How to Get Accurate Measurements
Even if your real estate market hasn’t adopted a measurement standard yet, you can choose one and work with a measurement provider who uses the right technology to help you get consistent results.
You can adopt Alberta’s Residential Measurement Standard, or if you work with condominiums or apartments, you may choose to subscribe to BOMA International’s multi-unit residential standard. It’s more important to adopt a standard than to waffle over which. Once you do, you can refer your clients to the standard so that they understand exactly what kind of spaces you include in the measurement and which you don’t. Providing a floor plan with the spaces mapped out can help communicate this to potential buyers too.
As for the actual measurements, you should choose a service provider, like an iGUIDE Service Provider, who uses laser technology to measure spaces. Unfortunately, smartphones are just not equipped with the right technology to create consistent measurements, even though there are phone apps that purport to do this.
In the future, accurate measurements, and related information like floor plans and 3D tours, will be commonplace as photos. By getting ahead of the trend and starting to offer accurate measurements that line up with a recognized standard now, you can inspire trust and elevate the profile of your business.