Response to a Response: Defining 21st Century Real Estate – On Purpose Magazine

On the wonderful website On Purpose Magazine, I just replied to a response by a Keller Williams Realty Associate (but I have no way to truly confirm that they are indeed working for Keller Williams) and it seemed more promotion; but also the person indicated that, in a nut shell “all we do is real estate”; and I believe the antiquated models of the Old World of Real Estate are becoming increasingly difficult to survive in.  I published this response:

Christopher Lazaro | February 27, 2013 at 9:08 pm 

We are more of a boutique brokerage than Keller Williams and as such have expanded our interests to finding sources and buyers of hard/physical commodities such as Iron Ore, Sugar, Gold, Silver & Oil. We have repeatedly come across the opportunities while working with investors seeking to sell/acquire large commercial real estate assets.

We also have no problem brokering legitimate business opportunities and joint ventures regardless of whether they are real estate related. We are more than simply real estate agents; we are trusted business consultants with decades of expertise in banking & finance, information technology, commodities, and energy as well as residential & commercial real estate.

The global nature of the market place has shown us new avenues for growth both personally and commercially speaking and in our view we can provide our clientele a greater scope of opportunities and possibilities by having this flexibility.

It was for this reason that our group came together to form Metro International Realty (and the DBA, Metro International Investments). Our transition to the new company/venture from TM Realty Associates. Inc is nearly complete and we are very happy that our fearless leader & commercial broker, Mark Moldoff, a 42 year veteran of real estate development and brokerage opted to partner with us and continue leading the group 

Christopher Lazaro


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Christopher J. Lazaro

I am a Licensed Real Estate Broker specializing in Residential Real Estate transactions from Downtown Miami, through the Miami Beaches and into Fort Lauderdale along the US1 Corridor and East. Whether you are a First Time Home Buyer, an Institutional Buyer, or Private Investor, I will be happy to provide you a consultation to evaluate your real estate investment goals. I can be reached at 1-800-798-9192 ext. 333. My MLS Website can be found at http://REBroker.Miami. I am a Qualifying Broker Metro International Investments & Miami Beach Brokers.

2 thoughts on “Response to a Response: Defining 21st Century Real Estate – On Purpose Magazine”

  1. Hello Christopher, first thanks for your kind words about my OnPurpose Magazine and your reply to Carlini’s Corner post, but James Carlini is not, as far as I know, a Keller Williams Broker or Rep nor did the article or his bio mention Keller Williams so I am a bit confused by the reference.

    Since you work with Commercial Real Estate I did want to introduce you to my CRE websites and groups. If you are not a member I would love for you to join us. (4700 Members)

    ► CRE Professional Investor Group on Linkedin (15,000 Members)

    JW Najarian


    1. Mr. Najarian,
      Thank you for visiting my website. I posted a followup very shortly after I put in my post. I believe Mr. Carlini may have removed the Keller Williams person’s response. I have pasted it here following Mr. Carlini’s comments:

      My response was to this response: (it appears the moderator may have removed it)
      keller williams real estate commented on DEFINING 21st CENTURY REAL ESTATE.
      in response to jamescarlini:

      “By James Carlini Real estate is going through some critical changes in this century. It has become a more complex product to understand, manage and sell. It has become more sophisticated than just “selling space”. It has gone beyond the inclusion of traditional amenities of energy management (HVAC), life safety, security, elevators and

      “We do Real Estate. That’s it. From residential to commercial, if it has four walls and a solid foundation, you bet we’re there. We want to be a part of one of your best memories and proudest moments. ”

      RealtorOfMiami –> Rest assured that I would never post for the sake of posting or to selflessly promote. I am however trying to promote our industry, ethics, and document, in this case, my agreement that we as Realtors have to “go with the flow” and often working with high net worth people leads to other opportunities to service our clients well beyond the scope of traditional real estate. I also was, politely, flaming the traditional model, and a rather ignorant statement (in bold by a person identified as Keller Williams Realty) that person posted. While he believed he was promoting his business, in my view if I were a high net worth investor, I would not be very excited to do business with him…but that is my opinion.

      Thank you for the invitation. I will join your groups.


      Christopher Lazaro


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