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Home Measurement Basics for Real Estate Agents

Learn to create consistent, reliable, and reproducible square footage measurements in single-family homes. The "how to" course for measuring residential square footage.


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Price: $49.00 (USD)
Features: online text, online video, printable certificate, PDF eBook
Hours: 6 Hours
Category: Real Estate > Continuing Education > Oregon > Real Estate Evaluation
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Course ID: 1038-1033

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Learn to create consistent, reliable, and reproducible square footage measurements in single-family homes, based on the ANSI Guideline. The most complete how-to course for measuring residential square footage ever created. This course will give you a new perspective on the all-powerful price-per-square-foot formula. Discover the secret power of square footage. Indeed, size matters!

This course describes the most often utilized practices and procedures for measuring and calculating square footage in detached single-family dwellings. The enclosed principles and methods are based on the American National Standard for Single-Family Buildings (ANSI) Guideline. This course offers real estate professionals a stronger understanding of this complex topic, and a closer look at how square footage influences home values in CMAs, AVMs, and appraisals. Square footage is the currency of real estate, and buyers and sellers often view real estate agents as the square footage experts!

Course Objectives

  • Learn how to properly measure a single-family dwelling
  • Explore the rules of the ANSI Measurement Standard
  • Examine the measurement of stairs, upper levels, rooms with sloped ceilings; and reveal the proper method to report above & below-grade living areas
  • Define GLA or Gross Living Area, utilized within the appraisal industry
  • Identify the typical or standard width used in estimating the thickness of walls, creating exterior dimensions from interior measurements
  • Discuss the significance of accurate square footage calculations over all CMA's and appraisals
  • Discover how using size in your marketing plan can get homes sold faster and for a higher price
  • Understand the extraordinary power of MLS
  • Learn more about AVMs, Public Records, and the current information crisis within the real estate industry

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