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Brazilians Lead List of Global Consumers Searching Miami Properties

by | Mar 19, 2015
The nation’s largest local Realtor association registered 192,987 visits to its website, Miamire.com, in January, a 46.8-percent increase compared to the same month last year, according to the 36,000-member MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI). Miamire.com had 66,222 unique visitors searching for properties and information about the South Florida real estate market in January, a 39.3-percent rise compared to January 2014.

Visits to MIAMI Website Surged in January
                                                                       
CONTACT:
Lynda Fernandez, 305-468-7040 or lynda@miamire.com
Chris Umpierre, 305-468-7047 or chris@miamire.com

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Miami – The nation’s largest local Realtor association registered 192,987 visits to its website, Miamire.com, in January, a 46.8-percent increase compared to the same month last year, according to the 36,000-member MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI). Miamire.com had 66,222 unique visitors searching for properties and information about the South Florida real estate market in January, a 39.3-percent rise compared to January 2014.

Brazil topped the list of foreign countries conducting searches on the MIAMI site in January. Colombia, Russia, Venezuela, and Canada were the next top-four searching nations. The countries differ from those who led the search on Miamire.com in January 2014, when Venezuela, Brazil, Canada, Bolivia and Colombia comprised the top-five.

“The Miami real estate market continues to attract buyers and investors from around the world,” said Christopher Zoller, 2015 MIAMI Residential President. “Miami remains affordable compared to other world-class, global cities and offers many benefits and amenities, including strategic location, moderate year-round weather, multicultural environment, and an exciting lifestyle.”

Top-10 Countries visiting Miamire.com in January:

2015 2014

1. Brazil

1. Venezuela

2. Colombia

2. Brazil

3. Russia

3. Canada

4. Venezuela

4. Bolivia

5. Canada

5. Colombia

6. Argentina

6. Argentina

7. India

7. India

8. United Kingdom

8. United Kingdom

9. Italy

9. France

10. France

10. Philippines

Top U.S. Markets for Miami
Miami, which has long been a top destination for international real estate consumers, is also a top choice for consumers in many U.S. markets. Not including Florida, the top-10 U.S. states for consumers searching Miamire.com in January 2015 were:

2015: 1. California, 2) Texas, 3) New York, 4) Georgia, 5) Illinois, 6) Ohio, 7) Pennsylvania, 8) North Carolina, 9) Michigan, 10) Tennessee

2014: 1. California, 2) Texas, 3) Georgia, 4) New York, 5) Illinois, 6) North Carolina, 7) Virginia, 8) Pennsylvania, 9) Michigan, 10) Ohio

Miami Top Market for U.S. Foreign Consumers
Nationally, Miami is consistently one of the top markets for most of the highest ranking countries searching for property in the U.S. --- including Brazil, Germany, Netherlands and Spain. In January, it was a top market for 13 of the top 20, including Canada, Mexico, France, Italy, Sweden, Russian Federation, South Africa, Switzerland and Turkey. The top countries (outside the U.S.) where global consumers were most engaged on Realtor.com® and Realtor.com® International and the top-five U.S. markets they were searched were:

  1. *Canada: Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Orlando, Miami, Naples
  2. United Kingdom: Los Angeles, Orlando, New York, Kissimmee (FL), Davenport (FL)
  3. Australia: New York, Los Angeles, Detroit, Las Vegas, Beverly Hills
  4. India: New York, Los Angeles, San Jose, Las Vegas, Chicago
  5. *Germany: Los Angeles, New York, Miami, San Antonio, Colorado Springs
  6. *Mexico: San Antonio, Miami, El Paso, Houston, Los Angeles
  7. *Brazil: Orlando, Miami, New York, Los Angeles, Kissimmee (FL)
  8. *France: Miami, Los Angeles, New York, Miami Beach, San Francisco
  9. Japan: San Diego, Honolulu, Los Angeles, San Antonio, Jacksonville
  10. *Italy: Miami, New York, Miami Beach, Los Angeles, Detroit
  11. *Netherlands: New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando, Las Vegas
  12. Philippines: Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York, Warren (RI), Houston
  13. *Spain: Miami, New York, Los Angeles, Miami Beach, McDonough (GA)
  14. South Korea: New York, Los Angeles, Irvine, Sedalia (MO), San Antonio
  15. *Sweden: Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Detroit
  16. Ireland: New York, Los Angeles, Orlando, Boston, San Francisco
  17. *Russian Federation: Los Angeles, New York, Miami Beach, Miami, San Francisco
  18. *South Africa: New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Houston, San Francisco
  19. *Switzerland: Miami, New York, Los Angeles, Miami Beach, Naples
  20. *Turkey: New York, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago

*Countries with Miami and/or Fort Lauderdale as top searches.

In January, Miami ranked second among the top-10 overall most searched U.S. cities by non-U.S. consumers on Realtor.com® & Realtor.com® International. Fort Lauderdale ranked fifth.

  1. New York, NY
  2. Los Angeles, CA
  3. Miami, FL
  4. Orlando, FL
  5. Fort Lauderdale, FL
  6. Las Vegas, NV
  7. San Diego, CA
  8. Houston, TX
  9. Naples, FL
  10. Detroit, MI

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Media Contacts

Lynda Fernandez,
SVP of Public Relations
lynda@miamire.com 
(305) 468-7040

Teresa King Kinney
Chief Executive Officer
tkinney@miamire.com 
(305) 468-7000

Chris Umpierre
Director of Communications
chris@miamire.com
(305) 468-7047


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