Why You SHOULD Care about the School System Even When Moving WITHOUT KIDS

Reblogger Tammy Emineth
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What a great point Gina makes here! I didn't think about schools when we bought our first house even though we did eventually have kids there. When we moved to Missouri, it was my top priority. Such great points here and I think she did an awesome job of mentioning things we don't often think about.

Original content by Gina Chirico

why you should care about the school systemWhy You SHOULD Care about the School System Even When Moving WITHOUT KIDS

Its not uncommon for buyers moving without kids to not worry about the school system but the reality is that there are reasons why you should care about the school system even when moving without kids.

For starters, are kids in your future?  Maybe you don't have kids today but if kids are in your future, the school system will then be important.  Maybe your intention would be to sell in a few years prior to your kids attending school but keep in mind, circumstances can change and you may be faced with school aged children but unable to make a move at that time.

why you should care about the school systemGood communities begin with their school system.  Many desirable and sought over areas to live in are those with good school systems.  Unfortunately if the school system is compromised, not only do the school and students suffer, but the community suffers as a whole, and house values may start to decline. 

To protect the value of your home, you must protect the school system. Many homes for sale in towns with top ranked schools have higher price tags.  The schools do matter whether you have children or not.  Good school systems will protect the value of your home.   

You should care about the school system even when moving without children because the school system can be a vital part in determining the current and future value of your home.   


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Connie Goodrich
Keller Williams Realty - McKinney, TX
CRS ABR (McKinney Realtor)Texas

One point that I make to clients who are not concerned about the schools, you need to feel that your area is attractive for value retention and good schools are important.  Very nice post that Gina shared.

Jan 21, 2012 04:11 AM #1
Kathy Burke
Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA - Danville, CA
S.F. East Bay Home Staging

Tammy......GREAT point that Gina made!  When I was doing RE investing it was always an important point to invest where at re-sale the schools were a selling point!

Jan 21, 2012 05:46 AM #2
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Good points from you all... The quality of schools around your home is like a gold standard. It affects every aspect of the quality of life in your area. 

Jan 21, 2012 10:17 AM #3
Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

Tammy, very true, most will agree about the resale value and sadly only those into the community will consider the future of kids.

Jan 21, 2012 12:32 PM #4
Erika Rogers
Red Rock Real Estate ~ Southern Utah's Largest Independent Brokerage - Saint George, UT
St George Utah Real Estate & Relocation Specialist

Tammy, this is a great post to re-blog. The schools in an area are very important for the above reasons, you've always got to think about resale whether or not you have kids.

Jan 23, 2012 06:27 AM #5
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