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One Language of Real Estate

Let’s face it – measuring residential square footage will never be an exact science. But that’s okay. In my state (N.C.) they suggest that agents have a five percent margin of error when reporting finished living area. To me, a professional real estate expert, who is...

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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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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 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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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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