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5 pros to buying pre-construction

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

If you have ever wondered between buying a resell property versus a brand new pre-construction unit, here are 5 pros to the latter:

1. Buyers will have ample time to come up with the purchase price. Instead of having to pay all of the required purchase price at once to close, buyers can spread out the deposits, and save for the balance to close usually for the term of 2 years or longer.

2. Buyers will be part, along with all other new buyers/neighbors, of making the history for this brand new community. There will be more flexibility in implementing the rules and customs for that particular community. When buying a condominium, a buyer may contribute in forming the Homeowners Association and participating on the forming of the Board.

3. The property, as well as the common areas, will be all brand new and sparkling. Life expectancy for all appliances and equipment will be longer and usually, cost for repair and replacement of appliances are less for the first 5 years.

4. Buyers get to pick exactly the décor they want without having to compromise for what is already existing. Picking up the details of a brand new home could be the most fun and exhilarating of the home-owning experience.

5. There is a big chance that if a calculated, well-guided investment was made, the % opportunity of price increase is greater than on an existing property.

Looking to buy a new home or investment property in Miami, Florida, contact us today at info@kijner.com or visit www.miamihouseforsale.net

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* Tips courtesy of Mrs. Terry Alvarez, Broker at Fortune International Realty in Miami Florida
** KSI Realty's team members (Daniel, Laura and Marc Kijner) are all licensed
Realtors® in Florida and real estate agents with Fortune International Realty in Miami, Florida

Happy Chinese New Year

by Kijner & Sons International Realty




GONG XI FA CAI



In Chinese astrology, 2018 marks the Year of the Dog,
the eleventh of all the zodiac animal signs in a twelve year cycle.

Did you know?
A dog’s most defining traits are their loyalty, honesty and good nature.
They are committed, tenacious and hard workers.
They are also popular in social circles and good at helping others. 
They seek a good life surrounded by family and friends.
They are true homebodies and 
the definition of
"home is where the heart is"!

With a New Year, comes new beginnings.
If you are in the market for a new home, we are here to help!

In the meantime, all of us at KSI Realty
wish you a prosperous, healthy and lucky Year of the Dog!



      


What to look for in a good property manager?

by Kijner & Sons International Realty




Many KSI Realty’s clients inquire about the best property management tips out there. Since ringing in the New Year, we thought we would share some of the best resolutions and common advices we provide our clients day in and day out.

As a dependable real estate broker, we always strive to cultivate a strong working bond with our clients and customers, so in turn, we advise landlords to develop rapport with their property manager, creating a positive and lasting relationship with the person that will balance their tenants’ wellbeing as well as maximize the bottom end. We encourage you as a landlord to look for the following attributes:

  • A property manager that build trust. Someone who does what they say they are going to do, when they say they are going to do it. 
  • Someone who is communicative. Keeping you informed of pertinent issues, and doing so in a timely manner. Likewise, always responding to tenants’ calls as promptly as possible as well as yours. Look for someone who over communicates and establishes expectations upfront that he or she will stick to. Training you on what to expect from them.
  • A professional who over delivers. Making your objectives known, and then…do better. 
  • Someone who is realistic. Someone who is grounded, firm and who follows through and follows up.  Someone who accomplishes the mission you have hired him or her for.
  • Someone who suggests improvements. Welcome suggestions that will improve the property value or income generation. Trust the professional.
  • They listen and know what the owner wants. He or she won’t base their actions on assumptions. A good property manager will know what your expectations are, and have a clear plan in place to meet them.

Know that no one will do a better job than you - the owner - who has a vested financial interest in the property. Absentee owners often expect to delegate all and every task to a property manager. This is the first mistake. You must be realistic and handle certain delicate aspects of your investment yourself to ensure that your interests are best served but that your liability is minimized. Mitigate risk by:

  • Setting up and maintaining a reserve fund that the property manager can use for maintenance issues, emergencies, and daily matters.
  • Obtaining and maintaining proper insurance that also covers the property manager. Make sure to renegotiate every year premiums and get 5-10 quotes to ensure you are getting the best rate.
  • Having a direct communication channel with the property manager in the event you miss a payment associated with the property (property taxes, mortgages, HOA fees or insurance) so that your tenants are not impacted. Be proactive and not reactive.
  • Reimbursing the property manager for any expenses and by setting up a clear budget. Don’t run short on cash flow and don’t expect tenants to pay the bill on your behalf. High turnover signifies a problem of customer service or bad maintenance. Good tenants attract good tenants and long-term stay.
  • No renting the property without notifying the property manager or worst not putting the property for sale without informing your property manager. Fear can propagate fast among good standing tenants and jeopardize your cash flow.

Typically, the property manager addresses repair issues, either by doing the repairs him/herself, or more commonly, by hiring someone else to do the work. Before you sign the agreement with a property manage, take time to evaluate the property you have and the expected maintenance. Take note of any repairs that need to happen right away, as well as ones that can be deferred. Prioritize the repairs and discuss your list with your property manager to ensure he or she has a realistic picture of the task at hand.

If your property manager is not increasing your rental income, he or she should be building customer rapport and client retention with your tenants. Satisfied tenants tend to pay on time and look after your property as theirs. Keep in mind that your tenants might be your best buyers the day you may sell your unit. Most people take pride in their home and may consider buying the place they rent.

In addition to outlining needed repairs, you should be clear on whether the property manager needs your approval for all repairs. Or perhaps, just those repairs exceeding a certain cost that you set. Setting up a “rainy fund” or “emergency fund” is a good idea. Don’t use security deposit to handle emergencies. Instead, a good property manager should help you set aside reserves. 7% of your income is usually a good starting point. The more amenities or luxuries you offer, the more reserve you should set aside as you are dealing with more discerning customers that will have higher expectation. Remember, the owner of a Lexus will have higher expectations and needs than the owner of a Yugo.

Accounting responsibilities should also be addressed but shared.

Every State has its own laws regarding the accounting procedures that property managers need to follow. Ensures that your legal counsel assesses the risk and liability that you are exposed to. Any agreements you sign should support those laws, so make sure you are well versed on your State requirements, but over all, that your property manager is dully licensed and able.

The agreement should also specify the date by which you can expect to receive your money. The 15th of each month? The 30th? Be as specific as possible, so that everyone is on the same page from the start. This will help to limit complications later. A happy owner is one that gets paid on time systematically.

Avoid cash system and try to automate payments with direct deposits. Keeping a clear paper trail of monies ensures a clear accountability and limits risk of loss or theft. Monies should be handled by the fewest amount of hands and financials should be shared on a need-to-know basis.

Lastly, spell out responsibilities for evictions and terminations of tenancy. 

Most States outline specific guidelines regarding evictions and terminations of tenancy in their landlord/tenant laws, so you will want to be sure to abide by those. Your agreement should outline, though, the extent to which the property owner wants to be notified about and/or directly involved with such matters. Have your Real Estate attorney have a master lease drafted with eviction procedures in mind and have all papers handy so the process is timely and efficient.

As usual, don’t hesitate to contact us for all your real estate needs. Come and sit down at our KSI Realty’s Manhattan Midtown office to discuss your income producing or investment property needs. 

December 2017 eNewsletter

by Kijner & Sons International Realty



   


FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS, HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Wishing you good health, success and joy throughout 2018 




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LISTINGS OF THE MONTH
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BRADENTON, Florida - USA


EXCLUSIVE LISTING
MLS #A10349708
Located at 6501 Drewrys Blf
3 Bed, 2 Bath Home with Swimming Pool
 $352,000

      



EXCLUSIVE LISTING
MLS #A10349766
Located at 1005 64th Street West
3 Bed, 2 Bath Home with Swimming Pool
 $259,777

      
 
For all your residential and commercial inquires in Florida
contact us at
 info@kijner.com

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



NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK - USA






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 
here.

Download your free NYC Renter's Guide here!


FRANCE

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
france@kijner.com




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
france@kijner.com






Contemporary 5 Bed Villa
with Swimming Pool and Cellar

in Carqueiranne, Var
at 
2,310,000 euros

    

Courtesy of our exclusive partner
france@kijner.com


   


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

in La Presqu'Ile de Giens, Var

at 
2,395,000 euros

    
    
Courtesy of our exclusive partner
france@kijner.com


     
 


BANGKOK, THAILAND


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
 thailand@kijner.com

Looking to rent or buy a condo, a townhouse or a luxury villa in Bangkok?
Check our latest listings updated weekly at www.rentsukhumvit.com/en/agent-listings

     
 


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


Happy Thanksgiving

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

Wishing everyone celebrating a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Summer 2017 eNewsletter

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

    

SUMMER 2017 E-NEWSLETTER
    


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LISTINGS OF THE MONTH
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FRANCE
 


   PROVENCE-CÔTE D'AZUR

with our exclusive partner



france@kijner.com
          


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
at 
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 
here.

 

PARIS & SUBURBS

with our exclusive partner



france@kijner.com



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 
here.




THAILAND

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

     
      
  


AVAILABLE ON SEPTEMBER 2017
139 sqm of Prime Commercial Space 
Phrom Phong, Bangkok
at 
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.





NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK

nyc@kijner.com



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 
here.

Download your free NYC Renter's Guide here!


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WHAT TO DO AND SEE THIS SUMMER
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"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


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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.


HAVE AN AMAZING AND SAFE SUMMER!

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

To unsubscribe from our mailing list, email us at info@kijner.com.


Is your Florida home ready for showings?

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

Your Florida home is hitting the market and you want to make sure your property looks in tip-top condition. As we say, a little goes a long way! Here are some tips that can help you sell faster by making your home more appealing to potential buyers:

CHECK THE ROOF – Doing a roof inspection prior to receiving a contract, may put you in a strong position to negotiate with full knowledge of one of the most important aspects when calculating a purchase price. You will also have the advantage of fixing any possible leaks before the rainy season starts and this will prevent possible damage to the interior ceiling of the home.

CHECK THE WINDOWS AND DOORS – Check the windows and doors for proper closure. Cracks will allow warm air entering the home during the hot months, which makes the air conditioning work harder and will increase the electricity bill. Many buyers ask for an estimate of the monthly electricity bill as reference of the air conditioning working capacity.

DRIVEWAY – Power-wash the driveway, get rid of grime and dead twigs. First impressions are powerful. The driveway would be the first thing a potential buyer sees when visiting the property.

FRONT DOOR – A fresh coat of paint to the front door does miracles for the “look” of the home. The front door is the face of the home, show always a smiling face.

GUTTERS – Have the gutters cleaned. Get rid of leaves and other dirt settled in the gutters. This debris may obstruct the flow of water and may clog the gutters. The excess water may overflow back onto the property or may create leaks.

TRIM AND PRUME – As temperatures start to rise is the best time to trim trees and invest in that landscaping project that is always put aside for the benefit of other updates to the inside of the home. Just a bit of trimming and planting of some flowering will give a majestic look to any home.

GARAGE – Unclutter the garage of all those “precious treasures” that have not been put to use for years. A clean, spacious garage increases the size of the home in the eyes of the viewer.

SMOKER DETECTORS – Most owners do forget to check smoke detectors. Ensuring that the smoke detectors are functional, will demonstrate your interest in all aspects of the family well-being.

Are you looking to buy or sell a property in Miami or Sarasota Florida? Contact KSI Realty today at info@kijner.com.

Search Miami Florida latest listings for sale and register to your daily email alerts at 
http://idx.miamihousesforsale.net/idx/search/advanced. It's easy as 1,2,3!

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Source: tips courtesy of our Miami Broker, Terry Alvarez at FIR

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
info@kijner.com.

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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.

April 2017 eNewsletter

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

    
 APRIL 2017
E-NEWSLETTER
 



For those of you celebrating, we wish you and your loved ones
a joyful and meaningful holiday season.
Happy Easter, Passover and Songkran!



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LUXURY LISTINGS OF THE MONTH
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FRANCE 


   PROVENCE-CÔTE D'AZUR

with our exclusive partner



france@kijner.com
          


Waterfront 5 Bed, 4 Bath House
with Garden and Terraces

Carqueiranne, Var
at 
2,880,000 euros

     
   
  


Contemporary 8 Bed, 3 Bath Villa 
overlooking the Mediterranean Sea
Bandol, Var

at 1,910,000 euros
Co-Exclusive Listing 

     



Luxury 4 Bed, 3 Bath Villa
with Swimming Pool
 

Hyères, Var
at 
1,630,000 euros   

     



 Highlight of the Month 



Charming 7 Bedroom Villa 
with Swimming Pool and Stunning Sea Views

Carqueiranne, Var
at 1,800,000 euros - PRICE REDUCTION!

    



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

 

PARIS & SUBURBS

with our exclusive partner



france@kijner.com



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 
here.


ORLANDO, Florida, USA





KSI Realty is pleased to present The Grove, Resort & Spa
Just 5 minutes to Walt Disney World
and Orlando's newest vacation home resort
2 bed, 3 bath condo units starting from the $260,000s

4 unit types to choose from:
Palm - 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,338 sq.ft/125  with balcony
Birch - 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,468 sq.ft/135  with balcony
Jasmine - 3 bed, 2 bath, 1,468 sq.ft/135  with balcony
Sable - 3 bed, 3 bath, 1,614 sq.ft/150  with solarium and balcony

Learn more by contacting us at info@kijner.com.



THAILAND

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


130 sqm of Prime Retail Space
First Floor of a Community Mall

Sukhumvit, Phrom Phong, Bangkok
at 
100,000 THB/month

     
      
  


180 sqm of Restaurant Space 
Ground Floor of a Prime Shopping and Retail Complex

Petchaburi Road, Bang Kapi, Bangkok
at 
300,000 THB/month

     
      

  


4 Shophouses with 3 Parking Spaces
900 sqm Multi-Use Complex
Ideal for a Guest House, a Hostel, a Co-Working or Office Space
a Spa, a Clinic, a Showroom, etc. 
Sukhumvit, Phrom Phong, Bangkok
at 230,000 THB/month

     
      

  

First 2.5 Floors of a Double Shophouse
270 sqm of usable space
Ideal for a Restaurant, a Pub or Coffee Shop
a Hostel, a Spa, a Clinic, a Showroom, an Office etc. 
Sukhumvit, Thonglor, Bangkok
at 280,000 THB/month

     
      



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


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COMPANY NEWS
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Don't forget to download your free NYC Renter's Guide!






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

To unsubscribe from our mailing list, email us at info@kijner.com.


KSI Realty NYC Renter's Guide

by Kijner & Sons International Realty

Kijner & Sons International Realty is thrilled to share with you its New York City Renter's Guide. If you have ever wanted to navigate with ease the maze that is New York City's rental market, this illustrated guide is right for you!

Whether you are from New York yourself or a recent transplant, you will learn some of the most common local leasing terms, know what to expect when putting an application in and how to be fully prepared when looking for your next home in Manhattan. We make the leasing process easy, convenient and fun for you! Contact us now to get you started on your next NYC apartment search.

We have thousands of listings for rent all over the city whatever your budget or needs are. We look forward to assisting you!

Click here to view our latest properties for rent in New York City. For any inquiries, contact us today at nyc@kijner.com or schedule your private consultation at our conveniently located Midtown East office.

Click here to download your KSI Realty NYC Renter's Guide


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