In 2006, we recognized the difficulty people were experiencing comparing multiple states, cities and neighborhoods, those who wanted to relocate to a lower cost of living area in the Southeast at retirement. We envisioned a way to cut to the chase and streamline the process. We began by making the road trip first finding the most popular master planned communities and analyzed them before recommending them to our clients.
In 2011, we launched Real Estate Scorecard writing in depth real estate reviews and collecting property owner reviews, to gauge how property owners feel about their neighborhood. To date, we've collected over 4,400 verified property owner reviews.
Here's a list of where we've been and which communities we monitor:
How does this help you? Free time is something most of us don’t have and why waste it driving all over town. This can quickly become exhausting. Often times, informational brochures and solicitous propaganda doesn't match up with reality. We're a buyer's eyes on the ground, before they make the trip.
It may sound a little cliche but you could also call us a community matchmaker. Buyers who provide us with their wish list are quickly paired up with master planned communities which match their criteria and budget, neighborhoods we've personally visited. Our service cost a buyer nothing. Commission or referral fees are paid by the seller like any traditional brokerage firm. We also work with a team of local brokers we know and trust. It makes no difference to us where you choose to buy. What's important to us is you find what you want and that you're happy. Whether you need an attorney, home loan lender, insurance companies or help with a reverse mortgage at retirement, we're here to answer your questions.
Although our home office is based in South Florida, we spend the majority of our time on the road analyzing neighborhoods in 40 cities. If you'd like help with your search, send us your wish list or fill out the quick Community Matchmaker Questionnaire on the bottom of the page. It's our pleasure to help!
Margie Casey, Founder of Real Estate Scorecard