More than once the topic of agents filling in the school information has come up in a CE class. Many agents immediately reply with statements like " I hate that- many of my buyers only want to buy in a specific school district", or " that's because the listing agents are too lazy to look it up", or " the listing agents should be fired", etc, etc. Most comments are negative towards the listing agents that enter " Call School Board".
Well, when I am the listing agent, I can easily look up the current school information, but if I know that a school boundary change is being planned, I will use " Call School Board" instead of entering the name of the High , Middle, and Elementary schools. And sometimes I'll even write in the Remarks to " Verify Schools".
If a buyer wants their kids to attend a specific school, and they base their home purchase on being in that school district, they should not rely on the school information posted in the MLS even if that school information is currently accurate. The following year, that school information could be different. So suggesting that buyers and buyers agents " Call School Board" is the best thing to enter into the MLS.
Just click link beow to read the story about upcoming changes in school districts in Loudoun county VA:
So if you research and discover my listing isn't in your desired school district:
"You just slip out the back, Jack
Make a new plan, Stan
You don't need to be coy, Roy
Just get yourself free
Hop on a (different bus), Gus
We don't need to discuss much
Just drop off the key, Lee
And get yourself free"
Jeff Pearl | Lic in VA
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