This book was created for professionals who understand the difference between residential measurement standards. While the commercial side of the industry works with seven standards, the residential side utilizes only two; one of which is only known in select professional circles. This book is based on the American Measurement Standard and teaches the difference between the two residential standards. For those professionals who strive to provide professional measurements, and who want to ensure liability protection for themselves and their clients, this book is a must read. The ultimate reference guide on residential square footage. Discover the practices and procedures to produce consistent and reproducible measurements in residential dwellings. The most comprehensive book ever written on measuring square footage, and the significance of size on the home valuation process. Indeed , size does matter; now more than ever. Computer generated valuations can never replace the expertise of licensed real estate professionals. Explore the new world of computer valuations, public records, and the current MLS information crisis. Every real estate professional will learn something they can use at work tomorrow.
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Hamp Thomas is the founder and president of the Institute of Housing Technologies and Carolina Appraisers & Real Estate. He is the author of the American Measurement Standard, the real estate continuing education courses Inside the New Appraisal Process; ANSI, Home Measurement & the Power of Price-Per-Square-Foot; Public Records & the New Real Estate Crisis; and numerous other real estate courses, webinars, videos, and blogs. Hamp also authored the Professional's Dictionary of Real Estate Terms, Home Measurement Basics, Realtors and Square Footage, and his latest book Death of an Industry-Real Estate Appraisal. Hamp has written local, regional, and national articles and been featured in Realtor Magazine and had his book reviewed in the Appraisal Journal. Learning Library and Realtor(r) University offer the "Size Matters" webinar and his video How to Handle Low Appraisals is posted on Realtor(r) TV. He recently completed the new HMS (Home Measurement Specialist) Certification Program. The HMS(c) is the most comprehensive program on measuring square footage ever created; providing agents, appraisers, assessors, home measurement specialists, and many others with a broad understanding of how to measure, calculate, and communicate residential square footage. A Certified Residential Appraiser, Certified Residential Specialist; (CRS), Certified Distance Education Instructor; (CDEI), State Approved Continuing Education Instructor, Accredited Buyer's Representative; (ABR), Graduate of the Realtor Institute; (GRI), and a Realtor(r), Hamp takes a unique approach to his topics and bases his education programs on the needs of the professional real estate practitioner. Common sense, down to earth information, provided in a manner you can learn today and use tomorrow. The world's leading expert on residential square footage.
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