Insured Residential Measurement per the RECA RMS
Real Estate Professionals in Alberta are bound by the Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) to provide the accurate living area of all residential properties posted on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Up until recently the living area stated on MLS listings was rarely verified, having been passed along through the system under the assumption that it was correct. There are many instances of stated area values being proven to be inaccurate and resulting in significant litigation.
RECA's Residential Measurement Standard (RMS) has been active since May 2016 and requires that a systematic method of determining the area of all residential properties must be undertaken by a capable person who is insured for such activities. I have read and absorbed the RMS and as a Professional Engineer I am more than capable of measuring and calculating the area of even the most challenging properties, and of course I carry the correct liability insurance mandated by RECA to allow me to perform RMS measurements. I've literally measured properties ranging from 700 square feet to 7000 square feet and everything in between, of all complexities including wedge-shaped condominiums and other difficult shapes.
My main clients for this service are realtors who are generating a new MLS listing however home owners or potential home buyers may wish to have the area of a residential property determined per the RMS to verify the accuracy of any stated values.
Residential measurements will include a one page report (electronic PDF - SAMPLE HERE) stating the RECA RMS area (for entry into the MLS) and a breakdown of the living area per floor. For a small additional fee (see below) I can also provide the individual room dimensions and areas (e.g. kitchen, living room, etc.) for entry into the respective MLS fields.
Payment is by Visa, MasterCard, cash, electronic funds transfer, or cheque and is due at the time of the measurement. Travel to Stony Plain, Leduc, Beaumont, and other outlying municipalities will be charged an additional $25.
RECA RMS Measurements
Properties up to 1500 square feet above ground: $100
Each additional 100 square feet above ground: $5
Individual room dimensions
Properties up to 1500 square feet above ground: $20
Each additional 500 square feet above ground: $10
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