Millions of American children attend Private Schools. But, most MLS Listings show only Public Schools. Real Estate Agents - what about your Listings? Do you show Private Schools?
The reasons why people choose to send their children to Private Schools are multitude. Some parents want their children in an Institution that has higher Academic Standards than the Public schools. Parents may prefer a School that honors or upholds their Religious Beliefs. Other parents want to avoid Cultural Indoctrination. Or, a particular Private School may be that family's Alma Mater.
Many Multiple Listing Services auto-populate the Public (Government) Schools into the data field for the Listing.
Some MLS's may allow Private Schools, Charter Schools, or Religious Schools to be entered manually into the Remarks Section, or elsewhere in the MLS Listing.
On an Agent or Company Website, Agents have complete control over what School Information is included.
Do you advise Potential Buyers and Investors of all available choices regarding Schools and Education?
Here in Tallahassee, we have numerous Private Schools:
North Florida Christian School, Maclay School, Woodland Hall Academy, Pope John Paul II Catholic School, Montessori Developmental School, Holy Comforter Episcopal School, Grassroots School, Epiphany Lutheran School, The Magnolia School... and many others.
In your MLS Listings, and on your own Real Estate Company or Agent Website, do you include Private Schools, as well as Public Schools?
Disclaimer: Nothing in this blog article is to be construed as legal advice, tax advice, or financial advice. For legal advice see an attorney. For tax advice or financial advice see a tax attorney, certified public accountant, or other qualified professional.
Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker Tallahassee, Florida