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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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  • MIAMI REALTORS CEO Named to South Florida’s Most Influential Business Women

    May 14, 2018
    MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) Chief Executive Officer Teresa King Kinney was named one of the top 25 Most Influential Business Women in South Florida. The South Florida Business Journal honored Kinney’s strong record of leadership, community involvement and industry innovation at an event on May 11 in Fort Lauderdale.
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  • Miami Luxury Single-Family Home Sales Jump in March

    Apr 23, 2018
    Miami luxury single-family home sales posted double-digit gains as median prices for all properties continued rising in March, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • South Florida Industrial Real Estate Prices, Transactions Rise in 4Q

    Apr 23, 2018
    South Florida industrial real estate prices increased 11.4 percent year-over-year in the 4Q 2017 and the Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach tri-county region posted its second highest industrial transaction volume for the year,
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  • Patricia Anglero Elected 2018 Broward President of the MIAMI Realtors

    Apr 07, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) has elected Fort Lauderdale broker Patricia C. Anglero as its 2018 Broward Council president. She and all of MIAMI’s leadership boards were installed Feb. 2 at the MIAMI 2018 Inaugural and Awards Celebration.
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  • MIAMI REALTORS Commercial Partners with Research and Data Firm Vizzda to Provide South Florida Commercial Statistics Reports

    Apr 05, 2018
    MIAMI Association of Realtors Commercial (MIAMI Commercial) has formed a strategic alliance with Vizzda (Visual Data) to provide The Quarterly Report – South Florida Commercial Real Estate, which will offer comprehensive commercial research and statistics to MIAMI’s 46,000 members and the consumers they serve.
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  • MIAMI Realtors Commercial Association Rebrands as MIAMI Commercial

    Apr 05, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) has rebranded its commercial real estate organization, to MIAMI Commercial. MIAMI Commercial’s new name and logo is part of MIAMI’s successful expansion of the commercial reach of the Miami Association of Realtors that enhances the 25-year-old organization, which was formerly the Realtors Commercial Alliance MIAMI (RCA MIAMI).
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  • Miami Condo, Luxury Home Sales Rise in February  

    Mar 21, 2018
    Miami existing condominium and total luxury home sales increased in February, 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 Expands Presence of South Florida Real Estate at Global Expo

    Mar 14, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) has increased its presence by 400 percent at the world’s largest commercial real estate conference, MIPIM. MIAMI Realtors will have exhibits promoting South Florida at MIPIM from March 13-16 in Cannes, France as part of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) expanded U.S. pavilion. This year, MIAMI has significantly expanded the U.S. and MIAMI/South Florida presence by adding its own adjacent exhibit space.
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  • Colombia Leads Countries Looking for Miami Homes in January

    Mar 13, 2018
    Colombian consumers registered the most international web searches for Miami homes in January, 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 January data.
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  • Urgent Legal Alert from Florida REALTORS General Counsel

    Mar 06, 2018
    Recently, Florida Realtors became aware of several lawsuits filed against real estate brokers in Miami Dade and Broward counties concerning allegations of discriminatory advertising—a violation of fair housing laws. Specifically, brokers are being sued for discriminating against tenants with Section 8 vouchers. These violations, however, pertain to local ordinances, not the Federal Fair Housing Act. Under these local ordinances, landlords and Realtors are precluded from discriminating against tenants with Section 8 vouchers, as this falls under the protected class "source of income."
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  • Miami Condo, Single-Family Home Sales Jump in January

    Feb 22, 2018
    Miami existing condominium and single-family home sales rose in January as $1 million-and-up luxury transactions jumped for all properties, 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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