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Old 02-07-2018, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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Don't tell me a highly sophisticated tool is worthless compared to a realtor, who can't back up her numbers.
It has been confirmed that the Realtor relies on other sources to determine the lot size. They do not survey or measure the property, that is the role of a surveyor. This is nothing new or shocking. Most realtors are are also not attorneys and are not allowed to offer legal advice. Feel free to use any tools you wish to, but don't expect the Realtor to rely on it.

Do you also expect the Realtor to perform the home inspection, perform pest control, write a home insurance policy, write a mortgage, provide title insurance, fight home fires as well ?
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Old 02-07-2018, 12:06 PM
 
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Do you expect the Realtor to make up numbers for the lot size?
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Old 02-07-2018, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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Do you expect the Realtor to make up numbers for the lot size?
No. It was stated that the information about the lot size is obtained from other records (typically county or city records). You have yet to prove that the Realtor "made up numbers for the lot size". I know the process as a former Realtor who dealt with this frequently when listing or researching properties.
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Old 02-07-2018, 02:56 PM
 
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No. It was stated that the information about the lot size is obtained from other records (typically county or city records). You have yet to prove that the Realtor "made up numbers for the lot size". I know the process as a former Realtor who dealt with this frequently when listing or researching properties.
As stated, I have a copy of the CRS report, and nowhere does it state .31 acres or the lot dimensions, or lot square footage. So she just took the sellers word for it; this tool would have been much, much closer.
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Old 02-07-2018, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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Hal, I can't argue with your infinite logic. I give up.
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Old 02-07-2018, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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It does seem this isn't problems with Realtors, but a single lot listed by a single Realtor. With a guy making judgement based on a "highly-sophisticated tool" that would never say it's as accurate as a survey which hasn't been obtained yet.
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Old 02-08-2018, 01:47 AM
 
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Surveys are almost never done as a part of a resale in Arizona. The actual survey data is in the record room of the county, and they realized on a tool that is less reliable than a satellite map, and didn't follow up, when it failed to produced the required data. Realtors frequently botch lot size, and you can add year built, too. Does anyone else ever notice how many houses were built in "1900"? As soon as they acknowledge their error; we will start over, with a lower price.
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Old 02-08-2018, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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nope, I never notice a bunch of houses built in 1900. I suspect that may be as far back as records go, and it's been determined in some way that 1900 is the earliest year to state a home was built.
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Old 02-08-2018, 10:21 AM
 
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Look at Baltimore. More like the lack of attention to detail by the MLS IT department. So they can't give reliable info., can't use common sense...6%? Really. How about a little integrity?
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Old 02-08-2018, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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what's 6% on the lot size argument? Are you stating the commission that the seller offers their listing broker? We have no way of knowing on each property what that negotiated rate is.
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