Sometimes, a Tape Measure is My Most Important Input For a Decision.

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Real Estate Agent with Integrity Real Estate Services 116 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 141871

Sometimes, a Tape Measure is My Most Important Input For a Decision.

 

measuretwicecutonce.Sometimes  Buyer Clients need to measure rooms.. even if the dimensions are posted in the home information.  The Client needs to know that Great-Grandma's dining room set will fit in the Formal Dining Room and that there's plenty of  room in the master bedroom for the oversized bedroom furniture that the client owns. 

 

Today a tape measure was important in a decision that Don and I were making.  We had found the "perfect" Dodge Ram 3500 to replace the current one that we have for towing our 5th Wheel RV.  For some reason, we just weren't quite ready to do it.  We loved the new truck but the trade-in for our low-mileage, well-cared-for truck wasn't good enough..  It's a 2005 but only has 84,000 miles on it.  On the Cummins Diesel engine, that is nothing!   We had about decided to go ahead and write the check today for the new one, but Something kept nagging at us though so we took the tape measure and measured the distance from the 5th wheel hook-up in the bed of the truck to the cab, and the new truck is shorter by 20" for that distance.  That will not work!  Those sharper turns would get dicey and possibly cause damage to RV and possible truck too!  SO.. back to square one. 

 

I was reminded of the saying, Measure Twice.. Cut Once.  EXCEPT, this time, it was measure twice to avoid buying the wrong truck!

 

I've priced the one that will work but we're not in a hurry.. think we're going to sell the current one first. 

 

A  tape measure sure did help us make the right tdecision today!

Comments (6)

Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

 A good example of  listening to your "little voice"....always tells you the truth !

May 30, 2016 10:18 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Judi good thing you double checked that could have been a very expensive mistake.

May 30, 2016 11:00 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Oh Judi, you are so right.  I had a client once that wanted to make sure everything would get into the house.

May 30, 2016 11:26 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Good advice Judi K Barrett . My pick-up is my old 87 Honda Odessy (yes I know it's a van).

May 30, 2016 12:09 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Judi the Tape Measure is always good to do, buying a truck, a car or an SUV it does not matter one has to have priorities and if it meets them it is all good...Endre

May 30, 2016 03:46 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Yes, those tape measures can come in handy.  I use a laser as it's faster and more accurate.

May 30, 2016 07:47 PM