Congratulations to Amy Drake on her expertise feature in the latest Florida REALTOR Magazine! Amy's outlook on the 2023 market was sought alongside fellow REALTOR leaders from around the state.
With the changes that we've seen in the market during the last half of this year, there have been a lot of questions about what's to come, particularly on the heels of this fall's Hurricane Ian. Amy is optimistic about Sarasota's market for the coming year, and for the broader statewide trends. The quality of construction in the Sarasota market is a significant factor in attracting so much residential influx. And it's not limited to second home seekers and retirees. Young families and remote workers are increasingly seeking homes in Sarasota, where the comfortable climate, great schools, and cultural amenities are unbeatable.
Amy Drake is also optimistic about Florida’s real estate market this year. “The desire to live here is still very strong, despite Hurricane Ian,” she says. “While some buyers may be rethinking their plans, others are looking forward to owning a home here.” A broker-associate with Premier Sotheby’s International Realty in Sarasota, Drake expects continuing demand for well-constructed homes and condominiums, as well as new developments. “Our building codes and technologies keep getting stronger,” she adds.