Sue Stockman, Home Seller in Kaleva, MI

what's the crime info?

Asked by Sue Stockman, Kaleva, MI Fri Oct 25, 2013

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As Realtors we are not allowed by law to give positive or negative information about a neighborhood, suburbs, city or town, simply because it could be understood as steering a client into or out of a certain area, and that is against the law.
What Realtors can do though is advise clients, buyers or renters of the websites and places where they can find the information that they need when it comes to safety, schools etc. if you are working with a Realtor in your area he or she will be able to provide you with those web site links, otherwise just
google info about the town, and I always suggest to my clients to drive through the areas at various times of the day and days of the week to get a good feeling for the neighborhood they are interested in
and whether the area would work for them and their family. A stop at the local police station in your case with your question is also advisable ..... Hope this helps....

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3 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 25, 2013

As a Realtor we are held to a different standard in regards to certain things. We cannot give personal opinions in regards to neighborhoods crime rate or other information like that. It can be considered steering. What one person may find to be acceptable amount of crime another person may find to be excessive as well. So it is really an opinion more than anything else.

However; Charlotte does have a great crime mapping system where you can put in a address and see what crimes have been committed in that immediate area (if any) and when they were done. This way you can make an educated decision without other people's opinion of the safety of the area.

The website for this is: From there click on the link in the top for your safety and then crime mapping. Follow the instructions from there and you should get the information you need to decide whether this is a safe place for you or not.

Dave diCecco
Helen Adams Realty
Cell: 704-519-7895
2 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 25, 2013
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 25, 2013
Good mornign, Sue:
If you are in Charlotte, call 311 ask for police non-emergency line and talk to the officer who patrols this area. This is best option for finding out about type, frequency, trends and other crime info. If you have a full time agent with a Masters degree in Planning with Finance and over two decades of experience, working for you, you will likely do better in negotiations. I'd be pleased to provide that service. If you appreciate this answer, please give it a thumbs up, or if this was the most helpful answer, please say thanks with a best answer click.
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