ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Meet the neighbors and find your Florida dream home at the same time by taking part in Florida Open House Weekend, set for March 26-27, 2011. Realtors will host open houses on behalf of home sellers in neighborhoods and communities across the Sunshine State, giving buyers a rare opportunity to visit many homes for sale in just one weekend. Sponsored by the 115,000-member Florida Realtors®, the 2011 statewide open house plans to build on the success of last year's inaugural event.
"It's a home shopper's dream," says 2011 Florida Realtors® President Patricia Fitzgerald, manager/broker-associate with Illustrated Properties in Hobe Sound and Mariner Sands Country Club in Stuart. "For the serious buyer, the opportunity to tour dozens of homes in one weekend offers convenience and saves time. Other families who didn't think they could afford a home may be surprised to learn they can – and be drawn into the market by affordable prices and low interest rates."
The Florida Open House Weekend coincides with the state's historically active spring home-selling season and is the culmination of Welcome Home Week, March 21-27 – a week-long celebration of the benefits of homeownership. Welcome Home Week offers the opportunity to let people know that homeownership matters – and owning a home in Florida means putting down roots in paradise. To find out more, go to http://www.floridarealtors.org/AboutFar/WelcomeHomeWeek.cfm.
"Florida Open House Weekend is a fun way to attract buyers, connect them with local Realtor experts, and help them learn more about the homebuying process and what is available in their local housing market," Fitzgerald adds. "It's going to be the largest open house event in the country!"
Blue balloons featuring the Realtor "R" logo in white – 50,000 of them – will be on display simultaneously at open houses from the Panhandle to Key West as part of the Florida Open House Weekend.
As the date for the Florida Open House Weekend (March 26-27, 2011) draws closer, consumers can get the latest information about the event at Florida Realtors' website, www.floridarealtors.org/AboutFar/OpenHouse/index.cfm.
Florida Realtors®, formerly known as the Florida Association of Realtors®, serves as the voice for real estate in Florida. It provides programs, services, continuing education, research and legislative representation to its 115,000 members in 65 boards/associations. Florida Realtors® Media Center website is available at http://media.floridarealtors.org.
SOURCE Florida Realtors