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Kaplan University School of Professional and Continuing Education Kaplan University School of Professional and Continuing Education

How to Measure Real Property (3-Credit Hours)

How to Measure Real Property OnDemand Course

Price: $24.00

Credit Hours: 3

Key Points:

Learn the language and techniques of how to accurately classify and measure residential property from a pro!

This course is delivered in our stunning OnDemand video lecture format. With OnDemand video lectures, you have the ability to access professional instruction anytime and anywhere you have an Internet connection! Filled with studio and “onsite” video learning objectives, this OnDemand course engages, enlightens, and entertains!

Real estate licensees, appraisers, assessors, builders, and contractors have specific methods used to measure and describe residential real property. In this engaging course, we’ll clarify the standards and pinpoint common mistakes made in measuring property. You’ll also learn the proper terminology and definitions that even the playing field between agents, appraisers, and lenders who use this value-laden information for many of the decisions made concerning a property. Learn to talk the same talk while more accurately representing the home, as well as enhancing the value you bring to your client with this knowledge.

It begins with the proper way to measure a house--where to start and what to include. You will learn the distinctions between above-grade and below-grade floor areas and other often misunderstood and miscalculated areas. The challenges of calculating attics, lofts, and low ceilings will be addressed. You’ll also learn how to deal with detached rooms, sunrooms, and other hard to classify and measure rooms. The course will also explain the industry standards for qualifying room counts, bedrooms, and bathrooms.

Come learn what you need to know to ensure you capture every square foot that translates to value for your clients and protects the biggest investment of their life!

Topics include:

  • Property measurement language and definitions
  • Geometry for big kids: size, shape, formulas, and math
  • Nuances of styles and designs
  • What to measure and how to measure it