In Knoxville, MLS measurements are not guaranteed either, it is the best representation of accurate square footage that the listing agent received. Occasionally a professional measurement is quoted which will be very accurate, but often it is a past appraisal or the homeowners statement of size. "FInished square feet" should only be calculated from heated and cooled dry-walled space (not garage or unfinished basement.). If you sense a size difference when walking through comparable homes, you are likely correct. But based on which one??
If you are concerned when it is time to buy, have a professional measurement obtained. Also there are plenty of YOUtube videos on How to Measure a Home. It will get you close-just have someone hold the tape for you--it's tricky to do alone.
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