2nd Day

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

Kijner & Sons International Realty is pleased to share with you some photos of our second day at the Hong Kong SMART ExpoChina's most successful as well as Asia's longest running Investment and International Property Showcase (Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center, 10-11 December 2011).

Pattama Pornchokchai - Chantranukul & Laura Kijner

Marc H. Kijner & Pattama Pornchokchai - Chantranukul 

Marc H. Kijner, Pattama Pornchokchai - Chantranukul, Laura Kijner & Renaud Grollemund 

Daniel Kijner & Pattama Pornchokchai - Chantranukul 

Daniel Kijner & Renaud Grollemund

Marc H. Kijner presenting "Resort in Town I & Resort in Town II" (Bangkok, Thailand)

Marc H. Kijner presenting Ocean Reef Club (Key Largo, Florida, USA)

Incredible Parisian Duplex with terrace view on Eiffel Tower

Private port, beach and waterfront property

Unique Castle on the French Riviera with Ocean view

 

 

Pattama Pornchokchai - Chantranukul
Conference: "Property Market Update for Thailand: Why Invest Now" (11 December 2011)

 

 

Conference: "Property Market Update for Thailand: Why Invest Now" (11 December 2011)

 

 

Conference: "Property Market Update for Thailand: Why Invest Now" (11 December 2011)


 

Marc H. Kijner

Conference: "Property Market Update for Thailand: Why Invest Now" (11 December 2011)

 

 

Pattama Pornchokchai - Chantranukul
Conference: "Property Market Update for Thailand: Why Invest Now" (11 December 2011)

 

 

Helen Tam assisting visitors interested to invest in Costa Rica

 

 

Daniel Kijner & Helen Tam assisting visitors interested to invest in France

 


Daniel Kijner & Helen Tam assisting visitors interested to invest in the South of France

Daniel Kijner & Helen Tam assisting visitors interested to invest in the South of France

Laura Kijner & Daniel Kijner
Conference: "Investing in the USA: The Florida Market
" (11 December 2011)

Laura Kijner
Conference: "Investing in the USA: The Florida Market
" (11 December 2011)

Laura Kijner & Daniel Kijner
Conference: "Investing in the USA: The Florida Market
" (11 December 2011)

A visitor reading a brochure about Ocean Reef Club (Key Largo, Florida, USA)

Visitors attending our conference "Investing in the USA: The Florida Market" (11 December 2011)

Visitors

KSI Realty assisting visitors

Daniel Kijner assisting visitors

Michael Dy (Middle) & Marc H. Kijner

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Our Team

Daniel Kijner
Senior Broker Owner, KSI Realty
 (Costa Rica, France, Thailand, USA)
Broker Associate, Re/Max Platinum Realty (Sarasota, FL, USA)

Marc H. Kijner
Broker Owner, KSI Realty
 (Costa Rica, France, Thailand, USA)
Realtor® with FIR (Miami, FL, USA)

Laura Kijner
Broker Owner, KSI Realty
 (Costa Rica, France, Thailand, USA)
Realtor® with FIR (Miami, FL, USA)

Deep Vaswani
Project Consultant
SMART Investment & International Property Expo (Hong Kong, China)

Renaud Grollemund
Promoter & Developer
Project "Le Monaco" (Ari, Bangkok, Thailand)

Helen Tam
Translator (Chinese, French & English)
Team Facilitator, Hong Kong, China

Dr. Sopon Pornchokchai
President, Agency for Real Estate Affairs - AREA (Bangkok, Thailand)
President, Thai Appraisal Foundation (Bangkok, Thailand)

Pattama Pornchokchai - Chantranukul
Executive Director, Agency for Real Estate Affairs - AREA (Bangkok, Thailand)

Michael Dy
CEO of C&M
Promoter & Developer 
Projects "Resort in Town I & II" (Bangkok, Thailand)

Hong Kong SMART Expo - Conference #1

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

Kijner & Sons International Realty is pleased to share with you its latest conference "Investing in the USA: The Florida Market"

Venue:
Hong Kong SMART Investment & International Property Expo

Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center, Hall 1D

Country: China

Date: 11 December 2011

Time: 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Guest Speakers:
Daniel Kijner (Senior Broker Owner, KSI Realty & Broker Associate with
Re/Max Platinum Realty)
Laura Kijner (Broker Owner, KSI Realty & Realtor® with Fortune International Realty

Hong Kong SMART Expo - 1st Day

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

Kijner & Sons International Realty is pleased to share with you some photos of our first day at the Hong Kong SMART ExpoChina's most successful as well as Asia's longest running Investment and International Property Showcase (Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center, 10-11 December 2011).

 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center (HKCE)

 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center (HKCE)

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center (HKCE)

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center (HKCE) - Hall 1D

Renaud Grollemund, Daniel Kijner & Marc H. Kijner

Renaud Grollemund, Helen Pam & Daniel Kijner

KSI Realty's Brochures & Ocean Reef Listings

Marc H. Kijner assisting visitors

Daniel Kijner assisting visitors

Laura Kijner

Los Sueños, Resort & Marina, Costa Rica

Los Sueños, Resort & Marina, Costa Rica

Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo, Florida

Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo, Florida

Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo, Florida

Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo, Florida

Marc H. Kijner & Renaud Grollemund

A visitor interested in a teak farm in Costa Rica

Visitors

Marc H. Kijner assisting a visitor

Project "Resort in Town I" (Bangkok, Thailand)

Daniel Kijner assisting a visitor

Renaud Grollemund assisting visitors

 

Laura Kijner & Deep Vaswani

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Our Team

Daniel Kijner
Senior Broker Owner, KSI Realty
(Costa Rica, France, Thailand, USA)
Broker Associate, Re/Max Platinum Realty (Sarasota, FL, USA)

Marc H. Kijner
Broker Owner, KSI Realty
(Costa Rica, France, Thailand, USA)
Realtor® with FIR (Miami, FL, USA)

Laura Kijner
Broker Owner, KSI Realty
 (Costa Rica, France, Thailand, USA)
Realtor® with FIR (Miami, FL, USA)

Deep Vaswani
Project Consultant
SMART Investment & International Property Expo (Hong Kong, China)

Renaud Grollemund
Promoter & Developer
Project "Le Monaco" (Ari, Bangkok, Thailand)

Helen Tam
Translator (Chinese, French & English)
Team Facilitator, Hong Kong, China

Dr. Sopon Pornchokchai
President, Agency for Real Estate Affairs - AREA (Bangkok, Thailand)
President, Thai Appraisal Foundation (Bangkok, Thailand)

Pattama Pornchokchai - Chantranukul
Executive Director, Agency for Real Estate Affairs - AREA (Bangkok, Thailand)

Michael Dy
CEO of C&M
Promoter & Developer
Projects "Resort in Town I & II" (Bangkok, Thailand)

Hong Kong SMART Expo - Our Booth

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

We are pleased to share with you some photos of our 18m2 booth at the Hong Kong SMART ExpoChina's most successful as well as Asia's longest running Investment and International Property Showcase (10-11 December 2011).

The property show is taking place at the Hong Kong Convention Center in Hall 1D (booth C9-C11) so come and meet with us to learn more about investment opportunities in the USA, Costa Rica, France and Thailand!

If you are considering investing in the USA through the EB5 Green Card Program, purchasing a short sale or a forclosure in Florida, retiring to Thailand or acquiring a casino or a land in Costa Rica, Kijner & Sons International Realty can assist you. We are also offering you exclusing listings and unique residential and commercial properties in Florida (i.e.: Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo), Thailand (i.e: Resort in Town I & II, Bangkok), Costa Rica and France!


 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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