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  • Residential Measurement Standard – RMS – 4

    Residential Measurement Standard – RMS – in Alberta Frequently Asked Questions continued: What do I do if the seller tells me the property was represented as larger when they bought it? The seller may have purchased the property under a different measurement standard or guideline which includes areas that are excluded from the RMS. Explain …

  • Residential Measurement Standard – RMS – 3

    Residential Measurement Standard – RMS – in Alberta Frequently Asked Questions continued: Can I use the property size from the municipality if I disclose where I got the information? No. The RMS must be used. Can I use the property size from a previous listing? No. Real estate professionals have an obligation to their clients …

  • Residential Measurement Standard – RMS – 2

    Residential Measurement Standard – RMS – in Alberta Frequently Asked Questions Do Properties Gain or Lose using RMS? Properties stay the same size they have always been. They did not physically shrink or increase in size upon the publication of the RMS. The RMS quantifies the size of the property based on a new measurement …

  • RMS mandatory for Alberta REALTOR®

    Residential Measurement Standard – RMS – in Alberta   Frequently Asked Questions:  What is the purpose of the RMS? The RMS gives consumers, real estate professionals, and other industry professionals accurate and consistent property measurements. These measurements can be used to compare properties and determine their suitability. Proper application of the RMS ensures real estate …

  • Secondary Suites are they legal or illegal?

    Secondary Suites are they legal or illegal? Real estate professionals must be aware of the risks and issues when marketing properties with legal or illegal secondary suites (basement suites). “Suite” under Basement Development or by referring to a “suite” with income or revenue producing potential in the remarks or terms of a listing, the Member …