South Florida is hotter than ever, with the demand for luxury real estate at an all-time high. The Shapiro Group, a boutique brokerage firm specializing in selling, purchasing and interior remodeling of luxury homes in Bal Harbour, Bay Harbor Islands, Surfside, Miami Beach and North Miami, is ahead of the pack, closing more than $100 million in sales so far this year.
Since its inception, The Shapiro Group has made a significant impact in the greater Miami area, making them the go-to realtors for high-end sales and purchases. Founded by Zalmy (Shneur) Shapiro, The Shapiro Group belongs to the 2018 Top Producers Circle with ONE Sotheby’s International Realty and in 2017 Shapiro was awarded ONE Sotheby’s 20 top producers under the age of 40. Born and raised in New York, Shapiro began his career in real estate at the young age of 22 managing single-family homes. Known for his hard work and dedication, Shapiro moved to Florida in 2009 and quickly earned a reputation as a broker who gets the job done.
“I’ve always had a passion for real estate,” said Shapiro, who finds his job very fulfilling. Meeting new people and helping them with one of life’s biggest milestones is very gratifying, he added.
According to Shapiro, what distinguishes his firm from others is the high degree of dedication to each client they work with. “I advocate for my clients, and I don’t stop until I get the results I want,” he said. They also handle much more than just the transaction. The group functions like a concierge brokerage house, providing a premier level of customer service throughout the process.
As an agent, Shapiro keenly understands the specifics of each transaction and supports his clients every step of the way. It’s a stressful process he admitted, but said he is happy to provide hand holding whenever necessary, especially for his first-time buyers. “I want the experience to be as easy as possible,” he said. His clients appreciate that he is available for them around the clock and attest to his patient approach and astute knowledge of the industry, confirming that he closes deals as seamlessly as possible.
Shapiro is Orthodox and believes it’s a bonus for many of his Orthodox clients. “I know what they want in a house, a community, and a lifestyle,” he said. He continued that South Florida has seen incredible development in its Jewish community over the last few years. People who live there have an excellent choice of kosher markets, restaurants, schools and shuls, and the consistently nice weather is a big plus.
Shapiro prides himself on being a step ahead. In fact, over the last two years he has been approaching potential sellers so that he could accrue inventory to offer prospective buyers. The turnaround is quick, he said, and you must be in it to win it.
Shapiro believes the transition from the Northeast to Florida is easier than ever. Since the pandemic, Miami has become a real engine of commerce, he said, and with all the amenities an Orthodox person needs, you’re not leaving much behind.
Shapiro says he’s not just selling properties, he’s in the business of selling dreams. The beautiful homes he sells come with amazing sunsets, fantastic beaches, opportunities for family gatherings and a warm and welcoming Jewish community. More than an agent, he thinks of himself as a facilitator to that dream.
If you are looking to relocate from the Northeast or considering a second home in Florida, contact The Shapiro Group at 786-390-0582, by email at [email protected] or on Instagram @zalmy_theshapirogrp. You can also visit their website at www.theshapirogrp.com.