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Old 07-25-2010, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Don't blame Realtors for upholding the law. Do your own homework -- go up to each house and say, "Just checking to make sure you are right race/religion/ethnicity/sexual orientation/political party/coke v. pepsi fan for me."
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Old 07-25-2010, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Union County
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It's shame that redfin's sweet digs couldn't take hold...

Redfin Stops "Sweet Digs" Property Reviews | Redfin

Having people blog and write reviews on open houses was such a cool idea.
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Old 07-25-2010, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Salem, OR
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It's shame that redfin's sweet digs couldn't take hold...

Redfin Stops "Sweet Digs" Property Reviews | Redfin

Having people blog and write reviews on open houses was such a cool idea.

You know they could still do it. They would just have to ask the listing agent. I bet you most listing agents would say yes. The problem they had is that they started talking about other agents listings in a public forum which the MLS deemed as advertising.

It is a cool idea, and they could still do it if they just asked.
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Old 07-25-2010, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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It's funny how Real Estate agents will PM me and say that I need a professional to help me find a home and then pitch their services. The problem is, they can't help me out because by law, they are not allowed to be honest with me. They can't tell me what type of people live in each neighborhood because we live in such a politically correct society. This is a plea to all Real Estate agents. Please, your so-called services are not needed at this time because you won't answer the questions that I ask!
It has nothing to do with being Politically Correct. It has to do with Federal Law.

And frankly, the possibility of Jail time - Yes, JAIL TIME to answer your questions is not worth it.
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Old 07-25-2010, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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I don't work with racist. Simple fact.
What "type of people" is the question of a racist or a snob. Either way, it's usually a waste of my time.
Frankly, this is the information age - on the net - the census - police reports/maps - how could you not know about a neighborhood. Income levels, number of people in homes, ratio of rental vs. owner occupied, performance of schools - and yes, race, sex, number of children per household, head of household - it's easily found.
I've had buyers request demograpic infomation on neighborhoods. That's no problem. The US census is what I usally provide.
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Old 07-25-2010, 11:00 PM
 
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They can't tell me what type of people live in each neighborhood because we live in such a politically correct society.
You should be able to figure stuff out about different areas on that thing they call the internet and that cute little google thing. Agents are not to be confused with classmates that do homework for their friends.

good luck...
not too certain you're gonna be happy any where
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Old 07-27-2010, 11:31 AM
 
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Your local police department should have a site where you can type in an address and see the number and types of crimes committed within a quarter or half mile from the address.

You can check your local school district's site for info on your neighborhood school. Even if you don't have school-aged kids, it can give you a snapshot of the area.

Also check city-data for info and threads (or start your own) on neighborhoods you're interested in.
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