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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Last time I got involved in this they all turned on me calling realtors thieves & a bunch of other things. I make 1 statement & then leave the building.

Schools do impact values. More people want to live in an area with higher ratings. Don't know who can't see that? It's like every other valuable item.

Mar 06, 2020 05:14 AM
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

Nothing to see here, move along...


Mar 06, 2020 05:43 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I do not pay a lot of attention to Facebook. Just not an important thing in my life.  As for schools and property values, definitely a participant.

Mar 06, 2020 05:09 AM
Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

It is an erroneous statement that schools do not impact home values. When someone makes a statement like that you're not going to change their minds, even for hard evidence.

Mar 06, 2020 06:26 AM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

I have to shampoo my hair.

Mar 06, 2020 05:49 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Not a chance. LOL let those pitchfork wielding weirdos go at it. Most of them are so stupid there's no point in attempting to introduce reason.

Mar 06, 2020 05:26 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

When it comes to most Facebook groups, my involvement is primarily as a bystander.  Watching the chips going askew is just a part of the information gathering process while taking a break from real world issues.  

Mar 06, 2020 05:02 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I'd most likely not be in that group or participating in it in the first place. 

I'd sit back and watch the show. 

Mar 06, 2020 07:41 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I do not get involved in FB rants.

Mar 06, 2020 07:32 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Schools drive demand.


Demand (and supply) impact prices.



Mar 06, 2020 06:48 AM
Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL

In America we are fortunate in that we can have these discussions, sometimes called fights about local issues.  I get involved if I feel strongly about the issue.  We do need to remember that everyone will not agree with the outcome but at least we have voiced our opinion.  

Mar 06, 2020 06:36 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Maybe. It depends on what group it is (there are some I wouldn't comment on with a "ten foot pole" as my dad used to say). I might provide the average price point in school district a versus school district b and just leave the numbers there. I might just ignore it.

Mar 06, 2020 06:21 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Many topics being discussed in fb groups should just be ignored. ( Politics, religion, schools, sex related, legal and tax stuff, race, etc). Some school districts are more desirable than others, and some affect prices and some don't. It's constantly changing. Some buyers only wanted to be in Langley school district in Northern VA 10+ years ago, but now other school disticts have become desirable.

Mar 06, 2020 05:56 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Grab the popcorn. I've never had to deal with a "bad" school district. Oddly enough the district most often mentioned as one they want to avoid is the one I think is the best in Minot. It's the oldest school in town and not very attractive but in the time I've lived in the district the Principal has won State awards and two teachers quickly come to mind as State Educators of the year and even receiving National honors. Not that it has anything to do with education but one teacher is currently Miss North Dakota. My children went to this school and every teacher they had was very loving and wonderful instructors. Again, this is the school newcomers to Minot think they should avoid .

Mar 06, 2020 05:55 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

no grain, no butter, no salt for me.....  carrot sticks, please!!

Mar 06, 2020 06:57 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

It shows that we have too many experts!

Mar 06, 2020 05:46 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I would state the VALUE of the properties determine the quality of the schools. Chicken or the egg? The volume of tax dollars to be wasted will determine the size if the gymnasium and quality of the football team.

The education of children remains the responsibility of PARENTS. After all, public education has a equivalent public image as the real estate agent. It is well earned.

In those places where charter or choice are in place, parents are voting with their action. Given a reasonable alternative no reasonable parent would subject their children to the perversion of the public education system. Such a statement will guarantee the unreasonable parent will mount the soapbox.

No need to hang around and hear the voices in the echo chamber. Present an reasonable argument and those of sound mind will hear.

Mar 06, 2020 05:34 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I take my ball and go home, knowing school ratings do affect home values.

Mar 06, 2020 10:35 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Support of education is very important, and those who ignore this fact deserve the deteriorating neighborhoods that they inherit.

Mar 06, 2020 09:20 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

This is why I avoid most social media.  People will ignore facts for their own beliefs and not listen to reason.  I have enough fun in my daily life, no sense jumping into it on my off hours.  I'd rather just log into World of Warcraft and raid.

Mar 06, 2020 08:34 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

1. I don't get involved. And I'd probably not even watch the show.

2. Schools absolutely impact home values and demand.

Mar 06, 2020 07:57 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

well in my market they would be absolutely correct in saying that.  We have county schools and not any districts within the county.  Just one.  And while different counties in the area have different scores it really doesn't have an impact on a lake house.  80% are second homes so buyers don't care about schools anyway.

Mar 06, 2020 06:50 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Neither. I do not participate nor do I waste time watching. No one on SM is willing to concede due to their ignorance.

Mar 06, 2020 06:33 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I would not get involved unless this was one of my Facebook groups.

Mar 06, 2020 06:12 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

If I have something to say...I will say it. If something to do....I will do it....

Mar 06, 2020 05:53 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

On Facebook in not a place to have an intelligent, civil, enlightening discussion. 

I posted a remark on a post of "friend" (an acquaintance who is a Realtor) a couple of years ago. I was told in the posting string by someone who does not know me and whom I do not know that I should crawl back under from which I came. So much for civil discussion!

Mar 06, 2020 03:21 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I am not a Fan of FB.  Montecito which is one of the little towns here population 10,000.  Their school system on one side is highly touted, and it does rate the value of the home over $100,000+.  A

Mar 06, 2020 11:17 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

I quit facebook for  several reason.  NO!!

Mar 06, 2020 10:11 AM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

 I do not get involved with facebook rants and raves. I also dont throw myself under buses or into burning homes

I follow them as longs i can take it. But no popcorn cause it busted my tooth the last time I ate it!! 

Mar 07, 2020 01:00 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

I wouldn't comment because I don't want to be updated every time someone makes a comment.

Mar 06, 2020 11:30 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Not necessary to contribute, though some people will ask to live within certain school boundaries due to their online ratings.

Mar 06, 2020 02:45 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Pass the popcorn, please!

Mar 08, 2020 06:44 AM