Pay $75 for a Square Footage Appraisal when your Tulsa Home for sale is listed!
If you think the court house records of your Tulsa home for sale are incorrect, please spend $75 on a square footage appraisal before you put your home on the market. A recent Oklahoma State Supreme Court ruling regarding the inaccuracy of a home’s square footage has caused some Realtors to completely OMIT listing the square footage. Often in the square footage field in MLS (Multiple Listing Service), we will find the value of ZERO for a home’s square footage.
Well, if my home Buyer asks me to email properties in a specific school district with a minimum of 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and OVER 2,000 square feet, how idiotic am I going to look if I send something that doesn’t fit that criteria? If your Realtor has listed your Tulsa home for sale as ZERO square footage, it will not come up in my search! And although your home may be the perfect home for my Buyers, I’m not going to send them anything under 2,000 square feet if that’s what they asked for.
You can not measure your home yourself. The only two acceptable sources for square footage are (1) court house records; and (2) an appraisal. If you refinanced your home two years ago, you should have an appraisal in those records showing square footage – we can use that. However, if you only have court house records and you believe them to be inaccurate, please pay $75 for a square footage appraisal.
There are many appraisers out there from which to choose, but I use Chris Streich of Brown Appraisals, 918-293-9595. It doesn’t matter if your home is 1,500 square feet or 4,000 square feet, the charge is a mere $75. A very sensible investment to make sure that your Tulsa home for sale comes up in our internet searches, wouldn’t you say?
And no, the updated square footage does not need to be reported to the tax accessor and will not affect your property taxes. Until your Tulsa home for sale is SOLD, there will be no updates to the court house records.