The New Metro International Investments Website Is Here!

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Early last year, when we first launched the Metro International Investments website, we had a very good idea of what we wanted but unfortunately, the end result was not to our satisfaction as it neither represented our users preferences in terms of use case, nor did it truly exemplify the level of excellence we always demonstrate to our customers.  We also wanted a first class template with which we could replicate and create other, individual, websites for our licensed real estate sales associates. 18 months later, we are now proud to announce our first iteration of a highly scalable, responsive and easy-to-use website that is loaded with great content.  Additional pages and updates to both the blog and the level of function the website possesses are forthcoming as our Back Office Broker, Christopher Lazaro, continues to generate content and learn the intricacies of the content management system (he is also nearly done with his own personalized version of this website template) and theme and our Commercial Real Estate Broker, Mark Moldoff, begins a series of great articles founded in his 47 years of experience as a real estate developer & builder, real estate broker, property manager & community association manager.

Please visit and explore the site and let us know what you think!  We welcome all feedback and encourage agents who enjoy blogging on the subject of real estate to join our brokerage or engage us for some cross-content sharing.


The Miami Beaches Market Pulse – November 2016 Results

An afternoon on Miami Beach
An afternoon on Miami Beach

Welcome to the November 2016 Edition of the Miami Beaches Market Pulse.  In this issue I will be simply laying out the data.  For my latest commentary, forecasts and recommendations, please reference my 3rd Quarter 2016 Market Analysis for the Miami Beaches, which included information on what appears to be a resurgence in the distressed asset market. Additional analysis, explaining the macroeconomic threats & challenges facing the Miami Beaches can be found in my February 2016 Edition of the Miami Beaches Market Pulse and in my 1st Quarter 2016 Analysis of the Miami Beaches Real Estate Market.

My next full length analysese will not be published until early to mid January 2017 when I wrap up the 2016 Retail & Distressed Miami Beach Real Estate Markets in what will be two or three full-length reports covering the data and developments of 2016; and looking forward towards forecasting the 2017 economic year from a real estate broker & investor’s perspective.


Market Activity & Neighborhood Reports by Zip Code for the Miami Beaches

33139 – South Beach

Median Est. Home Value: $387K, Down -1.5%; Median Est. Listing Price: $150K, Down -42.3%; Median Days in RPR: 126 Down –6.7%; Sales Volume: 73, Down –31.1%

Click here to receive the 33139 Market Activity Report

Click here to receive the 33139 Neighborhood Report

MLS Sales Volume sets a NEW 3 year low.  Listing Volume is at a NEW 3 year high.

OF NOTE for 33139 (found in the Neighborhood Report):

33139 Median Listing Prices takes a HUGE dive!
33139 Median Listing Prices takes a HUGE dive!  Listing Volume at NEW 3 Year High!

33140 – Mid-Beach

Median Est. Home Value: $534K,  Up 11.9%; Median Est. Listing Price: $377K, Down 10.2%; Median Days in RPR: 132, Up 5.6%; Sales Volume: 33, Down –52.9%

Click here to receive the 33140 Market Activity Report

Click here to receive the 33140 Neighborhood Report

MLS Sales Volume is at a NEW 3 year low.  Listing Volume is at a NEW 3 year high. 

See the Neighborhood Report (above) for full graphs and statistics.  Similar to 33139, this area is seeing a drop in both Sales Volume and Median Listing Price while at the same time seeing a build up in Listing Volume / Available Inventory For Sale.


33141 – North Beach & North Bay Village

Median Est. Home Value: $273K, Up 1.9%; Median Est. Listing Price: $198K, Down -17.5%; Median Days in RPR: 102, Down –4.7%; Sales Volume: 56, Down –37.8%

Click here to receive the 33141 Market Activity Report

Click here to receive the 33141 Neighborhood Report

MLS Sales Volume is near a 3 year low.  Listing Volume is at a NEW 3 year high.

Of Note – Listing Volume continues to spike.  I still believe the best-deals-for-the-location are to be found HERE!!  Call me for more details!


33154 – Bal Harbour & Bay Harbor Islands

Median Est. Home Value: $668K, Up 4.4%; Median Est. Listing Price: $399K, Down 16.2%; Median Days in RPR: 131, Down –3%; Sales Volume: 20, Down –50%

Click here to receive the 33154 Market Activity Report

Click here to receive the 33154 Neighborhood Report

MLS Sales Volume is at a NEW 3 year low.  Listing Volume is at a NEW 3 year high.

Of Note – Median Listing Price is ALSO at a 3-Year Low:


33160 – Sunny Isles Beach, Eastern Shores & Golden Beach

Median Est. Home Value: $354K, Up 0.4%;  Median Est. Listing Price: $239K, Down 9.8%; Median Days in RPR: 145, Up 10.7%; Sales Volume: 87, Down –31.%

Click here to receive the 33160 Market Activity Report

Click here to receive the 33160 Neighborhood Report

MLS Sales Volume is at a NEW 3 year low.  Listing Volume is at a 3 year high.

Of Note – Median Listing Price continues to decline!


 It has been a wonderful holiday season and I hope all of you have been enjoying as well.  This is a time for both introspection and giving as we head into a brand new year.  For those who have emailed me in the past several months about NOT providing e

And, let me not forgot:  For those who have emailed me or commented otherwise, in the past several months, about NOT providing enough analysis or data; I have only this to say; “Bitch, PAY ME!”.  My service via this blog is both a hobby and, as I said…a service; which I perform at my leisure.  My vision and goal over 2017 is to expand the usefulness of this website to become a more encompassing resource for people to better get a feel for not only the real estate market, but the growing culture of the Miami Beaches Community.

My next blogs will happen in a series of 3-4 posts before Mid-January.  I wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR!


Christopher J. Lazaro, MBA
Licensed Real Estate Broker at Metro International Investments
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“Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.”

BeachBroker.MIAMI’s New Facelift is Completed (mostly)

The New Theme

My Blog has been reborn as BeachBroker.MIAMI, and implies a moniker that I am comfortable with and hope to strengthen as I continue to build my real estate business on Miami Beach & elsewhere!

The new theme for BeachBroker.MIAMI (formerly; and former to that, is based on a Magazine Layout Format.  The idea, over the next few months, is to create an authoritative, information rich resource that organizes not only my publications & analyses of the market data for the 5 zip codes constituting the Miami Beaches, but provide useful links, documentation, and other resources from known & respected third parties to the general public.  I also seek to further integrate my own social media presences into this site, so as to make it a one-stop-shop to see what is moving & shaking with The Beach Broker ;).

In December I was longing for a change, and wanted to set a new tempo for my business; something that was more fresh and exciting than the usual doldrums of Commercial Real Estate, a major part of my business.  For many years I worked in Corporate America, in New York City.  Even when I had moved to Miami, all I had really done was trade a dark room with computer screens in NYC, for a dark room with computer screens in Miami.  Upon leaving Corporate America to start a real estate business over 4 years ago, I landed in the same dark room, only instead of designing & costing global banking systems, I was researching commercial properties and creating packages & reports for investors.  While I do enjoy this aspect of the business, commercial real estate is not a profession that takes you outside often enough to really enjoy the Sun on your face.  Therefore, I decided to split my time and balance my workload so I could do both commercial real estate, and residential real estate.  For the record, residential real estate is WAY more fun!  I love getting out, meeting new people, seeing new places and discovering new things.  Showing property to prospective buyers is a welcome respite from sitting in an office all day creating commercial real estate packages.

This blog is starting to become a big part of my profession, and my heart and soul.  I love doing market analysis, and using all of the cool toys the Miami Association of Realtors provides it’s agents and brokers to educate the public and facilitate smooth transactions between buyers and sellers.  While I had a very successful career in information technology, I have not looked back and I do not miss it.  I know I made the right choice, and my past couple years of compounding successes continue to remind me of what a great decision I made by following my heart into something that I knew I would love and enjoy.

Please let me know what you think of the new layout!  I will be adding a couple more pages, and posting LOTS more information on properties, markets and neighborhoods over the coming weeks.

Some people have asked me why I have not integrated MLS/IDX listings into this website.  I decided I wanted this to be a site where I had absolute control over the content.  However, I did create a website that is MLS/IDX enabled so customers & clients can browse the local listings – REBroker.MIAMI

REBroker.MIAMI is a residential real estate search site for property & rentals!
REBroker.MIAMI is a residential real estate search site for property, pre-construction deals & rentals!


I thank you for visiting BeachBroker.Miami and hope you will click the link on the right of the home page to FOLLOW my blog; this way you will automatically be emailed a copy of every analysis I publish on this website.  I hope you find my insights and information useful!



Miami Realtor, Realtor of Miami, Miami Real Estate
Christopher J. Lazaro, Miami Beach Real Estate Broker & REALTOR®

Social Media Usage & Broker’s Liability (Updated May 2015)

I updated an article I posted back in 2013 with current information and tips regarding Social Media Usage.  Click the link below to go to the updated article.

Social Media Usage & Broker’s Liability (Updated May 2015).



Miami Realtor, Miami Real Estate Professional
Christopher Lazaro, MBA – International Realtor of Miami