Praveen Mudwani

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Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Praveen Mudwani The information is only as good and accurate as the person who enters it into the MLS.

Apr 19, 2016 03:41 AM
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Kristen Correa, Broker
Kristen Correa Real Estate & Reedy Creek Realty Services - Keller, TX
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Our MLS allows for square footage of every room (thereby square footage of largest) and also allows for everything everyone here mentioned (so far to date) like HOA, flooring types, garage size, etc., all the items mentioned my MLS (NTREIS, MetroTex, DFW, TX area) so I can not think of a single solitary gap in MLS to date. However, people saying the info is only as good as the person entering it... Ain't that the truth?!

Apr 19, 2016 04:54 AM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Inclusion of such information then requires the property description to include a disclaimer similar to: "Data is presumed accurate however Buyer must confirm every aspect they deem of material value." It must be in the property description, not in the footer to be deemed proper by a judge.

As you hopefully see, more information, although appearing beneficial, creates other issues that result is confusion, indecision, mis-interpretation, misrepresentation,  liability and loss of valuable time and space. 

What is needed more than more information is reliable information. Example is SF. It is unclear when looking at that measure if this is total square feet, gross square feet, continuous square feet or conditioned square feet. 

I've helped 100's of buyers move into new homes and not one asked, "What is the dimensions of the largest room?" I image selection bias exists in your survey. 

If you ask:

Would you like the dimensions of largest room? 

Or

Would you like a remote control camera to view the house real time?

they will say YES. They will say yes to anything they don't have to pay for.

Fill in the blank will reveal where their frustrations exist if you break it into the four disciplines of buying a house.. What they do not want is yet another source of more numbers claiming to be the BEST.

What you will find out is more information is not what they really need, they need better tools.

 

Apr 19, 2016 05:50 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

Is something wrong with their internal calculator? Like 20x10 is 200. 

Their phone can also help them out if that is a big deal. Never have I ever had anyone ask me about the sq ft of a room. Just size - that's it.

Apr 19, 2016 05:44 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

The San Fernando Valley board used to REQUIRE the dimensions of each bedroom (and maybe each room).  That was a major pain and was removed decades ago.  Realtors should not measure, since that puts liability on us.  I would NOT use a service that increased my liability.

Apr 19, 2016 04:23 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

May I suggest you put this in the form of a post ... and not a question?

Apr 19, 2016 03:01 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Cap rate, P/L, exact legal description of land

May 20, 2017 11:19 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

All agents should put everything in MLS from size of rooms to number of bathrooms.

Apr 22, 2016 08:17 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Not so much missing but I want to know why the MLS allows GIGO (Garbage In, Garbage Out).

Examples: 112 Main St., 112 Main Str, 112 Main Street - 3 different ways of the same thing! All allowed, I mean come on Really?

Apr 20, 2016 12:04 AM
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Susan Laxson CRS
Premiere Plus Realty - Naples, FL
Realtor in Naples & Marco Island, FL

Looks like you have more than enough great responses.

Apr 19, 2016 10:50 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Our MLS offers the opportunity for that kind of input, it's up to the listing agents to provide it. 

Apr 19, 2016 09:31 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Liability concerns often limit provided measurements.

Apr 19, 2016 08:22 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

As Michael Setunsky stated. Garbage in = garbage out!

Apr 19, 2016 08:20 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

If you like the house measure the rooms when you view it

Apr 19, 2016 02:52 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Praveen Mudwani - it's as good as an agent 'feeds' the MLS! I'd prefer to share almost everything with the potential buyers - to help them make educated decision.

Apr 19, 2016 02:18 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

If it's a condo, I want the nitty gritty details of the pet policy.

Apr 19, 2016 02:02 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

some MLS sites have room sizes, others don't provide it as a matter of custom 

Apr 19, 2016 12:56 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

We never provide the sqft-age of any specific rooms, unless a homeowner has original plans and provides us with copies. 

Apr 19, 2016 12:49 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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Our MLS requires that the master bedroom, kitchen and living room to have dimensions and all the other rooms have the opportunity to put in those rooms sizes too.

Apr 19, 2016 12:31 PM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

A few offices in my market have this disclosure about the square footage being check by buyer.  Some listings don't provide the information.  

Apr 19, 2016 12:31 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

When room sizes are left out that is just a lazy agent

Apr 19, 2016 11:06 AM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

There are many complications with determining and understanding square footage.

Apr 19, 2016 10:26 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

What I have learned in Real Estate is not in formats or written down. I read some of these docs and don't agree but use them. Same with college courses and exams. MLS does a decent job although not perfect but for general standards, it works pretty well

Apr 19, 2016 09:39 AM
Rainmaker
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Don't you carry a wheeler measurer?  That is one of the tools realtor carries around. It shows you are professional.

 

Apr 19, 2016 07:09 AM
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
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Many agents do not provide the room dimensions and that does make it difficult for many buyers to determine room sizes.  The reason many do not is they do not want to get caught up in a problem (and liability) on the accuracy of the information.

Apr 19, 2016 07:00 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

Many folks will want to know the HOA fees, that's asked a lot.

Apr 19, 2016 04:22 AM
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Caroline Gerardo
Sun West Mortgage Corporation - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

Flooring types, garage square footage, correct HOA fees (often incorrect amount entered you would need system to verify)

Apr 19, 2016 03:47 AM