Miami real estate news and information

Brokers Open – Wednesday February 12 – 2 PM

Join us 12-2 PM for a Brokers Open at 18122 SW 87 Place in Palmetto Bay. Beautiful corner lot home features 4 beds and 2 baths and 2,184 square feet. Screened in patio and pool, gas stove, new floors and new A/C unit. Immaculately maintained and ready for you!

Offered at $475,000.00

Contact the Restivo Hechtman Team for more information or for private showings.

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Brokers Open in Deering Bay

Join is on Wednesday October 24 for a Brokers Open in Deering Bay. Unit 602/603 in Siena will be Open from 12:30-2:30. Come see this unique double unit with spectacular views! This 4 bed, 4.5 bath unit is offered at $1,890,000. Wonderful opportunity to own in Deering. Stop by or call and schedule a private showing at your convenience. 

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Under Contract in Just 6 Days!








The Restivo Hechtman Team just represented the Sellers in the sale of 11358 SW 116th Terr Road. This unit is a 2 bedroom 2 bath townhouse in the Townhomes at Killian Pines. It features impact windows & doors, updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, marble countertops & travertine backsplash and a screened in private patio is perfect for unwinding at the end of the day.

It was under contract in 6 days and sold for $250,000! Congratulations to our Sellers and welcome home to the new Buyer. Contact the Restivo Hechtman Team if you’re in the market for a new home and/or want to sell yours.

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Deering Bay Progressive Brokers Open

Join us on Wednesday September 26 from 12:30 – 2:30 PM at 13611 Deering Bay Dr # 602/603 in Siena.

Unique double unit with magnificent views! Unit features 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths with beautiful views of the golf course, water and city. State of the art amenities include clay tennis courts, Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course, marinas, and restaurant.

Offered at $1,890,000

Check out a map of all the units open in Deering Bay today … Deering Bay Progressive Brokers Open 

We hope to see you there!

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Join us for Open House Weekend

Stop by 13611 Deering Bay Dr #602/ in Siena this weekend and experience what Deering Bay is all about.

This unique double unit features 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths and 4,564 sq ft of living space. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Bay along with views of the City, marina and grounds of Deering. Private elevator entrance, two expansive balconies, 9 ft ceilings and impact glass windows and doors. Unit comes with 4 parking spaces and 2 storage units.

Deering Bay boasts an Arnold Palmer Golf Course, clay tennis courts, private pools, marinas, fine dining, gyms and optional sports/social memberships. Siena offers a guest suite for residents to offer their visitors. Enjoy the security of a 24 hour guard gate and the help of a wonderful maintenance staff on site.

13611 Deering Bay Drive #602/603 is offered at $1,999,000.

Open on Sunday September 16 from 12:30-2:30 PM. Contact the Restivo Hechtman Team at 305-793-1365 or 305-632-0164 for more information or to schedule a private showing.

Invest in the Deering Bay Lifestyle – it’s like being on vacation, everyday!


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Recently Sold in Downtown Dadeland

The Restivo Hechtman Team recently sold 7290 SW 90 St #F404 in Downtown Dadeland, for $315,000.

This 2 bed 2 bath corner unit features hardwood floors and a beautiful open concept kitchen and living area.

Downtown Dadeland has grown into a happening area, with restaurants such as Ghee Indian Kitchen, Pub Belly Sushi, Harry’s Pizzeria and Lime. Also in the complex is Orange Theory Fitness, West Elm and Pasion de Cielo – among others.

It was a pleasure representing the Buyer. Welcome Home!

If you are interested in a move to, from, or within Miami – give us a call. It would be our pleasure to help.

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Recently Sold in Gated Community in Palmetto Bay

The Restivo Hechtman Team recently sold 8631 SW 166 St for $820,000 at $211.83 per square foot.

This 4 bedroom 4 bath home sits in the Exclusive Gated Community of Flamingo Gardens Estates. Step into your own STUNNING PRIVATE RETREAT through Custom, Wrought-Iron Entry-Doors. 4 Bedrooms plus Office (Alternatively 5 bedrooms). French Doors open onto your Gorgeous Covered Back Patio. 5-hole Putting Green. Gas HEATED SALT WATER POOL & SPA (all New Equipment). Built-in Outdoor Grill. Luxurious Tropical Landscaping. NEW Impact Windows & Doors throughout. Light-Filled Interior. Soaring-High Ceilings & Marble Floors. Chef’s Kitchen. Entertain… Relax… Unwind!

Congratulations to our wonderful Sellers and Welcome Home to the new Buyers!

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Vicki Restivo Gives Insight For Jane Rogers’ New Book

Jane Rogers is working on a new book about how Seller’s can maximize their home’s sale price and she interviewed Vicki Restivo for some helpful information. Here’s a sneak peek for you!

8 Ways to Prep Your Home for a Sale

When selling a home, everyone has different priorities. Some will look for maximum profit, while others just want to sell as quickly as possible. Whatever you want from your home sale, chances are you will need to do some prep before you put the house on the market. Here are some projects recommended by your REALTOR® Vicki Restivo that you should undertake that can help you sell fast and maximize profit.


Do Your Homework

Start by doing the basic research on your local area. Find out whether it is a buyer or seller’s market, average listing prices in the area, and the average number of days a home tends to be on the market. This will give you an idea of how the sale process will go.


According to Vicki Restivo, homes in Pinecrest, Florida, typically range between $1 million and $3 million, however, new construction homes can be even more expensive. This information tells you that you will need to put in some extra effort to make your house stand out if you want to sell quickly.




Home Repairs

First of all, repair any items that are likely to come up in an inspection report, as they can be less expensively taken care of in advance of listing the house. This is because a handyperson (or a DIY-savvy friend or family member) can do many of the basic repairs, but you will need to hire a licensed professional if the items are noted in an inspection.


Update Your Kitchen and Bath

A full kitchen and bath renovation is tempting, but you don’t have to go that far. According to US News, statistics show that minor remodels and improvements have a much higher return on investment than a full overhaul, and they are likely to be cheaper and faster too. Talk to your real estate agent for their personalized suggestions for your home.


Repaint Interiors

If your walls are looking a bit tired or out of date, a fresh coat of paint can instantly make a room look modern and attractive. Opt for neutrals to attract the widest possible range of buyers, but avoid off-white or eggshell, especially in poorly lit rooms. Light grays and beiges can be a good option, but you should stay away from anything dark entirely.


Check Your Lighting

Make sure your interior lights are bright, and take some time to consider your lighting arrangement. Rooms look most attractive when they are well-lit using a balanced combination of the three main types of light: ambient, task, and accent. You can also use fixture designs and different types of lightbulb to create atmospheres, like cozy, sleek, vintage, or modern.


Clean and Declutter

Start thinking about this step before you even list the house. Start by sorting through all your stuff, trying to get rid of as many unwanted or unused possessions as possible — this will make both staging and moving a lot easier. You should also consider bringing in a professional cleaning service before any showings, or at least do a deep clean yourself.


Curb Appeal

Curb appeal is incredibly important, so take some time to polish up your front yard. Cut grass and fertilize to make it nice and green before listing the house, add mulch, and place some potted plants with simple, colorful flowers as a focal point near the entrance. You’ll be amazed at the difference it can make.


Smart Features

Smart home technology is an undeniable trend, and smart features like Nest and Ring are always perks for buyers. According to NY Magazine, investing in these features will not necessarily translate to an increase in sale price, but it can make the sale go faster by making your property stand out from the rest.


Overall, your prep will depend heavily on the temperature of your market. Houses in hot markets will need less done to them, but they can benefit from upgrades to fetch a higher price. On the other hand, those in cooler markets should prioritize standing out from the competition with distinguishing features and perks. As long as you know your market, you will be able to effectively tailor your projects to what your potential buyers want.


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Despite Seemingly Insurmountable Odds … This Coconut Grove Home Closed!

We closed last Friday … despite the odds.

Okay folks, I can now say that it was SO worth the effort (and the roller coaster ride).  Just look at these faces.


It’s no secret that there is (in fact) a secret:  Having the right team of professionals on your side can make all the difference …  whether you are buying or the selling.   In this case,  the buyer’s  team went above and beyond,  to ensure that this closed …    These buyers got the house that so many others wanted, and tried for.


Warmest congratulations on closing 3609 Solana Rd in Coconut Grove, and getting your dream home, Robby and  Tracy.  You have a beautiful, beautiful home.  It was worth the wait and the sleepless nights, and we are truly delighted for you!

Loved working with everyone on your “dream team” …  the buyer’s (exceptional!) Realtors (Laura Mullaney and Jane Gomez-Mena) – colleagues of ours at EWM Realty International …  and the buyer’s (superb) real estate attorney – otherwise known as “the doctor on call all the time” (Greg Herskowitz).    Thank you, to each of you, for working so tirelessly, navigating the murky waters, and making this work.   Congratulations to everyone, from the Restivo Hechtman Team!

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Stage a Home … Make it Sell Faster & For Top Dollar

Whether imagining an empty space furnished (as opposed to stark & bare) comes easily to you (or not),  staging creates an atmosphere and makes a home all the more appealing to a buyer.


Staging can be virtual or physical.

The goal is simple and it works:  paint a picture, create an atmosphere, & invite the buyer want to live there.

Looking to sell your house or condo for the best terms possible?  We can do that for you!  Call  …  Vicki Restivo & Alexandra Hechtman …305 793-1365 or 305 632-0164 [email protected]    EWM REALTY INTERNATIONAL


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