We Realtors are now required to enter a value for approximate square footage (ASF) for our listings in Chicago’s MLS (multiple listing system). However, that value can be zero. In addition, Chicago’s MLS now requires the source of the square footage information (e.g. builder, assessor, appraiser). Listings with a square footage of zero automatically have the source set to “not reported”.
What do you think? Should Chicago’s MLS require square footage other than zero?