Different demographics want different things. You sound like an investor and your best bet is look at the schools in the area and which ones are rated the best. This is usually the first question we are asked by buyers with families.
Probably equally as important is will you be treated with honesty and professionalism? The agent is a terrible source for the answer to this question. The clients know better if they have been treated well.
Go to http://www.bakersfieldshortsales.com/Reviews and see what ours say. If you think we made it up for the web ask to see "The Book" with the originals. Happy Hunting!
Call me at 661.809.9425 at your soonest convenience! (Well, after 7am if you don't mind!)
Regards---Brad Barnett, GRI
Prudential Tobias, REALTORS