mismeasured home

### Measuring Irregular Rooms

Square Pegs into Round Irregular Holes Due to unique shapes of rooms — measurements may vary — please measure if buyer wants exact measurements of L-shaped rooms.” –Excerpt, MLS “Agent Remarks” field. The input field on MLS for room sizes asks for two numbers: the room’s width and its length. Which works great if a...

### Measuring Irregular Rooms

Square Pegs into Round Irregular Holes The input field on MLS for room sizes asks for two numbers: the room’s width and its length. Which works great if a room is rectangular. But what if it’s not? If the room has a dormer, is L-shaped, curved, or otherwise defies a standard “width x length” measurement,...

### Measuring Irregular Rooms

Square Pegs into Round Irregular Holes The input field on MLS for room sizes asks for two numbers:  the room’s width and its length. Which works great if a room is rectangular. But what if it’s not? If the room has a dormer, is L-shaped, curved, or otherwise defies a standard “width x length” measurement,...

### Measuring Irregular Rooms

Square Pegs into Round Irregular Holes The input field on MLS for room sizes asks for two numbers:  the room’s width and its length. Which works great if a room is rectangular. But what if it’s not? If the room has a dormer, is L-shaped, curved, or otherwise defies a standard “width x length” measurement,...

### Measuring Irregular Rooms

Square Pegs into Round Irregular Holes The input field on MLS for room sizes asks for two numbers:  the room’s width and its length. Which works great if a room is rectangular. But what if it’s not? If the room has a dormer, is L-shaped, curved, or otherwise defies a standard “width x length” measurement,...

### Houses That Shrink — and Expand

Real Estate Measuring Mistakes(?) I’ve previously written about homes I’ve shown as a Buyer’s agent where the square footage was significantly exaggerated.  See, “The House That Shrank.” This post is about encountering a mismeasured home as a Listing agent, representing the seller.   Background First, a stipulation:  it doesn’t happen that often. I’d estimate the 90%...