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Common Florida Real Estate Myths

 

The real estate industry is full of high stakes. It is important to be knowledgeable and sensible in order to be successful when making such large investments. Real estate investors and professionals must avoid common pitfalls in order to stand above the crowd. The following are some of the common myths about Florida real estate. Do not fall into the trap of believing or perpetuating the following misconceptions:

Myth: It is Easy to Predict the Real Estate Market

While some investors make a concerted effort to understand as much as they possibly can about the real estate market, it is impossible to predict anything with 100% accuracy. While a real estate investor might be correct about general movements associated with the real estate market, these investors are often incorrect about the amount of time involved.

Myth: Bigger is Always Better

Smaller pieces of real estate are not always less desirable or harder to sell than larger pieces of property. If you are interested in buying a piece of property, it is critical to select a piece of property that makes sense for you, regardless of size. If you are selling a piece of property, it is important to remember that your piece of real estate will be an ideal fit for someone.

Myth: The Real Estate Market in Florida is the Same as Everywhere Else

While the real estate market in Florida follows some general trends, there are also some unique factors that dictate the Florida real estate market. For example, unlike many other states, Florida has year-round sunny weather, which influences a number of factors including how long property remains on the market.

Myth: Homes Need Not be Prepared for Sales

The myth that homes can just be sold as-is can cost a seller thousands of dollars. By preparing a home for sale, a realtor greatly increases the chances that the property will be sold. Home purchasers today are often looking for homes that are immediately available for move-in, and making the necessary preparations can greatly reduce the amount of time that a home remains on the market before selling.

Myth: Open Houses are the Best Way to Sell a Home

Many home sellers think that open houses are the best way to sell a residence. In reality, the National Association of Realtors reports that only 2% of homes are sold as a result of an open house. While it is possible that a person can sell a house this way, it is not common to do so. Despite this, some real estate agents like open houses because they offer an opportunity to find new clients.

Speak with an Experienced Florida Real Estate Lawyer

No matter if you are a purchaser or seller of Florida real estate, a knowledgeable Florida real estate attorney can help you with the process. Contact Adam Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.