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Eugene, Both Buyer and Seller in Swansea, MA

Can anyone tell me places in North Port and Port Charlotte that would be good areas to move to. We want a low crime area...

Asked by Eugene, Swansea, MA Fri Oct 22, 2010

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Tammy Hayes’ answer
Research areas/communities that are of interest to you. Determine what things are important such as schools, proximity to shopping, restaurants, and local activities. Drive through the communities to get a feel for what they are like.

Here is one of my blogs.
What do buyers really want?
Most buyers have in mind what they want when searching for a home. How do you know which house is right? Most homes are not going to be a perfect fit, but as long as the home fulfills most of their needs, they will be happy.

In the book, The Everything Guide to Being a Real Estate Agent by Shahri Masters, the average buyer wants the following things:
• Value: a quality home for a good price.
• Prestige: prestigious surroundings; a house to impress others
• Convenience: easy access to work, school, stores, etc.
• Security: a secure house in a safe neighborhood
• Comfort: a comfortable, “warm” home
• Aesthetics: an attractive home
• Privacy: a private location; privacy-conscious architecture and landscaping
• Entertainment: easy access to entertainment; the ability to entertain at home
• Health: climate and facilities to promote health and well-being
• Recreation: easy access to recreational facilities
• Education: an exceptional school district or other educational facilities

This list is based on a list of basic human needs created by psychologist Abraham Maslow. Most buyers will have two to three primary needs that must be met in order to purchase a home. Buyers should decide ahead of time before they meet with a real estate agent what is important to them. An agent can better help a buyer find a home knowing and understanding what the basic needs an requirements are.

Tammy Hayes, Realtor, Sandals Realty, Punta Gorda, FL tammyhayesre@gmail.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Oct 24, 2010
I would go to http://www.neighborhoodscout.com. This breaks down different sections of North Port, as to the safest areas to live. I live in North Port, and according to that site I am in a safer section of North Port. In my opinion I agree with what the site says.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 24, 2013
Consider doing some of your own homework first; visit a neighborhood several times to get a sense of belonging, possibly chat with locals, look at everything that is important to you, etc.; check out area statistics if concerned about crime/safety--contact/visit the local police department, ask all your questions and hear all there is hear firsthand--real estate professionals are prohibited from “steering”—enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
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