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Square footage coming to Atlanta - Finally!

 

For as long as I can remember, listings here in Ga. have not included square footage.  I heard stories why this is the case, but the bottom line is that square footage does not appear on listings.  That is all changing tomorrow.

FMLS has announced that square footage will now populate form tax records with new listings.  We can also manually input the sq. footage but we must cite the source.  It is important to note that agents do not measure the property.  We will only be quoting the footage from other sources.

Nonetheless, i think this is a good thing and long overdue!

Here is the announcement from FMLS: "Square Footage Now Provided for Residential Detached & Attached Properties. By popular demand, the new field "Square Footage" was added for the Residential Detached property type in 1st Connection. In addition to the new Square Footage field, a new Square Footage Source field was added - "Sq Ft Source." Note: "Unit Sq Ft" and "Sq Ft Source" were added to the Residential Attached Property Type in 2009. A square footage value auto-populates from the Tax Record upon listing entry. The square footage amount that auto-populated from the Realist Tax Record can be edited if need be.    However, if the value is edited a new Source will need to be indicated. (Sq. Ft Source options for Residential Detached are Tax Record, Not Available, Builder, and Appraisal.)"

 

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Comment balloon 2 commentsBob Southard • January 13 2010 01:56PM

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My last broker cautioned us against stating square footage EVER, because of the lawsuits against realtors and brokerages when the information is incorrect.

Posted by Elva Branson-Lee, CDPE - Atlanta Real Estate & Short Sale Agent (Solid Source Realty GA) over 8 years ago

My last broker cautioned us against staing square footage EVER, because of the lawsuits against realtors and brokerages when the information is incorrect.

Posted by Elva Branson-Lee, CDPE - Atlanta Real Estate & Short Sale Agent (Solid Source Realty GA) over 8 years ago

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