Home Measurement Specialist

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Do you know one of the most effective ways to grow your real estate business, make more money,
and get clients to call you?

Two words, I bet you don’t normally think about – SQUARE FOOTAGE!

Consumers see a billboard about a home being sold at $100.00 per-square-foot and they know exactly what that means. When it comes to real estate, consumers understand very little about the buying, selling, or mortgage processes. But, when it comes to price-per-square-foot, they know exactly what you are talking about and can speak the same language of pricing. It is the most frequently used method to determine real estate prices in the world. Even first-time buyers and sellers understand the formula and know how to use it. While it may not always be very accurate, it is a place to start and is simple to understand. 

There is a degree of science to this and you can learn it all in the exclusive Home Measurement Specialist Certification program. What you’ll learn in this career-changing, one-of-a-kind, 14-hour program, is the “How To” of measuring residential square footage as well as the “Why it Matters” of getting the number right. You’ll never look at price-per-square-foot the same way again.

Our Program

The world of real estate is changing. Data quality is becoming more important to agents, lenders, and to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. MLS systems are realizing that a home’s size is vital to providing all quality real estate valuations. The Home Measurement Specialist program consists of two advanced online classes for real estate agents, appraisers, property data collectors, or anyone that wants to provide high quality square footage calculations for others, and for those 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 elevated to new levels.


This training program offers real estate professionals the unique opportunity to learn and build key skills in the “art” of home measurement. And, a new wealth of knowledge to understand (and be able to explain) the influence of square footage on the home comparison and valuation processes. This is a one-of-a-kind program that will enhance your value to your clients and offer you skills that will stay with you throughout your career.

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Benefits

  • Use of the HMS Logo & Name
  • Official Certificate
  • Customizable press releases & marketing materials.
  • Quarterly newsletter
  • Private Networking & Discussion Group access
  • Source to help with questions on ANSI or measuring square footage

And Many More….

Who is it for?

The HMS® Certification was specifically developed for those who measure square footage for others and for all real estate professionals who help to determine home prices.

How to earn it

Obtaining the HMS® designation is a simple three-step process:

1. Complete the two HMS® courses
($99.95 with the ANSI four hours course)
2. ($129.95 for the five-hour all video class).
3. Two-class Bundle Fee of $194.95 (contact support@appraiserelearning.com with any class questions)
4. Take and pass the HMS Final Exam (at www.homemeasurementspecialist.com for any subject matter questions contact housingtechnologies@gmail.com.
5. Submit the $199.00
certification/exam/application fee.
* There are no annual fees/dues.
* There are no annual fees.

1. Two classes (check for CE credit in your state)
2. Final Exam @ www.homemeasurementspecialist.com
3. You are an HMS®

♦ For those without a state license as an agent, appraiser, home inspector or other state approved licensing, applicant will be require to sign a disclosure/liability agreement.

WITH ALL MY EXPERIENCE, DO I STILL HAVE TO TAKE THE CLASSES TO EARN THE HMS® CERTIFICATION?

You might say “I’m experienced” or maybe even call me an “old pro.” Either way is okay. But, can I simply use all my experience, take the exams and get my Certification? We are excited to have so many veterans join us. We are also confident that even the most experienced real estate practitioners will find new information in this program. Currently, it is not possible to test out of the educational requirements of the program. We need to guarantee that everyone who earns the Certification and distinguishes himself or herself as a HMS® Designee, has the same core or baseline education. As you know, the HMS® Certification is a one of a kind training program. It is therefore essential that all students complete at a minimum the 4-hour ANSI course. Applicants may be reviewed on a case by case basis.

Regardless of market conditions,
some things never change

Learn More – Earn More has never been more true. In today’s ever-changing marketplace, the professionals who go the extra mile will not only survive but thrive. Let the HMS® Certification help you stand out from the competition! Educated buyers and sellers want better educated real estate professionals who stand out and above their peers.
Learn more, earn more!

Please Note:

… this professional certification program is not affiliated with and/or endorsed by the National Association of Realtors® or any State Real Estate Commission.

The new HMS® curriculum

… Has been updated in 2024 to help incorporate the new changes in technology in measuring and the ever changing world of appraising and understanding what is and what is not finished living area. It shows you how to better understand the power of price-per-square-foot on the home comparison and valuation processes. Students will learn the rules of the ANSI® Measurement Standard and the many misconceptions about home measurements across the country today. Learn to take advantage of the new generation of HGTV® educated buyers and sellers, who all understand the power of size in every residential transaction. Strategies to provide square footage with less liability, offer consumers more reliability in home pricing, and run your business more efficiently and profitably. 

It’s more important than ever that you understand this is a new day in pricing real estate and that size influences home pricing. Don’t feel overwhelmed by the topic of square footage and liability. Turn a liability into an asset and a way to stand out and above your competition. Focus of how to efficiently measure square footage, or to use that information in creating the most accurate CMA’s in the market. For agents, teach consumers why your CMA’s are ahead of the competition and to not price their home until they talk to you first. Take charge of your market. You will not be replicated or duplicated.  Whether part-time or full-time, an HMS can have more control over their schedule and their earning is dependent on the amount of time devoted to their business.

WHY SHOULD I EARN THE HMS® CERTIFICATION?

The HMS® is the benchmark of excellence when it comes to residential square footage and quality home valuations. This Certification is like nothing else available within the industry and highlights a subject many educators consider taboo. Many schools offer classes on the fundamentals of ANSI® but offer nothing that teaches the “art” of home measurement”. These courses are provided for real estate practitioners who seek specialized training and advanced practical education.
A subject that has been suggested by numerous students that it be a mandatory part of agent and appraiser pre-licensing programs. This knowledge will last a lifetime.

USING THE HMS® CERTIFICATION

When can I begin using the HMS® designation in my advertisements and in representations to the public?

Upon completion of both courses and the associated exams, the HMS® Certification will be awarded to you. The CCHMS will send you the HMS® Certification Welcome Kit, which includes a glossed certificate, distinguished wall plaque, a press release for distribution to your local media and reproduction artwork of the HMS® logo for your advertisements, plus sew on patches for your hats or clothing and stickers for your vehicles to identify you as an HMS. All Use of the HMS® logo must be with approved artwork, provided free of charge. 
An up and coming Brand and a growing recognition of the HMS certification will put you ahead of your peers and ready to be ahead of the competition as this trend of gathering quality home measurements expands across the country.

WHAT BENEFITS DOES THE HOME MEASUREMENT SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION OFFER ME?

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 calculation. Learn to use their knowledge in order to help you get more business. Refresh you skills on creating the currency of real estate and discover a new level of liability protection for you and your clients. Become the local square footage expert that consumers will seek out, so they can make the wisest decision in pricing their home(s). Discover a new perspective on the “quality” of the information we use every day. Uncover the true power of the MLS and take a new look at so many things we assume and take for granted in pricing real estate. Become better at your job and a better service and/or value to your clients.

WILL THE HMS® TEACH ME TO BE AN EXPERT AT MEASURING RESIDENTIAL SQUARE FOOTAGE?

No. The HMS® training program was not designed to teach the complete “art” of home measurement. While these courses will help you become more efficient at calculating square footage (and understanding why it is so influential), measuring square footage is a learning process that will continue throughout your career. The HMS® will teach you the fundamentals of this fading art form, and the power to handle your job with consistency and a higher degree of accuracy. Discover a new level of skill to set you apart from your competition and simply be better at your job! 

CAN REALTORS® BENEFIT FROM THIS CERTIFICATION IF THEY NEVER INTEND TO MEASURE A HOUSE?

In a word, YES! Realtors® are often the ones who benefit the most from these courses. When agents learn the material, we often hear “I wish I had known this when I started my career. This should have been part of my pre-licensing courses.” Learning to measure square footage is an art. While this is the most in-depth course available anywhere about measuring square footage, it is also information that anyone who works in the real estate industry and prices homes needs to know; even if they never plan to personally measure property. Understanding the fundamentals of home measurement, and why it is so influential over the home comparison and valuation processes, is vital to success in today’s real estate environment. These courses are all about the Power of Price-Per-Square-Foot. From newly licensed agents, to seasoned appraisers, you will find something new in these courses. And, the certification is a recognition of your new level of knowledge, to let all buyers and sellers know you are ahead of the learning curve, so that you can always best protect their interests. A true real estate professional.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIRED COURSES FOR THE HOME MEASUREMENT SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION?

WHAT CAN I DO AS PART OF THE HMS® COMMUNITY TO HELP IMPROVE THE REAL ESTATE INFORMATION IN MY MARKET?

WHAT BENEFITS DOES THE HOME MEASUREMENT SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION OFFER ME?

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 your 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 who helps consumers (who are better educated and motivated) take every precaution that they pay or receive a fair price for their home.
  • Help your clients discover a fair price based on accurate information.
  • Make your phone ring with more clients than ever before and make more money.
  • Explore the Power of “Size” and the Currency of Real Estate.

Yeah, that’s a lot and there’s so much more to come!
After completing these classes, you’ll never again
dread questions
 about square footage or talking about the myths and facts of the “official record” for square footage ,
and price-per-square-foot. Instead you’ll be confident and competent,
ready to win every client that YOU want.

 

P.S. These classes provide you with high quality education, learning about a topic you won’t find from most other CE providers, 9 hours of CE Elective Credit (if desired/needed), as well as qualifying you for the Home Measurement Specialist Certification. Information to last a lifetime. This is time well spent! 

Do you know one of the most effective ways to grow your real estate business, make a subject rarely discussed into a profit center, make more money, and get clients to call you? Providing sccurate square footage measurements is a growing niche market and as buyers, sellers, and lenders learn how beneficial this data is, as well as being a requirement in more and more MLS systems, this niche provides extra income or turn into a full time job. It’s up to you!

Two words, I bet you don’t normally think about – Square Footage!
Consumers see a billboard about a home being sold at $100.00 per-square-foot and they know exactly what that means. When it comes to real estate, consumers understand very little about the buying, selling, or mortgage processes. But, when it comes to price-per-square-foot, they know exactly what you are talking about and can speak the same language of pricing. It is the most frequently used method to determine real estate prices in the world. Even first-time buyers and sellers understand the formula and know how to use it. While it may not always be very accurate, it is a place to start and is simple to understand.
There is a degree of science to this and you can learn it all in the exclusive Home Measurement Specialist Certification program. What you’ll learn in this career-changing, one-of-a-kind, nine-hour program, is the “How To” of measuring residential square footage as well as the “Why it Matters” of getting the number right. You’ll never look at price-per-square-foot the same way again.

P.S. These classes provide you with high quality education, learning about a topic you won’t find from most other CE providers, 9 hours of CE Elective Credit, as well as qualifying you for the Home Measurement Specialist Certification. Information to last a lifetime. This is time well spent! 

Benefits

  • 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, quality, and accuracy with client service being a top priority
  • Today more than ever, learn more means earn more
  • Continued support with answers to measurement questions
  • New research on AVM’s, MLS, & other square footage & valuation issues
  • New ads and articles for your local use
  • Quarterly newsletters
  • Attract more business with a phrase everyone knows
  • Blogs sharing similar issues with your peers
  • National Referral Directory
  • And Much More … And, With New Benefits Being Added Regularly

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” and elevated to new levels.

 
This training program offers real estate professionals the unique opportunity to learn and build key skills in the “art” of home measurement. And, a new wealth of knowledge to understand (and be able to explain) the influence of square footage on the home comparison and valuation processes.