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How Long Will It Take You to Find Your Ideal Florida Luxury Home?

by Doug & Erin Risher 01/11/2021

Although there is no shortage of premium luxury homes in Jacksonville, St Augustine and other Florida cities and towns, the top residences sell quickly. Thus, for those who hesitate as they pursue Sunshine State luxury houses, it may take many weeks or months to find and purchase the right residence.

Ultimately, there are many things that you can do to accelerate your Florida luxury home search, such as:

1. Know Where You Want to Reside

Narrow your Florida luxury home search to houses in a select group of cities and towns – you will be happy you did. If you know where you want to reside in the Sunshine State, you can focus exclusively on luxury residences in your preferred cities and towns. And as a result, you can speed up your search for a Florida luxury home that matches your expectations.

Of course, if usually helps to consider your short- and long-term goals as you evaluate where you want to live in Florida. If you work in Miami, for example, you may want to pursue luxury residences in or near South Beach. Or, if you enjoy regular trips to Disney World, you may want to hone your search to luxury houses in the Orlando area.

2. Get Your Home Finances in Order

Let's face it – you probably will need a jumbo mortgage if you want to make your Florida luxury homeownership dream come true. Lucky for you, lots of jumbo mortgage options are available, particularly for those who meet with a variety of banks.

Oftentimes, it helps to get pre-approved for a jumbo mortgage before you launch your search for a luxury house in Lake Worth, Tampa Bay or elsewhere in Florida. Because if you enter the Sunshine State luxury housing market with a jumbo mortgage in hand, you will know precisely how much you can spend to acquire your dream home.

3. Work with a Real Estate Agent

A real estate agent is a must-hire for those who want to streamline the Florida luxury homebuying journey. If you have a real estate agent at your side, you can receive expert guidance as you evaluate luxury houses across the Sunshine State. That way, you can boost the likelihood of making an informed home purchase.

Let's not forget about the personalized support a real estate agent provides, either. A real estate agent will learn about you and your homebuying goals and tailor your home search accordingly. Therefore, if you want to purchase a luxury house near some of the top beaches in Florida, a real estate agent can help you do that. On the other hand, if you want to acquire a Tallahassee luxury house as quickly as possible, a real estate agent will do whatever it takes to help you achieve your desired result.

Simplify your Florida luxury home search – take advantage of the aforementioned tips, and you can seamlessly explore the Sunshine State luxury housing market and discover a residence that suits you perfectly.

About the Author

Doug & Erin Risher

Hi, Welcome To Our Website Amazing Naples Homes.Com. My name is Doug Risher, together with my wife Erin and Trish Giampaoli we are The Risher Team. We hope you find the website fast and easy to use. Please let us know if we can help you in your search. If you have specific needs or wants please let us know those. We often have additional homes, condos or land that may not be for sale on the MLS. 

A fifth generation Floridian and lifelong resident of Naples, Doug Risher has seen and been a part of the tremendous growth that defines Southwest Florida. He previously worked in the golf business for various manufacturers of hard and soft goods. Doug started out working as an independent sales representative and worked his way up the ranks to a national sales position.

In the real estate market, he has established himself in new construction and has earned two designations relating to custom home design and modern construction practices. Doug is a Certified New Home Specialist (CNHS) and is Residential Construction Certified (RCC). He believes advising buyers and sellers alike is very rewarding.

Doug enjoys creating a successful outcome, whether it's assisting a buyer to find the right community, helping find the perfect location for that custom home or marketing a home for a seller. He utilizes social media and target marketing to match qualified buyers with listings. When you work with The Risher Team, you get the double-edged sword of high-tech and high-touch.

Outside of real estate, Doug supports Take a Soldier Fishing, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Captains for Clean Water. 


Erin worked for 11 years as a Case Manager for the largest personal injury law firm in the state of Florida. Erin was ranked yearly as a high fee producer, negotiating with insurance companies for her clients top compensation. Erin says, "the experience I gained while working for the law firm was invaluable and made me a great negotiator."

 "I use techniques I learned there to the benefit of my real estate clients." "I love real estate and it is my passion", says Erin Risher Broker Associate. Erin along with her husband Doug are the Risher Team, they participate and contribute to Take a Soldier Fishing and Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. 

When you work with”The Risher Team” you get the double edged sword of High Tech & High Touch in Doug & Erin Risher. Erin is passionate about our environment and supports captains for clean water and the restoring the natural flow on water through the Everglades. Erin loves her family and enjoys boating, going to the beach and visiting the keys and islands of florida. Together we help people. "Real estate is the truly our passion and it is what we love to do"