Jack Lewitz (Exit Strategy Realty)

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Mrs Kravitz is the example I use to explain the importance of Seller disclosure.   

Mar 05, 2017 04:50 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Not a formal one but we are just a few homes, all know each other well and what is going on and recognize each others vehicles and family. -Kasey

Mar 03, 2017 08:27 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Yeah, all residents do some watching. Some through binoculars, and some through rifle scopes.

Mar 03, 2017 08:24 AM
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Raj Taj
RE/MAX - Lake Bluff, IL
Drive By Blessings!

Ours is more like a gossip group, but they do watch out for things to gossip about.

Mar 04, 2017 02:32 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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Our Neighborhood Watch has converted to NextDoor and it seems to be very effective - in fact, it may be more effective than the former, official Neighborhood Watch!

Mar 03, 2017 09:37 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    Not officially, but we watch out for each other. 

    We had a "disturbance" late at night recently.  Loud, weird noises, barking dogs.  I went out my backdoor with a shotgun and a flashlight.   Two of my other neighbors were already outside, they called out to each other and to me.  Eddie was holding a rifle, and James was brandishing a handgun.  

      We didn't see anything, but I fired the shotgun at a large tree; so that the noise would scare off anybody or anything.   We all went back to our homes; nothing else happened that night.

Mar 03, 2017 07:46 PM
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John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Jack Lewitz Apparently, there is a goofy watch group in my neighborhood.

Mar 03, 2017 03:04 PM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I live in a tiny town overly populated with Gladyss'   The good and the bad is that if you don't know what you're doing, someone else does!

Mar 03, 2017 08:42 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
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The pack of dogs in my house watch everything.

Mar 03, 2017 08:11 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Yes, The group is call the San Jose Police Department 

Mar 03, 2017 07:54 AM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
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Jack - We have a Mrs. Kravitz right across the street in our neighborhood, but no neighborhood watch group.

Mar 04, 2017 05:32 PM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

We have a watch group known as "Wyoming". As long as you live inside the borders, everyone watches out for you!

Mar 04, 2017 06:11 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good idea.

Mar 04, 2017 05:20 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

not at this time

Mar 04, 2017 05:19 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

No.

Mar 04, 2017 05:05 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

We have a jeweler who repairs watches - does that count??!! 

Mar 04, 2017 03:45 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Not a formal one - 90% of my nieghborhood is retured military  - and they all carry!

Mar 04, 2017 03:43 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jack Lewitz - if there is one, I don't know....

Mar 03, 2017 11:29 PM
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Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

We live in a rural area. No, we don't have a neighborhood watch. I do have a Mrs. Kravitz nearby and she will call if there is something out of the normal.  

Mar 03, 2017 09:06 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Ours s informal

Mar 03, 2017 07:54 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Yes we do have one. It's the neighborhood dogs. My dog recently saved my car from being broken into. It was late at night and I have my car parked on the street due to the amount of firewood in my driveway. I love my dog. 

Mar 03, 2017 07:54 PM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

In our neighborhood it is a facebook neighborhood group. Cars that drives suspiciously around the neighborhood after 10pm, speeders, solicitors are all announced on the page. Instantaneously we all are able to track illegal activities. I love Eastvale. 

Mar 03, 2017 06:50 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

We don't have one but I participated in one in my last neighborhood. It worked well in keeping the neighborhood safe and crime-free.

Mar 03, 2017 06:31 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

We do in my neighborhood, i am a big oart of it always coming, going and watching in this business. Happy to have actually caught a burglar in the act once down the road, not happy he was there, but happy he was caught due to my eagle eye

Mar 03, 2017 04:49 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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I installed a camera 15 years ago aim at the side walk. After I found all dog walkers enjoyed my front yard as public room and an old man stick his head through the window. I had the camera removed.

Mar 03, 2017 04:01 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Its me followed by supportive neighbors...We make the area what it is...

Mar 03, 2017 02:55 PM
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Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

Yes and the volunteers are doing a good job.

Mar 03, 2017 02:40 PM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
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And even with my shades down, they still keep peekin!

 

Mar 03, 2017 01:47 PM
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Michael Scruggs
UTR Texas-Realtors - Houston, TX
ABR, CNE, TAHS

Yes, my neighborhood does.

Mar 03, 2017 01:04 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

We do and we have volunteers that drive around.

Mar 03, 2017 12:47 PM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
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Mar 03, 2017 12:19 PM
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Jerry Lucas
ABC Legal Docs LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Notary Training, Consulting. Colorado Springs, CO

I am a civilian Certified Crime Prevention Specialist, like most police Crime Prevention Officers, and we have an informal neighborhood watch.

The biggest problem we have is with negligent landlords renting to bad tenants who sometimes cause nuisance problems like noise, loud music, parties, drinking, fighting. Homeowners leave front porch lights on at night and many have motion sensor lighting. I just updated to LED lighting. I keep a digital camera with zoom lens available if needed.

Our street is curved, so I can't see the other end of the street, only my adjacent neighbors. Police dept is only about 2 miles/5 minutes away.

Mar 03, 2017 10:05 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Funny. We live in a gated community with lots of retirees - as good as a neighborhood watch. 

Mar 03, 2017 09:38 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

We do not, though Nextdoor is kind of similar.  There has been talk of forming one, but no one has moved on it.

Mar 03, 2017 08:46 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Not a formal one, but neighbors seem to watch out for things

Mar 03, 2017 08:18 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

no.... we have too many patrol cars in driveways in my neighborhood.... may from the police dept. live here.... 

Mar 03, 2017 08:10 AM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

No official 'watch group' but I have terrific, caring neighbors that would be sure to alert me if something seemed 'goofy'...

Mar 03, 2017 08:07 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

No most just use the phone to check the time.

Mar 03, 2017 07:55 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Jack,

No, but we did have one in Los Angeles A

Mar 03, 2017 07:52 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Not a terribly active one but we do have nosey neighbors ... does that count ;)

Feb 27, 2018 07:56 PM
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Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

Ha ha.  I have often used that character to reference neighbors at times.  

Apr 02, 2017 05:57 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

My neighborhood does not, but have seen this in those around me.

Mar 06, 2017 06:34 AM
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Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

I don't see neighbors as a question on the seeker disclosure firm. Maybe it should be but I am not sure they would tell the truth

Mar 05, 2017 06:34 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes.

Mar 04, 2017 01:28 PM