Despite healthy development throughout Northwest Florida, the Gulf Coast real estate market is seeing record lows in terms of inventory. We are unequivocally experiencing a seller’s market, with many homes netting prices higher than list prices. Last spring, the duration of time homes remained available for sale on the market was at a five-year historic low.
With over 23 years as a top-performing Gulf Coast Realtor®, Tonya Zimmern, the illustrious leader of the Tonya Zimmern Team powered by Keller Williams Gulf Coast Realty, is one of the highest-rated real estate professionals on the Gulf Coast. Zimmern explains, “With some of the lowest interest rates in almost a decade, we have a steady influx of buyers applying for home loans notwithstanding the Covid-19 pandemic. Due to low inventory, homes typically receive multiple offers equating to sellers earning a higher profit.”
Persevering through major disasters, including Hurricanes Ivan and Katrina, as well as the stock market crash of 2008, Zimmern knew that immediate action was the only option in the wake of the newest coronavirus tormenting our nation. “We went 100% digital. It took two weeks to create and master the use of new online tools to support the buying and selling of homes. In partnership with top tech companies and the tireless labors of our tech expert, Brian Zelden, we were able to adapt easily to moving targets and quickly changing circumstances,” Zimmern notes. “We found that people were still looking to purchase homes despite the pandemic.”
Locally, low inventory has been a more significant issue than the economic uncertainty brought on by Covid-19. Zimmern continues, “There are not enough homes on the market to satisfy the number of active buyers in my database as well as those who are just looking. If you have been thinking about upsizing, downsizing, or finally buying a home closer to the water, now is the time.”
As a master negotiator with a keen eye for the smallest detail who continually stays up-to-date about local real estate trends, Zimmern’s vast experience and unwavering dedication save her clients both time and money, regardless of buying or selling. “On average, homes are currently selling more quickly and for higher prices making this, by definition, a seller’s market,” states Zimmern. “Conversely, while not a traditional buyer’s market, there are many factors also making this an appealing time to purchase as well. From our strong local economy to a resurgence in real estate investing, this is a great time for buyers, sellers, and real estate in general across the Gulf Coast.”
Expedience, enthusiasm, and devotion define the Tonya Zimmern Team powered by Keller Williams Gulf Coast Realty — an amalgam of top-tier industry representatives passionately driven by client satisfaction. Sam Berube, an active member of the Pensacola Association of Realtors®, is the glue that keeps everything running behind the scenes providing seamless coordination between client, agent, vendors, and more. Gulf Coast expert Greg Davis, a native of Pensacola, uses his vast experience in finance, administration, and negotiating to ensure clients find the perfect home in the ideal neighborhood. SarahGrace Lykins, one of the newest agents in Northwest Florida, diligently works day and night to become a master of her chosen field and is eager to provide her clients with unparalleled service.
Zimmern believes that while success stems from a shared vision between agent and client, nothing can replace the sheer power of teamwork. “I am blessed beyond measure to work with the most talented industry professionals along the Gulf Coast,” confides Zimmern. While there may be a nationwide inventory shortage, the Tonya Zimmern Team powered by Keller Williams Gulf Coast Realty goes above and beyond to meet the needs of their clients and the community.