Birminghambu…, Other/Just Looking in Birmingham, MI

How do you calculated baths. My residence at 1063 Mohegan, Birmingham, MI 48009 has 2.5 baths according to city records and my own personal

Asked by Birminghambuck, Birmingham, MI Wed Mar 24, 2010

knowledge. You have 1.5 baths listed in your profile which makes me question the accuracy of your entire site.

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Hi BirminghamBuck

Trulia pulls information from a variety of sites and there can be plenty of incorrect information depending on the accuracy of the sources. It is not uncommon to see listings that are already sold or off market. The foreclosure sources also supply information that requires a lot of additional research to determine the true situation.

Still, it is a fantastic resource for the public, but it does not replace the services of a Realtor, who has the benefit of both accurate public records and the complete MLS.

If your house is listed for sale that information will be corrected. I will also drop a note to Trulia for you to see if they can make a correction on your house.
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Maureen Fran…, Real Estate Pro in Birmingham, MI
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Trulia is a great resource, but not a perfect science in how data is pulled-in. I pay for the upgraded package on here partly for this exact reason ... so I can control how properties are reported under my watch.

Best to you...
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Mar 25, 2010
If you've got 2.5 baths according to city records, you've got 2.5 baths. Call your agent, it is not Trulia that is incorrect, it is the input to Trulia. And make no mistake, the bath count definitely impacts the marketability of your home, so get this corrected pronto.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Mar 25, 2010
Hi:
Just for your information, Trulia and Zillow and many of the other sites that list homes, for sale, in foreclosure, etc. are prone to inaccuracies. They are grabbing data from the public records and assuming a lot of things that can often be inaccurate. For example, they might list that a home is in foreclosure. People looking online may pounce on a great piece of property they think is available, drive by, wander around the neighborhood, and finally call a realtor to see if they can get in to see the home. BUT, the data that Trulia or Zillow has exposed doesn't tell the story that's really going on. It may be approaching foreclosures, yes, but it may not even be on the market officially. Also, a lot of the data is old. A piece of property may have been listed, and then sold weeks or even months prior, yet it remains on these sites.

The best way to get a good feel for what your home's value is to talk to a real estate agent in your area. I'm very familiar with Mohegan and I too see that the public documents say you have three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 2 half baths. Is that accurate?

Just know that the data presented on Zillow, Trulia, etc. are not always accurate. If you're interested in more info, you can contact me at kate@gladchun.net.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Mar 25, 2010
Most sites will post what was on public records. I checked and see it has you down for 2. 2 baths. If it was entered in manually than you have human error to blame. It's bedrooms that at times will be based on what level of the home they are on. If you have a bedroom in the lower level basement that will not be recognized on property stats, but would show up in the comments area if you were to list your home.
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