Condo Black Book

Most real estate websites withhold important info so that you feel the need to work with one of their professionals to get the answers you are looking for.

Not at CondoBlackBook.com. Our mission is to give you the condo and neighborhood info you need up-front with no strings attached. And when you are ready to take the next steps, we hope you give us a call to work with one of our real estate professionals.

When searching for the perfect Miami condo, our buyers need to know what they need to know -- real facts, transparency, ease of use, and insights that only a local professional would know. This is especially true for out-of-towners looking to buy second / vacation condos or relocate to Miami.

We created CondoBlackBook.com to offer just that for buyers of Miami and South Florida condos. We offer real-time condo search, ultra-local information and insights buyers can only find from true local experts -- all on our site and available 24-hours. And a team of professionals just a call or email away when buyers have more q's.

Condo Blog and YouTube Channel

Additionally, the CondoBlackBook.com blog gives prospective buyers additional perspectives into the Miami condo market, local lifestyle news, neighborhood and buying guides and more, all singularly focused on Miami and South Florida condos.

And if you prefer watching videos, check out our YouTube Channel for the much of same great content as our blog.

We hope you enjoy our site and find everything you need to find your perfect Miami condo.

Accolades

The only accolades we care about are what our site visitors and real estate clients have to say. Take a look at our reviews on Zillow, Realtor.com, Google and Yelp, to get a feel for the experience you can expect when using our site or working with us.

Team

Sep Niakan Photo Sep Niakan Lic. Real Estate Broker Thank you for visiting my profile. My name is Sep Niakan, Managing Broker of Blackbook Properties and a real estate sales top producer in the Miami area for the past 15 years.

I pride myself on keeping the buying and selling process simple and fun, being a knowledgeable guide for my clients, and negotiating to get my clients what they want at a fair price.

I have built my business based on long-term relationships, not individual transactions. If a trusted relationship is what you are looking for when buying or selling your home, please give me a ring and let's talk.

On a more personal note, I am married to a beautiful woman, have two beautiful young children and enjoy a life filled with lots of family and friends that I cherish. When I am not working, my only regular hobby is spending time with my family and close friends. I occasionally need to get away for a few days to clear my mind, and my favorite destinations are places where neither the people nor the landscapes remind me of home, so that it can feel I am getting a true "reboot".

Oh, and I am also founder of condoblackbook.com

Languages:
English; Spanish; Persian (Farsi)
Memberships:
National Association of Realtors (NAR); Florida Realtors (FAR); National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP)

Marcelo C Dasilva Photo Marcelo C Dasilva Lic. Real Estate Associate I have been an active South Florida Real Estate Agentt for the past 10 years specializing in residential sales, purchases & rentals, investment property business, residential property management as well as commercial real estate for sale or lease. With a professional demeanor and courteous business etiquette, I use a common ground approach to reach a win-win situation to deliver results. I'm fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish with a deep understanding of US and Latin American business culture. Aside from my passion with my Real Estate business, I enjoy an active healthy lifestyle with my family & friends and American Bulldog, Donovan.

Languages:
English; Spanish; Portuguese
Memberships:
National Association of Realtors (NAR); Florida Realtors (FAR)

Shelley Liao Photo Shelley Liao Lic. Broker Associate With over 5 years of residential real estate experience in Manhattan and Miami, Shelley Liao is licensed to practice in both Florida and New York. Born in Taiwan, Shelley grew up in New Jersey and graduated from Rutgers University. She is a resident of Midtown Miami and has an insider's view of market trends and new development projects in the Design District, Edgewater, Downtown Miami, Brickell and Miami Beach. She is also experienced with condominiums and single family homes across the greater Miami area. Whether she is working with an investor, first or fifth-time home buyer, Shelley leaves no stone unturned in helping her clients get the best deal possible. She prides herself on delivering excellent customer service and keeping her clients well informed through every step of the buying, selling or renting process. Her number one goal is to provide her customers with a real estate experience that makes them clients for life. Shelley speaks English and Mandarin, and in her spare time enjoys biking, scuba diving and traveling just about anywhere in the world. Don't hesitate to reach out to her for any of your real estate needs!

Languages:
English
Memberships:
National Association of Realtors (NAR); Florida Realtors (FAR)

Katia Bon Photo Katia Bon Lic. Real Estate Associate Originally from Mexico, Katia is now well known and beloved in the Edgewater and Wynwood communities of Miami. She first gained notoriety as a master baker before she transitioned to real estate.

Katia stands out as a real estate agent because to her, clients aren't simply customers. They are neighbors and friends. And she is passionate about guiding her clients through the process of buying and selling their properties.

When servicing her clients, Katia draws from her experience as a former baker, "When someone chooses a cake, they take their time deciding the proper flavor and ideal decoration. Buying a house requires the same attention and dedication. I put extra effort to find the perfect place to ensure my clients’ long-lasting satisfaction." - Katia Bon

Currently, Katia and her loving family live, work and enjoy perfect weather in Miami. Her two sons are soccer fanatics, so much so that her family also owns the local indoor soccer venue Wynwood Soccer.

Languages:
English; Spanish
Memberships:
National Association of Realtors (NAR); Florida Realtors (FAR)

Ivona Danojlovic Photo Ivona Danojlovic Transaction Coordinator Ivona holds a degree in business administration and began her career as a financial analyst. During her time as a research analyst in New York, Ivona interacted with C-level executives, developing acute relationship and time management skills.

People always find Ivona to be a great listener and easy to work with. Hard-working, organized and reliable, she makes it her mission to deliver excellence and stay on top of deadlines. That’s what makes her such a vital part of the HB Roswell Realty team as an amazing executive assistant and transaction coordinator.

In her spare time, Ivona loves indulging in her passion for films and keeping up with international politics. She also loves fashion and strives to stay on top of trends (that is where she gets her keen attention to detail). A meticulous individual, Ivona values family as much as her independence. Four words you can count on from Ivona - persevering, dependable, punctual and dedicated.

Languages:
English
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Jessica Turner Photo Jessica Turner Lic. Real Estate Associate Jessica graduated from Suffolk University with a Degree in International Relations and Economics. After marketing small businesses in Boston, her passion for connecting with people brought her to Miami and into real estate. A positive and outgoing person, clients often describe her as a good listener, highly relatable and an easy going professional.

Born and raised in New England, Jessica inherited some key traits of being fast-paced, competitive and detail-oriented from the city. Today, she applies those traits to her real estate dealings and is a firm believer in the fact that detail and diligence breed success. Her experience of having lived in South Beach, Brickell and Edgewater has always come in handy when helping clients, with plenty of success stories behind her.

Languages:
English
Memberships:
National Association of Realtors (NAR); Florida Realtors (FAR)

Stephanie Bienstock Photo Stephanie Bienstock Director of Luxury Sales A true Miami Beach native, Stephanie was inspired at the tender age of 16 to become involved in the transformation of the city. Her ability to get along with everyone and instantly put people at ease made her a perfect fit for real estate. Starting as an assistant to a number of top-line producers of the time, she obtained her license at 19 years old. And, there’s been no looking back ever since.

Stephanie continued working for some of the top real estate minds of the city and gained experience working with affluent clients. This led her to finally begin selling real estate independently in the early 2000s. Since then, her exclusive focus has been luxury waterfront properties, and she has participated in the sale of over $350,000,000 in sales. A feat that has helped many discerning clients find their picture-perfect property on the water.

Stephanie is often described as an open, easy going and genuine person. Being a perfectionist, she loves being organized and well-prepared. This comes in handy for her clients, as she not only brings a sense of structure to their entire experience but also helps put things into perspective for others, giving them the clarity they need to make good decisions.

Besides striving to excel at everything she does, Stephanie loves exercising and a good cup of coffee. She’s a dedicated mom of two and wife of one who really takes enjoyment in spending time with them. Not many know that this perfectionist has ninja-fast reflexes and also packs a mean punch. So spar with her at your own risk.

Languages:
English; Spanish
Memberships:
National Association of Realtors (NAR); Florida Realtors (FAR)

Vera Berezhnaya Photo Vera Berezhnaya Lic. Real Estate Associate Being drawn to Miami’s amazing architecture, people and lifestyle, Vera began her real estate journey in 2014. She quickly gathered expertise on South Florida’s residential market and enjoys finding creative ways to assist her clients with renting and purchasing. She is often described as an attentive and dedicated professional and holds dear her family values of discipline, punctuality, and respect for others. Vera’s major inspiration comes from the happy smiles and faces of her clients, whom she doesn’t mind hand-holding right from figuring out their dream home to living in one.

A graduate in Business Administration and Paralegal Studies, this native-born Russian moved to Miami with her parents and two Siberian Huskies at the age of 17. Her roots give her the added advantage of quickly building a rapport with people from her country and those who speak her first language. Her background in managing luxury brand stores and retail also gives her a knack for dealing with high-end clientele.

When Vera isn’t busy showing gorgeous houses around Miami, she loves to travel with her fiancé, exploring new cities, cultures, and cuisines. She also plays the violin, enjoys fishing and loves outdoor activities. Don’t be surprised if you find her singing karaoke in her car on the way to a showing, but that’s all the singing you can expect from this motivated woman.

Languages:
English
Memberships:
National Association of Realtors (NAR); Florida Realtors (FAR)

Vivian Suarez Photo Vivian Suarez Leasing Partner Vivian has been passionate about and actively involved in the real estate world her entire life. Born and raised in Bogota, Colombia, as a child, she accompanied her father while visiting investment properties and new construction developments. After graduating with a degree in Industrial Engineering, it was almost instinctive for her to move to Florida and get her real estate license - giving her aspirations of pursuing a career in real estate a concrete direction.

Bilingual and bicultural, Vivian uses her diverse set of experiences to help each client find the perfect solution for their investment, residential or rental needs. A firm believer in lifelong learning and a keen listener, Vivian uses every interaction as an opportunity to understand her clients better and focus on finding them the perfect match for their real estate needs. Armed with great negotiation and analytical skills, she says the smiles on her clients’ faces are here ultimate motivation.

When not pursuing the perfect property for her clients, Vivian enjoys indulging her adventurous side by travelling. She also loves to swim and practice her tennis skills, and has more recently started to dabble in the vibrant world of graphic design.

Languages:
English; Spanish
Memberships:

Eric Lieberbaum Photo Eric Lieberbaum Market Specialist Born and raised in Miami Beach, Eric is a true South Florida native. A skilled communicator and complete people’s person, he combines his natural abilities with rare local insights (things only a real insider would know) to offer his clients a unique perspective and enriching experience each time.

His mantra - “when you are on a mission to purchase, rent or sell a home or condo, I am on that mission with you!” - comes backed by a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, keen attention to detail, and natural curiosity that helps him go above and beyond. Clients describe him as friendly, easy to warm up to, intuitive, transparent, and an honest team player.

Eric’s passion for architecture and design drew him to a career in real estate. He loves how real estate delivers tangible growth. The way new, more efficient structures rise up to energize landscapes. He feels inspired to be able to witness firsthand and be an active part of this growth in his home turf.

Growing up in Miami, Eric learnt many invaluable lessons - one of which is the ability to balance life with work and other obligations. When not on a mission with one of his clients, you’ll find him working out, travelling, or discovering new tastes and restaurants.

Languages:
English
Memberships:

Tatiana Rodriguez Photo Tatiana Rodriguez Lic. Real Estate Associate

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Marc Batista Photo Marc Batista Inside Sales Associate Riding the wave of the great migration, this Manhattan transplant landed in Miami in 2021, charmed by the city’s beautiful beaches, unmatched lifestyle and evolving cityscape. Bringing with him 12 years of experience working in the fast-paced world of NYC real estate, this native New Yorker loves a challenge and working for his clients.Growing up in a diverse, demanding, and ever-changing metropolitan like Manhattan helped Marc develop an incredible gift of communication, allowing him to connect with anyone, about almost anything. Manhattan “has given me a sharp, fast wit and a ‘hustler’ mentality in getting deals done,” he noted. Quick-witted and with a Degree in Corporate Communications from Baruch College (New York City), you can count on him to find innovative ways to network, market a property and get your deal done. Passionate about every aspect of real estate, Marc loves to tune into his client’s needs, stories, and goals in order to help them on their journey. From renting to buying, investing and selling, he’s a specialist at fine tune processes to meet and exceed client expectations, developing client trust and long-lasting relationships becoming a client’s “go-to person who gets the deal done.”A dedicated family man, you’ll find Marc kayaking with his wife and daughter at the Oleta River State Park or exploring the outdoors in his free time. And don’t be surprised if you stop by for a conversation and end up staying for his killer margaritas and mojitos. Marc’s Fun Fact: Marc studied classical guitar and still plays, and is an accomplished martial artist in Jeet Kun Do

Languages:
English
Memberships:

Evan Schechtman Photo Evan Schechtman Lic. Real Estate Associate

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Job Openings

We are looking for one passionate buyer agent to join our team. Please use the contact form above to drop us a note and tell us why you think you would be a great addition to the team.

Reviews

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Erika Fundora
in the last week
Good morning . I was in a bit of a time crunch on finding a place with very little time before going on my three week vacation as well as my deadline to move out was creeping up on me. I was very stressed and was working overtime and then I found Tatiana Rodriguez she is a true gem . She is so reassuring , calming , positive , hard working , always accessible , sweet , professional , and she made every step so easy in the process of finding a place . I thought with the small amount of time I had before having to move out that I would have to settle on a place but Ms. Rodriguez helped me find the exact type of Condo that checked off every box on what I wished to have as a home . She amazed me because she made it happen in such a short time frame . I had so many questions and was panicking and she got back to me each time promptly and politely with nothing but hope and listings . She was so determined to find me what I wanted in one day she set up 5 showings and some more showings after that . I would highly recommended using black book properties on the journey of finding a new home especially if the realtors resemble Tatiana Rodriguez and her amazing attitude and work ethic.
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Nirtej Wadwa
a month ago
Dealing with Blackbook, and very specifically, Jessica and Sep, has been an absolute pleasure during the purchase process of my condo. In an industry that has ton's of agents and brokers that middle of the pack, Sep & Jessica shine like a diamond in the rough. Work with this team on your next purchase, sale, or rental, and trust me, you won't be disappointed!
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Yana Ankudinova
5 months ago
My husband and I worked with Jessica Turner at Blackbook Properties in the winter of 2022. Jessica helped us find our first condo in Miami. Jessica is professional and pleasant to work with. She always provided the most relevant information and helped move the process forward. Jessica thank you for all your help.
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Sherri Powers
11 months ago
The best experience working with brokers. They sold our 2BDRM Condo and we purchased a 3BDRM condo in same building. Sep and Stephanie are incredibly responsive, patient and flexible with showings. They go out of their way for your convenience. Wealth of knowledge of the market. Very helpful with recommendations for all things including restaurants and neighborhood services. They are both still on my “speed dial” for when I need their expertise!
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Lealle Sanditen
11 months ago
Eric was amazing, he found us the perfect apartment with everything we were looking for. He always responded and made sure to make time for us. It was very last minute but he still made sure to work something out and was very delightful throughout the process. He explained anything we were uncertain about and was honest. We would highly recommend using Blackbook properties because of our experience with Eric.
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David S.
May 03, 2022
I ve been working with Sep and Katia for ages. Selling unsellable units, searching for properties, renting places with them being my eyes and ears. Have...
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Deborah H.
September 09, 2022
This real estate firm has some of the most incompetent Realtors and they are totally inexperienced. The new hire Evan Shectman sits around all day and...
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Cooper P.
October 22, 2021
Sep and Stephanie sold our 2 BDRM condominium and found us a 3 BDRM condo in same building to purchase. They are both very personal and professional. They...
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sdpbeep
October 22, 2021
Sep and partner Stephanie are fantastic realtors. Both are very personable, professional and extremely knowledgeable about the market.
They sold our condo and found us another larger one to purchase. ...
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vanessavillamiel
September 28, 2021
What a great experience we had with Sep. He was able to sell our apartment in record time, even if it was rented at the time. Great communication from day 1, excellent advice, and he made the whole process ...
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Juan LuisVirus
April 01, 2021
Jessica Turner from Blackbook Properties has been an excellent partner during our condo purchase process in Miami. We’ve worked with several real estate agents in the past and she’s by far the best we’ve ...
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kwillymia
March 29, 2021
Sep was great! He was very professional throughout. He kept me fully informed. He was upfront about what to expect. He never pressured me during the negotiation process. I never felt pressure to ...
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blprice3
March 25, 2021
I first reached out to Sep on Christmas Eve about my potential interest in buying a condo in Brickell and he responded immediately. After an initial consult I took a flight down and started working with ...