Schools – It may sound vague when an agent talks about schools but Buyer and Listing
agents can not “steer” a client to or from a school.
Crime – I hear it all the time, how is the crime in this area. Again an agent will be vague and refer you to a website or the police dept.
Race and Religion – Who lives in this neighborhood. This is a biggie. Think about this for a minute, agents can not give you a cross reference of nationalities or religion in an area. We can not even tell you if there are a lot of kids in a neighborhood. We will say something like “well, when we drive around, let’s see if there are play-sets and bicycles”.
Sex-offenders/Megan’s Law – We actually write this one into our contracts, giving you a place to look for this information, but as an agent, we can not do this for you.
This is why I have links to pertinent information on my website at Charlottesville Virginia Real Estate