Thinking about Relocating to Florida?

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC BK659279 
We moved to Florida over 30 years ago. We fell in love with the State of Florida from our very first visit. 
 
The harsh winter weather might be making many northerners think about moving out of state as well and  Florida has remained one of the top states for people relocating in from other states.
 
Lately, we have been receiving many calls from people all around the country telling us they are considering relocating and making a move to Florida.  Of course, they have many questions about what to expect, and where to start?
 
How do you even start to plan for such a major move? When is the best time of the year to move?  Obviously this is a major decision, and one that requires a great detail of research and planning beforehand.  If you are considering moving to Florida, here are a few tips to ensure a smooth move and relocation:
 
Deciding where to relocate in Florida. Location will be your number one decision.   Do you have friends or family already living in Florida? Some areas of Florida are more congested than others with more traffic. Florida is a large state and very diverse each with their own flavor. 

 

What climate changes to expect when living in Florida. Winters here in Florida for the most part, are very mild.  No winter coats or shoveling snow here.  Some nights can get chilly, but the warmer weather usually returns the next day.  On the other hand, some people need time to adjust to the changes in humidity and hotter summers.  We also have hurricanes to deal with and severe weather as well.  Year round temperatures are different for each region, so do some research beforehand on the year-round temperatures of the region you are considering.
 
These are all decisions that you will need to make and these decisions take time.  I would suggest that you research on line first, the various communities and areas before you plan your visit.
 
We love working with people relocating to our area.  Please let us know if we can be of any assistance.  We are here to help in any way.  
 
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Joyce Marsh, Broker/Owner

Joyce Marsh Real Estate Company

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Comments (11)

Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Joyce loved this post and I concur once you leave harsh four seasons for mild four seasons you never want to go back. Diane and I have lived now going on 22+ years in Los Angeles, CA for the same reason, Endre

Jan 13, 2019 04:50 PM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Nope...four seasons are what many people prefer Endre Barath, Jr. ....Florida is a great place to be a snowbirds...and we know many....we appreciate the seasonal changes and we like short trips to a variety of places.Best wishes Joyce Marsh, Daytona Ormond Beach Florida for a proaperous 2019 !

Jan 13, 2019 05:01 PM
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury

Endre Barath, Jr. We are of like minds. I personally can not handle the cold weather. I love looking at the snow and enjoy the Falls leaves but not the bitter cold. 

Jan 13, 2019 05:27 PM
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury

Sally K. & David L. Hanson yes it’s true that many people prefer the four seasons. I always enjoy looking at the snow but my body has a hard time dealing with the cold climate. Wishing you a most prosperous 2019 as well and thanks for stopping by    

Jan 13, 2019 05:31 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Joyce, Sally K. & David L. Hanson  never lived in our "mild climate" hence she missunderstood, that we still have four seasons: Winter we turn the heat on we just do not have to deal with the ice and snow, Spring we have as well no heat or A/C needed... and the list goes on and on:))LOL,Endre

Jan 13, 2019 05:44 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Having made that big lifestyle decision to move from NYC to Charlotte 21 years ago, I know personally, Joyce, how good your advice is. Great post.

Jan 14, 2019 04:52 AM
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury

Nina Hollander I'm sure you understand perfectly what a huge decision and undertaking it is to relocate across the country. If you do your research it can work out wonderful and everyone is happy.

Jan 14, 2019 10:49 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Joyce, having relocated from East Coast to West Coast and back to East Coast and then across the Atlantic to France and England and then to the Middle East and Back to the East Coast and then to Charlotte, I totally get it. I'm exhausted just writing about it!

Jan 14, 2019 12:30 PM
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury

Wow Nina Hollander I can't even imagine! You are the resident expert for sure!

Jan 17, 2019 06:31 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Many Maryland residents are thinking about a move after all of our snow this week. 

Jan 18, 2019 05:32 AM
Megan Marsh, Broker Associate
THE JOYCE MARSH REAL ESTATE COMPANY - Daytona Beach Shores, FL
Daytona Beach Area Real Estate Full Service

I’ve been getting many calls since January 1st about our market here and it seems like interest is really picking up. 

Jan 19, 2019 06:20 PM