Ann is partially correct: "Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods." To be totally correct, she should add, "based on race, religion, etc." That is known in the business as "block busting" or "redlining".
However, it is our responsibility, as Realtors(r) to answer questions posed to us by our clients based on factual information. My son's car being broken into is a fact. That this complex backs to a trail (former rail spur) is also a fact.
Would I be wrong in advising a client not to buy a home on the corner of a busy street if they had told me they did not wish to deal with traffic noise? My former home backed up to the 22W/405N on ramp. I would have been neglecting my disclosure responsibility had I not mentioned that, even with the new sound wall, there would be some noise from the freeway.... more