When it comes to finding the right home, most buyers are aware that the perfect home doesn’t exist, so compromises need to be made. In the spring of 2018, the features that buyers were most looking at were a garage, an updated kitchen, and an open floor plan.
Priorities have shifted now. 78% of buyers are not willing to compromise on their choice of school district, often giving up the garage or updated kitchen buyers wanted in spring or other features they would ideally want. Of course, only 34% of those without children believe school districts are important or very important, but among those with children, the number is a whopping 91%.
How do buyers decide which school district they want? For 59% of them, test scores are the most important factor. Prospective buyers are also looking for schools with accelerated programs and music programs.