Some Big Homes Are Having Trouble Selling

Like anything else, residential architecture is affected by the popular trends of the day. But unlike most other things, homes last a very long time. So houses built to fit the lifestyle of people living in the 1940s and ’50s are still being bought and sold in 2019. Now, in most cases, an older home’s quirks are considered charming or even sought after by buyers. But what about homes whose time period is unpopular? Well, according to one recent article, this can be a problem. For example, in the early 2000s, mini-mansions were the fad and baby boomers – with easy access to credit – built huge houses intending to live out their retirement in dream homes equipped with all of the day’s most popular features. But now, those homes are beginning to hit the market and are having trouble selling. Why? For one, today’s buyers prefer smaller more modern homes rather than the lavish, ornate styles popular earlier this century. Another problem is the size. Since they are big and located in desirable areas, these homes are expensive and, in most cases, too expensive for most buyers. Unfortunately, it looks like the problem will grow, as baby boomer homeowners grow older and look to sell their current homes in favor of downsizing. More here.

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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.


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.