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Does My Square Footage Make Me Look Big?

May 18, 2011

I found this article at Inman News about buyer’s obsessions with square footage.  The author does a nice job of illustrating that square footage isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.   A house may have the amount of space you feel you require, but a third of it is actually the hall and closet square footage.  Which doesn’t really translate into livable space.  I’ve delved into this idea before, that buyer’s don’t always know what they want until they get out there and start hunting.  That’s why it’s best not to get too hung up on numbers.  Sure, there are some numbers that can’t be ignored, like price or number of bedrooms.  But others can be squirmed around with, like square footage.  It’s just that buyers have been conditioned to believe that they need certain things, and even though a house might technically meet your criteria it may not actually work for you.  An idea I’ve already explored here and here.

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