JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- John Lewis is in the market for a house; he is not a first-time homebuyer.
"This is the third time that we have downsized," said Lewis. "We went from 5,000, down to 3,500, down to 2,900 and this is 2,000."
As in square feet, but with each purchase, Lewis said he depends on the experts to steer him from problems.
He said he trusts his realtor.
"For realtors that want to continue in business," said Lewis, "They would rather be upfront and tell you the good, the bad the ugly."
Gene Jones of ERA Dan Jones is Mr. Lewis' realtor
"The basic rule of thumb is disclose, disclose, disclose," said Jones.
But there are some things a realtor won't tell you.
Due to fair housing law:
-Realtors can't tell you demographics, race or religion.
-Realtors can't tell you about the quality of the school districts.