Winter is Coming!


Winter is just 133 days away, stop and think about it!  133 days until cold, snow, wind, darkness at 4:45 pm, freezing rain and you sitting in your house looking out.  Call me today and let’s start the search for your first winter in Florida.  Let’s take a real estate look at those 133 days, you contact me today and give me details on the perfect Florida home here in The Villages, Florida.  I start sending you possible homes you will love to live in during a Florida winter.  Maybe after 14 days you narrow your choices to four or five, either you make a quick trip to view them or I go and give you a video tour.  Yes, I have sold homes by video and the folks had no regrets.  Next decide which one and we make an offer so another 7 days maybe until buyer and seller agree and you are under contract.  Depending on whether you are paying cash or financing the home maybe 45 days until closing.  So far, we have burned 66 of the 133 days plus you are now excited and want to get down here and decorate your home, equip the kitchen and prepare your home to live here. 

After further discussions, you decide you want to be here by the end of October which is 82 days away, looks like you need 66 days to get a home that leaves you just 16 days to get all this started.  I think you should call me today!

Remember I was born, raised and lived in Pennsylvania so I know what I am talking about!

Dick Betts, REALTOR®

The Betts Team

Touchstone Real Estate

The Villages, Florida

717-860-3107 cell

Comments (4)

Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Many Maryland retirees are taking advantage of the sellers market to sell their homes and to move south.

Aug 10, 2022 04:52 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good one, Dick! Although your description of winter is a bit more drastic than what we see here in Charlotte. :)  I like some winter in my life... it's one reason we moved to Charlotte... for the four seasons, but with a short and salubrious winter.

Aug 10, 2022 05:13 AM
Dick Betts

Hi Nina Hollander, Broker my sons live in DC and Philly area so if I am in need of a shot of Winter hop on a plane and fly up for a visit.  I do a visit in the fall and always do DC in May for the NAR meetings so got spring covered.

Aug 10, 2022 05:20 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Thank you for the great information in your blog today to share with

us here on the Rain. Make it a terrific day! bill

Aug 10, 2022 06:08 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Dick,

We don't have the kind of winter you described in Texas but after our continued bout with exceedingly hot weather it's beginning to sound good! Its hard to believe winter is 133 days away..where has 2022 gone! 

Aug 10, 2022 06:56 AM
Dick Betts

Hi Dorie Dillard Austin TX agree 2022 is zipping by!  Most evenings in the summer are perfect relaxing outside enjoying the tropical breeze!  Come on over!

Aug 10, 2022 08:14 AM