Starting today homebuyers all across the state of Florida can display a map of all of the public schools in their county and the FCAT scores for the past five years. School grades are color coded so that buyers can at a glance identify potential neighborhoods to look at for homes. This map of “A” through “F” graded schools gives buyers more information about the neighborhoods where they are looking at homes.
“I constantly get asked by many buyers where the best schools are located when they shop for homes. If the buyers are new to the area it?s often hard for them to visualize which neighborhoods have the best schools,” says Krista Fracke. She continues, “By using this webpage buyers can see the past five years of FCAT scores and narrow down where they want to search for homes.”
The webpage, www.kristafracke.com/idxschools.php, is a mash-up of the popular Google Maps service that many people are familiar with using to see aerial pictures of cities. Once the user clicks on the Florida County they want to see, the map centers on that county. The map then displays colored markers that show the location of the schools in that county. The color of the marker indicates the school?s grade from the last year. Clicking on the marker reveals the school?s name and grades from the past five years. The webpage may also be found from the home page, www.kristafracke.com, by clicking on the “Schools” link on the right hand navigation menu.
Krista Fracke is a real estate agent in Northeast Florida serving Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra Beach, and St Johns County. In 2006, she closed over $30,000,000 in sales. She is member of RE/MAX Chairman Club and has one the highest ranked RE/MAX teams in the state of Florida.
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