Even some of my best friends “ask” their 11 year old’s about which neighborhood is acceptable to them prior to making a move. I completely disagree with giving a child that much control over a family. I have less respect for people in general who cave into their child’s every single request or demand. I just wasn’t raised with the luxury of waiving my hand and trumping my parent’s decisions. It's probably why l left the family nest at 18 and have been self-sufficient ever since.
Everyone once in a while I’ll meet a buyer who really loves a neighborhood but tells me they can’t move forward because their pubescent-iPhone-Bieber loving 13 year old doesn’t have “all her friends living in that neighborhood.”
We’ve really become a nation of pansies in my humble opinion. My kids will never tell me where we can or cannot buy a home. They can make new friends. Period. Now if when they get older they want to buy me a home then that's a different story all together.
These same parents will be enslaved to their kids at every corner of their upbringing if you really want my opinion. That said, I think it’s important to keep kids in the same high school at a minimum. Other than that, live your life mom and dad! Junior and Sally can watch reality shows & play Xbox. Life will be fine.
Greg Nino, Houston, Texas
Real Estate Agent / Houston, TX
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