BTW to Jr. - Simply giving prospective homebuyers an opinion on the "best" high schools would not fall under the defintion of steering --- which is an illegal real estate practice through which real estate professionals encourage people to look for homes in areas where residents generally share the same racial or ethnic profile, or to not look for homes in areas where the residents do not share your same racial or ethnic profile, essentially encouraging racial segregation.
Fortunately, this Trulia website is open to review of all persons from all races and protected classes who ALL can take advantage of the information included regarding the best schools for their children.
Hi Yvonne, IMO it is best to be "the source of the source", and not the source. If the client/customer finds out for themselves, it is much more powerful and accurate than our "opinion". I would give the client/customer a handout with all the school information for the area.
In another thread regarding commission there were agents who were wary about discussing the subject for obvious reasons. Indeed, telling a customer especially where the best schools are is not going to set will with a client seller, and can open us up to liability. As I live in an area that is frequently bad mouthed as having bad schools, even though my children and my neighbor's children have done as well as children from the neighboring school district, I would rather be "the source of the source". Besides, don't you feel more assured when YOU learn something yourself rather than when someone you don't know very well tells you their opinion?