An interesting thing came to mind with your question.
In Georgia we never quoted square footages, but now the data shows up on FMLS. It is coming from the tax records which many times are wrong. Now the issues of the wrong numbers is coming to life and causing me issues.
I have a listing the tax records show as 5,508 sf when it isnâ€™t much over 4,000 sf. Buyers think their getting a deal on price per sf. I have another shown at 2,991 sf by the tax records and the last appraisal shows 3,405. Those buyers feel ripped off on the price per sf. Even crazier, a full basement on a 3,000+ sf home showed as 728 sf but the appraiser measured 1,314 sf.
Goes to show you square feet around Atlanta may not mean much after all. And, I donâ€™t know how to get them all corrected since each county has their own tax folks inputting data.
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