I frequently have discussions with people about what brought them to Montclair. What were the attractions that made them buy here, rather than in other communities.
Montclair’s real estate market is being buffeted by economic forces that affect us all.
So I would like to ask REALTORS:
If you could close your eyes and imagine, how could Montclair be improved to make it even a more attractive location for people to move to, i.e. those New York and Brooklyn, and other people?
Please send me at least THREE suggestions, with as much detail as you wish.
I’ll keep it TOTALLY CONFIDENTIAL, but will summarize it in a post on Baristanet.
Here’s two, from a Realtor I was on the telephone with yesterday:
Of course I now need an answer to “What is it about the schools?” With taxes, although people say “less,” my question is HOW MUCH LESS?
If a home had $21,000 in taxes, how much lesser would it have to be?
Thanks for your help, and YES:
I intend to do something about ANY issues that are brought, up, unless the answer is something like “better weather.”
Let’s not limit this to realtors — go ahead and tell Cary in comments what you think keeps buyers away and what could bring them out in droves. To echo Africk: What were the attractions that made you buy here, rather than in other communities. And would that be enough for you to buy again — today?
And if you think we need some $$$ to help get Montclair market ready, go ahead and try to win us some at Cheer For Your Town. Top prize for municipalities is $40,000; here are two examples of people who “cheered” for Montclair. Remember when we won money from Liberty Mutual last year? Their contest is back, too.