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Buyer’s Guide



In Florida, like in the majority of the 50 states in the U.S., clients choose to work with one real estate professional that will accompany them throughout the purchasing process and represent their individual interests along the way. This special contractual relationship between agent and client allows real estate professionals to work cooperatively and to share a database containing all properties currently available on the market, known as the MLS. We understand that as a buyer, there are many things to consider before choosing a trusted real estate professional and beginning your property search. Our team recommends downloading and reading the BARNES Buyer’s Guide to familiarize yourself with the specifics of the Miami real estate market and to begin considering certain selection criteria beyond your desired property.

As always, we hope you contact us with any questions you may have regarding buying real estate in Miami and look forward to having one of our specialized real estate consultants designated to help you on a more individual basis.

Here a summary of the contents of the BARNES Buyer’s Guide:

1. BARNES INTERNATIONAL MIAMI –  A summary of who we are and what we do

2. MIAMI’S NEIGHBORHOODS: AN OVERVIEW – A breakdown of the many neighborhoods that make up greater Miami

  1. Miami Beach
  2. South Beach
  3. Brickell / Downtown
  4. Midtown / Design District / Edgewater
  5. Coral Gables
  6. Coconut Grove
  7. Key Biscayne
  8. Bay Harbor/Sunny Isles/Aventura

3. The Buying Process — An overview of the typical steps involved in buying a property

  1. A/ Searching for the real estate product
  2. B/ Offer and Negotiation
  3. C/ Offer acceptance and contract initiation
  4. D/ Inspection period
  5. E/ Agent closing
  6. F/ The final closing

4. Financing in the United States – specifics on financial considerations to take into account before buying a property

5. Costs to include in your purchase budget

  1. A/ Property taxes
  2. B/ Co-op/Association fees
  3. C/ Insurance (Homeowners, hurricane, water damage…)
  4. D/ LLC renewal fees and accounting fees

6. Property management

7. Why trust BARNES with your real estate portfolio management?

  • When are you looking to purchase?

  • Already pre-approved for financing?

  • Are you also looking to sell your home?