I am not by nature a gloom and doom person. Even the last few years, although daunting, didn't really discourage me to the point of giving up this business. Why?
Because even in a down real estate market, a few things remain.
Location. Location. Location.
Corny, I know. But have you BEEN to Sarasota? 8 years after moving here I am still in awe of this place. This is the kind of place you seen in brochures, the kind of place you save up for years to visit. And I LIVE here. If you have ever travelled across the John Ringling Bridge from downtown onto Lido Key you know what I mean. Surely heaven looks something like this.
And the recent market has made it possible for virtually anyone to live here.
To live within minutes of the crystal green waters of the Gulf of Mexico, or be able to see a spectacular full blown sunset every night. To walk miles of deserted white sand beaches. To watch dolphins and manatees playing right offshore. To walk amongst Old Florida trees and watch birds bigger than your children fishing in the shallows. To gawk at gators from a distance. To eat at beachside restaurants while breezes blow and Jimmy Buffet plays, to stroll through high end art galleries in flip flops. This place is quality of life to the Nth degree!
Anyone who has been here knows. And so, even in a down market, we are confident that the lure of this awesome place remains strong. And is now more affordable than ever.