I received an email a week or so from a reader inquiring about relocating to Greenwich. I responded and, before we even looked at actual houses, he did some research on line an sent me the following:
Chris, thanks for getting back to me. We decided on Darien as a focus for our search. Picked CT over NY because of taxes and Darien over Greenwich due to schools.
You don’t have to be a parent of a school-age child to recognize that a potential buyer for your home just went elsewhere. I don’t imagine he was deterred because of our lack of a $50 million school auditorium, either.