As you relax with your Sunday brunch, here's a quick note to bring you up-to-date on what's been going on with the Miami real estate market and our company so far this year.
BIG REAL ESTATE TRENDS FOR 2012 - I have just returned from a week at the Inman News Real Estate conference in New York City, where real estate and technology titans were able to present many of the real estate trends that we can expect to see this year. Interestingly enough, the biggest point of discussion was about HOW buyers and sellers will interact with real estate people and between eachother. Here is what we learned:
- The use of mobile tools, by buyers and sellers, will explode this year. It seems, also, that the trend is for software developers to be targeting more tools for iOS products, namely the iPhone and iPad. Expect your Apple devices to get some brilliant new tools this year.
- Let's get social! I have been one of those people who have never really put much time into using Social Media (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, etc). Well that's about to change, and for me, at least, it changed this past week. Tools like Twitter and Google+ will be the leaders in 2012 for people just like you, and I highly suggest that you take some time, get set up, and learn how to fit social media into your everyday life. It may be a little awkward for some at first, but it very quickly makes its way into your daily routine.
- Follow me on Twitter at @Zilbert, and add me to your circles on Google+ at http://gplus.to/Markzilbert or +Zilbert. You willl start to see news and other items appear in real-time, and you will have the chance to comment and otherwise interact with me and hundreds of other people just like you.
- Next month I will be hosting an online seminar to introduce our clients to Social Media tools, and how they can be used in your community and/or areas of interest. I will send you an e-mail invitation, and you are welcomed to attend. There will be no fee.
- Keep and eye on Zilbert.com, and within the next few weeks your iPad will come alive at Zilbert.com like never before. The trend with iPads is to move away from Apps and explore the web with iPad's touch-and-swipe features. This makes content like Zilbert.com available to anyone, anywhere, anytime without having to visit the App Store.
- Soon, when you drive through Miami with Zilbert.com on your iPhone, you will be able to point your iPhone at a condo building, and you will see what's for sale. The same will be true with many neighborhoods around Miami and Miami Beach. Point your iPhone or iPad at a house, and learn all about it.
HAVE A QUICK SNEAK PEEK AT OUR NEW IL VILLAGGIO PROPERTY - Now that the winter season is well under way (and having spent a chilly week in NYC last week), I am pleased to let you know of an amazing condo for sale at Il Villaggio. It doesn't get better than living right on the ocean, right on Ocean Drive, in a private, gated, five-star community. Priced at just under $2.5M, this condo is ready for immediate use. So, enjoy Miami Beach now at Il Villaggio Unit 1107, the best in Miami Beach real estate. You can also find the site listed at www.Zilbert.com, so drop by soon.
BIG, BIG PRESS RELEASE COMING OUT TUESDAY - This Tuesday, Zilbert Realty Group will be announcing some big, big news. Keep your ears open, and look for my press release, which I will send to you via E-mail.
For more information on the Miami Beach real estate market, browse through some of our links below. My staff and I are always available to you, so never hesitate to let myself or any of them know if we can be of assistance.
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ZILBERT REALTY GROUP RECENT ANNOUNCEMENTS
We have made a number of announcements recently, and in case you missed them, here are some links to pages on our sites that outline the details of our announcements.
The Zilbert Realty Store: We are opening the first in a series of retail stores that offer a real estate buying and learning experience to our customers. Visit our announcement page for more details: http://www.zilbert.com/store
The Zilbert Hiring Campaign: We are doubling our staff this year, and we are looking for the best-of-the-best talent, REALTORS and BROKERS to join our staff. See how we are one of the most-progressive employers in real estate: http://www.zilbert.com/join
Zilbert Headquarters For Sale: The Zilbert Realty Store will be our new headquarters, and we are selling our existing headquarters site, an office condo suite on Lincoln Road. We are selling our office with everything, KNOLL furniture, Xerox WorkCentre, Nortel Phone System, FOB-door access, camera system plus much more. Everything is included. So, it's a great way to move into an office that's ready to go! And, for investors, this makes a great opportunity to purchase an income property. The office is a condo suite within an office condo building, which gives you the benefit of ownership without the expense burden of a whole building. You even get nightly housekeeping as part of your condo maintenance fee. I have put details and photos on our website here: http://www.zilbert.com/605lincoln230.asp
Let me know if you have any questions. Brokers are also welcomed! SOME QUICK LINKS TO OUR HOT LISTS
See Zilbert's Weekly Showcase:
See Miami Beach's 100 newest properties listed for sale: http://www.zilbert.com/100_newest_listings.asp
See Miami Beach's 100 most-recent properties sold: http://www.zilbert.com/100_most_recent_sales.asp
See Miami Beach's most-expensive properties sold: http://www.zilbert.com/100_most_expensive_sales.asp
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