Anna's "Let's Talk Real Estate" podcast helps to educate listeners about a variety of real estate-related topics, local and national market conditions, and how the area’s growth and opportunities compare to other cities nationwide. New episodes are released every Friday and feature guests from both the Gainesville area and nationwide.
A Peek at the South Florida Luxury Market with Vickie Arcuri
Retiring or having a second home along the Florida coast has always been a fantasy for many. However, permanently fleeing to Florida from states like New York and California has become common practice in the last year and a half. With miles of beaches within walking distance, beautiful year-round weather, and the ability to jump on a boat and cruise the Atlantic at will, buyers from several other luxury markets are flocking in droves to make Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and the Palm Beaches home for good. Vickie Arcuri, who has been in the real estate industry since the great recession and has therefore seen a thing or two happen in the South Florida market during the past 15 years is nearly as shocked as the rest of us about the über-booming market. Condos with multi-million dollar units are selling so fast that developers can’t keep up with the demand. Single family homes are harder to come by than ever. Beachfront property is almost impossible to find. Even rentals are subject to multiple offers! Today, Vickie shares her insights about the market, what’s driving it, predictions as to what the future holds, and why she loves living and promoting the South Florida lifestyle.
Let’s Talk About the Miami Real Estate Market with Tyler Anderson
The Miami real estate market is hotter than ever, with no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Dozens of years ago foreign investors took notice and since then Miami hasn’t stopped growing, and beautiful beaches and year-round sun have turned it into the go-to spot during the pandemic. With developments as impressive as a luxury condo tower by Aston Martin to multi-million dollar mansions on the bay, Tyler Anderson has seen it all despite his relatively short time in Miami. Born into a Boston real estate family, Tyler didn’t take over the family business and instead chose to pursue his dreams. From working at Disney to repping major developers in Dallas to embracing the luxury single family home market in Miami, Tyler shares his experiences and the importance of making connections.
Let’s Talk Turning Your Chaos Into Calm with Monika Nielsen
Monika Nielsen has been in this industry for 25 + years and she has helped hundreds of women clear their closet and discover (or rediscover!) their style. Whether it’s your closet or wardrobe, she can get you to a place where you can breathe again…finding peace in your space and being excited to start the day. Monika will walk you through the mental gymnastics of a Cleanse and Edit, help you Clarify your style and give you tools to Capsulate your wardrobe. Her goal for you is to help you be able to get ready in 10 minutes, feeling amazing with clothing that you know fits you well and you look good in. Walking out the door, you will feel confident and fierce, ready to walk into any room and command the meeting, show up at the party, close the deal or make a new friend.
Mark Morgan started Resolution Estimate because for a long time, he saw a need for real estate agents, buyers, and sellers to obtain accurate information quickly in regards to inspection items, repairs, or alterations to a home they are selling or seeking to purchase.
Traditionally the realtor, seller, or buyer would contact various contractors or tradespeople to try to get estimates for these items. Contractors and tradespeople often don’t have time, don’t want to make time, or have other valid concerns about providing an estimate for an item on a home when they know the inquirer is looking more for pricing information than to actually hire them for the work. Knowledgeable contractors and tradespeople have little motivation to provide accurate information in this situation.
Mark has seen firsthand where agents, buyers, and brokers spend a lot of time trying to find anyone willing to answer their questions and then make important decisions that are based on inaccurate, half-hearted information. His vision for Resolution Estimate is to save significant time for agents, sellers, buyers, contractors, and tradespeople, and to quickly provide accurate & impartial information that is critical to making quality real estate decisions.
Let’s Talk EB-5 Immigrant Investor Programs with Chatrali Karve
Chaitrali “Chai” Karve is the Director of Business Development at Golden Gate Global, which is a firm specializing in the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. In 1990, Congress created the EB-5 Program to stimulate the economy through job creation and capital investment by foreign investors. In 1992, Congress created the Immigrant Investor Program, also known as the Regional Center Program, which sets aside EB-5 visas for participants who invest in commercial enterprises associated with regional centers approved by USCIS based on proposals for promoting economic growth. Chai, who is an immigrant herself and a licensed real estate agent in Florida with over two decades of experience with commercial and residential real estate ventures, learned about the EB-5 program and knew that she wanted to help educate others about it, both domestically and in countries worldwide. Today, she educates us about the program’s significance and how both immigrants and the U.S. benefit from it.