Miami real estate catches breath after Irma’s storm surge

Broker-associate Elliot Machado watched his normally bustling Miami urban neighborhood of Brickell transform into a violent underwater ghost town this weekend — from a distance. Amid grisly Irma forecasts and an evacuation order, Machado went north –…

When happy hour is market power: Agent’s social club heats up Miami neighborhood

Agent and marketing enthusiast Elliot Machado, who lives near the Miami neighborhood of Brickell with his wife, has come up with a way to both serve and nurture his lucrative market of young professionals and get his name out there. The magic happens through an unconventional social club — the Brickell Scoop — an alternative after-hour social scene that’s led him to foster more business relationships, earn more listings and close more sales …