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Oceanfront Condos in Collins Avenue – W Hotel South Beach

Townhouse-Style Bungalow waterfront home in Miami Beach

Many want to purchase a waterfront home in Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, watch the sunsets, the sunrises, walk to the sand and take a bath in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. If you are one of those who loves resort life-style, here are the most recent listings to choose and begin to live next to the ocean as you deserve:

2901 Collins Avenue #PH1404 – Penthouse Waterfront Sky Home

Three floor penthouse in Miami Beach

Description: Sky home with stunning views of the sunrise and sunsets over the ocean and downtown Miami. This 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom PH residence offers 9-10′ ceilings, teak enclosed staircase, outdoor kitchen, dining area, outdoor shower, rooftop Jacuzzi, and a private elevator servicing all 3 floors. Come and experience this exceptional home with expansive outdoor spaces perfect for entertaining.

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3 full, 2 half
Area: 3,725 Sq. Ft.
Floor: 14th
Address: 2901 Collins Avenue #PH1404
Price: $7,900,000
Full info on this waterfront home in Collins Avenue here
Contact Ivan and Mike to schedule a viewing here

2201 Collins Avenue #BNGL 3 – Townhouse-Stye Bungalow Waterfront home


Description: One of only five townhouse-style bungalows located at the center of the W South Beach Grove with the pool and beach just a few steps from your front door. Rarely ever available on the market, this tri-level residence comes complete with a private yard and rooftop with plunge pool & summer kitchen absolutely perfect for entertaining or just enjoying the South Beach breeze from the comfort of your private residence. This unit is currently in the hotel program.

Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2 full, 1 half
Area: 1,332 Sq. Ft.
Address: 2201 Collins Avenue #Bungalow 3
Price: $3,995,000
Full info on this waterfront home in Collins Avenue here
Contact Ivan and Mike to schedule a viewing here

2201 Collins Avenue #1019 – Waterfront Home apartment


Description: Spectacular “C” ocean residence on the 10th floor. This residence is exquisitely finished, offering mesmerizing wide Atlantic Ocean, beach, and city panoramas through floor-to-ceiling glass. The Residences at W South Beach provide world-class service and the ultimate resort lifestyle in the heart of South Beach, with 300 ft of ocean frontage and steps from the white sandy beach. Each resident will enjoy the ultimate effortless luxury lifestyle.

Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1 full, 1 half
Area: 1,151 Sq. Ft.
Floor: 10th
Address: 2201 Collins Avenue #1019
Price: $1,799,000
Full info on this waterfront home in Collins Avenue here
Contact Ivan and Mike to schedule a viewing here

2201 Collins Avenue #815 – Waterfront home apartment


Description: Spectacular “C” Ocean Residence on the 8th floor. This residence is exquisitely finished and furnished offering mesmerizing wide Atlantic Ocean, beach and city panoramas through floor-to-ceiling glass. The Residences at the W provide world class service and the ultimate resort lifestyle in the heart of South Beach. Within 300 ft of the ocean and steps away from the white sandy beach. Each resident will live the ultimate effortless luxury living.

Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1 full, 1 half
Area: 1,151 Sq. Ft.
Floor: 8th
Address: 2201 Collins Avenue #815
Price: $1,675,000
Full info on this waterfront home in Collins Avenue here
Contact Ivan and Mike to schedule a viewing here

2201 Collins Avenue #1209 – Waterfront home apartment

2201 Collins Avenue #1209 - Waterfront home apartment

Description: Beautiful turn key furnished W unit facing the blue waters of the Atlantic with the best sights of South Beach. Enjoy the first class amenities that the renowned W has to offer including tennis, basketball courts, gymnasium, and access to on site restaurants and Bliss spa. The location is in the heart of South Beach and walking distance to all popular spots including Lincoln Rd. Chic furnishings by Yabu Pushelberg & all the luxurious amenities a top hotel has to offer. Unit can take advantage of in-house rental program or use a third party at their own discretion.

Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1 full, 1 half
Area: 836 Sq. Ft.
Floor: 12th
Address: 2201 Collins Avenue #1219
Price: $1,450,000
Full info on this waterfront home in Collins Avenue here
Contact Ivan and Mike to schedule a viewing here

If you are interested in a showing for one of the waterfront homes in Collins Avenue, you may contact Ivan Chorney in phone +1(786)863-5900 and Michael Martirena in phone: +1(561)310-3009. See Ivan and Mike’s location in Google Maps here.


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Luxury Realtor in Miami Beach: how to become successful (interview)


Want to become a luxury realtor in Miami Beach? Ivan Chorney gave a great interview for The Millennials Guide to Real Estate, with a story on how to become successful with luxury real estate sales, and also some great insight into some of the big steps he took to get to the top. Properties like Architect Zaha Hadid’s home in the W Hotel, closed for 5.75 million and was featured in the LA Times and The Wall Street Journal. Additionally the interview traces Ivan’s career as a luxury realtor in Miami Beach.

Becoming a Successful Luxury Realtor in Miami Beach:

TMGRS: What’s going on guys you’re watching The Millennials Guide to Real Estate, I’m Bradley Jared joined once again by Ivan Chorney and he is here to tell you about how he and his partner became the number one selling real estate team at the W Hotel and Residences here in South Beach. A beautiful building, multi-million dollar property and the flagship of the W brand.

If you’ve never been to any major city then you might not know what the W is, but it’s a very nice upscale hotel and residence in New York, LA, Miami, Chicago, probably Boston, Tel Aviv, Tokyo and Dubai. The W is known worldwide and Ivan and his partner became the number one selling team. If you’re a new realtor I’m sure you’d love to get listings like that and have that type of relationship.

Luxury Realtor in Miami Beach

Ivan: First of all you know I’m with the brokerage Sotheby’s International Realty which has an agreement with the developer of the W Hotel which allows us to be able to keep a team on-site in the lobby, so first thing was that I was selected to be part of that team.

TMGRS: How did you become selected?

Ivan: By having a proven track record of success and in sales. I’ve been on new development projects for the first 10 years in my real estate career, and I think all but one I was the top-selling agent.

Thanks to that I get the opportunity to be on the W on-site team and then being there I came in and worked with my partner Mike Martirena, we devised a plan to go after listings, one of which is intercepting people, we’re kind of in a choke-point and people have to pass us. It’s about being personable and being friendly and we’re always just talking to people, getting to know the staff at the W. If anybody is looking for real estate, they are immediately coming over to us.

The first couple months it was it was a little bit harder to get that momentum going, and slowly, but surely we started to get a couple of listings, got to know some of the owners a little bit better, and then we started to get some sales. Now three years later we’re the number one sales team at the W Hotel, we’ve sold more units than anybody in the last three years and we have more listings than anybody at the W.

One example was the Zaha Hadid’s listing. She won The Pritzker prize for architecture twice. She is the only woman to win that award and she owned a private residence at the W South Beach that she totally gut-renovated in her fancy curvaceous style. A super cool unit, with a lot of lighting, and lots of curves, and aluminum, and reflections, it’s really neat.

She unfortunately passed away about a year and a half ago, and then her real estate trust had to sell the unit. They had to figure out what to do with it, so they interviewed one agent who was out of Coral Gables, and they interviewed us also. They asked him what kind of price he thought the unit should be sold at, he gave it a market value of ten million dollars. We gave ita market value of six point five million dollars.

TMGRS: Huge difference!

Ivan: Yeah. The seller said (thought): Ten million dollars! This guy really knows what he’s doing! He is going to get us more money, we’re going with him.

But then the unit sat on the market for eight months, and they told me they only had four visits.

TMGRS: It´s a learning lesson because new realtors, especially to get assigned listings, will over inflate the selling price just to catch the eyes of the seller… Doing this is going to ruin your reputation.

Ivan: When the property sat on the market for eight months with no interest then they came back to us and told us it didn’t work out with the first realtor. They asked if we would list it, and then they asked us again: What’s the price you think this property can sell? I said, once again,  six point five million. All of a sudden this was a big story because it’s Zaha Hadid and it was a three point five million dollar reduction from the first realtor’s initial price.

That unit is under contract now. I’m not going divulge the price but obviously it’s 6.5 million or maybe slightly under. It shows that if you list something, and you’re authentic about it, and you have integrity, and you know the market, it will sell.

Recommended Ivan’s latest listing: Sky Mansion

TMGRS: And If you have a seller or a buyer looking at six point five million dollar property and if the transaction goes smooth, and you were honest, and ethical, that buyer has friends and family members that are probably in that same price range. Now your career has referrals coming in that direction.

Ivan: In the W Hotel many units are over eight hundred thousand dollars, so the Zaha Hadid deal immediately transported my reputation and my image from being a “five hundred to eight hundred thousand dollar sales guy” to being a one million, million-plus top luxury realtor in Miami Beach.

TMGRS: So now you’re in a different realm different level of clients, different level of expectations as well?

Ivan: A lot of people want to know: what does it take to break into being one of few top luxury realtors in Miami Beach. For me, that’s my story, and obviously not how it’s gonna work for everybody, but that’s how it worked.

TMGRS: Can someone break into luxury as a new realtor?

Ivan: Yes you can if literally all you do is focus on luxury. You might have a bigger gap in between the time in which you start to when you begin to do business.

TMGRS: Any final thoughts on how someone can get into the real estate or the luxury market and become a top seller at a building?

Ivan: I think my story is a little bit more unique, I started on the new development route so I was an on-site sales person, so I was kind of given a block of inventory to sell and I was able to do that. I think because of my personality, you have to be super personable.

I was being interviewed for these new project positions against people that had tons of experience, but I’m just a super outgoing personable guy, and I get along with people real well.

A lot of sales in real estate are relationship sales, so you’re not really using closing techniques, it’s more a of relationship. You have a friendship with people and then they want to buy from you.

TMGRS: Just like in any kind of sales, people want to work with people they like.

Ivan: I think if you are a new luxury realtor in Miami Beach , it’s better to focus on creating relationships rather than focusing on sales techniques and reading all these different sales books. It’s about having your clients really become your friends.

It’s also about putting yourself in that environment where you’re going to meet people that may have an interest in Miami, start going to those events, and then you just meet people and you’re enjoying it because you enjoy football, or arts, or baking, or charity.

Getting involved not only to meet potential clients, but do it because you want to give back to the community, you want to be involved, you want to have fun and meet people, and in the end people like you.

Then six years later or six months later they might think: Hey let’s give Ivan a call because he’s a great guy and he is in the area, he’s a good guy, he’s funny… and it goes from there, before you know it, you become a successful luxury realtor in Miami Beach.

Watch the full interview

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Miami Beach Real Estate Newsletter: Ivan and Mike


Miami Beach Real Estate Newsletter

Why did you decide to begin a Miami Beach Real Estate Newsletter?

Many of our clients have been asking us for a regular communication on our website to keep them up to date about the latest real estate news in Miami and Miami Beach. We are constantly in touch with many people, attending events and meetings, but there is just not enough time to keep in perfect contact with everyone so this is a great way to keep in touch.

How often will they you publish?

Since we have so much to tell, and the Miami Beach Real Estate industry is so dynamic we have decided to start with a weekly publication and measure acceptance and demand from the public, but since we have had good feedback or our email newsletters before we are confident it will be warmly received.

What kind of posts will the readers see?

New construction projects, architecture and design, interviews from the real estate sector, our available listings, more luxurious properties available in all Miami areas, topics suggested by the readers and some others we might think of along the way.

Apart from posts, what else can we find?

We will share a report about the new-construction projects that all subscribers of the newsletter will be able to download. Once they subscribe, they will receive a link to the report on their email. It has great data, don’t miss it!

How do we subscribe to the newsletter?

We try to make it as easy as possible, you just have to click on this link and fill in your information. We would like to know at least the full name, address, email and telephone number of our readers.

Other new online things you are doing?

We are really making an important effort to reach all the people interested in luxury properties in Miami and Miami Beach and related topics. We are posting on the Instagram account @onlymiamiluxury, on Facebook and Youtube. We have redesigned the website with new sections and features to make this newsletter a reality. We set up a blog that is updated weekly and we have created the section Miami Beach Most Expensive Properties which you can see by clicking here.

What is the hottest thing right now?

We have a Sky Mansion at the Miami Beach Edition that is truly an amazing deal, with expansive outdoor spaces, and a view that the royalty would envy, panoramas of the sunsets, sunrises and the ocean to provide a true feast for the eyes. It encompasses 3,725 indoor square feet and almost 2,500 outdoor square feet of pure elegance. You can see the photos of this beauty here.

What else is new?

We love this hidden gem called Palazzo Del Sol on Fisher Island where the world’s elite which can only be accessed by ferry, boat, or helicopter with luxury residences that are between 3,800 and 9,800 square meters, starting at a price of $6.5 million. Do not miss this exclusive island marvel that many want to have but few can even imagine. You can see all the details of the project by clicking here.

Anything else you want to tell us today?

We invite all the newsletter subscribers to make suggestions about topics from The Miami Real Estate sector that they would like to read about. We are open to suggestions and further input and insights and look forward to and evolving friendship with you. Talking about friends, please invite them, and anyone else that you think might be interested in Miami Beach Real Estate news. Just send them to the next link:
See you soon and thanks for reading!
Ivan Chorney – Michael Martirena

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Palazzo del Sol – Customizable Luxury Residences in Fisher Island

Luxury Condominium in Fisher Island

Palazzo del Sol, situated on a 4.5-acre waterfront parcel on Government Cut, 10-story building, three-part complex encompasses, 47 customizable residences priced between $6.5 million and $35 million, ranging from three to seven bedrooms and 3,800 to 9,800 square feet. Each residence has outdoor terraces and private elevator entry, 10- to 15-foot ceilings, LED lighting by Porsche Design, Boffi kitchens and master baths, and wall-sized, hurricane-resistant windows. Residents will enjoy world-class amenities, such as Spa with private massage rooms, infinity pool with private cabanas, summer kitchen, an outdoor entertaining area, and private air-conditioned garage, among others. Available units starting at $6,500,000