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Re/Max World Headquarters Special Announcement

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

Daniel Kijner, Senior Broker Owner of Kijner & Sons International Realty and Broker Associate with Re/Max Platinum Realty in Sarasota, Florida is pleased to share with you the following announcement:

17 Tips for Packing Like a Pro

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

Moving to a new home in either Miami or Sarasota, Florida can be stressful, to say the least. Make it easy on yourself by planning far in advance and making sure you’ve covered all the bases. Kijner & Sons International Realty is pleased to share with you 17 tips for packing like a pro:

1. Plan ahead by organizing and budgeting. Develop a master “to do” list so you won’t forget something critical on moving day, and create an estimate of moving costs. (A moving calculator is available at

2. Sort and get rid of things you no longer want or need. Have a garage sale, donate to a charity, or recycle.

3. But don’t throw out everything. If your inclination is to just toss it, you're probably right. However, it's possible to go overboard in the heat of the moment. Ask yourself how frequently you use an item and how you’d feel if you no longer had it. That will eliminate regrets after the move.

4. Pack similar items together. Put toys with toys, kitchen utensils with kitchen utensils. It will make your life easier when it's time to unpack.

5. Decide what, if anything, you plan to move on your own. Precious items such as family photos, valuable breakables, or must-haves during the move should probably stay with you. Don't forget to keep a "necessities" bag with tissues, snacks, and other items you'll need that day.

6. Remember, most movers won’t take plants. If you don't want to leave them behind, you should plan on moving them yourself.

7. Use the right box for the item. Loose items are prone to breakage.

8. Put heavy items in small boxes so they’re easier to lift. Keep the weight of each box under 50 pounds, if possible.

9. Don’t over-pack boxes. It increases the likelihood that items inside the box will break.

10. Wrap every fragile item separately and pad bottom and sides of boxes. If necessary, purchase bubble-wrap or other packing materials from moving stores.

11. Label every box on all sides. You never know how they’ll be stacked and you don’t want to have to move other boxes aside to find out what’s there.

12. Use color-coded labels to indicate which room each item should go in. Color-code a floor plan for your new house to help movers.

13. Keep your moving documents together in a file. Include important phone numbers, driver’s name, and moving van number. Also keep your address book handy.

14. Print out a map and directions for movers. Make several copies, and highlight the route. Include your cell phone number on the map. You don’t want movers to get lost! Also make copies for friends or family who are lending a hand on moving day.

15. Back up your computer files before moving your computer. Keep the backup in a safe place, preferably at an off-site location.

16. Inspect each box and all furniture for damage as soon as it arrives.

17. Make arrangements for small children and pets. Moving can be stressful and emotional. Kids can help organize their things and pack boxes ahead of time, but, if possible, it might be best to spare them from the moving-day madness. 


Source: The National Association of Realtors® (NAR)

July 2011 Housing Trends eNewsletter

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

We are pleased to share with you the July 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.

Sarasota Real Estate Market: Healthy Sales in June 2011

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

Kijner & Sons International Realty is pleased to announce that according to the Sarasota Association of Realtors® (SAR), a total of 728 properties were sold in June 2011 in the Sarasota, Florida area. 510 single family homes and 218 condos were sold this past month with respective median sales prices of $175,000 and $185,000 while inventory dropped to 4,830, a slight decrease from last month's level of 5,010. As for pending sales, they dropped to 754.  

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

To learn more about real estate opportunities in the Sarasota area, contact us at

Happy Bastille Day!

by Kijner & Sons International Realty


From all of us at Kijner & Sons International Realty: Happy Bastille Day!!!

Kijner & Sons International Realty vous souhaite une belle fête nationale: Un bon 14 juillet à tous!!!


Pour tout savoir sur les festivités du 14 juillet 2011 à Paris, cliquez ici

Bangkok, World's Best City!

by Kijner & Sons International Realty



Bangkok, Thailand's vibrant capital, has been elected for a second year in a row, the 2011 World's Best City according to the thousands of voters of the american magazine Travel + Leisure

For the complete list of this year's top 10 cities, please click here

For all your real estate projects in Bangkok and to learn more about investment opportunities in Thailand, contact Kijner & Sons International Realty

Tips to avoid a mortgage disaster in the state of Florida

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

There are several mistakes that homebuyers in Florida make and many of them pertain to their mortgage. Whether you find your dream home in Sarasota, the perfect property in Miami or a home you can turn into your dream home in either Miami or Sarasota, nobody wants the mortgage to ruin the fantastic experience of buying a home for sale in Florida. Kijner & Sons International Realty is here to help!

Here are a few tips to avoid a mortgage disaster:

Check your credit score. A bad credit score means you pay higher mortgage rates, and you want to know what to expect before getting to that point. If you check your credit a few months before applying for a loan you can change mistakes and even higher your credit score.

Don’t apply for other credit, like an auto loan or credit card. You look like a bigger risk and your rates will go up, if you’re approved at all. Wait until after the approval process is finished completely before applying for other credit.

Look at your total house payment. A mortgage payment includes principal, interest, taxes and insurance, or PITI. Some homebuyers don’t factor in taxes and insurance into their overall mortgage payment. So when deciding how much you can spend per month on your house, remember to factor in everything.

Having seasoned assets will help improve your chances of being approved for your loan. You can’t just transfer money from someone else’s account to make it look like you have money. The money needs to be in your accounts for a few months.

Steady work and income are a factor in being approved for loans. If you change jobs often an underwriter will look at how often you change and if your income is consistent. They want you to be able to make payments every month.

Get preapproved. Good preparation helps you get a good mortgage. Make sure you can qualify before you go house hunting. Look at different banks for the lowest rates. But don’t get too caught up with the game.

Don’t forget to lock in your mortgage rate. Rates change constantly and if you’re happy with the rate you have, lock it in. Don’t assume your rate is locked in until you get it in writing.

Read your new loan and mortgage documents. Make sure you understand and agree to everything you’re signing.

Follow these tips and you can be in your dream home in Florida soon enough!

CRS Florida Chapter Newsletter June 2011

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

Kijner & Sons International Realty is pleased to share with you the June 2011 CRS Florida Chapter eNewsletter. In this edition, Daniel Kijner, Senior Broker Owner of KSI Realty and CRS member of the National Committee for International Developments, invites you to learn more about his recent participation as a keynote speaker during the monthly Forum of the Thai Appraisal Foundation.

To read the full CRS Florida Chapter eNewsletter, please click here

Happy 4th of July!

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

From all of us at Kijner & Sons International Realty:

Have a fun, sparkly and safe independence day!

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