You Pick the Area. I’ll Help You Find the House

avatarthumbnail.jpgAn increasing number of requests have come through the e-mail of late from folks looking for homes somewhere in the Valley. Somewhere is the key word; they don’t know where they want to be other than a place that is “safe” or “quiet.”

And I can’t legally help them.

The Fair Housing Act specifically prohibits real estate agents from directing buyers toward or away from any particular areas barring specific instructions, and even then the instructions can’t run afoul of the Act. (For instance, not wanting to live near people of a certain race is something I can’t legally address; my license and career are too valuable to risk.)

If you want information on crime states, I can help you. If you want data on the local schools, I can provide that as well. Eventually, though, you’re going to have to make the decision where you want to live. I can’t make it for you.

But once you pick the area I can help you find the house.

[tags]Phoenix real estate[/tags]

Jonathan Dalton

Jonathan Dalton is a 40-plus-year resident of the Valley and has been helping folks buy and sell homes since 2004. He can be reached at 602-502-9693 or info at


  • Portland Real Estate 9 years ago

    I think you are probably the only person who follows that rule. I have heard agents break that with my own ears.

  • Jim Zirbes 9 years ago

    Hi Jon-

    In the spirit of April being National Fair Housing Month, I say to you- “Keep up the good work; you are doing the right thing!”


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