Sarasota, Florida House Hunting in the Fall

Thinking of a second home in Sarasota, Florida? Are you starting your search before you get here? It’s a good idea. Especially if you have not spent a lot of time in Sarasota. If you have then you might already know which areas of Sarasota are attractive to you. Regardless, the search for a second home or even a permanent home in Sarasota should begin soon.

Are you computer savvy and looking online? Most home buyers start online and manage to get a lot of information about the market before they arrive. is a popular search site that is fairly accurate. However, you can’t depend on it like you can a good Realtor. It took me 3 months to get to take down a listing that I had sold. Daily accurate information is on the MLS which is not available to the general public.  I’ve got a great house hunting app to download on your phone.  Just Text BHHS1003497 to 87778 or go here:

and enter your phone number and you will see how easy it is to use.

CMS_4114_60017_XAnd certainly, if you are not searching online then you definitely need an active, dependable, knowledgeable Realtor to consult with the determine what the best options in the market for you are.

Consider your timeline and work towards a reasonable goal. If you travel to Sarasota in the cooler months of October or November and you want to be settled by Christmas so the family can come down for a celebration in your new home, then it’s best to start looking soon. Even if you are buying with cash and the title search can be done quickly, there may be some hang-ups on the seller side that have to be settled. There may be background checks that have to be done if you are moving to a neighborhood that has a strict home owners association. Inspections may reveal issues that either have to be taken care of or negotiated to your satisfaction.

bikersSarasota has so much to offer the retired individual or the executive that is moving from a full-time career to perhaps a consultant position that frees them up to enjoy a new more relaxing lifestyle. There are several Master planned communities like Palmer Ranch, Lakewood Ranch or The Meadows that include all amenities and home styles to choose from. There are many 55+ communities that maintain the active adult lifestyle that some prefer. In the following posts I will focus on some of these communities in depth to share the wonderful neighborhoods and the Florida lifestyle that you are looking for. After all My Work Style = Your Life Style and you can be assured that I will find you the perfect fit.  Start your search now by calling: Susan Phelps at 941-726-2227.


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