Finding School, Crime and Other Information During Your Relocation

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Finding School, Crime and Other Information

During Your Relocation

 

Relocation is not for dummiesVideo #9 (see below) in my Relocation Tips Video Series provides some tips on finding school, crime and other information during your relocation. The complete list of articles and videos preceding this one are listed at the bottom of the article.

 

Buyers often have questions about the schools and crime when seeking a new home and neighborhood. Questions such as “are the schools good in this area” or “is this a safe neighborhood” are common.

 

The REALTOR you are working with in your relocation should be a good resource of tips on where to get this information, and more. Here are some thoughts:

 

SCHOOL INFORMATION

 

1. Buyer clients have shared several sites for checking on schools that include rankings and other information – Great Schools and School Digger

 

make friends with the neighbors2. Check with neighbors in the areas that interest you for their thoughts on local schools

 

3. Check school websites, e.g., Carlsbad Unified Schools. This site also has a school locator tool to find out which schools match up with different addresses

 

4. Contact the local schools directly to find out more about their programs and get answers to your questions. Visit the schools, too, when you are in town house-hunting.

 

 

CRIME INFORMATION

 

1. City websites and local papers

 

2. Local police departments

 

3. Crimemapping.com may be worth checking depending on the area

 

4. Check with neighbors, and spend time in the area at different times of the day/weekends

 

COMMUNITY/CITY INFORMATION

 

Carlsbad Village in Carlsbad CA1. Local blogs, like the one you are reading for the Carlsbad CA area, will have articles about various communities and neighborhoods

 

2. Many cities have a website and/or a Chamber of Commerce site with a wealth of information for residents and visitors. Here’s the City of Carlsbad website and the Chamber of Commerce site.

 

Need more relocation tips? Give me a call at (760) 840-1360 so we can talk about YOUR personal relocation situation and needs.

 

I am happy to help you from start to finish with your relocation here to SoCal, or with a move out of this area. And I know great agents around the country who can help in other areas throughout the US!

 

And if you are moving someplace other than SoCal, I can still assist you. I know a great network of highly qualified agents around the country and can help refer you to the right person to help find your new home and/or sell your current one.

 

Here are the prior articles (with videos) in this series in case you missed them:

 

Video #8 – Packing for your Relocation: Do It Yourself or Not

 

Video #7 – Making Your List and Checking it Twice: Your Relocation Checklist That Is

 

Video #6 – Questions to Ask Your Movers

 

Video #5 - Buying vs. Renting When Relocating to Your New Home

 

Video #4 – Finding the Right REALTOR® to Help in Your Relocation

 

Video #3 – Moving with a Relocation Package

 

Video #2 – Getting Pre-Approved

 

Video #1 – Relocation Expenses

 

Introduction to Relocation Tips Video Series

 

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Cindy Edwards
RE/MAX Checkmate - Johnson City, TN
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Hey Jeff,

What a great post about relocating.  You are right, it is not for dummies!

Dec 29, 2013 09:49 AM #1
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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Thanks, Cindy, It can be a reall challenge if you have not done it before, especially moving to an area you do not know

Jeff

Dec 29, 2013 09:56 AM #4
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Hella Mitschke Rothwell
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Jeff: These are always questions that we can't answer for risk of saying things that are not allowe, so to be able to say "I will email you resource information to check over" is the way to go.

Dec 29, 2013 11:45 AM #5
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Agreed, Hella. We should always be a resource when we can, and if we don't have the information or can't tell them where to find it, we need to let them know THEN go and find it. I try to offer up resources early on, even before the questions are asked.

Jeff

Dec 30, 2013 01:32 AM #6
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Elizabeth Bolton
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You've done a super job of laying out the approach to information gathering for relocating buyers. Excellent video!

Dec 30, 2013 02:38 AM #7
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Thanks, Liz. Nice to hear from you. Hope all is well in Cambridge.

Jeff

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