Frank Rubi, FrankRubiRealEstate.com (Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC)

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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

This is the reason our Board discourages listing total sq footage:

  http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/realtor-misrepresents-square-footage-1.3487389

We measure each room and state which level it is on and I provide a floorplan too. 

Mar 15, 2016 02:20 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
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No

Mar 15, 2016 01:29 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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I do not measure myself. All of my homes are professionally measured and have professional floor plans. Much less liability and buyers love the floor plans.

Mar 15, 2016 11:50 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Because I do know how to read a tape measure and multiply...I do my own

Mar 15, 2016 10:34 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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I am a pro, so i measure my own.

Mar 15, 2016 10:28 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Cite the source - typically public records or an appraisal.   

 

Mar 15, 2016 09:30 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

We have information provided by our county that is automatically filled into our MLS listings. I include a disclaimer since I can't make any corrections manually.

Mar 15, 2016 07:02 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Frank,

We always left the measuring to the pros...it minimizes potential litigation and problems.  A

Mar 15, 2016 02:24 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I use  a sonic measuring device. No errors.

Mar 16, 2016 12:56 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

another reason I loved being a listing agent for "new construction"....the square footage was directly from the architectural drawings....

Mar 16, 2016 12:43 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The assessor does a decent job. Add "buyer to verify" and were done here

Mar 16, 2016 12:16 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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I measure my listings.

Mar 16, 2016 12:12 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Frank Rubi Measurements are done by the room size. For residential properties, total square footage doesn't carry much weight. Many agents include the area below grade which is a no, no. For commercial real estate square footage is important and is strictly measured by the BOMA standard.

Mar 16, 2016 12:10 AM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I go with the tax record usually - that way I can defer to that if I am challenged or disputed

Mar 15, 2016 11:58 PM
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Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

I use the tax assessor's. If square footage is different if I measure it, frankly, I don't want the responsibility or liability on behalf of my clients selling or buying it as such. They can hire an expert to do so.

Mar 15, 2016 11:19 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
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I do that myself

Mar 15, 2016 11:14 PM
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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

Neither

Mar 15, 2016 11:04 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I would normally use the figures from the tax records.

Mar 15, 2016 11:02 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Neither.

I repeat what is pubic information and include in the text (not footer) "Best effort made but ALL things of value to buyer should be verified by the buyer."

How big is this house? Stretching arm fully I reply "THIS BIG." Take a look at the paper in your hand. I think there is a number published there. Do you think it is big enough for your needs?"

Mar 15, 2016 10:29 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I'm not that daft that I can't handle a tape measure thank God.

Mar 15, 2016 10:23 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I measure room sizes with help from sellers.

Mar 15, 2016 09:36 PM
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Curtis Evans
Cabin Realty LLC/ USA, Licensed in Louisiana - Golden Meadow, LA

We measure when no other info is available, this disclaimer is added. Measurements not warranted , buyer to verify all measurements.

Mar 15, 2016 08:09 PM
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Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

Previous listing is a reference, I check it if it seems doubtful.

Mar 15, 2016 07:44 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 I think that most folks take the square footage off the tax tables.

Mar 15, 2016 06:55 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

No I do not. I rely on public records or words of seller and refer to a source of  sqft. The appraiser will measure when it is time. 

Mar 15, 2016 04:56 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Frank Rubi no - I used to do that, though....specially for room sizes. Total living area comes from public records.

Mar 15, 2016 03:37 PM
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Frank,
In our area it is customary to quote the County Assessor’s square footage and attribute it to them unless we or the seller feels it might be off.

Mar 15, 2016 12:53 PM
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Bob Crane
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We use the assessors report.

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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

We measure our own istings.

Mar 21, 2016 01:33 PM
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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

I have a laser, which is very accurate, and I did measure my own.

Mar 17, 2016 04:23 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
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I use the number in the public records. 

Mar 16, 2016 01:06 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

HECK NO!  We use the assessor provided data.  No liability that way!

Mar 16, 2016 10:56 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

I measure it myself.

Mar 16, 2016 04:55 AM
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Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
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Neither. 

Mar 16, 2016 03:09 AM
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Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

Thanks to all. In my market, the courthouse or public do not state square footage. 

Mar 16, 2016 02:23 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Take it off public records

 

Mar 16, 2016 02:21 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

We go by courthouse records and if we want it specifically measured we pay an appraiser $100 to $150 to measure it, but only if we feel the SF is off.

Mar 16, 2016 01:22 AM