Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Keyes Honored with Prestigious Customer Service Award

The Keyes Company Earns Prestigious National Recognition for Excellent Real Estate Service

The Keyes Company honored among top large companies with QE Award from Quality Service Certification! 

The Keyes Company has been honored for its unparalleled customer satisfaction and service quality with a national recognition – the QE Award – from Quality Service Certification, Inc. Keyes was one of the winners in the Top 5 Large Companies category, which was based on a minimum of 3,000 closed transactions in 2016.
The 2017 QE Award recognizes the Top 5 Large Companies, the Top 10 Midsize Companies and the Top 20 Small Companies, spanning 22 states, from Florida to California and Minnesota to Texas, and includes some of the most respected independent and well-known national and regional brand names. Winners are determined by an independent survey of buyers and sellers of real estate that actually closed with a real estate company participating in the assessment survey administered by QSC and Leading Research Corporation. 
Service satisfaction performance of brokerages is measured during a single calendar year from January 1 through December 31. Keyes earned an average rating of 4.83 (out of five stars) in the survey. 
“There is no greater honor than earning the highest ratings from our customers for the hard work of our agents touching all the bases and bringing home a fantastic service experience for every one of our clients,” said Mike Pappas, Keyes President and CEO. “That's why winning a QE Award from Quality Service Certification is the best award any brokerage in real estate can receive.”
Quality Service Certification, Inc. created the QE Award to foster, encourage and recognize the highest levels of service quality and customer satisfaction. QSC with its sister company Leading Research Corporation assures the careful measurement and independent validation of service and satisfaction results.  
Eligibility for the 2017 QE Award requires a minimum number of surveys sent and returned, which may be adjusted from year to year based upon market conditions and the number of participants. More than 30,000 real estate agents and 750 companies elected to participate in the customer satisfaction assessment survey process in 2016 for the 2017 QE Award.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Solar panels may become standard on new homes in South Miami.

South Miami is set to become the first city in Florida to mandate solar panels on new homes.

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Similar to San Francisco, South Miami will become the first city in Florida to require new homes to install solar panels. San Francisco, Miami, and two other smaller California cities will be the only jurisdictions in the United States to have these renewable energy regulations. 

A final reading was set on July 18th, but prior to that there were enough votes for it to pass. South Florida mayor, Phillip K. Stoddard, is a long time advocate of renewable energy solutions and believes that passing this will help reduce carbon emissions.

There is still opposition to this, as some believe that forcing homeowners to install the solar panels results in financial issues. South Miami Commissioner, Josh Liebman, believes that this will place financial burden in low-income neighborhoods and affect the development of affordable homes.

Read the full article here.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

20 Luxury custom homes set to come into Miami-Dade!

Spec developer to bring 20 luxury custom homes to south Miami-Dade.

A new community being introduced to the Pincrest-Kendall area, Veridian Grove, will bring in 20 luxury homes. These homes will be designed by a joint effort between Sotolongo Salman Henderson Architects and TOGU Architecture.

Prices for these properties will start at $2.6M, this does include 6,000 ft²  with a 15,000 ft² lot, which will also allow buyers the opportunity to customize their homes.

This community will also be with in relatively close distance to one of Florida's largest open air shopping centers, The Falls.

Read the full article here!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

South Florida Bucks the National Retail Trend.

With the company expanding effortlessly and paired with the convenience of it, Amazon is starting to become the top choice when it comes to shopping.

The beginning of 2017 saw many business start to scale down their operations, with stores like Sears, JC Penny, and Macy's closing several of their stores. While other companies are completely shutting their doors, South Florida is still appears to be the spot for retail stores.

Areas like Bal Harbour and Wynwood keep up with heavy foot traffic that allows for these stores to remain in operation. Because of the surrounding atmosphere, shoppers that are having a good time are likely to be in a better mood to browse through the stores.

Read the rest here!