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.

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.

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

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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 a real estate sales top producer in the Miami area for over 20 years.

I take satisfaction in being an informational resource to help you make the right decisions and negotiate the best outcomes when it comes to real estate. Having been published in the Miami Herald, Inman, MarketWatch by Dow Jones, Inc, and many other regional and national publications proves that I have an obsession with knowing where the market is and where it is going.

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 recently married and have a beautiful baby boy, a dog older than anyone's great grandmother and 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".

And if you happen to still be reading and want to know more......I have also been part of a number of local real estate boards, including Miami Realtor Association's Residential Board of Governors and National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals South Florida Chapter. I also founded CondoBlackBook.com, the leading Miami Condo informational resource.

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)

Cassandra Ramos Photo Cassandra Ramos Office Manager Cassandra Ramos is a South Florida native, born and raised in our beautiful city of Miami. She joined HB Roswell Realty in 2012.

She is an enthusiastic and innovative professional who came to us with experience as a senior-level manager in event management, administrative, and human resources and has worked for firms such as VeriFone, Hewlett-Packard and Miami Air Int’l. She is passionate about event planning and will tap into her knowledge of event planning to develop, coordinate and manage meetings, trainings, and team building events.

Cassandra oversees all the day to day office operations which include but not limited to all administrative, clerical and financial duties. She enjoys working for HB Roswell Realty not only because of its top-notch reputation, but also because she feels that the people she works with are more like family members than like co-workers. She also loves HB Roswell’s consistent innovation and its commitment to its core values.

Cassandra is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese. She is a full-time mother of 2, Sophia and Mateo. Her highschool sweetheart and husband of 14 years. Hector is currently an active member of the U.S. Army.

“I am dedicated to delivering the personalized service, exceptional communication, and professional expertise that will give our agents and customers successful results.”

Languages:
English; Spanish; Portuguese
Memberships:

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
Memberships:

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:

Job Openings

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Reviews

Artem Timoshenko Photo
Artem Timoshenko
in the last week
Jessica did a fantastic job! It was a pleasure to work with her buying a condo in Miami: She found a fabulous water-view condo for us, and helped us navigate the purchasing process. Jessica is very open-minded and friendly. She listens carefully. We will definitely work with her again.
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Juan Luis Virués
a month ago
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 seen. Very professional, polished, end-to-end support from search to closing. She made the process really seamless and efficient. And on top of that she was super nice!! I also love their website, it’s really the best in Miami, offering tons of informatiom about the local market.
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Dario Vukelic (US - ADVS)
in the last week
I worked exclusively with Vera B. She is a rockstar real estate agent! She was a real pleasure to work with - super knowledgeable, VERY responsible and extremely professional. She helped us find a perfect place for our move from NYC to Miami and we requested her to be our Agent to represent us when we purchased the unit. If you are looking for the best agent in Miami, Vera is your best bet!
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Harvis Astorga
2 months ago
Sep, Ivona and the rest of the team I interacted with were amazing. They listened to my concerns and wishes and made sure to address all of them. I was very impressed with how organized they are in their operations which made this whole process less cumbersome. They have gained a forever client in me.
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Kenneth Williams
a month ago
Sep was very informative. The information that he provided was totally accurate. He was very helpful with getting my unit ready for sale. He recommended a painter and handyman who did an excellent job.
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Carrie L.
February 25, 2021
I could not have asked for more in a real estate broker. Jessica Turner was a pleasure to work with from the beginning to the end of my Miami real estate...
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Lowell P.
March 25, 2021
We couldn't have been more pleased with our interactions with Stephanie Bienstock and team at Blackbook properties. They were responsive, professional, and...
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Bernard P.
February 11, 2021
Working with Sep and his team has been a pleasure. Blackbook Properties is one of the few professional real estate brokerage you will find. They really...
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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 ...
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hastorga611
March 11, 2021
Sep and his team were great to work with! They are a well oiled machine due to how organized and proactive they are. I have never had this great level of service in real estate before and was impressed ...
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Bernard Pierson
February 11, 2021
Working with Sep and his team has been a pleasure. Blackbook Properties is one of the few professional real estate brokerage you will find. They really understand the market and take a sophisticated approach. ...