I saw a website from a fellow agent state: THE BEST NEIGHBORHOODS IN THE xxxxx (CITY)
Well, how do you base that? Some say the best schools (base that on whose or what scores, or sports team. etc.) Some say home values and then some say the surrounding neighbors.
I personally disagree with what the "best neighborhood" is. Shouldn't that be based on what the homebuyer's unique lifestyle is?
What is truly best for them is what the need and desire. Do they have kids, or like to play golf, or prefer a 55+ neighborhood. Do they want the best high school, middle school or elementary? What about crime stats, or the pedophile list?
The list goes on and on (walking routes, near downtown, association or not, etc...). Do you think at times that it would border on steering? I mean, it is one thing if the client asks for certain characteristics, but to offer the best neighborhood out of your own thoughts and feelings? Do many real estate agents offer their best neighborhoods to clients before they know what the client really desires???
After all, such broad statements would also tell all the people who do not live in those neighborhoods that THEY do not live in the best neighborhood.
What are your thoughts? Do you have a best neighborhood list?