Too Much Information — Realtor’s Version

Living Rm: 13.4′ x 26′

Dining Rm:  9.2′ x 13′

Family Room: 16.7′ x 29.8′

Kitchen: 9.5′ x 16′

Bedroom #1:  14′ x 19.1′

Bedroom #2:  22′ x 14.6′

Bedroom #3:  8.1′ x12′

Bedroom #4:  12′ x14.4′

–Excerpt, MLS Listing

What’s the corollary to “The Too-Precise Price?”

The too-precise room measurement(s).

In this case, I highly doubt that prospective Buyers really need to know room measurements to the inch.

So, why is the listing agent providing it?

Search me.

Perhaps it’s because they think hyper-specificity connotes precision — or honesty.

Or maybe it’s because they used to “take liberties,” got called on the carpet for it, and are now erring to the other extreme.

To me — and I’m confident, most Buyers . . . it’s just cluttery and distracting.

P.S.:  So, is it 14′ x10′ or 10′ x 14′?   The convention, at least, is the former (“best foot forward,” as they say).

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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