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Old 07-27-2008, 08:15 PM
 
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I've noticed on some RE firm's websites that they like to use this phrase....Measure Measure if SF is important to you as if it's a disclaimer of some sort. Anyone know the reason for this? Is it just a CYA or are they stating the obvious and trying to protect us from ourselves? I've never seen this 'disclaimer' used in other markets.
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Old 07-27-2008, 08:18 PM
 
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I've wondered the same.....
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Old 07-27-2008, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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It's an attempt to shift the burden onto the selling agent and buyer. It doesn't absolve anyone from their responsibility to measure a home they're marketing prior to putting it into the MLS. I'm convinced that most agents' office staff places it onto the listings when they're turned in, out of habit. I would certainly advise any buyer concerned about the square footage of a home to have their agent measure it before putting anything on paper.
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Old 07-27-2008, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Summerville
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In short, we don't have the option as Realtors.
It has been an administrative decision by the board to include that phrase.
Mostly because of the Realtors that included it every time.

I consider it a weak disclaimer, and I tend to agree that the Realtor's on this board will stand with me.

My measurements are done personally by me, and if I think I'm over my head, I call in a pro.

Ever go skiing/skydiving/scuba diving & sign that waiver that says they aren't held responsible for your actions?

You'd be surprised how many lawsuits that stopped dead in in it's tracks.

I'd rather be held accountable, as well as others, for what I portray.
jim
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