Is Square Footage an Empty Real Estate Statistic?
We definitely found this article by Alisha Braatz to be share-worthy however we donâ€™t completely agree. Hereâ€™s our take on it:
Â If thereâ€™s one thing that most home buyers tend to ask about immediately, it is how much square footage is in a particular property. While we do know that space is a priority, when buyers ask about the square footage of a home, they tend to forget that this also accounts for spaces such as closets, hallways, pantries and covered patios. These are all part of a homeâ€™s square footage and should be taken note of aside from the size of a bathroom, bedroom, living room or kitchen.
Now, this doesnâ€™t mean that square footage is something that should be ignored completely. After all, it does give you some idea of the amount of space that you have to work with. Yes, asking about how many bathrooms or bedrooms can help you make your decision but before you actually invest in a home, itâ€™s better to visit the property first and see things for yourself.
We believe that home buyers should take the time to actually imagine living in a home before you purchase it. You should think about where your furniture will go, what things you still have to buy to compliment your new home and small additions that you might want to include. Not only does this give you a much better of whether it will suit you or your familyâ€™s needs, it will also tell you how much youâ€™ll be spending in addition to the actual cost of the house.
Â Mark & Kari
Shea Real Estate
Serving Greater San Diego