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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Sometimes - just recently I was asked " where is the closest grocery store"? But overall, most people are already familiar with the surrounding area.

Nov 04, 2015 08:16 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Great question. Trader Joe's inquiries are becoming more common!

Nov 04, 2015 08:01 PM
Toronto, ON

No one asks about Trader Joe's in Canada since it is not up here.  However, some people do ask about the location of other types of stores. 

Nov 04, 2015 04:04 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

generally speaking they don't ask for specific stores, but rather "where is a grocery store, where is a mens clothing store" kinds of questions.

Nov 04, 2015 02:06 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Roy - Typically they do not. I think with smart phones, GPS, and mapping, people are finding what they are looking for on their own.

Nov 04, 2015 12:12 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

We beat them to the question by giving them information on what they have available to them in the area.  That is, if they are from outside the area.

Nov 04, 2015 10:55 AM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

No, most of our Buyer's are local and already know where things are.

Nov 04, 2015 10:36 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Absolutely. Fior instance of rmy wife and I we want to be ten minutes from Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, our yoga studio, and a spin class location. We are a great believer in lifestyle marketing.

Nov 04, 2015 10:30 AM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Not so much Roy but I mention it to them as a selling point.

Nov 04, 2015 10:21 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Not in my rural area. Asking about big chain stores and restaurants is pointless. We don't have them. You can see our town, and it's amenities, in less than five minutes. 

Nov 04, 2015 09:54 AM
Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

If they don't ask, I usually volunteer if they are unfamiliar with the area. I LOVE working with clients relocating to Louisville! 

Nov 04, 2015 09:23 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty


Nov 05, 2015 10:26 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Not usually.  Most are familiar enough with the area.  If a listing is close by something though, I'll point that out as a selling feature.


Honestly though in this day and age people should be able to go to google maps and type "Trader Joe's near 123 main street, my city"  That's all they need to do to get their answer.

Nov 05, 2015 12:01 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

The #1 request is STARBUCKS.

The #2 request is where do you go without a Starbucks?

And in #3 is the local PUBLIX.

Nov 04, 2015 10:43 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

not Trader Joe's in particular but they want to know what is around

Nov 04, 2015 08:55 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Just every so often.... and more often about a Starbucks of Whole Foods than Trader Joe's. Target is another one I get asked about.

Nov 04, 2015 08:18 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Roy. Not being on the real estate I normally wouldn't get those kinds of questions, but plenty of others.

Nov 04, 2015 05:59 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671


Jan 21, 2019 12:00 AM
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury

I've been asked where is the nearest Starbucks. I thought that was interesting but it was extremely important to these buyers. 

Nov 20, 2015 01:04 AM