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Brian Martin, Both Buyer and Seller in 55417

The information about this property is not accurate. The bathrooms, bedrooms, and square footage are off.

Asked by Brian Martin, 55417 Wed Feb 18, 2009

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Hi Brian,

Is the information you are looking at indicating they have more or less than actual? There are several reasons this can happen. Is there something specific about this you are looking for?
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This is frustrating for buyers and Realtors alike. Mistakes happen but some agents just copy the previously listed info which could have been wrong. Some sellers may not have reported a renovation that maybe didn't have the proper permits pulled (which may cause taxes to go up) and just gave the agent the original description. Short of measuring it yourself (which is recommend when making a purchase) the county records sometimes has a more accurate description. Again, that is unless there were any renovations that added or took away and it wasn't reported, otherwise they may have the original description as well.

You are wise to question these inaccuracy's. If the correct permits were not pulled and you bought the home you may inherit some headaches you didn't want. Not sure if this answered your question or not, but I hope it gives you a little insight as to what may have happened. Take care!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 18, 2009
I have experienced this when I put listings on Trulia where the finished sqft does not reflect what we enter into MLS. Is important for buyers to ask their REALTOR for complete information on the properties they are interested in seeing/buying and not rely solely on these sites (trulia, craigslist, zellow, etc.). The Buyer/Agent should verify the measurements themselves.
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