The sq ft for our house was put in wrong at the county by builder using similar house. How do we fix

Our home is in a sub division called Lake Manassas. We purchased the home in 2004. It is the only type in our section. The house has a bigger foot print and we added a loft up stairs as well. The builder, must have used a similar house - square footage wise when they turned in the info to the county. Is it worth it to get fixed and if so how do we do this. We are thinking about selling the home within the next 2 years.
  • January 18 2012 - Gainesville
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Hi Desiree! If you are considering selling your home within the next couple of years, then I would suggest that you get that fixed. It could create some bumps in the road when you list your house. When you list your home with an agent, the agent will enter in the amount (among other features) of finished square footage in the mris that is listed in the tax record. When buyers search for homes, their agents typically generate a search with many details that could include the square footage. If your home's square footage is less than what the buyers requirements are, then your home may not show up on their search. I would suggest contacting your builder first and then Prince William County to get this straightened out. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions in regards to listing your home. I am right down the road from you in the neighborhood :-) I hope this helps.
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The wrong square footage could definitely make a difference in your Zestimate. You can edit your home facts immediately and that should make your Zestimate more accurate especially if the square footage is off. You can use the yellow "edit" pencil under the house photo to "claim ownership". and then you will be able to edit the sqaure footage with the "edit home facts" in the same menu.

Changes are immediate, but if they changes you make affect your Zestimate that can take up to 6-8 weeks to show up. Hope it helps.
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