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Miami’s Real Estate Market Defies National Trends in 2023

In 2023, Miami’s real estate market experienced incredible growth, standing out from other markets that struggled. As a global city known for its culture, diversity, and allure, Miami thrived and continued to progress. As Chairman of The Board for Miami REALTORS, Ines Hegedus-Garcia shares the accomplishments and the journey of this remarkable market that represents over 60,000 members in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties.

A Year of Forward-Thinking and Empowerment

Throughout the year, Miami REALTORS focused on “Forward Thinking,” recognizing that innovation is a necessity in the ever-changing real estate landscape. The organization faced various challenges, including redefining the Realtor value, providing cutting-edge education, and nurturing collaborations.

Empowering Members

Miami REALTORS’ primary goal was to empower their members with accurate data, comprehensive legal insights, and a positive market narrative. The organization’s Chief Economist Gay Cororaton and Vice President of Communications Chris Umpierre played significant roles in achieving this goal. They provided regular updates on economic trends driving Miami’s real estate market, such as population, migration, and wealth inflow. Additionally, they crafted and controlled the narrative surrounding Miami’s real estate market, highlighting its resilience and dynamism amid challenging economic environments.

The expertise of Chief Legal Counsel Evian White De Leon was also crucial in keeping members updated on the latest legal developments and fair housing regulations. This knowledge allowed members to navigate the complexities of the real estate industry confidently and stay ahead in their professional endeavors.

City Spotlights and Global Partnerships

The “City Spotlights” initiative enabled members to engage directly with local officials, gaining insights into micro-markets. This initiative provided a competitive edge in understanding and serving local markets effectively.

Internationally, Miami REALTORS strengthened alliances and showcased Miami’s global prominence through events like the first-ever FIABCI Global Congress and the upcoming YPN Global Congresses in Dubai and Valencia. These events bolstered the organization’s global presence and redefined industry standards.

Empowering the Commercial Sector

Miami REALTORS’ commercial resources, including the largest commercial association in Florida and their Commercial MLS, empowered members to excel in the commercial real estate sector. The organization remains committed to providing the tools and resources needed for members to succeed in this dynamic field.

Advocacy: The Cornerstone of Miami REALTORS’ Mission

Advocacy remains the cornerstone of Miami REALTORS’ mission, championing the rights of their profession and property owners. Notable achievements include designating real estate as essential during COVID-19, securing local election wins, and enacting pivotal housing legislation like the “Live Local Act.”

Additional accomplishments include the introduction of a statewide ban on rent control, the reduction of Business Rent Tax, the allocation of $1.1 billion for the Everglades and water quality, and the push for enhanced property insurer accountability. Furthermore, the organization hosted its first Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Summit, showcasing Miami’s commitment to fostering a real estate environment that embraces and champions diversity and inclusivity.

Looking Ahead to 2024

As Miami REALTORS enters 2024, the organization will continue to empower its members and help the real estate community thrive, adapt, and seize new opportunities. Ines Hegedus-Garcia, the new Chair of Miami’s PAC (Political Action Committee), encourages all members to actively participate in RPAC, contributing to support candidates and policies that protect property rights, foster homeownership, and elevate the profession.

In conclusion, 2023 was a landmark year for innovation, empowerment, and commitment. As the organization looks forward to 2024, they anticipate the grand opening of their new world-class global headquarters and continued leadership in advocacy, marking new milestones in their journey. Together, Miami REALTORS and its members will continue to strengthen their profession and contribute to a prosperous 2024 filled with impactful achievements, collaboration, and continued advocacy.

Source: South Florida Agent Magazine

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