Too Much Information ” Realtor Version
Living Rm: 13.4â€² x 26â€²
Dining Rm: 9.2â€² x 13â€²
Family Room: 16.7â€² x 29.8â€²
Kitchen: 9.5â€² x 16â€²
Bedroom #1: 14â€² x 19.1â€²
Bedroom #2: 22â€² x 14.6â€²
Bedroom #3: 8.1â€² x12â€²
Bedroom #4: 12â€² x14.4â€²
—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?
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 14â€² x10â€² or 10â€² x 14â€²? The convention, at least, is the former (“best foot forward,” as they say).
See also, “Measuring Irregular Rooms.”