Number Of Homes For Sale Declines As Winter Nears

Temperature isn’t the only thing that falls when the seasons change. If you follow the housing market, you know that the number of active buyers and available listings also begin to fall. It makes sense. The school year, the approaching holidays, and colder weather all have an effect on our willingness to buy or sell a home. And while this year’s market has been hotter than normal, that doesn’t mean we won’t see the same seasonal trends as we head into winter. According to one recent report, it may already be happening. In fact, the report shows that the number of homes for sale dropped in October across every price segment. But while that may be true, the price range you’re in will determine how many options you’ll find, if you’re house hunting this fall. For example, the number of available homes for sale under $200,000 has fallen 18.1 percent in the past year, while homes between $200,000 and $400,000 are down less than 1 percent. And as your price range rises, so do the number of listings. Year-over-year, homes between $400,000 and $600,000 are actually up, increasing 31.2 percent over the past 12 months. Similarly, homes between $600,000 and $1,000,000 rose 48.3 percent. (source)

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Bobby is a U. S. Marine Corps Veteran and Florida native with over 17 years of combined, award-winning experience in Real Estate and Mortgage Lending in Central Florida. An eXp ICON AGENT and Certified Mentor. Formerly with RE/MAX where he was recognized as a Hall of Fame Member and a consistent Platinum Club Award Winner. Locally, a multi-year Gold-Level Award Top Producer within the Orlando Regional Realtors Association (ORRA). His consistent productivity has earned him universal recognition, named as a Top agent in numerous publications, year after year including being voted a Best of Southwest Orlando Realtor 6 years in a row!

Bobby holds a Florida Real Estate Broker’s License with designations as a Graduate, REALTOR Institute (GRI); Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR); Certified Short Sale Professional (CSP); a Florida Military Specialist (FMS) and one of the few Real Estate Collaboration Specialists – Divorce (RCS-D) in Central Florida. These advanced designations denote expertise in financial, market, and investment analysis, in addition to negotiation. As such, he is considered an ‘expert’ in his field with experience in court testimony.

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Bobby is also a dedicated member of his community and has served on numerous local Boards of Directors. He is a youth sports coach and a Partner in Education with Orange County Schools. Thus, Bobby was voted a 2015 ORRA Good Neighbor Award recipient for his volunteerism and charitable contributions by his peers.

Bobby and his beautiful wife Halle have three very active children; Isabella, ‘Little’ Bobby and Alex. They stay busy as a family with sports, extra-curricular clubs and travel. However, they also give back as a family and donate to local rescues as well as providing their home to foster animals whenever possible.

One of Bobby’s greatest attributes is that time and again he has proven himself to be a selfless professional, treating each of his clients as if their property was the most important. He continues to work with his clients personally and does not differentiate between a $100K condo or a $1M house on a lake…anywhere in Central Florida, he gives each one the equal time, attention and respect that they deserve, as praised through the countless reviews written about him by former Buyers & Sellers!

Bobby Baldor has demonstrated the extensive experience and proven expertise in our local market to help you and your family achieve your real estate goals. But more importantly, he is a caring member of our community. Bobby’s personal slogan is ‘Your Real Estate Hero’ …and he works hard to prove it.