I have someone working with me who is in the process of getting her education hours to obtain her license. Their class is divided as to what appraisers do with finished rooms below grade. I'm looking for input on this topic and appreciate any responses. Some people in the class claim that appraisers ALWAYS include any and all finished rooms below grade in the GLA. The teacher of this class is not an appraiser or has never done an appraisal, the instructor is a realtor, agrees with the people who say you do include lower level rooms in GLA. Some of the people in the class say that you NEVER include finished rooms below grade in the GLA. Would anyone like to respond to this??? My concern is that some of these people who will someday be joining us in the appraisal field will be doing this incorrectly. Thank you for your responses.