Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Orlando LGBT Relocation Considerations:

I am not a cultural anthropologist, nope, just a gay Realtor.  In the 33 years I've been "out of the closet" and the 15 years I've been in real estate sales, I've noticed that our community has distinctly different search criteria than the majority culture when shopping for properties.  Regardless of ethnicity, religion, income or education, our community is fairly predictable in house hunting matters.

My LGBT RELO client's generally itemize their list accordingly. 
  1. Acceptance 
  2. Location
  3. Safety
  4. Potential: The "next" up and coming area 
  5. Affordability
  6. Convenience
  7. LGBT friendly resources and services: doctors, dentists, attorney's, etc.
  8. Restaurants, bars, coffee shops
  9. Gyms, outdoor space, parks, recreational areas
  10. Community standing and reputation of area

My RELO list for non-LGBT consumers. 

  1. Location
  2. Affordability
  3. Schools
  4. Safety
  5. Convenience
  6. Employment
  7. Traffic/Commute
  8. Shopping
  9. Restaurants, bars
  10. Outdoor space and parks

The two biggies not showing up on either Top 10 list is Acceptance, which is #1 on the LGBT list and Employment options, which doesn't show on the LGBT list until #11. 

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