Real Estate Rush Hour – “Measuring Up”

Remember, list your property accurately and completely. If you see a listing that has wrong information, report the listing to the NorthstarMLS Rules Department. You’ll be helping yourself, your seller/buyer, appraisers and everyone else using the NorthstarMLS system by ensuring each listing is as accurate, complete and up-to-date as possible. In our latest edition of Real Estate Rush Hour, Sheriff Polaris and Deputy Flicker demonstrate the proper way to measure a room.


Real Estate Rush Hour Comic Strips As we recently announced, we created a comic strip — Rush Hour Real Estate — to add an element of fun to the dry subject of NorthstarMLS rules & regulations education. Follow along with the adventures of our woodland characters as they navigate their own version of a world of MLS rules. See them all here.


Real Estate Rush Hour Animated Video In addition to Real Estate Rush Hour comic strips, we created an animated cartoon for your viewing pleasure. Watch the adventures of our woodland characters, Polaris and Flicker — don’t forget to turn your volume up! Watch it here.

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Rules Roundup: Measuring a 4-Level Split

Have you ever struggled measuring a split level house? Accurate measurements are critical to fellow agents, potential buyers, CMA’s, appraisals, etc. Incorrect or incomplete data remains one of the top violations reported to the NorthstarMLS Rules and Regs Department each year.

In fact, last quarter there were over 2,300 total notices on listings with incorrect or incomplete data – such as measurement of the finished square footage, foundation size or room dimensions. To better understand the challenges of accurately measuring a 4-level split property,  we went out on site to watch Zoe Liston — local appraiser, agent and MLS Instructor. Click the Play button on the video below to watch.

Click here to watch “Measuring a 4-Level Split” in a new window

NorthstarMLS Measuring Videos 1. To help demonstrate how to measure a single family home, we went out on site this past July with Zoe as she explained the measuring process to collect the total square footage of a basic single-family property. 2. Zoe leads you through the nuances of measuring square footage and cover frequently asked measuring questions in this recorded webinar video.

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Rules Roundup: Basics of Measuring Video

Have you ever struggled measuring a split level house, or wondered how to best measure a one and a half story property? Accurate measurements are critical to fellow agents, potential buyers, CMA’s, appraisals, etc.

Zoe Liston, an appraiser, agent and member of our Agent Advisory Committee, will lead you through the nuances of measuring square footage and cover frequently asked measuring questions in this recorded webinar video.

Click here to watch “The Basics of Measuring” video


NorthstarMLS Measuring Videos To help demonstrate how to measure a single family home, we went out on site earlier this summer with Zoe Liston — local appraiser, agent and MLS Instructor, as she explained the measuring process to collect the total square footage of a listed property.

Stay tuned in the next few weeks for another on site measuring video with Zoe, as she demonstrates the fundamentals of measuring a 4-level split.

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Rules Roundup
Measuring Video

Incorrect or incomplete data remains one of the top violations reported to the NorthstarMLS Rules and Regs Department each year. In fact, last quarter there were over 2,300 total notices on listings with incorrect or incomplete data – such as measurement of the finished square footage, foundation size or room dimensions.

Accurate measurements are critical to fellow agents, potential buyers, CMA’s, appraisals, etc. To help demonstrate how to measure a single family home, we went out on
site to watch Zoe Liston
— local appraiser, agent and MLS Instructor, as she explains the measuring process to collect the total square footage of a listed property.

Watch our Measuring Video with Zoe Liston now!

(Click the link to watch the video – duration is just over 10 minutes)

Stay tuned for more measuring videos this summer, including a prerecorded classroom/webinar session that will cover frequently asked measuring questions.

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