The Home Measurement Specialist programs are visual online classes for real estate agents or appraisers who are looking for specialized training in measuring and understanding the influence of residential square footage. Students leaving this program will be positioned to increase their profitability, enhance their level of client service, and confidently expand their business in a market where “precision” and “quality” are being elevated to new levels.
This training program offers appraisers and real estate professionals the unique opportunity to learn and build key skills required in the “art” of home measurement. The HMS program provides learners with a new wealth of knowledge, specifically, the ability to understand and explain the influence of square footage on the home comparison and valuation processes.
Obtaining the HMS® designation is a simple three-step process.
Complete the two HMS® courses delivered by AeL
Take and pass the Final Exam.
Submit the $149 designation fee.
A knowledge you won’t find anywhere else
Discover the rules, and the misconceptions about ANSI®
Add a Certification to the end of your name
Good for your business, your clients, and good for the real estate industry
Show clients your commitment to education
Today more than ever, learn more – earn more
Continued support with answers to any measurement questions
New research on AVM’s, MLS, & all square footage & valuation issues
New ads and articles for your local use
Attract more business
Blogs sharing similar issues with your peers
National Referral Directory
And Much More… New Benefits Being Added Monthly
What You Gain
Help your clients discover a fair price, based on accurate information.
In this HGTV® generation, consumers know the simple price-per-square-foot formula. We live in a price-per-square-foot world and consumers recognize and understand this simple formula. Learn to use their knowledge in order to help you get more business.
We’ll help you educate consumers about the importance of accurate square footage information (prior to any pricing decisions) and why they should hire you for your unique knowledge.
Make your phone ring with more clients than ever before and make more money.
Refresh you skills on creating the currency of real estate and discover a new level of liability protection for your clients. Become the local square footage expert that helps consumers (who are better educated and motivated) take every precaution that they pay or receive a fair price for their home.
Explore the Power of “Size” and the Currency of Real Estate.
Learn to properly measure a single-family home, based on the ANSI® Measurement Guideline. Protect your clients and yourself.
How square footage influences CMA’s and all home valuations.
What’s included in the HMS Bundle
ANSI, Home Measurement, & the Power of Price-Per-Square-Foot
Created Exclusively for Residential Appraisers
This course was created to provide a broad review of basic techniques and procedures for measuring single-family residential dwellings. Specifically, it will identify ways in which square footage numbers reported by various sources impact home values. It’s designed to provide a consistent means of calculating and communicating the living area of a house among real estate professionals based on the ANSI standard.
Certified for 7 hours of continuing education in AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, KY, KS, LA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, NE, NJ, NY, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA and WI. *Re-Approval pending in IN* More approved states coming soon!
Public Records, Square Footage & the Real Estate Information Crisis
Discover the importance of the MLS and Public Records on the future of the entire real estate industry.
This course highlights the growing concerns over “quality” information used in the determination of home values throughout the real estate industry and offers real estate professionals a stronger understanding of the Public Records system and the “state of information crisis” looming over the real estate and appraisal industries.
Certified for 7 hours of continuing education in AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, KY, KS, LA, MD, MI, MS, NC, NE, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA and WI. *Re-Approval Pending in IN* More states coming soon!
Author of “How to Measure a House” based on the ANSI® Guideline; the American Measurement Standard, Death of an Industry-Real Estate Appraisal; Professional’s Dictionary of Real Estate Terms; Size Matters books and online courses; ANSI, Home Measurement, & the Power of Price-Per-Square-Foot appraisal CE course; and the Appraisal Process for Real Estate Professionals CE course. Since 2003, Hamp has promoted the establishment of a “Mandatory” national measurement standard. 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 ten years. We have an information crisis in the real estate industry and the Golden Rule is alive and well. Appraiser/CDEI/CRS/ABR/GRI/Realtor®. Moore County, NC