I provide buyers ample resources of data, demographic reports, economic development data, census data, school reports from more than one source, and community profiles. These reports are great tools to use, but not the end all to the process or decision. The information is useful, and I do recommend that you obtain it from your agent. After reviewing data, you still need to spend time in the community talking with members of that community.
If someone is coming from out of the area, and particularly, out of state, I recommend that they spend a few hours doing the types of activities they would do in their day to day lives here. At each opportunity, spark a conversation with, â€œHi, I am thinking of moving to this area. Have you lived here very long and how do you like it?â€ I suggest buyers go for coffee, stop at the news stand, perhaps stop in a local store or two. If the buyers have children, I suggest they take a drive by the school, or arrange a quick visit or tour. Chat with neighbors and ask them what they like about their communities. Residents are quite frequently proud of their communities and will often tell you more than you ever dreamed they would.
Deborah Madey - Broker
Peninsula Realty Group, Inc.