Are you thinking of retiring in the Sunshine State?
It's no secret that Florida has always been a major favorite when it comes to thinking about where to retire. Not having to shovel snow or slide around on icy roads is very appealing to most of us, as is the lower cost of living and no state income tax. However, actually taking the plunge and making the move is a very big decision for most people. 

Having a Realtor who understands your needs and concerns to help you through the process is very important.  At Dolby Properties, we have three members of our team, Lesley Dolby, Steve Schaffer and Samantha Brightman, who have completed the educational requirements and earned the specialized Realtor designation of SRES, Seniors Real Estate Specialist and are members of the  SRES Council.  We are qualified to address the needs of homebuyers and sellers aged 50+.
You can see more of our profiles in our  Meet Our Team  page.

Even if retirement for you is many years away, or even perhaps a distant dream that may or may not actually happen, it is a good idea to think about securing a nice property here now. Of course if you prefer to retire to a special  55+ community  (and there are lots of them in our area), we can definitely help you with that, but over the years, a great many of our clients have bought regular single family homes or condos in the Orlando area with the intention of future retirement and having their properties work for them before they make that all-important decision to actually retire.

 Whether you use your Florida home as a vacation home for personal use, or rent it out short term when you are not here, or even if you rent it out full time to local residents for a few years, your property will be here gaining equity for you and it will be here when you are ready to make that major life decision to actually retire.  Or when it comes time to retire, you might find you are in a position to spend only half the year in Florida and half back home, which is the most ideal!

Dolby Properties has specialized in working with buyers of this very type of property since we started in 2000. Now that we are also qualified with the SRES designation, we believe we are uniquely positioned to be able to assist you with your goals.

E-mail us today at for more information about how we can help you with your retirement goals.


Dolby Properties Inc
Dolby Properties Inc
(407) 352-3664
5218 Ridgeway Drive Orlando FL 32819
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