Use it, we need it!
Being a real estate agent and sometimes not knowing the area is a little stressful. You don't want to give false information or make the buyer seem that it's a great place to live but you really don't know much about it. I've been logging on to this site called CheckMyNeighborhood.com. Here is the direct link http://www.checkmyneighborhood.com/frmLoginSignIn.aspx It gives you information form the people that live in the area. I use it to advertise my listing and I have my clients write information about their street in order for buyers to read reviews from the people that live in the area.
I attach the reviews to my listing on craigslist. People like to read about the neighborhood before they actual move there. I also ask my clients if they can tell their friends and family to write a review. I notice that the more reviews it has the more offers I get.
Just wanted to let other agents what other things are out there. The market is not the same, we must use every free advertisement.
GOOD LUCK TO ALL!