I don't think we are in a strong real estate market in Venice or Sarasota. I think we are in a difficult market with historically low levels of available homes for sale.
Most home sellers are taking a firm stance when negotiating price, but there may still be options for you as a buyer, to find motivated sellers and negotiate a good deal.
Visit my website to find Venice real estate that has been on the market over 90 days with at least one price reduction. While there's no guarantee the owners of these properties are motivated, they may be more likely to want to negotiate versus more recently listed properties.
Please contact me for more information or to schedule a property showing.