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  • ANSI

    Posted by RICK HYETT on July 30, 2022 at 9:09 pm

    I am curious as to how and why the ANSI standards were forced on us. I have no problem using ANSI, but when we use it to measure the subject property, and compare it to homes that w not ANSI measured (I KNOW THIS FOR A FACT) Most, if not all realtors this area rely on the county assessor’s office for the measurement I have worked for the county and I know that the county appraisers do not use ANSI. So, we are not comparing apples to apples. This may or may not affect the final appraised value. If a comparable has 6 foot 11 inch ceilings, we show zero GLA. In a 600 x 20 home, the assessor shows 1200 square feet. So in essence, we have just measured 1200 sf home, and all three comparables have 6’11” ceilings, we are misrepresenting them as comparables. To force us to measure 1/4 of the homes on the report makes no sense to me. And, believe me, this will be brought up in court if someone is sued. Just looking for a common sense answer. I know extraordinary assumptions etc, but this may fall under the hypothetical condition that the home is the same size, when it is not.

    RICK HYETT replied 2 weeks, 6 days ago 1 Member · 0 Replies
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