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Become A Home Measurement Specialist

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bnmappraisal

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Anyone else get an email about this? Why do these bifurcated/hybrid type reports come to mind?

"What is the HMS Certification?

This program is designed for real estate agents and appraisers who are looking for specialized training in measuring and understanding the influence of residential square footage.

Professionals who participate in this program are positioned to increase their profitability, enhance their level of client service, and confidently expand their business in a market where precision and quality are essential.

It offers the unique opportunity to learn and build key skills required in the "art" of home measurement. You will gain a new wealth of knowledge and be able to understand and explain the influence of square footage on the home comparison and valuation processes.

Find out more about the benefits to earning your HMS certification at www.homemeasurementspecialist.co"
 

Riick

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WHAT WE NEED: Certifications, Certificates, Diplomas, Degrees, Schooling
Anyone here realize your State probably requires people who apply nail polish to be Certified?
BTW... who are the fine folks who are offering certification in home measurement ?
- Three 20-somethings who managed to get $2mil in startup funding from some twits in Silicon Valley?
 

Carnivore

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We have a number of firms in Charlotte that offer Home measurement. I have seen some of the work from several companies and they do really good stuff.

What should bother some of you they get as little as $100 to as high as $300(what invoices I have seen)

Seems some of us are in the wrong business.

It has to be less risk than RE Appraising and better money when you consider time as the factor.
 

Mike Kennedy

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We have a number of firms in Charlotte that offer Home measurement. I have seen some of the work from several companies and they do really good stuff.

What should bother some of you they get as little as $100 to as high as $300(what invoices I have seen)

Seems some of us are in the wrong business.

It has to be less risk than RE Appraising and better money when you consider time as the factor.


Does NC require Home Inspector/Measurement License/Certification?
 

EddieB

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Several years ago a homeowner questioned my sketch and figures since it didn’t match the figures when he bought the home. I called on one of these companies and told the HO I would pay the $300 if I was off 5%. It was a very professional sketch and was completed in two days. The HO bought a nice sketch for his files.
 

Mike Kennedy

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Don't think so Mike. Yes for Home inspectors, Appraisers, Termite dudes, surveyors, electricians, etc

http://www.wemeasurehomes.com/

https://www.homemeasuringnetwork.com/

example:
North Carolina Home Inspector Training School | Become a Home ...
www.atihomeinspectortraining.com/Cat/States/NorthCarolina
Online courses are NOT valid for pre-licensed training requirements in North Carolina - but distance learning is allowed if paired with practical training. ... Have a high school diploma or GED; Complete 120 hours of approved training; Complete 80 hours of approved field training; Pass the NC State HomeInspector ...
 

Carnivore

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So when your paid a trip fee, and you did a site visit including measuring ...Seems like the fee should be north of their fees starting at the minimum price
 

EddieB

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The HO paid my appraisal fee and the $300 third party measurement fee.
 

Carnivore

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Home inspector may actually have less operating cost, plus GEO-Competence is not a real issue like ours is...

So start a company offering RE Appraisals, Home measuring, Home Inspection, Property Management, ---There is gold out there to be had.

Big benefit of these other skills is you could market directly to Realtor. I got about 5,000-6000 Realtors in my area.
 
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