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Easily Find 9 Digit Zipcodes – Google Contacts

Did you know that you can easily find 9 digit zipcodes by adding a contact to your gmail account?  I say gmail account but really mean your google account.  That’s one of the wonderful features about having a gmail account – you get all that google has to offer as soon as you create a gmail account including, Contacts, Google Drive, Google Spreadsheets, etc. So, if you need to look up a 9 digit zipcode for an address, simply add the contact in your Google account and you’ve killed 2 birds with one stone! Go to and Click “Create Contact” and “Create Contact” in the pop up.     When you Click “Show More” at the bottom, you’ll be able to enter an address.  As soon as you start typing, addresses matching your text will start to show up.  Choose the correct address and Google will populate your address […]

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Canopy MLS Square Footage Requirements

While the North Carolina Real Estate Commission (NCREC) doesn’t require the reporting of square footage of properties offered for sale (or rent), Canopy MLS does. NCREC Residential Square Footage Guidelines state: It is essential that the information real estate agents give to prospective purchasers be accurate. At a minimum, information concerning square footage should include the amount of living area in the dwelling. Note in the listing data and advise purchasers of any space that does not meet the criteria for living area but which contributes to the value of the dwelling; for example, unfinished basements, unfinished attics (with permanent stairs), unfinished bonus rooms and other unfinished rooms. Decks, balconies, porches, garages and carports should not be included in any category of finished or unfinished area. As a general rule, the most reliable way for an agent to obtain accurate square-footage data is by personally measuring the dwelling unit and calculating the square footage […]

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