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  • Total Miami Home Sales Jump Double Digits in August 2018

    Sep 20, 2018
    Total Miami-Dade County home sales surged 13.3 percent year-over-year in August with single-family homes and condominium markets posting double-digit gains as total luxury sales, median prices and dollar volume increased, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • Colombia Continues to be Top Country Searching for Miami Homes

    Sep 17, 2018
    Colombian consumers registered the most international web searches for Miami homes in June, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI). Colombia registered 12 percent of all international searches on MIAMI’s portal, www.MiamiRealtors.com, in June 2018. Colombia has led the rankings for seven consecutive months.
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  • MIAMI Realtors Showcase South Florida Real Estate at Brazilian Convention

    Sep 14, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) promoted South Florida real estate at one of Brazil’s largest real estate events, the Secovi-SP Convention, on Aug. 26-28 in São Paulo. Secovi-SP, Latin America’s largest trade union, was MIAMI’s first of 178 foreign partner associations worldwide.
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  • JTHS-MIAMI Realtors Raises Money for Palm Beach’s Center for Child Counseling

    Sep 13, 2018
    The Young Professionals Network of the Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (JTHS-MIAMI) donated about $7,560 to the Center for Child Counseling in Palm Beach Gardens from proceeds raised from their annual Battle of Bartenders event.
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  • South Florida Office Dollar Volume Surges in 2Q 2018

    Sep 04, 2018
    South Florida office dollar volume rose to its highest value in the past three quarters, according to the new 2Q 2018 The Quarterly Report – South Florida Commercial Real Estate released by data firm Vizzda (Visual Data) and the MIAMI Association of Realtors Commercial (MIAMI Commercial).
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  • Miami Existing Condo Sales Continue Upward Trend in July

    Aug 22, 2018
    Miami-Dade County existing condominium sales increased year-over-year for the fifth time in the last seven months as median prices rose for all properties in July 2018, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • Miami Realtors to Exhibit at Colombia’s Largest Real Estate Expo

    Aug 09, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) will again promote South Florida’s lifestyle and real estate market at Colombia’s largest property showcase, El XII Gran Salón Inmobiliario – Feria Internacional, starting today through Sunday, Aug. 12 in Bogotá, Colombia. MIAMI will make a South Florida market presentation at the 13th annual expo, which is expected to attract 30,000 visitors and 200 exhibitors.
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  • Miami Condominium Sales Rise in 2Q 2018

    Aug 08, 2018
    Miami-Dade County existing condominium sales surged 5.6 percent in 2Q 2018 as median prices for all properties rose for the 26th consecutive quarter, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • JTHS-MIAMI Realtors Collect School Supplies for Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County

    Aug 06, 2018
    The Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (JTHS-MIAMI) collected $800 worth of school supplies for Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County children during its annual school supply drive.
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  • Colombia Continues to be Top Country Searching for Miami Homes

    Jul 24, 2018
    Colombian consumers registered the most international web searches for Miami homes in April, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI). Colombia registered 12.2 percent of all international searches on MIAMI’s portal, www.MiamiRealtors.com, in April 2018. Colombia has led the rankings for five consecutive months.
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  • Luxury Sales Continue to Rise while Limited Supply in Lower Price Points Results in Fewer Sales, Increased Prices

    Jul 23, 2018
    Miami-Dade County luxury real estate sales continue to increase while lower price points experience strong demand and limited supply, resulting in price increases countywide, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • Colombia Continues to be Top Country Searching for Miami Homes

    Jul 09, 2018
    Colombian consumers registered the most international web searches for Miami homes in March, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI). Colombia registered 11.9 percent of all international searches on MIAMI’s portal, www.MiamiRealtors.com, in March 2018. Colombia has led the rankings for four consecutive months.
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  • South Florida Multifamily Transactions, Prices Rise in 1Q

    Jun 26, 2018
    South Florida multifamily real estate transactions jumped 8.5 percent year-over-year in 1Q 2018 and per-unit multifamily prices increased in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, according to the new 1Q 2018 The Quarterly Report – South Florida Commercial Real Estate
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  • JTHS-MIAMI Realtors Collect 364 Pounds of Food for Needy Palm Beach Residents

    Jun 25, 2018
    The Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (JTHS-MIAMI) collected 364 pounds of non-perishable food for the Palm Beach County Food Bank in April as part of its annual JTHS-MIAMI’s “Move for Hunger” Food Drive.
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  • Colombia Leads Countries Looking for Miami Homes in February

    Jun 25, 2018
    Colombian consumers registered the most international web searches for Miami homes in February, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI). South Florida remains the most-searched U.S. market by international consumers and a top-five market for homebuyers in the world’s six largest regions, according to February data.
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  • Miami Luxury Home Sales Jump in May 2018

    Jun 20, 2018
    Total Miami luxury home sales rose 24.1 percent year-over-year in May as existing condominium sales rose for the second consecutive month, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • Miami Realtors Join Chapman Partnership to Feed Homeless

    Jun 18, 2018
    Continuing its changing communities initiative, MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI) members and peers again fed dinner to 500 homeless residents on June 14 at the Chapman Partnership’s Downtown Miami Homeless Assistance Center.
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  • Miami Existing Condo Sales Jump 24.6 Percent in April

    May 24, 2018
    Miami’s existing condominium market posted its best April in three years as condo transactions jumped 24.6 percent and condo dollar volume surged 40.8 percent year-over-year, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system. Miami single-family home sales and residential prices rose.
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  • MIAMI REALTORS® Launches MIAMI Platinum PLUS for its Members

    May 17, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) is now offering its members subscriptions to MIAMI Platinum PLUS, an exclusive and unparalleled suite of upgraded Realtor products and services, so Realtors can utilize an even higher level of industry tools to improve and expand their business while enhancing the home buying and home selling process for the public.
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  • Miami Luxury Home Sales Soar in 1Q 2018

    May 15, 2018
    Total Miami luxury home sales surged 12.3 percent in 1Q 2018 as median prices rose for the 25th consecutive quarter, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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Connecting with the Community

by | Apr 24, 2017


By Chris Umpierre


When the students at Miami’s Our Pride Academy see Christina Pappas, they smile and sprint as fast as they can to give her a hug.

“Christina loves the kids and they love her,” said Tania Paredes, a chairman of the Junior League of Miami, which conducts a bi-weekly visual arts class for Our Pride Academy, a school for students with developmental disabilities. “She paints with the kids and helps them finish their canvases. It’s really great to see such a young woman take on these community leadership roles because she is the next generation. Christina has so much on her plate, and she is still able to participate in such an active way.”

Junior League of Miami and Our Pride Academy are just two of the nonprofit organizations Pappas serves in her free time from being a successful Realtor at South Florida’s largest and oldest independent firm, Coral Gables-based Keyes Co. The 2015 Chairman of the Young Professionals Network of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS ® (MIAMI), the 29-year-old Pappas said her parents taught her about the importance of community service. The Pappas family regularly helped its local church, donated clothes and volunteered at Miami-based charities throughout Christina’s childhood.

“Connecting with the community is very important to me,” Pappas said. “It’s why I got involved with the MIAMI Association of REALTORS. I don’t feel fulfilled if I don’t give back to the community. I love giving back. I’ve been given a lot of gifts in real estate, so it’s important to give back.”

In addition to Our Pride Academy, Pappas also volunteers by giving career training at a program called Inn Transition, which provides shelter for abused women and children. She also helps the Dolphins Cycling Challenge for the University of Miami’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Pappas raised $2,800, and her company, Keyes, brought in more than $160,000 for cancer research.

A graduate of Cornell University, Pappas also hosts college fairs throughout South Florida. She is a member of Cornell Gives Back, which hosts community projects such as Green Miami and soup kitchen nights. Pappas was named a Cornell Gives Back Winner in 2012.

Pappas’s community and social networking skills has played a key role in helping MIAMI’s YPN membership grow to 447 members in two years. MIAMI YPN, which became a MIAMI council in 2013, strives to create a strong network of collaborative and career-focused professionals determined to improve the real estate industry through networking, education and community service.

MIAMI YPN’s leaders have focused on creating peer-to-peer connections. Social functions and social media outreach helped the group grow significantly, Pappas said.

Having a strong YPN base is integral for MIAMI as more millennials --- those between 18 and 34 years old --- buy homes. Millennials are entering the peak buying period and expected to soon surpass Baby Boomers in total population, according to the National Association of Realtors. Millennials are big on technology, and the latest advances have already transformed real estate.

“Realtors used to print these big MLS books,” said Pappas, whose father Mike Pappas is president of the family-owned Keyes Co. “I asked my dad: what did you do when you were late to a showing? He couldn’t text. He had to pull over to find a pay phone.

“Realtors have seen a lot of change, but it’s still a relationship business. No matter what type of technology you have, people still want to work with who they like. Buying and selling real estate is emotional. Millennials and all consumers need a Realtor to provide that market knowledge.”


PAPPAS BIO

nName: Christina Pappas

nBoard position: 2015 Young Professionals Network Chairman

nEmployment: Assistant Sales Manager and Realtor at The Keyes Co. in Coral Gables

nCollege: Cornell University

nAchievement: 2012 Keyes Company Rookie of the Year; 2013 Women’s Council of Realtors Rising Star

nDid you know? Christina’s grandfather, Ted Pappas, served as the president of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS in 1975.

Our “Getting to Know Our Leaders” series will feature each of the 2015 Leaders of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS: Chairman of the Board John Dohm, Commercial President Barbara Tria, Residential President Christopher Zoller, Broward President Christopher Tello and Young Professionals Network Chairman Christina Pappas.

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