September on Marco Island
Posted by Dan Boyle on Friday, September 7th, 2012 at 9:49am.
September is a quiet month on Marco Island. Of course, the summer is considered the slow season but it gets the slowest in September. With the kids back in school and the snowbirds quite happy to stay up north for another month or so, the atmosphere on Marco is quite peaceful. OK, it's dead, actually.
Marco is always peaceful and quiet when you compare it to most other coastal Florida towns. Now, though, you can probably get away with crossing the street without looking both ways. You can probably even go get the newspaper naked without anybody noticing.
Many of us like this quiet atmosphere in September. It's surreal to have the grocery store to yourself or get a haircut appointment for "right now." The only negative is the fact that some businesses close for part of the month or the entire month. You might want to call ahead to see if your favorite restaurant is open before you head out.
For us at Remax, all this pease and quiet is a nice respite. The summer has been busier than it has in years. The season, which normally winds down in April seemed to continue straight through to Labor Day, as far as real estate sales are concerned. Soon, as September ends, it will all begin again.
If you've been thinking about putting your Marco Island property on the market, September is a great month to do it. Remember, buyers use the internet these days. The buyers that will be visiting during our busy season are already surfing our website now. Get your home or condo in front of them now, while inventory is low. You'll be glad you did.