FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 14, 2011
MIAMI MASTER BROKERS FORUM JOURNEYS INTO WORLD OF
“SELLING TO FOREIGN BUYERS” AT ORNARE
Expert Panelists Advise Miami’s Top Real Estate Professionals About Legal and Financial Issues Concerning Buyers from Overseas
MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT, FL --The Miami Master Brokers Forum (MBF), an organization comprised of South Florida’s top residential real estate agents, recently convened for a unique reception and panel discussion on “Selling to Foreign Buyers”. The event was hosted at the trendy Ornare showroom in Miami’s Design District; home to custom and contemporary furniture for high-end closets, kitchens, and bathrooms.
More than 60 guests attended the event (co-chaired by Master Brokers Donna Bloom and Jeff Morr) and enjoyed beverages and hors d’oeuvres, while touring the spacious and distinctive showroom. Following the reception, Ornare director Claudio Faria welcomed the members and briefly discussed the company’s designs and collections.
This was followed by a high-level panel discussion, moderated by Jeff Morr, on the legal and financial issues faced by international buyers of South Florida real estate, and how real estate professionals can make the process easier for their clients. The panel included immigration attorney Mark E. Fried; mortgage executive Jeffrey Brown of Preferred Trust; and accountant Joseph Saka, of Berkowitz Dick Pollack & Brant. The three discussed the importance of hiring a tax attorney AND a real estate attorney to save taxes; the plethora of immigration visas available to foreign nationals (including those which allow entry into the U.S. to pursue business operations); and the types of home loans available to investors from overseas.
“With international buyers dominating our market in recent months, the guidance presented by these esteemed panelists was incredibly timely and useful,” said Emilio Palomo, chair of the Miami Master Brokers Forum. “Very often, these buyers place enormous trust and responsibility on their agents, and we need to be able to point them in the right direction.”
About the Master Brokers Forum
Established in 1993, the Master Brokers Forum is a unique organization comprised of South Florida's top residential real estate professionals. The MBF provides its members with the opportunity to network and exchange ideas, stay at the cutting edge of the real estate industry and new products, and spearhead the identity of the best of real estate professionalism. Membership is limited to the region's most successful real estate professionals, and is by invitation only. For more information, visit www.masterbrokersforum.com.
Ornare, established in 1986, is the premiere luxury wardrobe manufacturer for bedrooms, living rooms, home theaters, and offices. The philosophy of the company is to combine contemporary design and the latest technology with a deep commitment to its clients by satisfying the desire for visual harmony, quality, and convenience. For more information, visit http://www.ornare.com.