On Sunday I showed a very cute house in Oak Park a second time. My buyers saw it the day before and thought they wanted to make an offer. However, they told me yesterday that they want to keep looking. Their main reason was the square footage of the house. By multiplying the dimensions of the rooms, they determined that the house had less space than the condo they just sold. Good for them for taking the time to calculate what I call “livable space”.
A home’s square footage typically isn’t listed in the MLS systems, but you can typically find it on the county assessor’s site. See my previous post, “Higher Property Taxes Mean Lower Offers!” for links to county assessor sites in the Chicago area.