PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN LISTINGS?. . . DO IT!. . . IT WILL RESULT IN MORE SHOWINGS AND PERHAPS A CONTRACT!

Reblogger Clint Miller
Services for Real Estate Pros with Real Estate Pipeline, Inc.

 

I have written several blogs in the past about what to say in listing ads/announcements. This is a great reminder to include SCHOOL INFO!

 

Original content by Lenn Harley 303829;0225082372

PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN LISTINGS - DO IT!  IT WILL RESULT IN MORE SHOWINGS AND PERHAPS A CONTRACT!

SCHOOL INFORMATION IN LISTINGS IS OPTIONAL. 

HOWEVER, IF YOU WANT TO SELL THE HOME YOU JUST LISTED. . . . .

Take a few minutes and put the information in the listing.  Many home buyers and agents search by:

  • "HIGH SCHOOL"
  • "MIDDLE SCHOOL"
  • "ELEMENTARY SCHOOL"

I can remember a time when, in Northern Virginia, you couldn't upload a property listing in the MLS without the public school information included.  That was before our present MLS system, so perhaps some listing agents didn't realize that this information has alwasy been an important data field. 

It's important. Schools

Buyers are smart.  They have access to public school test scores and ranking.  All they need to know is "which school"?

Clearly, the listing information should be verified with the school board, but having the High, Middle and Elementary Schools in the listing report is at least a start.

Afraid of the risk??  Make a note for buyers to verify the information. 

Want to sell the property??  Include the schools in the listing report.  Your new listing will be returned in many more searche results by agents and buyers.

Courtesy, Lenn Harley, Broker, Homefinders.com, 800-711-7988.

This article inspired by Robert Earl.


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Jeremy K. Frost
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Thanks for sharing this valuable information. It's posts like this that make active rain great!

May 12, 2010 04:51 PM #1
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Clint Miller
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Jeremy -- Lenn is an awesome resource for great information! Im glad she made this one available for a re-blog.

May 12, 2010 04:52 PM #2
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Pat Champion
Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty - Mount Dora, FL

Great information for the Realtor to have I don't think a lot of Agents realize how important this information is to their customers.

May 12, 2010 04:55 PM #3
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Clint Miller
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Pat -- Agreed. :-)

May 12, 2010 04:58 PM #4
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Susan Haughton
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Reading Lenn's posts should qualify one for CE credit...she is so incredibly knowledgable!

May 12, 2010 05:09 PM #5
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Margaret Barnes
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I have had buyers request a specific school area for either their own children or it was where they worked. It is  nice to be able to search listings using this MLS feature.

May 12, 2010 05:14 PM #6
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Clint Miller
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Susan -- I completely agree on that statement.

Margaret -- And, come to find out, a lot of MLSs do not require that information. So, adding it is a huge bonus.

May 12, 2010 05:16 PM #7
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C Tann-Starr
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May 12, 2010 06:08 PM #8
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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors - Austin, TX
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Hi Clint,

It is a mandatory field in our MLS System. Many agents search by schools so is very important information!

May 12, 2010 10:37 PM #9
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Dawn A Fabiszak
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Clint ~ that is a requirement in our MLS system here in Denver.  Often, I do search for a particular school

May 12, 2010 11:59 PM #10
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Clint Miller
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Dorie and Dawn -- I thought that was the case for a majority of MLS systems. You should check out the conversation about this post on the fanpage. Very dissenting opinion posted there...

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May 13, 2010 08:02 AM #11
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Robert L. Brown
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Makes sense. I just extended a listing today.This information could come in handy.

May 14, 2010 03:54 PM #12
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