Every year I like to give a shout out to the Choose Tallahassee PR campaign launched by the city of Tallahassee to encourage people to move back to Tallahassee.
This year, I propose a spin-off program "Choose Tallahassee At 50" since all of my friends and brothers seem to be turning 50. If we could get them all to come back to Tallahassee, our housing problems would go away fast.
So pass the word to all the baby boomers that you know, it's time to move to Tallahassee, Florida.
Choose Tallahassee At 50
We helped Patrick and Janine sell a home in Tallahassee in the 90s, and we've been trying to get them to move back ever since.
The Choose Tallahassee Initiative was launched to lure baby boomers to Tallahassee, and Patrick fits the demographic. He still has a few good years left in him, and we'd all feel better knowing he couldn't wander off into the snow.
Remember, Google reports that more than 22,000 searches are done each day looking for "where to retire," and we want to get the word out that "Tallahassee, Florida" is the answer.
Long time reader Bill Z last year reminded us that Tallahassee has so much to offer boomers. He pointed out that Tallahassee is "not South Florida, it's hilly, and blessed with all four seasons."
Help Your Elders (Like Patrick) Choose Tallahassee
So consider this your annual reminder to reach out to your friends and family and encourage them to migrate to Tallahassee.
Boomers who choose Tallahassee will be able enjoy everything that Tallahassee is, as well as everything it is not (cold, congested, full of tourists, etc.)
If you want to know more about why you should choose Tallahassee, you can drop me a note anytime and we'll schedule a time to discuss your specific needs and time table.
Joe Manausa, MBA is a 26 year veteran of real estate brokerage in Tallahassee, Florida and has owned and managed his own company since 1992. He is a daily blogger with content that focuses on real estate analytics and providing his clients with a tactical advantage in today's challenging market.