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roseann31, Other/Just Looking in Sarasota, FL

Very concerned about the crime rate and its resale value ?

Asked by roseann31, Sarasota, FL Mon Sep 16, 2013

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1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 16, 2013
I will get you a crime statics report and neighborhood report along with price analysis; pretty much the whole nine yards. Shoot me a text with your email or private message on here and I will send it in PDF. Jon Lomelo 941-350-8883 REALTOR @ ERA WATERSIDE REALTY, Siesta Key, Sarasota Florida
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1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 16, 2013
Roseann31, these are legitimate concerns, however, you can visit websites to research the crime in the area, and to read through public comments about the area. With regard to resale value, no one has a crystal ball regarding the future and future values. If you use a conservative 3-6% annual appreciation then you can project future value based upon a purchase price that you are willing to pay.

This does not mean that your desired price will be accepted by the seller. That will have to be negotiated, but, it will provide you with a realistic view of future value.

Based upon your questions, sounds like you have buyer jiggers, best to select an agent and work with them so they can ease your fears.

Best regards,

Lynn Brock
Brock Realty Inc.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 25, 2013
Like others have said, check with the Sheriff's department on crime rate. We always recommend driving through an area at different times of the day and evening. Stop and talk to the neighbors. They can tell you far more about a neighborhood and what's going on, than a licensed agent is permitted to say. I did this last night in a neighborhood and asked a couple walking their dog, how they liked the neighborhood. They told me the names and occupations of everyone on the street, who doesn't clean up after their dog, which homes are being rented out, who's nice and who's not. You will be amazed at the information the neighbors will offer up.

Jen and Mark Bowman
Keller Williams on the Water
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 17, 2013

Realtors are not allowed to comment on crime. It is considered as promoting one area over another based on demographics, which violates some of the equal housing opportunity laws.

However, you as a customer have all the rights to investigate.
You may contact the police and sheriff departments for that area and ask, they keep statistics on it.
You can also use free websites like , or that collect such info....however for some of them we don't know how accurate they are or how frequent the data gets updated. Was this answer helpful? If so please click on "best answer".

Tony Vega
Antonelli Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 16, 2013
For crime statistics your best resource is to check with the Sarasota local police or sheriffs department. I do have a neighborhood report for this home which includes crime info from the Sarasota Sheriffs Dept. I could email it to you if you send me your contact information.

Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Re/Max Palm Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 16, 2013
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