Miami Realtors 2024 Inaugural & Awards Celebration

It is officially year 6 of sitting on the Board for MIAMI Realtors! 🤯 The inaugural and awards celebration was nothing short of amazing. It’s always a great time to connect with phenomenal real estate professionals who go above and beyond for our industry. Honored to be serving on the 2024 Miami Realtors Corporate Board of Directors as Secretary.

The MIAMI Association of Realtors represents over 60,000 professionals and is the largest local Realtor association in the U.S. The Association and its Board of Directors are dedicated to our members, leadership in the industry, the real estate profession, and the communities we serve. Our leaders impact the market, further our international presence, make key policy decisions and recommendations on important issues affecting the real estate industry, analyze trends and information, and provide the most impressive and comprehensive package of programs, products and services available in the market today.

Meet your MIAMI Realtors Board of Directors here:

Leveraging Market Stats Webinar with Miami Realtors

Miami Realtors has a phenomenal webinar series that is hosted by our VP of Communications, Chris Umpierre, and a different Miami Realtors Leader every month. I had the honor of co-hosting the webinar for the third time! We went over the most recent available market statistics and dissected what was happening in our South Florida Real Estate Market. As a real estate broker who helps people buy, sell and invest in Miami real estate, it is important to marry my experience in the marketplace with the overall sales data for our specific market in order to have full understanding and context on the market in order to properly advise our clients and customers. When it comes to real estate, ignorance is NOT bliss. The more we know, the more we are able to make knowledgeable and strategic decisions in our businesses and protect our customers while transacting. I pride myself in always being a student of the industry and I encourage my fellow real estate professionals to do the same. It is how we remain knowledgeable, sharp and informative resulting in providing quality service and always being of value to our clients and customers.

If you missed the live webinar, you can watch the recording here in this blog post. Whether you are a buyer, seller, looking to invest, a real estate professional, or someone just curious as to what is happening in the South Florida real estate market, you will find massive value in this webinar. Here are some key takeaways you will receive:

  • What’s the latest on rising mortgage rates and how are they impacting the market?
  • What’s the latest on the intense demand and lack of supply?
  • What’s happening in the luxury sector?
  • What factors are fueling demand and how will they affect future market activity?
  • How does market performance vary by price point, area, and other factors?

Are you in the market to purchase a home or to sell your existing one? Let's schedule a call to discuss your specific needs.

City Spotlight Miami Springs

I had the honor of hosting the City Spotlight for the City of Miami Springs with Mayor Maria Puente Mitchell and Miami Realtors. The Mayor shared some great information about the revitalization of the Miami Circle and 36th street. I was able to share a market update about the Miami Springs real estate market and our Miami Realtors CEO, Teresa Kinney, presented our new Global headquarters, which will be in the heart of Miami Springs!

Thank you to everyone who attended! Make sure to follow @themiamirealtors to learn about future City Spotlight events!


Lady LeadHers Panel! 🤩

I had the pleasure of concluding the month of March, which is Women's History Month, by hosting an all-woman panel featuring MIAMI REALTORS Leaders from our different boards of governors at the Miami Association of Realtors. We discussed leadership, struggles and how women can continue to be innovators in the real estate industry.

Thank you to my fellow Realtor LeadHers, Ines Hegedus-Garcia, Tamika Moses, Ana Bozovic, Shakearah Rolle, and Kyshana Guzman for their leadership and for taking part in this panel discussion.

A full recording of the virtual event is below. If you have any questions about what it means to be a leader in the real estate industry, I would love to be a resource for you. Please let me know if you have any questions.



Chandra Etienne Elected to Lead MIAMI Realtors Young Professionals Network

I had the honor and privilege of being installed as the 2022 Miami YPN President! There is still a lot of work to be done to ensure that our real estate leaders across the country at every level accurately represent the communities that they serve. So, I want to thank @themiamirealtors for giving this young, Black woman born of Haitian Immigrant parents the opportunity to serve as the 2022 President for Miami YPN at the nation's largest local Realtor association, and let’s admit, the best Realtor Association in the world. Although I’m the one on this stage, this is so much bigger than me. So, thank you. 🙏🏾🙌🏾

I look forward to serving alongside the other great leaders who are also installed -  Fernando Arencibia Jr., Brad Westover, Michael D Hinton, Enrique Teran and David Dweck. I’d also like to thank all of our loyal customers, agents, and affiliates for believing in us, my friends and family for supporting me.

It has been an honor, privilege and a blessing to be serving on the Miami YPN board since 2019. Serving alongside other professionals who are just as passionate about our association and our industry as a whole makes this even more of a fulfilling experience! As the 2022 Miami YPN President, the goal is to expand on our national global connections and relationships, improve and develop new educational curriculum and events to help with professional development, and to strategically collaborate with all of the other boards to provide even more value to our Realtor members. Together we are better, and I can't wait to see what our boards and associations accomplish together this year!

Read the Miami Realtors press release here.


Florida Realtors Magazine!

Creating Customers for Life

I had the pleasure of being interviewed for a featured in award-winning Florida Realtors Magazine! The article is called "Creating Customers for Life" where myself and other amazing real estate professionals share tactics within our business, which has helped us create life-long customers.

The article is also published online on the Florida Realtor website, and I encourage you to read it and share it on your social media channels!


The Stiver's Show: Collaboration, Differentiation & the Current Market

I had the honor of being a guest on The Stiver's Show! The Stiver's Show is hosted by Attorney Justin Stivers who is a premier probate attorney in South Florida.  

In this episode, I discussed the importance of how collaboration in real estate leads to success, how to differentiate yourself as the realtor of choice in a very saturated market, and the state of our current real estate market. Be sure to watch the episode to learn more!

Follow attorney Justin Stivers on social. Also, go to to contact Justin and his team for all things probate and estate planning!

Are you in the market to purchase a new home or sell your existing home? Do you need assistance with a probate sale? Want to discuss your real estate needs? Contact us today. Schedule your consultation below.


Fair Housing Month YPN Mastermind | Natiivo Development

April is National Fair Housing Month! Fair housing is more than a list of dos and don’ts, rights and penalties, and mandatory continuing education. As stewards of the right to own, use and transfer private property, fair housing protects our livelihood and business as REALTORS® and depends on a free, open market that embraces equal opportunity. REALTORS® recognize the significance of the Fair Housing Act and reconfirm their commitment to upholding fair housing law as well as their commitment to offering equal professional service to all in their search for real property.

I thought it was very important to discuss fair housing with some leaders in the real estate industry representing various organizations:

To hear a little about the history of each organization, why their existence is still necessary today, and how these agents are crushing it in today's market, make sure to watch the video below!

This panel discussion was held at the Natiivo Sales Center: an amazing luxury building that is perfect who anyone who wants to live close to the Miami scene, investors, those who live in Miami for a couple of months during the year, anyone! There is literally something for everyone in this building! It is currently 70% sold out and the building will be completed in 2022. To learn more about Natiivo, reach out to us today!

New Development Class - Miami YPN

As a Miami Realtors Leader, I have the pleasure of teaching various topics to other agents in the marketplace on behalf of Miami Realtors and Miami YPN. The most recent class that I taught was about New Constructions and New Developments. I went over very specific things that all agents should know when representing a buyer who is purchasing a home or condo from a new home builder or condo developer.

Although the class is intended for real estate agents, I believe that many buyers in the marketplace will find it extremely valuable. You will be able to learn how purchasing new construction is much different than purchasing resale, and why it is PERTINENT to always have a real estate agent represent you.

Here are a few reasons why buyers should ALWAYS hire an agent to represent them:

  • The on-site agent and sales team represents the builder, not the buyer
  • It is usually free for you to have us represent you! Our commission is paid by the builder
  • Buying new construction is VERY different from buying a resale
  • An experienced agent will know what to negotiate (certain things are non-negotiable with builders)
  • Resale value — we know what upgrades to invest in

I was joined by Marcelo Steinmander, a fellow Miami YPN Leader, in teaching this class.

Are you in the market to purchase new construction? Are you considering selling your existing home? Want to discuss your real estate needs? My team and are always accepting new clients. 👉🏾 Click here to schedule time with me and talk about your real estate needs.