Author of “How to Measure a House” based on the ANSI® Guideline; the American Measurement Standard, and the Home Measurement Standard, (HMS). Also authored the on-line courses; ANSI, Home Measurement, & the Power of Price-Per-Square-Foot (appraisal and real estate CE courses); Big Data-Big Trouble, the Measuring Square Footage Video course; and Agents are from Mars-Appraisers are from Venus. Hamp also authored the Home Measurement Specialist certification program, an online program for agents and appraisers to teach those professionals who want to stand out from the crowd and provide a greater benefit to their clients. He has promoted the establishment of a “Mandatory” national measurement standard for the last twenty years. All real estate professionals must use the same “language” to create and communicate residential square footage. Until there is a universal agreement on this issue, and all Realtors® are required to be responsible for reporting an accurate square footage total in MLS, all property valuations are at risk (CMA’s appraisals, AVM’s, etc.), leaving home buyers and sellers at the mercy of who determines the size (and value) of their home. In a price-per-square-foot world, one-half of this all powerful formula is created by a hodge-podge of methods across the country. The real estate industry must find a way to join the rest of the standardized world.
Specialties: Certified Residential Appraiser. Residential square footage expert, who has researched public records, MLS, AVM’s, the appraisal industry and big banking for the last twenty years. We have an information crisis in the real estate industry and the Golden Rule is alive and well. Appraiser/CDEI/NAA/ABR/GRI/PSA/Realtor®. Moore County, NC