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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


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.

High-skilled visa applications hit record high - again

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

KSI Realty New York Inc. is pleased to share with you a recent article by Sarah Ashley O'Brien entitled "High-skilled visa applications hit record high - again" and published on CNN Money on April 12th, 2016.

Highly skilled foreigners who study at some of our Nation's top universities often find themselves creating their first startup right where they received their Master or PhD degree. From Harvard to Stanford, from the University of Chicago to Columbia University or the University of Florida, more and more highly skilled foreign brains are seeking a legal path to stay in the U.S.A.

Only 80,000 H1-B Visas are awarded under a lottery each year and most of them are already called for by April 9th of each year. 20,000 of these Visas are reserved for Master graduates or above.

America's top businesses and most innovative startups have over half of their founders as foreign nationals. The need to attract and secure the most skilled workers is one of our Nation's greatest interests. Not only will it benefit domestic workers by creating hundreds of thousands of jobs each year but avoid the loss of talents to foreign countries such as Canada, France, Germany, the UK, India and China that are trying to attract US educated top talents to fuel their thriving economies.

KSI Realty New York Inc. is pleased to inform you that many highly skilled investors can seek a legal path to permanent residency through our EB-5 programs or a legal non-immigrant work authorization through E-2 Treaty programs that are other excellent options vs. the hard to get H1-B Visa (sponsored by the prospective employer).

To read the full article, click here or on the image below:

Knight Frank Global Cities - The 2016 Report

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

Kijner & Sons International Realty
is pleased to share with you Knight Frank 2016 Global Cities Report*. In a fast paced world where we are witnessing rapid population growth and innovative infrastructure projects that are creating new business hubs and transforming the geography of our global cities, the 2016 Report seeks to help property investors, occupiers and city planners with their investment startegies.

In this well documented report, you will learn more about this year "Gateway Cities" such as New York and Paris: two megalopolises KSI Realty is proud to serve with its local offices, teams of real estate experts and extensive network of licensed partners. 

The report covers the following additional topics:
> "Zaha Hadid: The Architecture of Inclusivty"
> "Super Cities"
> "Retail: All the World's a Stage"
> "Flexible Living: Short Term Thinking, Long Term Rewards"
> "Future Offices: Breaking the Mould"

To download the full report in English, click here.

To download the full report in Chinese, click here.

Looking to relocate to or invest in Paris, France and/or New York City, NY? Contact us today at



What it means to be a REBNY member?

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

Joe Barbaccia, Senior Vice President of Brokerage Services and Education at the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), recently explained in front of an audience of sales associates and Brokers during a mandatory new members Ethics course, that credible information is the currency of success in Real Estate.

Since REBNY’s inception in 1896, the Real Estate Board of New York through its members, has accompanied consumers consistently over 100 years of excellence in real estate. This excellence is achieved through credible, ethical and professional information and service we provide.

These words of higher standards resonate ever so strongly at KSI Realty New York Inc. Information held by one of our sales agents is often key to creating a successful trust relationship with clients, the community at large as well as with fellow licensees. The information we have and the availability to share it with you, does distinguish us from many other sales agents that exist out there.

Mr. Barbaccia went on to describe that REBNY® accounted nearly 13,500 residential members, 2,000 commercial members and 100 more of owner and management division professionals. Given that the entire State of New York accounts for roughly 118,000 licensed sales persons, with 56,000 alone in the city of New York and 30,000 in the borough of Manhattan, we can certainly consider ourselves proud to be part of the happy few selected specialists at REBNY®.

As a consumer who is learning about their options, you should also know that not all sales agents are born equal in terms of ethics, professionalism, training and business acumen. We, at KSI Realty New York Inc., respond to a higher authority and level of training. 

Among major activities and achievements, the REBNY® brochure will teach you that our board lobbies and strives for such program as 421-a where REBNY® negotiated reforms that would result in the creation of more affordable housing targeted at broad band of income levels throughout NYC in exchange for a 35-year abatement on new property taxes.

Other programs include:

  • Co-op/Condo Abatement: advocating for the continuation of co-op/condo abetment programs
  • Brownfield Tax credit program: working the Governor and State Legislature to secure a 10-year extension of a reformed Brownfields Tax Credit Cleanup program which encourages the environmental cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated properties…which ultimately benefits all of us
  • EB-5 Regional Center Programs - one of KSI Realty Thailand’s Corporate sister firm specialties: working with federal officials and other business groups to secure an extension of the EB-5 program, which stimulates job growth through foreign investment in areas of high unemployment

The list goes on and on with amazing achievements and projects that benefit the real estate community as a whole.

Marc-Henri J. Kijner
Kijner & Sons International Realty New York Inc.
Broker Principal

757 Third Avenue Suite 2129
New York, New York 10017
Tel. +1 (646) 808 6476

Agents Wanted!

by Kijner & Sons International Realty




Are you a self-starter who is always constantly looking for ways to grow? Can you see yourself working with a group of people who love what they do and enjoy working together? If you said yes, then our company is the right one for you.
Kijner & Sons International Realty‚Äč - a global Real Estate firm with offices in the U.S, Europe and Asia - is currently expanding to New York City with its latest boutique brokerage and looking for new talents. 
Learn more today at
Qualified licensed agents can apply now at 
Newly licensed sales associates and qualified broker associates welcomed!

 Are you a self-starter who is always constantly looking for ways to grow?

Can you see yourself working with a group of people who love what they do and enjoy working together?

If you said yes, then our company is the right one for you.

Kijner & Sons International Realty‚Äč - a global Real Estate firm with offices in the U.S, Europe and Asia - is currently expanding to New York City with its latest boutique brokerage and looking for new talents. 

Learn more today about our various openings at
Newly licensed sales associates and qualified broker associates welcomed!

Qualified licensed agents can apply now at

Position Opening at our New York City Office

by Kijner & Sons International Realty


KSI Realty NYC is hiring a Real Estate Clerk for its New York City office. This full time position must be filled out by December 2015. If you wish to apply, please review the job description as mentioned hereinafter to make sure that you meet the job duties and requirements.

The Real Estate Clerk will be responsible for maintaining all real estate files and handling administrative duties for the office. Requiring a community college diploma or its equivalent with 2 years of experience in the field or in a related area. The Real Estate Clerk must have knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within the real estate field such as inputting new listings on a CRM system, coordinating calls, following up with and assisting the Sales Associate (SA) and the Broker Associate (BA) with office secretarial work.

The Real Estate Clerk will possess great interpersonal skills and will be able to live in a high pressure environment, follow instructions and understand pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. The Real Estate Clerk will work under immediate supervision of the Managing Broker. 

Job Duties & Responsibilities (not intended to be an all inclusive list but rather a fair and reasonable example of daily tasks)

- Manage the client base by ensuring SA/BA are inputting new leads in the CRM system according to guidelines
- Provide the template forms to register prospects to SA/BA
- Track sales target of SA/BA in accordance with Managing Broker requirements
- Ensure daily office staffing and cold calls, as well as follow up and farming to generate leads to be assigned to SA/BA
- Ensure that all units are still available, in a clean and marketable condition to ensure best showing experience to SA/BA and their prospective clients
- Provide SA/BA with prospective buyer and seller screening guidelines to ensure compliance with sales and that purchase objectives are met
- Work with Managing Broker to create all necessary paperwork to commence the Rental, Sale and Purchase process and ensure SA/BA have completed files before moving to the next step
- Work with Managing Broker and SA/BA to create marketing collateral, property listings and update the company website
- Participate and help manage social networking websites to promote properties
- Ensure compliance with all fair housing laws when conducting all transactions
- Collect on behalf of Managing Broker all files and forms to be reviewed and approved by Managing Broker prior to signing and transmitting binding documents
- Follow office Brokerage manual internal policy and assist SA/BA in enforcing it
- Answer phone calls and provide secretarial assistance to SA/BA as well as Managing Broker
- Keep an office calendar up to date

Qualified applicants shall send a resume and a cover letter to Mr. Marc Kijner at

Qualified applicants shall already be allowed to legally work in the USA. 

Ask the Expert: US Realtor

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

Kijner & Sons International Realty
is pleased to share a recent report from
World First, UK first foreign exchange broker offering currency exchange and international payments to private and corporate clients in the UK and abroad. Laura Kijner, international real estate specialist with KSI Realty in France and Thailand and, Florida Realtor® with Fortune International Realty in Miami, Florida is featured in their July 29th issue on investment and relocation to the U.S.  

To read the full article by David Trumper, see below:

If you’re thinking about moving to the US, you’ll be aware just how many considerations there are – the actual buying of the property is one of the last things you’ll have to sort out!

Florida Realtor Laura Kijner has helped lots of people in their move to the US, and in this edition of ‘Ask the expert’, she explains some of the things you need to consider. 

In the U.S., every state has different rules and regulations, so wherever you are looking to purchase a property, you should get the relevant information.

Investing or buying a vacation home abroad is quite different from actually moving and living overseas!  Usually, people that have successfully moved to the U.S. have conducted their due diligences – they’ve gone to visit, they know the area, maybe they’ve been there for ten years for a month every year. Moving to the U.S. can be a long process. A lot of people don’t realise that getting the proper visa or even a green card is not an easy task.

Ask yourself the right questions

Do you already have the proper structures in place to facilitate your move and the acquisition of a property? Do you have a U.S. bank account? Do you have all the necessary funds available for an investment? How about currency conversion? Are you a cash buyer? If you need a loan, it’s probably best to check with your financial institution at home since, as a foreigner, you are unlikely to have collateral or a credit history in the U.S. You need to be ready, willing and able! And to be so, takes preparation.

Get to know the place and its people

Make sure it’s right for you and your family. Adapting to a new culture and environment takes time. You need to see yourself working and living there for the foreseeable future. If you are moving with your kids, you will need to think about schools and later colleges. Even to run the simplest errand, you are most likely to drive your car around. Do you have a driving license? Are you fine with driving at least an hour a day? Make sure you find a property in a neighbourhood you like, that is safe and convenient, a place where you can easily commute to and from work.

Drive, walk around, check various neighbourhoods, talk to some agents, talk to fellow expats who have moved to the U.S. and who will give you honest feedbacks, talk to an attorney, a wealth manager and a CPA about what’s involved – it’s about just getting that information.

Many foreigners do not know that dual agency is illegal in Florida. A real estate licensee may enter into a brokerage relationship either as a transaction broker – offering limited representation – or as a single agent with prospective buyers and sellers.

See a house you like? Go for it, whoever you’re signed up with

In the U.S., all real estate agents, with no exception, have the same access to the available properties in their market with the exact same conditions. As members of the Miami Association of Realtors, we offer access to the MLS (Multiple Listing System). The MLS is a tool where, in the words of the National Association of Realtors, brokers share information on properties they have listed and invite other brokers to cooperate in their sale in exchange for compensation if they produce the buyer. Sellers benefit by increased exposure to their property. Buyers benefit because they can obtain information about all MLS-listed properties while working with only one broker. Thus, it doesn’t matter where you find your dream property. Even if it’s not listed with the company you signed up with, your real estate agent will call the other agent and they will cooperate with each other to ensure a successful transaction.

The purchase of the property is the last thing we would take care of. You’re not going to put your trousers on when you’ve already put on your socks and your shoes!

Do things in the right order. If you are not ready to take the plunge yet, you can always sign up for listing alert emails on a realtors’ website – like this one. By signing up to alerts like this, you’ll get a good picture of a place’s real estate market – in this case, Miami – from prices to inventory and you will be able to monitor the changes over time. What you see today might not be available 6 months for now when you are actually ready to buy. Be informed!

Finally, there are many costs associated with the acquisition of a property. These costs depend on your own project, the selected property and its location, laws of the State of Florida, of the County and the City as well as on professionals and/or other providers you are likely to select from Attorney to CPA (Certified Public Accountant). Some fees are negotiable, other not. Some are recurring, other not. Most people are first time investors with very little knowledge of the acquisition and relocation process in the U.S. As a consulting firm, we are here to help and we offer tailored packages for a fee for those in need of full assistance.

Laura Kijner works with Kijner & Sons International Realty, which specialises in investment opportunities and income producing properties in South Florida.


Looking to buy a condo or a home in Miami? Looking to relocate to or invest in Florida? Contact us today at

NAR Global Perspectives: Foreign Direct Investment and Immigration

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

Kijner & Sons International Realty is pleased to share with you the latest report from the National Associations of Realtors® (NAR), entitled "Global Perspectives, October 2014: Foreign Direct Investment and Immigration".

This issue covers important insights on how immigration and foreign investments have a positive impact on the North American housing market and how Economic Development Organizations (EDO) can help connect businesses with foreign nationals looking to invest in residential or commercial real estate and relocate to the U.S.

To read the full report, look below or click on the following link

How can KSI Realty help you invest in or relocate to South Florida? Visit our dedicated page by clicking here

Questions? Comments? Looking to buy a house or a condo in Miami Florida? Contact us at

Global Perspectives, October 2014: Foreign Direct Investment and Immigration

NAR Global Perspectives: Investment Visas

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

Kijner & Sons International Realty is pleased to share with you the latest report from the National Associations of Realtors® (NAR), entitled "Investment Visas: Competing for Investors on a Global Scale". 

This issue of Global Perspectives takes a spin around the world looking at investment visas, initially examining the U.S.’s EB-5, as well as similar initiatives in countries around the world. Each program uses different levers to attract specific types of capital, investment and entrepreneurial skills - and each is designed to benefit various aspects of a country’s economy.

To read the full February 2014 NAR report, click here or on the image below.

To learn more about the EB5 and how KSI Realty can help you invest in or relocate to the US, visit our dedicated page by clicking here

Questions? Comments? Looking to buy a house or a condo in Miami or Sarasota, Florida? Contact us at

NAR Global Perspectives: Overseas Retirement

by Kijner & Sons International Realty


Are you looking to retire in Miami or Sarasota, Florida or maybe in Thailand? KSI Realty can help! Contact us now at

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