Broward Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS

                                                                                                     

                

Broward Events & Classes

  • JTHS-MIAMI Golf Tournament to Benefit Veterans Organization on 9/11

    Aug 10, 2017
    The Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (JTHS-MIAMI) will host its 32nd annual JTHS-MIAMI Golf Tournament on Monday, Sept. 11 at the PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens. Partial proceeds will benefit the Renewal Coalition, a Jupiter-based organization that assists wounded veterans and their families.
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  • JTHS-MIAMI Realtors Collect 240 Pounds of Food for Needy Palm Beach Residents

    May 16, 2017
    The Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (JTHS-MIAMI) collected 240 pounds of non-perishable food for the Palm Beach County Food Bank in April as part of the JTHS-MIAMI Leadership Academy’s “Move for Hunger” Food Drive.
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  • JTHS-MIAMI Rock the Market Attracts Top Experts, Panels

    Mar 09, 2017
    Palm Beach County real estate will continue outperforming the national average because of continued population gains, a growing economy and spectacular amenities, South Florida top brokers and real estate analysts said at the Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (JTHS-MIAMI) Rock the Market conference on Feb. 28 in Jupiter.
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  • JTHS-MIAMI Realtors to Host Rock the Market in Jupiter

    Feb 27, 2017
    The Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (JTHS-MIAMI) will host JTHS-MIAMI Rock the Market on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at the Wyndham Grand Jupiter at Harbourside Place. The conference is designed to equip local Realtors with the latest market information, services and trends so they can better serve their clients.
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  • Lynne Rifkin Elected 2017 JTHS President of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS

    Feb 10, 2017
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) has elected Lynne Rifkin, Broker Associate, ABR, MRP, PMN, SRES as the 2017 President of the Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Association of Realtors (JTHS) Council. She and the entire 2017 JTHS Board of Governors were installed Dec. 2 at Frenchman’s Creek Beach & Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens.
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  • JTHS Realtors Collect More than 500 Holiday Toys for Local Children

    Jan 09, 2017
    The Jupiter Tequesta Hobe Sound (JTHS) Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) collected more than 500 toys for local families in need this holiday season during its first JTHS Young Professionals Network Toy Drive on December 15.
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  • JTHS Realtors to Host Educational Breakfast with Palm Beach Schools Superintendent

    Jan 09, 2017
    The Jupiter Tequesta Hobe Sound (JTHS) Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) will host a “Make a Connection” Breakfast with Palm Beach County Schools Superintendent Dr. Robert Avossa as the featured speaker on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at the Eastpointe Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens.
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  • YOUR July Minute with the JTHS President

    Jul 29, 2016
    Announcing Important Upcoming Events
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  • Jupiter Broker Patti Fitzgerald Appointed to Florida Real Estate Commission

    Mar 03, 2016
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® is honored to have one of its members, Patti Fitzgerald, named to the Florida Real Estate Commission, which administers and enforces real estate license law. Fitzgerald is a past president of the statewide Florida Realtors association and is currently a real estate broker associate and manager for Illustrated Properties in Hobe Sound.
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  • YOUR February Minute with the JTHS President

    Feb 18, 2016
    We are halfway through February. Time goes by so quickly. Our JTHS Leaders continue to focus on goals to maximize our Member's strengths. Our Professional staff continue to make enhancements to products and service offerings.
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  • Sue Gaieski Elected 2016 JTHS Council President of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS

    Feb 18, 2016
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) has elected Sue Gaieski, e-PRO, SFR as the 2016 President of the Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Association of Realtors (JTHS) Council. She and the entire 2016 JTHS Board of Governors were installed Dec. 11 at Frenchman’s Creek Beach & Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens.
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Mother inspires Coral Gables Realtor in Real Estate and Community Service

by | Apr 24, 2017


By Chris Umpierre

MIAMI Staff

 

Looking at the growing number of local parent-child Realtor teams in South Florida, Christopher Zoller can’t help but think about how he got his start in the business. Zoller’s mother, Leticia, spent 20 years selling real estate in Fairfield, Conn.

 

“My mother was my first real estate mentor, and probably my best,” said Zoller, who has been practicing real estate for 42 years and is the 2015 Residential President of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI). “I still remember some of the basics my mother and her partner taught me early on. She was definitely an excellent role model.”

 

Zoller’s love for real estate has carried him on an interesting journey that saw him collect real estate licenses in four states (Florida, Connecticut, New York, and South Carolina) and one Caribbean island (St. Thomas). His deep real estate background helped him secure a position at EWM Realty International, Inc. in Coral Gables, where he has worked for the past 27 years. Zoller specializes in custom properties for South Florida commercial and residential clients. Zoller’s clientele includes local and international residential customers, investors and luxury home owners, small and medium businesses as well as large corporations. 

 

“I’ve always been fascinated by structures, whether they’re houses or hotels or office buildings,” Zoller said. “I really like finding the buildings that people need and the homes people use.”

 

Zoller said his mother encouraged him to get into real estate. One day, she heard him negotiating a deal with a fishing supply company, and told him he should look into selling homes. While still a college undergraduate in Connecticut, Zoller got his first real estate license in 1973. In his twenties, Zoller served on the Greater Fairfield (Conn.) Board of Realtors.

 

Zoller ended up picking up real estate licenses in Florida and South Carolina after a Knoxville, Tenn., real estate company asked him to sell homes in those states. In 1980, he got an opportunity to manage and sell property for a firm on St. Thomas.

 

While selling St. Thomas real estate, Zoller opened a dinner theater and had a TV show called “Island Insight.” In 1988, Zoller returned stateside to Miami to work in one of the nation’s premier real estate markets. In 2009, Zoller was named the MIAMI Residential Realtor of the Year. Today, he serves on the City of Coral Gables’ Code Enforcement Board. In the past, he has served the City of Coral Gables on the Property Advisory, Budget and Finance, and Transportation Advisory boards. He is a past chairman of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce.

 

“My biggest passion about our business is the desperate need for professionalism,” Zoller said.

 

He believes in Miami’s ability to continue to attract domestic and global real estate investors. Miami’s position as a global hub, outdoor lifestyle, clean air, and sunny weather will perennially make the area a popular international destination, he said. Zoller is proud to be the 2015 Residential President of the nation’s largest Realtor association. MIAMI has more than 35,000 members.

 

“I’m really kind of tickled and pleased to see how many children and in some cases grandchildren of Realtors are getting into the business,” Zoller said. “In my office alone, I know of four or five cases where a parent is working as a team with or mentoring their child. It’s the same at RE/MAX, Coldwell Banker and Keller Williams. I continue to see more young people following their parents into this business. It’s a great opportunity. It reminds me of how I got started.”

 

ZOLLER BIO

Name: Christopher Zoller

Board position: 2015 MIAMI Association of REALTORS® Residential President

Employment: Broker-Associate at EWM Realty International, Inc.

Achievement: 2009 MIAMI Residential Realtor of the Year

Did you know? Zoller previously worked as an actor in soap operas, TV commercials, and as an extra in movies in New York City. He also performed in Off-Broadway work.


ABOUT THIS PROJECT
Our “Getting to Know Our Leaders” series will feature each of the 2015 Leaders of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI): 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. To read our features on Tria and Pappas: visit http://blog.miamire.com