The Light Group at Douglas Elliman Real Estate is here to guide you through the process of finding and purchasing a home, to familiarize you with the different types of housing and financial choices available and to help you understand the entire process. Whether you are looking to purchase a Miami home or Miami condo as a primary residence, investment or a vacation home, our team will provide you with service that is second-to-none. In order for us to best serve you, we will have to consult with you at length, either by phone, email or in person, to learn about your various wants and needs and also your desired lifestyle. Here are some important questions you must consider when searching for YOUR Miami Luxury Home:

  • Condo or Single-Family Home?
  • Investment or Residence?
  • Price range?
  • Specific area or location?
  • How many Beds? Baths?
  • Minimum size? How many square feet?
  • Are you financing or paying cash? You will NOT be able to obtain financing for some Miami condos.

The Light Group Provides Complimentary Buyer Services

The seller ALWAYS pays commissions; therefore, your utilization of the real estate knowledge and expertise of a member of The Light Group, as your buyer’s agent, will cost you nothing. As your trusted adviser, we will protect your interests every step of the way and will also help you:

  • Find the right home or condo
  • Determine its value
  • Negotiate the best price possible
  • Choose a title agent and/or attorney who best suits your needs
  • Manage property inspections
  • Assist you in selecting the right financing (if applicable)
  • Resolve any contingencies

Searching For Your Home

Miami Luxury Homes has access to nearly every property for sale or lease in all of the Miami communities we service, including the following:

  • All homes marketed by Douglas Elliman agents
  • Properties listed by all Miami real estate brokers using the Multiple Listing Service (‘MLS’)
  • Many properties being privately marketed, called “pocket listings”
  • Most properties offered as ‘For Sale by Owner’

The Light Group Found You That Perfect Luxury Home…Now What?

Make an Offer

  • Help you choose a purchase price that best suits your bargaining position
  • Prepare the purchase contract with your terms and conditions
  • Assist in choosing a title agent and/or attorney who best fits your needs
  • Submit your offer to seller and negotiate any counteroffer (if applicable)

Executed Contract to Closing

  • Prepare and distribute a contingency dates deadline chart
  • Schedule and attend all property inspections
  • Review property inspection report with you
  • Coordinate your appraisal (if applicable)
  • Arrange and attend your final walk-through on the date of closing
  • Schedule closing to accommodate both you and the seller

After Closing:

The Light Group will not forget about you once the sale is complete. We consider all of our clients life-long clients and treat you as such.
Whether you purchased a decorator-ready condo and need contractor services coordinated, you live out of town and need assistance with a moving company or you
purchased an investment property and need us to find you a suitable tenant, we will be here to help you every step of the way!

Home Buying Tips

  • Miami and Miami Beach are 2 different cities in 2 different locations. There are no beaches in Miami, and there is no such city as “South Beach.” Miami is on the mainland of Florida and Miami Beach is an island 2 miles east of Miami. South Beach, other than a place that LeBron is “going to bring his talents to,” is only a nickname for an area of Miami Beach between 5th Street and 23rd Street.
  • Remember, the buyer does not pay commissions, the seller pays commissions.
  • You should NEVER work with more than one agent. All agents have access to the same database, the MLS. You should find ONE agent that you feel comfortable with and has the experience to be your trusted advocate throughout the entire process.
  • When you buy a condo from a developer, whether you walk into the showroom yourself or with an agent, YOU ARE GOING TO PAY THE SAME AMOUNT! Just because you do not have an agent representing you does not mean a developer will give you a discounted price because he/she is saving commission. Sales agents at a developer’s office put the developer’s interests first. You should have an agent representing you to protect your interests.
  • Choose an agent who is knowledgeable about the different areas in and around Miami and Miami Beach. Many people make assumptions about the different areas without being well-informed, which is why it is so important to work with an agent who is willing to give you a tour of the entire city and describe the pros and cons of each area.
  • Do not trust the monthly association dues or property taxes quoted on a 3rd party website. Always confirm these amounts by contacting the condo/homeowner’s association and the county assessor’s office directly.

Why Use The Light Group to Buy Your Home?

When you consider buying property in a city that you are unfamiliar with, you need a trusted real estate agent to be your advocate throughout the entire purchase process. Further, we understand that purchasing a property, whether as a residence or an investment, is not just about the real estate itself, it’s about the overall lifestyle, and we are here to assist you in making the best suitable decision for your lifestyle. When you choose The Light Group as your trusted adviser, you may expect the following advantages:

  • An expert negotiator, who will negotiate on your behalf, to get you the lowest-possible price and best terms
  • 24/7 availability – Contact us day or night via phone, email or Skype
  • Absolute focus on all real estate trends in and throughout all of Miami and South Florida
  • 100% dedication to buyer satisfaction – every step of the way

Our belief system is based on the following:

  • Win-Win: or no deal
  • Integrity: always do the right thing
  • Clients: YOU always come first
  • Commitment: in all things
  • Communication: seek first to understand
  • Creativity: ideas before results
  • Teamwork: together everyone achieves more
  • Trust: starts and ends with honesty
  • Success: results through people



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