Hello South Florida!
It’s been an adventure making the transition from Chicago to South Florida, and although I will still maintain my status as Your Windy City Guide up in Chicago for the foreseeable future, I’m now fully up to speed as the South Florida Sunshine Guru!
The adventure began in early 2011 when your Sunshine Guru’s partner landed a position in South Beach managing a large condominium property. As sailors with a dream to live near the ocean, and eventually leave the civilized world to sail the globe, the opportunity seemed too good to be true. Although Steve – the aptly named Condo Guru – began working in January, I remained in Chicago to settle everything.
A team remains in place to serve the needs of my Chicago clients and business is up over the slow years of 2009 and 2010. For the foreseeable future, Chicagoans are welcome to contact me directly, and I’ll make the introductions to my Chicago Team of Kim Kerbis and Kevin Van Eck.
Here in South Florida, I have joined the leading real estate firm Keller Williams Realty Professionals located in Fort Lauderdale. Keller Williams offered a comprehensive support system and seemed to be every bit as technologically advanced as @properties in Chicago. South Florida can be a bit of a tech back-water so finding an office filled with savvy and experienced professionals was a pleasant surprise.
Here in Fort Lauderdale I’m well placed to serve the needs of buyers and sellers from Boca Raton, south through Lauderdale By The Sea and Fort Lauderdale, and areas south of Fort Lauderdale down through Miami Beach/South Beach. Primarily my focus will be the communities of Fort Lauderdale and those towns located closest including Wilton Manors, Lauderdale by-the-Sea, Lighthouse Point, Pompano Beach, Dania Beach and Hollywood.
Sunshine Guru readers should look forward to regular updates on the state of the real estate market in South Florida, information on buying or selling in South Florida, and other random musings on life in the Sunshine State. This is especially poignant as the weather at (old) home in Chicago seems to be changing to Winter without reprieve.
So now I can offer my expertise in Chicago as well as make your warm weather dreams come true. Please contact me if you have questions about buying, selling or anything related to real estate. And remember, I always appreciate your referrals.