I have to disagree with Lynn. First, I think her statement about never purchase without an agent is a careless statement that one could argue is a violation of the REALTORÂ® Code of Ethics' Standard of Practice 1-4 which states: REALTORSÂ®, when seeking to become a buyer/tenant representative, shall not mislead buyers or tenants as to savings or other benefits that might be realized through use of the REALTORÂ®â€™s services.
With that said, I think you should have an agent working for you as, if nothing else, it's available to you at no cost.
Also, there is nothing in the Code of Ethics that would prohibit a REALTORÂ® from providing opinions as well as pros & cons to different neighborhoods provided that information is not based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin (Fair Housing protected classes).
My opinion, stick with Grayhawk since they've held their value a little better than Heritage. Grayhawk sold homes have only declined an average of 4% since 2007 whereas Heritage has declined 15% since 2007.
Good luck out there!
Mike Gonzalez, REALTORÂ®
Listing Specialist / Buyer Representative
The Rivera Team at Keller Williams Dallas Northwest
(214) 783-4240 | MikeTX@kw.com