Listing Info Typo’s

Notice the difference between the two strings of numbers above? (both are lot measurements for a home just listed on MLS).

You would if you saw “553 x 119 x 86 x 129” on MLS, and then looked at the line immediately above it, which says that the home is on a .20 acre lot.


There’s no way you get a .20 acre lot when one of the lot sides is 553 feet (200′ x 200′ is slightly less than a full acre).

The .20 acre seemed WAY off, so I jumped to the tax records, where I saw the second string of numbers (“S 53 X 119 X 86 X 129”).


The “S” at the beginning got misread as a “5.”

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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