Although Florida has mild weather all year, autumn still opens up opportunities for homebuyers. Most people seeking a new home do so in spring and summer, especially if they have children who need to start at a new school. As a result, the residential property market slows down in fall. People still in the market have less buyers to compete with. This often grants them greater negotiating power.
Sellers who did not succeed in moving a home during the busy season could respond favorably to lower offers. The chance to sell before winter sets in could also make them agreeable to other concessions, such as giving a buyer a credit toward upgrades or paying more of the closing costs. Similarly, builders with inventory still available at their housing developments might discount some of their homes.