Real Estate In Vero Beach This Winter

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Sellers often ask me, “How is the market right now for sellers?” Today, the market is extremely timely. Florida is currently “in season”. During this time of year, people from colder parts of the country shop for homes all over the state. We have beautiful weather all year long, even during the winter, which means our real estate market is always active.

Yes, this is a great time to sell if you're a Vero Beach homeowner, but there are a few factors that have been trending in recent months that you should keep in mind. In the past five months, we’ve experienced rising asking prices because the market has made a strong comeback since the recession. This doesn't necessarily mean that homes are selling for more; rather, sellers have been overly aggressive with the pricing of their homes. The result has been a sharp increase in the average days on market.

As an experienced professional of over twenty years, I advise now is an excellent time to sell if it's feasible for you and your family. However, you have to be careful about how you price your home in this market. You don't want to be one of those sellers who overprice their home and have to take price reduction after price reduction while your home sits on the market for a long period of time.

If you have questions about making the most of the current market, or if you need real estate assistance of any kind, we’d be happy to answer your questions. Give us a call today!

Celebrate Veterans Day in Vero Beach

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Veterans Day is a very special occasion. Unfortunately, for many people it's become just a day off from work. However, Veterans Day is more than that.

I like to honor our country's veterans by visiting one of my favorite places in Vero Beach: the Veterans Memorial Island Sanctuary and Memorial Walk.

In November of 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day. He said, "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations."

Originally, Veterans Day was observed with parades, public meetings, and a brief suspension of business beginning at 11:00. Wilson also said, "Whereas it is fitting that the recurring anniversary of this date should be commemorated with thanksgiving and prayer and exercises designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations."

On May 12, 1938, Veterans Day was declared a legal holiday dedicated to world peace.

Here in Vero Beach, we have an amazing monument to our nation's veterans, the people who have preserved our freedom. We really want to thank all of our servicemen and women overseas and domestically. They are the people who work so diligently to make sure we Americans stay safe.

I encourage you to visit Memorial Island. It is a beautiful place to reflect on the people who have served our country or fought in international wars to provide peace. I hope you enjoy Veterans Day with your friends and family.

Happy Veterans Day! And remember, if we can help you with your real estate needs, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.