Relocating to Stuart, Florida: How You Visit Matters
Are you considering a move to Stuart or the Treasure Coast area? Maybe you're trying to make the choice between two or three potential options. If so, how you visit your future home can have a dramatic impact on which one makes the final cut.
By making a few subtle shifts in how you prepare for your visit to Stuart (and how you spend your time while you're in town), you can gain more useful insight into our community.
Tip 1: Stay a week if possible
While a long weekend might be your only shot, you can get a much better perspective on a place if you have enough time to unwind. A mix of weekdays and a weekend is a great way to get a view of the rhythm of Treasure Coast lifestyles. If you have a long time to plan, visit us in Summer as well as Winter.
Tip 2: Find a short term rental
Renting for several weeks or months will not only provide you a little more room and the facilities of real living space, but you'll get a better sense of what it might be like to really be here."
Tip 3: Explore some on foot
Driving aimlessly can be a good "survey" technique (and indeed, getting lost is a good idea, too), but walking neighborhoods and downtown districts will give you a vivid sense of the community.
Tip 4: Get the local low-down
Before you go, find friends-of-friends on Facebook and other social media sites who can give you an idea of the must-see places that locals love. Use this list as your guide, not the tourism brochures.
Tip 5: Pay attention to what matters to YOU
Remember: You're the one thinking of living here. Don't let what others see as the main benefit to the town be what guides your decision to live here. Go with your gut, your values, and your comfort level!
By the way, I'm glad to help you sell your home prior to the move, or refer you to a trusted agent in your present city. Just get in touch!
Eric Slifkin, Team Lead
Your local real estate expert
Are you seeking a home that suits your lifestyle, community, and neighborhood needs? Together with his team Eric offers home buyers a turn-key approach to finding and purchasing real estate from the Treasure Coast to the Palm Beaches and beyond.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation. Whether buying or selling a home on the Treasure Coast we are always happy to meet with you to discuss your wants and needs, no obligation.
This post has been authored by Eric Slifkin, a Broker Associate at Keller Williams Real Estate and the founder of the Slifkin Real Estate Team. Eric and his team of experienced agents serve South Florida and the Treasure Coast, including Stuart, Hobe Sound, Palm City, Port Saint Lucie, Jupiter, Tequesta, and the Palm Beaches.