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Laurie Gartl…, Home Seller in 27615

Also the square footage is wrong. We had to retro-permit the 3rd floor, which was finished when we bought the house. The total is now 4,000 sqft.

Asked by Laurie Gartland, 27615 Tue May 14, 2013

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Yes, the 3rd floor was the issue. The house was under contract recently and was measured by the appraiser at 4,000 sf. We bought the house 14 years ago thinking the 3rd floor was permitted because it was in the MLS as just under 4,000. We did get it permitted recently and paid a bunch of money to get it up to code.

For such a wonderful, well-built house, the whole process has been amazingly difficult and confusing.
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While it is a sellers' market in much of the Raleigh area, most buyers are first looking at MLS feed sites for inventory.
Not being "Active" on MLS is limiting your exposure greatly.
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When your listing expired in February, that listing only indicated 3949 square feet. The prior listing only indicated 3628 square feet.
Was it measured by a licensed appraiser for that listing? Did that include your finished attic?
Have you had it measured by a licensed appraiser to support the 4000 square foot claim? That is a great way to avoid liability for misrepresentation.

As mentioned in your other thread, to update the photos, you will need to be on MLS, as Trulia sweeps listing details from MLS and from agents.
Also, you should bear in mind that Trulia is not a great venue for advertising homes to actually sell them. Trulia is for agents to troll ads to catch potential clients.
Trulia should be an afterthought, not a cornerstone of an aggressive advertising campaign.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 15, 2013

It would be an easy fix if your home were listed with a Realtor. I could make changes for you through the MLS system and it would be automatically distributed to a ton of real estate websites, including Trulia. I'd love the opportunity to talk with you about other advantages of using a Realtor to sell your home. Call or email...

Karen Johnson , GRI, CRS, SRES, CDPE, SFR
RE/MAX United
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