Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s #1 real estate team in Florida, Jill Eber and Jill Hertzberg of The Jills®, are proud to announce that they have added dedicated Russian and Brazilian desks to cater to the growing Russian and Brazilian markets in the Miami area. Gregory Feldman, who is from Moscow, is the dedicated Russian agent and Wilza Prado, from Brazil, is the dedicated Brazilian agent. Both have been successful agents for many years. Since January of this year, The Jills® have over $200 million in sales. With the influx of international buyers, that number is expected to greatly increase.
“The Russian market looks to Miami now as their winter Riviera and they are buying large properties,” said Jill Eber. "The Brazilians are coming in large numbers also and are buying in all layers of the luxury market. We have been working with many Russians and Brazilians, exposing them to our properties. To better assist them, now and in the future, we have added dedicated desks to make their property transaction as smooth and comfortable as possible.”
Russian and Brazilian home buyers have been buying in upscale areas like Miami Beach Islands, Fisher Island and Indian Creek Island, and according to the 2011 Profile of International Home Buyers in Florida, 77 percent of Realtors® reported that they have worked with an international client in the past 12 months, and the Miami/Fort Lauderdale/Miami Beach market area represented 30 percent of the international home buys in the state.
The affluent Russian and Brazilian buyers are really being drawn to Miami right now, according to Jill Hertzberg. “The lifestyle, the safety and the weather are just some of the benefits that make Miami the ‘in’ place to be for these international clients.”