Setting up your own Home Measurement Business
If you've though about opening a new business for measuring homes, you're timing is probably pretty good. Whether you're thinking about it as a totally new business, or thinking about adding measuring services to an existing appraisal business. It's a business that provides a great service; first to the agents that use your services, and especially to the consumers that will benefit from accurate pricing, stronger negotiations, and easier financing, all because they started with accurate information. In this price-per-square-foot world, using accurate square footage data, and not relying on the mostly inaccurate details reported through public records systems across the country, a good beginning dramatically increases the chances for a successful ending, with less hassles along the way. A real estate transaction is an emotional journey and the more you can do to make the process smoother, the better for all parties involved. Without a doubt, in every residential transaction, size does matter. Having a home measured by a highly trained, licensed, and insurance professional appraiser ensures you the best possible transaction.
So, you're ready to start offering measuring services. What do you need to do? Do you have to do anything other than just start measuring? After all, you're already a licensed appraiser and measuring houses is part of the job. This just goes hand in hand with the appraisal business. You already have Errors and Omission's insurance, so what steps do you need to take to get started? Can you send out an email to every Realtor in town and start the ball rolling? It may be a good idea to think a few things through before you get going.