Article By Glenda Taylor | BobVila.com
Featured Expertise By Jason Gelios
Buying a house is the most significant financial purchase many will make, which is why it’s vital to know everything about a home and its neighborhood before signing on the dotted line. The problem is that information associated with homes’ listings may not accurately reflect what’s really going on in a community. What’s more, gathering a listing’s neighborhood crime data from FBI statistics of reported crimes may be misleading and lead to discriminatory practices.
Recently Realtor.com, the official website of the National Association of Realtors, removed all neighborhood crime data from its listings. Other real estate brokerages are following suit. We consulted experts in the real estate industry to get their takes on the trend, and find out how they plan to consider their buyers’ and sellers’ interests without using neighborhood crime data.
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Jason Gelios is a Husband and Father. After that, a Top Producing REALTOR®, Author of the book Think like a REALTOR®, Creator of The AskJasonGelios Real Estate Show and Expert Media Contributor to media outlets across the country.