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Fall 2018 eNewsletter

by Kijner & Sons International Realty



6501 Drewrys Blf, Bradenton, FL

On August 23rd, our South Florida team held an open house to welcome potential buyers and investors to a beautiful 3 bed, 2 bath property with garage and swimming pool. The house is in driving distance to Interstate I-75 and the Beaches and ideally located close to the beautiful cities of Sarasota and Saint Petersburg, on the famous Gulf of Mexico. 

Learn more about this unique property by clicking here. 

For your own private tour and additional information, contact us today at or call Daniel Kijner at +1 (941) 928 2084.

Looking to relocate to South Florida or invest in an income producing property in the Sunshine State? If you have a home buying or home selling project in the Miami Dade or Sarasota counties visit us at


We love to share tips and knowledge on everything real estate. Whether you are a tenant, a landlord, a homeowner or an investor, there is always something new to learn.

Read some of our latest entries below.


August 2018 - Puppy guide to NYC rental

    July 2018 - 
Tips to get your home ready for a showing   

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We are excited to present you some of our latest residential and commercial properties for rent or sale in New York City, and Bangkok, Thailand.

We feature new listings weekly. Start perusing our newest deals today!

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Looking to sell, buy or rent a property? In NYC, contact our dynamic Manhattan team at nyc@kijner.comIn Bangkok, contact our seasoned Thai and English-speaking team at


Looking to sell or purchase a property in Paris or in the South of France? Contact our dedicated teams of local French real estate experts at

NEW! We now offer short to long term luxury leases, property management and concierge services for both tenants and landlords in the South of France. We got you covered for your next vacation or R&R in gorgeous Provence or on the famous French Riviera with your perfect home away from home!

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December 2017 eNewsletter

by Kijner & Sons International Realty


Wishing you good health, success and joy throughout 2018 



MLS #A10349708
Located at 6501 Drewrys Blf
3 Bed, 2 Bath Home with Swimming Pool


MLS #A10349766
Located at 1005 64th Street West
3 Bed, 2 Bath Home with Swimming Pool

For all your residential and commercial inquires in Florida
contact us at

We specialize in Miami-Dade, Broward and Sarasota Counties!


We have amazing properties for rent and sale all over Manhattan. Check out our latest condos, coops and townhouses now to find your next home in the Big Apple. 

Whether you are looking for a doorman building in the Upper East Side, a walk-up apartment in a brownstone in Greenwich Village or the East Village, a studio in Gramercy, a 2-bed to move-in with a roommate in Midtown or a penthouse suite overlooking Central Park, we have what you need!


To view all of our current listings for rent and sale in New York City, click on the icons above or 

Download your free NYC Renter's Guide here!


Paris & Suburbs

Beautiful 1 Bed, 1.5 Bath Apartment
with Planted Terrace 

in Neuilly-Sur-Seine, minutes to Paris
at 770,000 euros


Courtesy of our exclusive partner

Provence - French Riviera

Stunning 5 Bed Sea View Villa
with Swimming Pool, Pool House and Landscaped Garden

in Saint Jean de l'Esterel, Alpes Maritimes
at 1,248,000 euros


Courtesy of our exclusive partner

Contemporary 5 Bed Villa
with Swimming Pool and Cellar

in Carqueiranne, Var
2,310,000 euros


Courtesy of our exclusive partner


Stunning 3-Story, 4 Bed Villa
with Swimming Pool and Garden

in La Presqu'Ile de Giens, Var

2,395,000 euros

Courtesy of our exclusive partner



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

322 sqm of Ground Floor Commercial Space
with street level access

in Suriyawong, Bang Rak

at 150,000 THB/month


Renovated 3-Story Commercial Building
with parking for 9 vehicles
775 sqm suitable for restaurants, offices, a showroom, spa or hotel
in Phrom Phong, Soi 26
at 400,000 THB/month


3 Commercial Spaces
in a Building with Elevator

suitable for restaurants, offices, or retail stores
in Asok, Soi 20
for rent as follows
1st floor: about 90 sqm at 900 THB/month/sqm
2nd floor: 144 sqm at 850 THB/month/sqm
3rd and 4th floors: 174 sqm at 750 THB/month/sqm


180 sqm of Retail Space
suitable for a restaurant, coffee shop, pub, spa or showroom
in Thonglor, Soi 49
at 220,000 THB/month

For all your residential and commercial inquires in Bangkok
contact us at

Looking to rent or buy a condo, a townhouse or a luxury villa in Bangkok?
Check our latest listings updated weekly at



To view all of our current listings for sale and for rent, click on the desired link
Bangkok, 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. 

Summer 2017 eNewsletter

by Kijner & Sons International Realty






with our exclusive partner

Breathtaking Panoramic Sea View
of the peninsula of Giens, the double tombolo
& the island of Porquerolles

Stunning 6 Bed, 3 Bath Contemporary Villa 

with Garden and Swimming Pool

Carqueiranne, Var
3,300,000 euros


Sea View 5 Bed, 4 Bath Luxury Villa 
overlooking the Mediterranean Sea
Gulf of Saint Tropez, Var

at 1,250,000 euros


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



with our exclusive partner

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 


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

7 Private Fully Furnished Office Spaces
Can accommodate 17 to 20 staff
Rama IV, Bangkok
starting at 
18,000 THB/month for a 28 sqm space


139 sqm of Prime Commercial Space 
Phrom Phong, Bangkok
180,700 THB/month



381 sqm of Commercial Space
Ratchada Road, Ding Daeng, Bangkok
at 160,000 THB/month



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


We have amazing properties for rent and sale all over Manhattan. Check out our latest condos, coops and townhouses now to find your next home in the Big Apple.

Whether you are looking for a doorman building in the Upper East Side, a walk-up apartment in a brownstone in Greenwich Village or the East Village, a studio in Gramercy, a 2-bed to move-in with a roommate in Midtown or a penthouse suite overlooking Central Park, we have what you need!


To view all of our current listings for rent and sale in New York City, click on the icons above or 

Download your free NYC Renter's Guide here!


"Christian Dior, Couturier du Rêve"
Paris, France



The Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, France celebrates from 5 July 2017 to 7 January 2018 the 70th Anniversary of the creation of the House of Dior. 
Be amazed by the impressive exhibition that invites you to discover the universe of its founder and its many famous designers who made Dior, the ultimate French luxury fashion powerhouse adored and revered worldwide.

Learn more and get tickets here


Miami Spice is Back! 

From August 1st to September 30th 2017, enjoy the yearly restaurant promotion showcasing some of the Magic City's best cuisine. No sign-up or membership required. Just visit your preferred restaurant websites to see if the Miami Spice Lunch, Brunch or Dinner Promotion applies. Bon Appetit South Florida!

 Learn more here.



To view all of our current listings for rent and sale, click on the desired link
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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The high retreat: owning properties under blue sky and palm trees

by Kijner & Sons International Realty


Summer is officially over, children are back to school and as we welcome Fall, many of us are already planning for the upcoming holiday season and ways to diversify our assets in this tied economy.

Whether you are a savvy investor, a young professional or an active retiree, this time of the year is also perfect to look for business opportunities in real estate and make your dream of owning a property under the Floridian sun, a reality! Finding an enjoyable place to retire, sending your children study in a renowned American university or coming back for vacations to your beloved second home year-round has never been easier! Comparing to Europe, the “Sunshine State” still offers lower cost of living, cheaper housing solutions no matter the investment (residential, commercial or land) as well as some of the world’s most beautiful beaches and boating spots.

According to the Miami Association of Realtors® and the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) systems “the total number of listings, including single-family homes and condominiums, that pended in Miami-Dade County during the month of July 2012 increased 31 percent, from 2,593 to 3,393, year-over-year and two percent compared to the previous month*”.

We, at KSI Realty, forecast that this trend will intensify gradually especially with lower level of housing inventory available on the market as Canadians and Brazilians - closely followed by Europeans, Argentineans, Venezuelans and Russians - have quickly absorbed the stock of highly discounted homes in the Southeast Florida market for the past 2 years. This “micro” boom is not only seen in the Greater Miami area (Dade and Broward counties) but also in the Orlando, Tampa Bay and Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice areas. In addition, according to a recent survey by the University of Florida, consumer confidence in the Sunshine State hit five year high in September**.

In light of the upcoming U.S. Presidential Elections, many domestic buyers have withheld their home purchase based on expected tax benefits, cuts or increases depending on who will be in office in 2013. Regardless of the victorious party, we will most certainly see more budget cuts and tax increases under a form or another. Rental demand has been stronger than ever and gives the necessary flexibility and financial freedom to low income Americans. It is a good old game of wait and see – it has always been easier to rent during difficult times than to buy. Nowadays, it has become harder to obtain a loan despite historically low US interest rates. Thus, this is great news if you own a property and want to rent it out for monthly revenues!

The main difference between domestic buyers with foreign buyers (who are responsible for a fifth of Florida home sales***) is that locals still heavily rely on leveraged financing whereas stronger foreign currencies relative to the US dollar and a liquid cash mind-set have greatly benefited international investors in Florida.

Daniel Kijner, KSI Realty’s senior broker-owner and French wealth manager reminds our clients that the key to a successful acquisition resides in strong yields from rental income and future capital gains in the mid to long-term horizon. Well-prepared and organized investors make such plans. Emotional vs. rational is an ancestral battle between the mind and the heart that is usually reconciled by financial rationales. 

The golden rules remain as follow: 

1) Plan ahead with a US tax or real estate attorney and a CPA (we will introduce you to our ancillary network of local partners who are legally competent to assist you in Florida)

2) Retain the right specialists to conduct all due diligences prior to putting all your eggs in one basket – go for the one-stop shop solution

3) Make sure you get a Realtor® who represents your interests and not those of the seller (either an individual or a financial institution for distressed properties) or those of the transaction - basically someone who’s neither working for your nor the seller

By following this clear and simple strategy, many satisfied clients of KSI Realty have saved thousand of dollars in the long run. Making the false economy of $3,000 on a $250,000 transaction may very well turn out to be a $10,000 unplanned expense to salvage for unforeseen bumps in the road.

The litigious and liability driven system in the USA is certainly very different from the one of your home country and this should never be discarded when one takes such an important decision as purchasing a home.

A successful property acquisition is one that is stress free, well planned out and, most importantly, well executed by a reliable and dedicated real estate professional such as a Realtor®.

When the need for excellence arises in sourcing your next income-producing property, primary or secondary residence with relocation and wealth management concerns, KSI Realty is your lifeline partner.

Questions or comments? Contact us at


* Miami Association of Realtors®, " Miami Pending Home Sales Continue to Rise " by Lynda Fernandez on August 30th, 2012:
** Sunshine State News, " Rick Scott: Florida Consumer Confidence 'Moving in the Right Direction' " by Jim Turner on September 26th, 2012:
*** The Miami Herald, " Foreigners responsible for a fifth of Florida home sales " on August 28th, 2012:

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The Spring 2012 Paris Property & Investment Show - Our Conference

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

Kijner & Sons International Realty is pleased to share with you its latest conference in French "Real Estate in Florida: From Investment to Immigration" ("L'immobilier en Floride: De l'Investissement à l'Immigration")

Paris Property & Investment Show - Paris Expo Porte de Versailles (Hall 5, Village FNAIM)
Salon National de l'Immobilier - Paris Expo Porte de Versailles (Hall 5, Village FNAIM)

Country: France

Date: 30 March 2012

Time: 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Guest Speakers
Daniel Kijner (Senior Broker Owner of KSI Realty and Broker Associate with Re/Max Platinum Realty in Sarasota Florida)
Laura Kijner (Broker Owner of KSI Realty and Realtor® with Fortune International Realty in Miami, Florida)

Discover Beautiful Costa Rica

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

Kijner & Sons International Realty would like to share with you a video of Costa Rica's stunning landscapes and provinces. Enjoy!

If you are looking to invest in or relocate to Costa Rica, we can help! To learn more about Costa Rica, click here.

You can also read our Q&A about investing and living in Costa Rica whether you are considering buying a commercial or a residential property. We sell casinos, teak farms, hotels, restaurants, luxurious villas....just check our "Featured Properties" page!

Questions, comments? Contact us at

Tips for Buying in a Tight Market

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

Increase your chances of getting your dream house in a competitive housing market such as Miami or Sarasota Florida with Kijner & Sons International Realty, and lower your chances of losing out to another buyer.

1. Get prequalified for a mortgage. You’ll be able to make a firm commitment to buy and your offer will be more desirable to the seller.

2. Stay in close contact with your real estate agent to find out about the newest listings. Be ready to see a house as soon as it goes on the market — if it’s a great home, it will go fast.

3. Scout out new listings yourself. Look at Web sites such as, browse your local newspaper’s real estate section, and drive through the neighborhood to spot For Sale signs. If you see a home you like, write down the address and the name of the listing agent. Your real estate agent will schedule a showing.

4. Be ready to make a decision. Spend a lot of time in advance deciding what you must have in a home so you won’t be unsure when you have the chance to make an offer.

5. Bid competitively. You may not want to start out offering the absolute highest price you can afford, but don’t go too low to get a deal. In a tight market, you’ll lose out.

6. Keep contingencies to a minimum. Restrictions such as needing to sell your home before you move or wanting to delay the closing until a certain date can make your offer unappealing. In a tight market, you’ll probably be able to sell your house rapidly. Or talk to your lender about getting a bridge loan to cover both mortgages for a short period.

7. Don’t get caught in a buying frenzy. Just because there’s competition doesn’t mean you should just buy it. And even though you want to make your offer attractive, don’t neglect inspections that help ensure that your house is sound.


Source: The National Association of Realtors® (NAR)

Negotiation tips for sellers in Florida

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

Sellers are sick of hearing about how this is a “buyers market.” Homebuyers are demanding so much right now. Here are some tips from Kijner & Sons International Realty to help you take some of the stress out of selling your home in this market.

Don’t mention deadlines for selling your house, even if you have one. Keep it to yourself. Letting others know you are in a hurry to sell gives them the upper hand. Don’t share too much information about yourself and why you’re selling either. That can hurt a potential sale. When asked why you’re selling give a vague and definite answer, and think about it before you’re asked. Don’t hint at your desire to move quickly. Don’t let the buyers know if it’s a divorce sale. That is code for buyers to give a low-ball offer because they know you need to sell quickly.

If you can’t afford the mortgage payments and that’s why you’re moving, try negotiating with the banks. They will generally work with you to lower payments when they know you are actively trying to sell the house. It’s good for the bank if you sell your house in a regular sale, so they may be willing to work with sellers in the Miami or Sarasota Florida areas.

Stop trying to prove that your house is worth buying. Let the house sell itself. You are attached to your house but potential buyers aren’t, yet. So try not to be there, so they can see themselves in the house rather than see you. Plus if you’re not there buyers can’t read your body language and ask you questions that could help them get a good deal on your house.

If you’re truly in a hurry to sell and you don’t have time to convince buyers that you’re not, try offering the agent an incentive. Make an offer short term, like for three weeks, and then you’re not stuck if six months down the line the sale is made.

Having a plan b is also a great idea in Florida. It’s better to be safe than sorry. Expand your options rather than panicking. Renting out the house is an option. Making it known that you have a plan b will let buyers know you aren’t desperate to sell and can take your time. The buyer will know they aren’t the only game in town.

Take back some of the power in selling your house! Kijner & Sons International Realty will help you get what you deserve.

10 Questions to Ask Home Inspectors

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

Before you make your final buying or selling decision, you should have the home inspected by a professional. An inspection can alert you to potential problems with your property in Sarasota or Miami Florida, and allow you to make an informed decision. We advise you at Kijner & Sons International Realty to ask these questions to prospective home inspectors:

1. Will your inspection meet recognized standards? Ask whether the inspection and the inspection report will meet all state requirements and comply with a well-recognized standard of practice and code of ethics, such as the one adopted by the American Society of Home Inspectors or the National Association of Home Inspectors. Customers can view each group’s standards of practice and code of ethics online at or ASHI’s Web site also provides a database of state regulations.

2. Do you belong to a professional home inspector association? There are many state and national associations for home inspectors, including the two groups mentioned in No. 1. Unfortunately, some groups confer questionable credentials or certifications in return for nothing more than a fee. Insist on members of reputable, nonprofit trade organizations; request to see a membership ID.

3. How experienced are you? Ask how long inspectors have been in the profession and how many inspections they’ve completed. They should provide customer referrals on request. New inspectors also may be highly qualified, but they should describe their training and let you know whether they plan to work with a more experienced partner.

4. How do you keep your expertise up to date? Inspectors’ commitment to continuing education is a good measure of their professionalism and service. Advanced knowledge is especially important in cases in which a home is older or includes unique elements requiring additional or updated training.

5. Do you focus on residential inspection? Make sure the inspector has training and experience in the unique discipline of home inspection, which is very different from inspecting commercial buildings or a construction site. If your customers are buying a unique property, such as a historic home, they may want to ask whether the inspector has experience with that type of property in particular.

6. Will you offer to do repairs or improvements? Some state laws and trade associations allow the inspector to provide repair work on problems uncovered during the inspection. However, other states and associations forbid it as a conflict of interest. Contact your local ASHI chapter to learn about the rules in your state.

7. How long will the inspection take? On average, an inspector working alone inspects a typical single-family house in two to three hours; anything significantly less may not be thorough. If your customers are purchasing an especially large property, they may want to ask whether additional inspectors will be brought in.

8. What’s the cost? Costs can vary dramatically, depending on your region, the size and age of the house, and the scope of services. The national average for single-family homes is about $320, but customers with large homes can expect to pay more. Customers should be wary of deals that seem too good to be true.

9. What type of inspection report do you provide? Ask to see samples to determine whether you will understand the inspector's reporting style. Also, most inspectors provide their full report within 24 hours of the inspection.

10. Will I be able to attend the inspection? The answer should be yes. A home inspection is a valuable educational opportunity for the buyer. An inspector's refusal to let the buyer attend should raise a red flag.



The National Association of Realtors® (NAR)
Rob Paterkiewicz, executive director, American Society of Home Inspectors, Des Plaines, Ill.,

7 Reasons to Own Your Home

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

Kijner & Sons International Realty is pleased to give you the 7 reasons why to own your home in Sarasota or Miami, Florida

1. Tax breaks. The U.S. Tax Code lets you deduct the interest you pay on your mortgage, your property taxes, as well as some of the costs involved in buying your home.

2. Appreciation. Real estate has long-term, stable growth in value. While year-to-year fluctuations are normal, median existing-home sale prices have increased on average 6.5 percent each year from 1972 through 2005, and increased 88.5 percent over the last 10 years, according to the National Association of Realtors®. In addition, the number of U.S. households is expected to rise 15 percent over the next decade, creating continued high demand for housing.

3. Equity. Money paid for rent is money that you’ll never see again, but mortgage payments let you build equity ownership interest in your home.

4. Savings. Building equity in your home is a ready-made savings plan. And when you sell, you can generally take up to $250,000 ($500,000 for a married couple) as gain without owing any federal income tax.

5. Predictability. Unlike rent, your fixed-mortgage payments don’t rise over the years so your housing costs may actually decline as you own the home longer. However, keep in mind that property taxes and insurance costs will increase.

6. Freedom. The home is yours. You can decorate any way you want and benefit from your investment for as long as you own the home.

7. Stability. Remaining in one neighborhood for several years gives you a chance to participate in community activities, lets you and your family establish lasting friendships, and offers your children the benefit of educational continuity.


Online resources: To calculate whether buying is the best financial option for you, use the “Buy vs. Rent” calculator at
Source: The National Association of Realtors® (

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