Right now is the most popular time of the year to buy a house in Southwest Florida. If you follow this trend and stay true to the average time it takes to find the perfect home, close, and move in, this puts you moving over the summer. Is this what you want? You may be hesitant thinking the heat will make it hard to move all those boxes (or do just about anything!) but really, real estate experts say that this is the perfect moving time for many situations. Consider a few reasons why:
#1 The Kids Have Off School. School-aged children will be off from school and add extra helping hands in the moving process. It’s extremely beneficial to have them pack up their own room, so they can be the one who decides what comes along and what gets donated to a thrift store. Although our area’s school choice makes it unnecessary in many situations, if your child does need to switch schools after the move, at least it will be in the beginning of a new school year for them.
#2 You’re More Likely to Get Time Off Work. Many local industries slow down during the summer months, hitting a major valley in late August and September. If yours is one of them, it’ll be easiest to request time off from work for the move. Sure, you could rush to do the actual move on Saturday, but there’s a ton of prep work and then unpacking to do afterwards. Give yourself a couple days to do it right, so your new house feels like home!
#3 Everyone From Moving Companies to Painters are Slower too. It isn’t just your company that is slower this time of year; nearly everyone is! This means you may possibly get a discounted rate when you hire any type of professionals for the move, like movers, painters, lawn care, and much more. Even if it’s the same price as during the winter, you’ll be able to get them booked ASAP instead of waiting weeks like you would have to during high season.
#4 There’s Less Traffic. Our winter traffic is enough to make you want to stay off US 41 for good! Traffic makes everything more stressful, and moving is already enough stress! During this time of high heat, you only need to share the road with full-time residents, making a few trips across town in your car or one cumbersome trip in a rented UHaul much easier.
It’s all about timing! For many, summer is the perfect time to sell their house, buy a new one, and start a new life in their dream home. The Beattie Realty Team can make this happen for you. If you aren’t seeing anything on the market that you like, Beattie Development is offering amazing deals on the RRB Collection. Beginning May 10th, The Arthur will be open as our Model Center where you can see all of your options for an amazing new-construction home, which can be put on your lot this summer. Call us at 239-980-4730 or email Ryan@beattiedev.com and schedule a personalized visit.