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The “Pet Rock” of Real Estate

Big Data. We’ve all heard about it, seen it advertised, and no matter where you look, it seems to be the answer to every situation in the real estate industry. Even when the problem is totally made up, throw around words like “big data” and “technology” and it gets...

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American Perspective 2020

I attended two meetings at our small church in rural North Carolina, with riders from three counties over begging us to join the cause and fight for our freedom. All our neighbors attended and the men all voted to join the fight, whatever it took. It was not seen as...

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MiniSplits and GLA

MiniSplits and GLA

So, you find a large Bonus Room above the garage and it is heated and cooled with a large hotel type system mounted in the wall. You wonder to yourself, is this space the same as if it had a traditional heat pump with vents in the floor or ceiling? The owner tells you...

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Advertising Ideas

For Agents or Owners:   CMA, BPO, AVM? I just want to know the fair value of my home. Too many real estate agents don’t measure homes any longer and when they create a value for you, they base it on the square footage in tax records. Guess what? The square...

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The Measurement Standard Hypocrites

Hypocrites, yes what else should we call them? There’s a great deal of talk about protecting the consumer, but home buyers are being cheated every day by the absence of a nationally mandated measurement standard. No opinion, it’s a fact. The National Association of...

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The Missing “Standard”

Every week I talk to appraisers in different parts of the country and the conversations are almost always the same. Square footage errors are a problem everywhere, some places worse than others. Every appraiser seems to understand the problem and many of them complain...

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Tax Values Just as Accurate as AVMs?

Tax Values Just as Accurate as AVMs?

The battles rage on to decide who will take over the automated valuation process. There are big companies lining up to take over this massive profit arena. And, make no mistake, it’s all about the money. At the end of every discussion about AVMs verses traditional...

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Hello world!

Welcome to the World of Residential Square Footage. Because in every residential transaction, somewhere between listing and closing, size matters! Getting the square footage measurement by the best known "standard" in the world is just a smart decision and may save...

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