This course includes broad issues and describes the procedures for measuring the total square footage of detached single-family homes and multifamily gross building areas. The methods employed will standardize the calculation process and enable the users of this information to obtain accurate and reproducible measurements for total gross living area of residential properties. The student will learn how to treat the finished areas above and below grade, finished living area above the garage, and the unfinished areas within the structure. The standard will allow individuals and organizations to agree and cooperate in communicating these square footage quantities to users for this information.
This course is a Continuing Education course approved by Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation - Real Estate Licensing.