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Can I Rely On School Information In The MLS

I think another  good habit is to ask the prospective purchasers to call themselves and to hear for themselves that the home they want is yes, indeed, in the school system they want for their children. In this area, there are so many changes that this is simply the best way to avoid confusion or inaccuracy.

 

Maybe yes and maybe no.  There can be as many mistakes as there are real estate agents entering the information when the home is listed in the MLS

  • Agent "A" enters the wrong school names for a home in Subdivision X.  Agent "B" lists a home in the same subdivision.  Agent "B" does not check by address in the school system's school locator, but uses the erroneous information entered by Agent "A"
  • It is possible to search by school in the MLS - since some agents do not enter school information you may not see all the homes available in the preferred district                                         .

There is only one reliable method - work with a REALTOR who

  • is a member of the area MLS and
  • has access to school boundary maps
  • has many years experience in Northern Virginia real estate
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Comment balloon 4 commentsCheryl Ritchie • May 12 2013 11:38AM

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Making direct contact with the school system is the best way to confirm school assignments in our area.

Happy Mother's Day!  Have a very special week.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 7 years ago

The MLS in our area has a disclaimer on the bottom of all the listings . . . 

SCHOOL AVAILABILITY SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Posted by Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED (RETIRED / State License is Inactive) about 7 years ago

Not in our MLMS...Half the time agents enter  zero   info.

Posted by Ronald DiLalla, No. Orange Cty Real Estate (Century 21 Discovery DRE 01813824) about 7 years ago

Cheryl  Thank you for the reblog

Posted by Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS" (RE/MAX Executives) about 7 years ago

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