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Illinois web site that lists sq/ft of property

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by FERT-TEK, Oct 21, 2006.


    FERT-TEK LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,035

    I have heard that some states have a website that will list the sq/ft of a property. Could someone steer me in the right direction for one in Illinois.
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Before I post the link, I have learned that gaining the square footage of a property is helpful but not the ultimate in deciding factors... More than a few lots have considerable wooded or non turf areas that are nevertheless a part of their property, so I use the information as a heads up and then I know I always still have to go look at it.

    Yes, even if the call is for grass cutting and the owner tells you it's a 2 acre lot, and upon looking it up the information also displays 2 acres, you still always have to go look at it, don't quote a price without doing so, thou it might be ok for ballparking.

    That having been said...
    Zillow appears to cover most of the US.
  3. Mr.Mow-It-All

    Mr.Mow-It-All LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 506

    yeh I use zillow.com to so that I have an idea before I go look at a property. I have actually found it to pretty acurate for the most part. I don't and wouldn't use it to price before you see it though. Like I said it just gives me a rough idea before I go out.

    FERT-TEK LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,035

    I found that Zillow is only useful if the owner of the property lists the house information there.

    FERT-TEK LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,035

    Are there any other options other than Zillow
  6. justanotherlawnguy

    justanotherlawnguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,282

    Go to your countys local property appraiser website and you can get all the info you want about the persons property.

    OF course if you live in a little hick town like most of the guys on this site, the property appraiser probably does not have a site with all that public info on it.

    I use ours quite a bit, It comes in very handy.
  7. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,587

    in ottawa county , and many more i suspect, you can get the information plus an areal view..... shows trees and other obsticals...

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