Real Estate Pet Peeves
Lot Size: 132′ x 120′
It’s admittedly a pretty fussy pet peeve, but here goes: if you’re selling a home on an unremarkable, 40′ x 120′ city lot, I don’t really care or need to know that that’s .110 acres (some Realtors tell you, anyways).
However, if you’re selling a home on a huge, 132′ x 120′ lot — literally triple the standard city lot — how about actually telling someone that that’s .36 acre??!!
The “O acre, 132′ x 120′” (above) appears verbatim in a listing for a Hopkins home that just came on MLS tonight.
Giving the acreage (if it’s meaningful) is important information for prospective Buyers.
It also is important to Sellers — because it makes their home more valuable.
For anyone who doesn’t know the math, here it is:
1. Multiply width x length
2. Divide product by 43,560′
Next: trigonometry lessons for especially challenging lot sizes.