Let’s face it, the Coronavirus has changed the way people think about work and home. More employers are staggering their workforce or allowing employees to work from home. The Coronavirus may alter the commercial workspace landscape. So, it begs the question, if you could work from anywhere, where would you want to be?
Employers are rethinking their work spaces. In New York City for instance where the population is very dense, along with work spaces, they are considering options. One option is to rent space out on Long Island and stagger the workforce where some go to the Long Island space a few days per week and and rotate to the city the other days. Office space might be less expensive on Long Island, thus requiring less space in the city.
This strategy also allows you to space out your workforce, so they are not congregated in tight work spaces. Some employers are questioning if they must come in at all and can work from home. In any event, employees are asking themselves questions. Do I really want to commute into city and work in a tight workspace given health concerns today? Coronavirus may disrupt people’s attitudes toward city living in general. If you think taxes are high in the city now, just wait until people start moving out.
Across the US people are questioning living in the big cities. Customers are flocking out to the suburbs, or out of state altogether. States like Florida stand to gain because we have excellent weather, wide open spaces, great healthcare, no state income taxes, and we haven’t mentioned the weather yet.
I’m pretty sure the Internet works as well in Florida as anywhere in the country. Remember the question above. If you could work from anywhere where would you want to be? One answer seems to be Florida. Another may be suburbs and rural areas outside the densely populated cities.
SW Florida is well served by a regional airport, university system, and land that is spread out. Adding in fantastic weather and low taxes makes Florida a winner in a lot of people’s eyes. Florida was already winning due to tax issues before Covid-19, and very well may afterwards as we look to the future.
Florida’s economy will open up as soon as travel picks back up due to all its fantastic advantages. If you’re reading this article and live up North you might want to check out www.LeeCountyOnline.com It has all the home listings and it’s updated in real-time, so the data is good. It’s no fun to search and see old listings that aren’t really on the market anymore or miss out on hot new ones.
If you’re considering selling, definitely talk to Brett or Sande Ellis 239-489-4042 Ext 4 You can also visit www.SWFLhomevalues.com and get an instant value on your property. Buying and selling today is different than it was 2 months ago. You need a team that can handle all the details and show homes virtually. Our team sold 10 homes in April virtually so it can be done if you have got the right systems and marketing to do it.
If you’ve got questions, we are quick phone call or Zoom call away. Getting answers fast means more today than ever. Whether you’re making a move today or many months down the road, we’re here to answer your questions. We can even set you up with some handy resources about our area you might enjoy.
If you could work from anywhere, would SW Florida be a place you could see yourself living in?
Good luck and Happy House Hunting!
See last week’s article “Pending Sales Outpace New Listings”