Let me tell you what the best neighborhoods are!

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Central Realty

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?

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Carlos A CardoYour thoughts........

Carlos A Cardo- USMC (RET) Associate Broker

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Comments (2)

Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Best, Award Winning, Number One - all of these terms are vague and ambiguous.

  You make excellent points... Realtors need to be careful before touting a neighborhood as "Best".

Nov 13, 2011 04:33 PM
Carlos Cardo
RE/MAX Central Realty - Virginia Beach, VA
Providing Professional Service on a Personal Level

Thanks Fred.

In my cul-de-sac all the homes have at least four bedrooms. One neighbor could not stand all the kids in the neighborhood. On rare occasion the ball would go in their yard and the kids would ask if they could retrieve it. He would say at times. Keep getting on my yard and I will call the police!

Cul-de-sac, big homes, lots of families!  One man's great neighborhood is another man's ugh! By the way he moved out and another family with kids moved in!

Same with schools.  Some schools have a forte, a niche (sports or a particular study)! If you are after that niche, then that is the best school!

That is what finding a new home in the best neighborhood is sometimes, finding your niche- (your style of living)!

Nov 14, 2011 09:45 AM