South Florida single-family home sales are exploding over this time last year and local realtors say the COVID-19 pandemic has a lot to do with it.
“We’re breaking records, the amount of sales are soaring,” said Tracy Ward of Douglas Elliman.
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Ward said they are seeing buyers from New York, New Jersey, California and other states hard hit by the virus and expecting more quarantines.
“A lot of the properties we looked at we blinked and they were gone,” said buyer Evan Jacobson from Northern Virginia.
Ward pointed to a house in Jupiter where they got a contract in less than a week — for more than $2 million.
“A lot of our properties are selling before we’ve even had