If you are reading this, you are probably looking for an agent to help you with a real estate transaction in Key Biscayne; you probably know Key Biscayne is Miami’s best kept secret, a private island just ten minutes off Brickell connected to the mainland via a panoramic causeway with ocean on both sides, where residents enjoy a laid back affluent lifestyle.
With slightly over 1,200 homes and 5,500 condos, Key Biscayne is home to CEO’s, investors, conglomerate owners and many families who appreciate the privacy, convenience and sense of community the island provide in slightly more than a square mile. Many great restaurants, two state parks, award winning golf and tennis, endless beaches, a Ritz Carlton, several schools, churches, golf cart usage throughout the island are just a few of the benefits afforded by an island lifestyle that unlike Fisher Island, does not require a ferry or private boat to gain access.
After a record breaking 2021 across the entire South Florida, Miami and Key Biscayne real estate market, the key question is how to move forward.
That is also why, more than ever professional help from a top Key Biscayne realtor is more important than ever. It is likely you seek some of the following:
Most people know a realtor, with buyers or sellers often hiring a person that is close to them, in some cases feeling obliged to hire that family member or friend. This used to work fine when the role of a Miami luxury real estate agent was just to make a few calls, show properties and contact third parties for inspections, financing, etc. A top realtor in Key Biscayne will make all the difference in your bank account as well as your mental health!
“Real estate has changed dramatically over the last 5 years. Technology and data surrounds us (i.e. virual tours, listing databases, facetime showings, eMarketing, etc) and a good agent has to master all these new technologies, be good at monetizing information and embed the human element and local knowledge on each transaction.”
As a buyer you would likely want to hire an agent who knows the market and the numbers, who can provide context and “on-the ground” perspective to the flood of data available through search engines; someone who understands where we are in the Miami real estate economic cycle, its previous bottom and peak prices so you can formulate your entry and exit price points. In other words: you need “trusted feet on the ground” , someone that understands your lifestyle needs and a real estate market analyst with access to data that will help make financial decisions.
Key Biscayne is a relatively small community that people not familiar with the island may have a difficult time understanding and explaining. For us locals, it is paradise; a place to enjoy a laid back lifestyle, a safe home surrounded by a cosmopolitan affluent community with exciting and varied life stories. Captains of Industry, Fortune 500 CEO’s, business owners and even presidents (i.e. Nixon) call Key Biscayne home. A place surrounded by two large parks (i.e. State and county), some of the best ranked beaches in America, a gorgeous golf course, many restaurants, a 5 star Ritz Carlton property, top schools, etc.
The Key offers many options only experienced local realtors can help you navigate. Maybe you’d like to dock a large boat along Hurricane Harbor, maybe enjoy a Miami skyline view along Harbor drive; you might seek a fully redone unit in an oversized lot, or walking to the beach from your home in Holiday Colony. If you’d rather live in a Key Biscayne condo, you may want to explore modern premium units at Oceana, flow through plans at Ocean Club, corner corner units in Grand Bay, Ocean Club or Mar Azul or the wide options at Key Colony, Commodore Club and Towers of Key Biscayne.
Whatever your needs, I am here to help you find the Key Biscayne property that fits your lifestyle and financial expectations.
We have worked the market for over fifteen years and understand the pro’s and the con’s of each moment within the real estate lifecycle. Among clients, readers and industry peers we are known as market analysts and our real estate blogs, videos, reports and forecasts have provided us with a prominent name in the Miami real estate industry. As market analysts we not only understand the numbers, but we understand the human behavior behind the numbers. We look at the numbers as well as the human behavior and macro-economic factors behind the data.
If knowledge is power then DSG could be considered the most powerful team of agents in Miami real estate, at least by analytical standards. We have been writing articles and supremely detailed ‘actionable’ reports (Including the more recent Key Biscayne Condo Market Update Q1 2021 and the Key Biscayne 2020 Condo Market Update & 2021 Market perspectives) for over a decade now. I say actionable because our reports do not just give a bunch of arbitrary statistics, but actual actionable advice for buyers and sellers specific to their price point). Advice that delivers value to our clients such as the following transactions:
A buyer would want to hire the agent who knows the market, its numbers and makes sure you do not overpay for a property. Someone who will be able to understand what the numbers mean, where the trends point to and have the interpersonal skills to help navigate the emotional aspects of a purchase including negotiations as well as the key transaction points when deals fall through or can become more onerous.
Why limit yourself to listed Miami Real Estate homes if we can offer you so much more. Many of our clients bought a house that wasn’t even on the market. As a team we will go out of our way to find your dream house even if it means approaching owners of off-market properties. We have a large database of Miami Real Estate home owners and we often reach out to specific off-market properties upon request of potential buyers. Moreover as top producing Miami realtors we are constantly in contact with other agents communicating which new product is coming up and as a result we know about new properties before anyone else does. My group sold over $72M in off-market Miami real estate transactions in 2021.
Finally we would like to share our Market Analytics tools with you, tools that help us with creating our reports and that are one of the main reasons our site is so heavily trafficked and buyers trust our market knowledge.These are the direct links for the Neighborhood Economic Health score and the Advanced Analytics. If you are looking to buy a Miami condo then using our Condo Geeks tool will be of the essence. Condo Geeks is a brand new and sophisticated tool, which is essentially a Bloomberg terminal for real estate.
Condo Geeks provides users with the ability to look at the performance of a neighborhood / condo over time (amount of sales, prices per SF, discounts given and days on market) or to compare neighborhoods / condos to one another. It is essentially the best tool for consumers to see whether a market is going up, down or remains static and to select the best performing condo. This is really the most advanced tool we could deliver and will be extremely helpful in finding the best Miami Real Estate condos to invest in. Miami Real Estate condo investments have never been this smart!
Selling Key Biscayne and Miami real estate in 2022 requires a strong, modern marketing mind. Someone who has a broad outreach, who talks to agents and buyers around the globe and does not limit him or herself to local Key Biscayne residents and acquaintances.You need a Key Biscayne real estate agent who does not rely on the MLS to have your property sold, but takes it the extra mile with videos, flyers and a large database of buyers.
Key Biscayne is part of the Miami metropolitan area, a global city where buyers, particularly in 2022, often come from out of town, so you don’t want to limit yourself to an agent whose reach is only hyper local; domestic US relocation has been a big market driver in 2021 and foreign buyers continue to be very big players in Miami Real Estate, something that will only increases as the pandemic relents, borders open up and people resume free movement. This is why we created the relocation campaigns, the annual reports and weekly blogs based on what people are searching for.
98% Of searches start online, so having the top website in South Florida – as ranked by our peers in South Florida agent magazine in December 2021 – makes sure you have a leading edge. A top Key Biscayne realtor also should have national and global reach for its listings and that is what we have to offer as we leverage the top resources not just from our group but also from Douglas Elliman, the leader in residential luxury real estate and Knight Frank, globally.
“Our website Luxlifemiamiblog has been rated the best website for 2022 in Miami and South Florida, drawing tens of thousands of visitors“
Our fundamental goal is to expose your property to the right audience with the right message. It is about targeting a specific audience such as investors, tax refugees or relocating families with geo-specific campaigns and the right message. As you might know these days most buyers are relocation buyers coming for the high tax states (mostly the northeast) who are looking for good quality homes near Miami’s best private schools in Miami’s safest areas. We know how to target these relocation buyers and how to keep them interested as we offer very specific and targeted videos and blogs.
Feel free to google important search terms like “Relocating to Miami” or “Key Biscayne homes for sale” and you will see our website ranks numbers one. We are also number one for important terms like: “The Best Miami Private schools”, “The best gated communities in Miami/Key Biscayne” or “The safest areas in Miami”, which is something that most relocation buyers search for before they start looking for specific real estate options. This is how the majority finds us!
Our unique and rich information has earned us a dominant number 1 spot for almost all Miami real estate related key words in the world’s most used search engines. With our real estate reports, real estate forecasts and relocation guides we capture buyers from all over the globe who trust our opinion and who reach out to us for advice and guidance. Underpinning the strong digital footprint is the digital expertise when it comes to specific marketing campaigns.
Our Funnel Campaigns, Retargeting, effective ranking on Google for long tail key phrases and geo specific adverts (to name a few) are leading large amounts of potential buyers to the site. These potential buyers have to subscribe to our site and they will receive a personal phone call as well as our e-mail blasts. As we get many new subscribers to the website I have a very large database of buyers who are actively looking for high quality homes in a very competitive market. One of the reasons I sell my properties very fast is because I pre-market them to my database and a short list of buyers I have in mind for every new listing I take on.
When we take on a listing we write a targeted blog and create a professional video. We will send professionally designed email flyers to local agents, buyers as well as top producing agents around the country in cities like NY, LA and Chicago. We also often personally call Miami’s top agents to inform them about the new listing.
Targeted blogs can be a blog about your property, but also a blog on the desirability of your type of property. In case your home is located in a gated community we will write an article on your gated community, which then features your home. When you are selling a golf course home we will write an article on Golf Course homes featuring your listings and so on. These blogs will then be published on our social media, shared with our buyers and often we will have digital campaigns to reach the right audience (buyers).
We hire a professional photographer and videographer to shoot your property. Please find below two exclusive listing videos we have used for our marketing, which in times of Covid are complemented by a professional 3D Virtual Tour.
Both me and The David Siddons Group personally post on several social media on a daily basis. We are also able to leverage the social media channels of Douglas Elliman and several other large real estate accounts. We have access to the Instagram accounts (depending availability) of @theDavidsiddonsgroup (37K and growing fast), @DouglasElliman (215K followers), @DouglasEllimanFlorida (52K followers), @luxury_homes (1,3M followers) and @bossestate (210K followers).
A Key Biscayne resident for over 20 years, Adriana Montbrun is a luxury residential specialist that has built a loyal portfolio of clients across the US, Latin America and Europe for over a decade. Adriana’s caring personality, unrelenting client focus and her Duke University Communications training allows her to understand and guide clients through the emotional aspects of real estate. Her engineering and Top5 Consulting background provides her clients with structure, predictability and strong business terms in the transactions she oversees.
LIVE MIAMI YOUR WAY is Adriana’s motto, and indeed she excels finding the perfect home to fit the lifestyle of each one of her clients as well as the right sales transaction to fit their unique personal and financial circumstances. Fluent in English, Spanish and conversational French, she enjoys an active lifestyle and is thrilled to now enjoy at home the European, Asian and Latin American food options and traditions she’s learned traveling the world.
Adriana Brings 15 years of experience in the Key Biscayne real estate business and her group is a top real estate group in Miami, ranked #7 in Florida by the Wall Street Journal, with sales of $390M in 2021 and the leading real estate market analyst in South Florida. Her recent Key Biscayne transactions include luxury waterfront homes, traditional dry lot homes and condos across all major Key Biscayne Buildings including Grand Bay, The Ocean Club, Key Colony, Towers of Key Biscayne and 101 Sunrise, to name a few.
Y, por supuesto, hablamos Español.
In addition to Key Biscayne I also specialize and lead for DSG, Real Estate in Miami’s urban core (i.e Brickell, Edgewater, Downtown, Midtown) for those clients interested in a more urban lifestyle – including pre-construction; In fact I just put together a comprehensive article of the broad set of Miami Preconstruction condos for 2022-2026. As a Miami Luxury real estate agent, my long term clients also ask me to support their need in other neighborhoods where they have properties, which is why I also recorded transactions in 2022 across Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Miami Beach and Weston -among others top neighborhoods in Miami.
My wonderful clients include professionals from prestigious leading global organizations (e.g. JPMorgan, McKinsey, PwC, IBM), doctors, lawyers as well as startups in both traditional industries and emerging technology (i.e. Cyber security, biotech) and finance (i.e. VC, hedge funds, Crypto). I also feel privileged to serve entrepreneurs with growing businesses as well as wealthy families with multi-property holdings.
From a geographic origin point of view these clients highlight the diversity and cosmopolitan nature of our world-class city, as they hail from numerous US states (e.g. MA, VA, NY, CA, TX, MD, IL, WA, DC) as well as a wide array of countries including Mexico, Italy, Spain, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Guatemala, UK, France, among other locations.
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