Welcome to Your South Beach Concierge

We’re a boutique hospitality firm specializing in Miami Beach, Florida.  We offer services to help you find places to dine, entertain, as well as help serve your real estate needs. Whether you are coming for a short visit and need a rental, or coming to move here permanently, no job is too big or too small.

Miami, Florida

Our goal is to serve you with the best knowledge of the area so you can pinpoint exactly where you want to live.

We offer  a wide range of realtors who can serve you. Whether you are looking for a home, condo, or commercial property, we’ve got you covered.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions.  We look forward to serving you!

Things to Know When Shipping Cars

Whether you want to ship your car across the city, state or even country, you’ll need to know some basic facts. You could have a classic or exotic car. Whatever you want to ship, you should know how to go about it. Here is a rundown on how the process works and what sorts of factors you should keep in mind when doing auto shipping across the country.

The Risk Factor

Your car will be shipped in either a closed or open trailer. You guessed it: open trailers are much cheaper than closed ones. However, this comes at a larger price since open trailers leave your car vulnerable to damage, weather, theft, and debris, among other things. If you transport your car in an open trailer, the carrier will tie it down with chains. On the other hand, a closed trailer will ensure your vehicle suffers little to no damage and will protect against theft.

Read the Review

When you ship a precious vehicle, it’s thousands of your dollars traveling across the country. You should make sure to read all the reviews concerning the transport company you pick. In this case, word of mouth is your best option and go-to. Feel free to ask your friends, family members, local dealers or mechanics about options. You could also search online to find good options in your area. Make sure you choose a company that has respectable and positive reviews and an impeccable safety record.

No Deposit

Any company that asks you for a deposit is a dodgy company for sure. Exclusive and respectable companies with stellar reputations will never ask you to deposit anything before the move is made. Good companies always ask for payment once your vehicle has been dropped off to where you wanted it. This ensures that you will get your money’s worth and can easily check for damages when you receive the vehicle. Don’t fall for the deposit trick: it’s a money-making hack!


Think Cost and Benefits

Think of the old saying, “quality over quantity.” This is super relevant when it comes to car shipping because so many people make the mistake of picking the cheapest option with the best one. The cheapest company may not always be the best one and you should never base your decision on price alone. This is because a cheap company might transport your vehicle, but they will do at an added cost of scruff marks and/or damage. Ironically, the higher the transportation rates, the more reliable the company. Car shipping companies usually reflect the quality of their services through their premium pricing. Make sure you don’t pick a sub-par company over a few dollars.

Insure Yourself

It’s always good to have a Certificate of Insurance. This certificate covers liability, workers, cargo and other amounts. If your company doesn’t offer this kind of insurance, you should look for one that does. You’ll need it!

Overall, be wary of any company that offers you super low rates or makes promises that sound too good to be true. They probably are and you should avoid being scammed by doing your research first!

Vape Shops in South Beach

If you are vising South Beach looking for some vape shops, here is a list of some notable locations to visit.  This article will showcase the locations, pros and cons, and any special points to keep in mind.

VaporFi – 1430 Washington Ave. – 305-397-8318

This modern chic store offers a huge variety of accessories, brands, and devices.  They also specialize in vape mods and custom juices.  Their setup is complete with a tasting bar, several seating areas, and on site experts to help with all of your vaping needs.  This store is a brick and mortar front to the rapidly growing VaporFi brand.  Make sure you check out their loyalty programs and website for home delivery when you get back from your vacation.

The Joint Smoke Shop – 710 Washington Ave #12 – 586-339-4490

The Joint Smoke shop has a great location in a small strip mall that provides something for everyone’s smoking needs.  They offer a huge selection of vaping equipment and juices as well as other head shop type merchandise.  Between reasonable prices and some of the best customer service on the beach, this shop has some of the highest ratings out of any on this list.  This shop loves their customers and knows how to have fun, it is worth a stop by.  This shop is mostly a brick and mortar store, although they do have a Facebook page.

Aladdin Smoke Shop – 857 Washington Ave – 305-672-8843

Aladdin is one of the family owned head shops in the area.  They specialize in a variety of vape juices and vaporizers as well as hookahs and cigars.  This shop carries several brands and flavors, with one of the largest varieties offered in the area.  They also routinely have discounts and sales going on.  They also share a premium location near Lummus Park and easy to access on foot.   This shop does have the lowest rating of the three on this strip, if Yelp influences your business.

Smoker’s Cove – 1631 Washington Ave – 305-534-7022

Traveling further north, Smoker’s Cove boasts the highest rating of any other store on this list.  They also have a very modern layout and feel to their store and offer a wide selection.  They also specialize in CBD oils and products to add to their product lines.   Most of the time, you can get a flat 10% off on your purchase if you catch their great deals.  They also tout some remarkable customer service and competitive prices.

Vape & Smoke Shop – South Beach – 1528 Alton Rd – 786-577-0131

The Vape & Smoke Shop in South Beach is the only location showcased not on Washington Ave.  They are also another franchise store like VaporFi.  This gives them a huge selection of products and product lines for your smoking and vaping needs.  They boast several positive rating to match their selection.  Their unique location gives them an edge over competition for that local area.  While not within walking distance of the beach, they do have a strong centralized spot.

Why Miami Dade Reia is Worth the Investment

Real estate investment is a tough business especially if you are someone who is interested in investing South Florida side of the country. The market is dense with competition and there are hundreds of people who are trying to make a fortune out of their investments in real estate.

Why You Need to Join up With a Local REIA

To be able to survive in this complex and dynamic real estate market, you need professional training given by trained professionals in this field. This is where Miami Dade REIA comes in. It is a real estate association that is known throughout the United States to be the top of its class.

You may be inspired by TV shows like Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles.  Who doesn’t want to be successful like Josh Flagg?

MD-REIA offers plenty of mentoring programs for new comers and seasoned investors alike. Through their complex and well made programs that are taught by industry experts who have years of experience in the real estate industry.

One of the best things about the BPM REIA is that the members can get in touch with real estate agents, attorneys, mortgage brokers and people holding PHD in real estate investment. These folks are experienced and they are willing to mentor you into becoming a successful real estate investment.

By the time you finish at least one mentoring program at this real estate association, you will have a very good understanding of how the real estate market operates in the South Florida state. Plus you also get to meet new people where you can become a part of a brand new network and extend your reach in business.

Mentoring programs are available at extremely affordable costs and are guaranteed to help you make better decisions when you are done with them. The real estate association is one of the best in the country for providing the nation’s best mentoring programs at a single spot.

In fact, these people are already doing the same type of teaching in Broward County.

Whether you are a professional in another field or are already working in the real estate investing industry, you’ll be able to increase your knowledge. MD-REIA is an ideal place for people who work part time to increase their income through real estate investment. They teach you and help you understand how the market dynamics work so you have the skills to make proper decisions when the time comes.

Join Miami Dade REIA today and start working with the best in the industry and learn from other real estate investors in the business. Learn how the best real estate investors make decisions and follow in their footsteps.

Buy Houses Tyler

We Buy Houses Tyler

Why Our We Buy Houses Tyler Services Are Great

You will love working with our “we buy houses Tyler” team at Tyler House Buyers. When you want to sell a home, it can be a ton of work that you may not have to even do with the right help. Interested? Then here’s more on this type of service!

Brant Phillips has been buying homes for cash for over ten years. We can go through the process quickly, and we will guide you every step of the way. Instead of you having to spend all of your time trying to sell a house and answer questions that buyers may have, you can just let us take over. We can typically close from three to five days so that you don’t have to worry about how long this is going to take or whether you are even going to sell the house to someone or not.

You are not going to have to worry about repairing your home if that is something that needs to be done. We will buy the home no matter what condition it is in so it can be a fixer upper and that would be just fine with us. If you want to make sure that we are going to give you the most for your home, then you want to make sure that everything is in working order. But, if you don’t want to spend the money or time on fixing it up that is fine with us.

When you work with our service, you don’t have to worry about commissions or fees. When you think about how you have to spend a bunch of time and effort working with the seller, it can be hard to want even to sell a home. We want to take all of the work out of selling your home so that you don’t have to deal with a lot of people and to spend a lot of time on selling. We know that your time is worth money and that is why we would want to pay cash for your home quickly.

When you can work with our we buy houses Tyler service; you will understand why it’s so easy for you to work with a service like this. You will see that it takes a lot less time and that all you have to do is let us take the reins.

AMC Weston 8 Is First Class

So, you are in Florida and it’s raining…..

It happens, and it’s a drag.

Lucky for you, there are many things to do in South Florida that don’t involve being outdoors!

Today we’re talking about the Weston 8 AMC Movie theater.  After reading the review on the link provided, we felt it was compelling enough to share with our audience.  If you are looking for a first class movie experience, this is the place to go.

What you will find there is a bit over the top, so we’ll put it in bullet points.

  • Bar.  Yes.  A FULL LIQUOR BAR.
  • Reserved Seating!  Yes!  Just get online and book your seat in advance, and know you will have assigned seating that nobody can take from you.  This is when thinking ahead goes miles for you.

They also have a great selection of food, and the most comfortable seating we’ve ever seen.

We’re working on making a partnership agreement for discounted tickets, so please stay tuned.  Know that if you are in Broward County and need a place to relax and take in a flick, this is the place to be!

Our Latest Concierge Partnership : Summit Van Lines

Proud to announce a new partnership with our South Beach Concierge service!

Summit Van Lines is a renowned moving company with locations in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach.

We welcome this new partnership!  And with this, we provide you the following value-added tips!

6 Tips to Help  You With Your Relocation

Moving isn’t as simple as some people think. Contrary to popular belief, moving to a new place doesn’t only include packing stuff up and bringing it to the new place. There’s a lot more involved like registering with new local companies, updating your critical details and registering your vehicles with the new authorities of the area. If you are moving for the first time, this guide will help you get a good understand about the basics.

Think before you buy the boxes

Before buying the boxes, you need to determine the size and depth of the things you own. Don’t just go out there and buy large boxes and start packing. Remember, heavy stuff can be better packed in small boxes where the space is less but the box is tighter. Similarly, fragile stuff can be packed in large boxes with bubble wrap. Before you buy the boxes, understand how many you’ll need and the sizes you require.

Carefully pack the stuff

Don’t be hasty when it comes to packing. Pack your stuff very carefully. Add the heavy stuff at the bottom of the boxes and the light stuff on the top. Whatever you do, make sure that your boxes do not have too much space left inside otherwise while moving the goods, your goods will be propelled inside the boxes if there is too much space left in it. Label them properly too so you know where the boxes are going.

Tightly seal your boxes

The boxes need to be tightly sealed otherwise they can easily open up in the whole process. Use plenty of tape and don’t be hesitant in getting more tape if needed. You can always use a cutter later to cut the tape but when you are packing, make sure the boxes are very tightly packed.

Get professional help for large and fragile stuff

If you have a lot of large goods or fragile stuff in the house, it is always a really good idea to hire professional help. For large stuff, you are going to need a truck to get them across to your new home. For fragile stuff, it is also a good idea to hire professional help because they carefully pack and load your stuff on the truck so it doesn’t break off too easily. They also unload all the goods carefully at the new place.

Cook ahead

Have your meals prepared and packed the night before you have to move. During the entire day, you will need to replenish your energy. If you don’t have stuff ready, you will be forced to eat outside which may cost you extra money and time. So pack some snacks and have plenty of stuff to drink during the whole day.

Dump and sell

Last but not the least is to take care of things you don’t need. When moving, you will come across a lot of things that you may not require. Sell them off or dump them using a dumper.

For more information on your move within or out of South Florida, please contact:

Summit Van Lines
980 NW 10th Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311


Our Preferred Wedding Destination in South Florida

Thinking of getting married in South Florida? 

Today’s update is one that you MUST read if you are looking to

Have you ever thought about Key West?  Key West weddings are some of the most gorgeous weddings you could ever have.  We’ve found a local partner that can help you with every step of the way to have your dream wedding in Key West, Florida.

Have a look at our newest partner, Milan Event – Key West Floral & Weddings.

Founded by Peter Bek-gran, who has had a love for flowers since a very young age, Milan Floral & Decor offers luxury event services in the Key West area.  They do corporate events and weddings.  With over thirty years of experience, this is the top place you can look to set up the perfect wedding or event.

Clients include:

  • Baccarat Crystal
  • L’Oreal
  • Beachside Marriott Resort and Casa Marina Resort (part of the Hilton Hotels Family)

It’s not a secret that Key West has been rated a top five place to get married! 

Milan event has relationships with every hotel on the island and can provide services at any hotel or resort of your choice.  We have sent dozens of customers to them and they are always coming back with five star reviews.

Flowers Key West, Florida
A typical floral arrangement for a wedding.

As far as corporate events, we’ve sent many of our larger corporate customers there and they have been WOWED by the floral decor and presentations provided by Milan Event.  If you are looking for a corporate retreat or place to hold your next conference, contact Milan Event today.

If you contact Peter, he’ll give you a 45 minute walk through of his services and outline every step of the way what they will do for your wedding or event.  You won’t be disappointed with the service, and you can look up their past reviews on sites like Wedding Wire, Yelp, and other peer review sites.

We’re also here to help you coordinate a ride down to Key West and can offer our other concierge services (golf, spa, massage) and you can call us at any time and ask us questions about your South Florida vacations.


Emergency Contacts for Our Guests

As a South Beach Concierge, we like to recommend the “best of the best” in the service section.  This way, our guests of South Beach and Miami can find what they need at moments notice.  A copy of this web page is given to every guest of ours when they enter town on one of our deals.

Emergency Contact List

For animal emergencies, contact:

South Beach Animal Hospital:

Address: 1874 West Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Open today · 7:30AM–7:30PM
Should your dog or animal fall ill during your visit, this is the best place to take him or her to get emergency care.
Mount Sinai:
Medical Emergencies:
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Address: 4300 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33140
Closing soon · 8AM–6PM
For more emergencies, call 911.
For dental emergencies, we’ve seen no better than Dr. Fenton.
Bayview Smile Design
Dental implants, routine cleaning, or emergencies.
If you are looking to rent a car or luxury yacht, contact:
South Beach Exotic Rentals
Address: 50 South Pointe Dr #506, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Open today · 9AM–12AM
Of course, it’s always a good idea to have the City of Miami Beach website bookmarked in case you want to view their extensive web directory.
Miami Beach Police Department
The Miami Beach Police Department is the police department of the U.S. city of Miami Beach, Florida, patrolling the entire Miami Beach area, although they sometimes cooperate with the county-wide Miami-Dade Police Department
Address: 1100 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Tips for Becoming a Successful Real Estate Agent

Being a realtor is not just about selling property. In fact, realtors have to be on the top of their game in order to be successful, especially considering the amount of competition there is in this industry. Along with giving a real estate license exam, realtors have to know about the current trends in order to help people make the right choices.

Photo of Miami Downtown
A photo of the downtown Miami Skyline. Real estate is surging in this area in 2016.

Securing a realtor job may be an easy feat as compared to other jobs but being successful in it requires a lot of hard work. If you are looking for some tips on improving your realtor skills, here are some that you can benefit from:

  • What according to you is a successful realtor? List down all that you want to achieve and summarize your goals. Experts recommend listing a figure that you want to achieve and doing the math as to how much you have to do in order to achieve that figure. Doing this will help you get a clear picture of where you want to be and how you are going to get there
  • Work on your salesmanship. Take training sessions from the National Association of Realtors or the Local Real Estate Association. Moreover, you should also get in touch with real estate agents who are already on the top of their game and get some pointers from them
  • Familiarize yourself well with your area. You should be well familiar with the local neighborhood if you want to make big money. The more you know, the better. On the other hand, knowing what indicators effect property in your area is also a must, as this will allow you to make the right choice at the right time. Other things you should know about are parks and schools in the area as many people buying property keep these factors in mind before buying.
  • Advertise yourself from the very start. Start telling people that you know real estate work and can assist them in buying and sell property. Doing this will help in establishing great contacts through word of mouth.
  • Make the best out of technology and use it to your advantage. Since the trend of looking for ads and buying things online has rapidly increased over time, internet is a great platform to advertise. When you advertise, make sure you list down your cell number, email address and any other information you think is necessary to add in.

Parts of this article were written in consulting partners of ours, BREIA.  They offer real estate mentoring services in South Florida, which you can learn about on this page:  http://breia.com/real-estate-mentoring/.  They have groomed many outstanding real estate investors, including Antonio Lopez of Antlop Investment Properties.  He’s widely considered one of the most outstanding people to look for if you think to yourself “I want to sell my house fast in Miami for cash.”