Update knowledgebase article regarding RMS

As of January 1, 2024, Alberta’s RMS has been updated. It would be helpful if your knowledgebase article at iGUIDE in Alberta, CREB, RECA, RMS - iGUIDE Help Center was updated to reflect the new changes.

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I see that the information has now been updated to reflect the changes to RMS. Thank you.

Well this should get interesting quickly with attached and semi attached.

I already see 3 different IGuides done in the same town house complex with what looks like pretty basic exteriors, shot by what looks like 3 different company’s using 3 different exterior wall thicknesses. 6.3, 6.5, 7.1
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7.1" - 6.3" = 0.8" or 0.8"/12" = 0.066’. A 1000sf floorplate typical for a townhouse would have about 140’ perimeter wall length which would result in 0.066’ x 140’ = 9.3sf (or 9.3/1000 = 0.93%) difference due to different perimeter wall thickness. This is well within the 2% required by RECA RMS.

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Yes that’s fine and dandy but home owners are eventually going to want to know why his neighbours exterior is being reported as larger or smaller then his exterior a few feet away.
I know if it was my home I would be asking why. :man_shrugging:

Yes that’s fine and dandy but home owners are eventually going to want to know why his neighbours exterior is being reported as larger or smaller then his exterior a few feet away.
I know if it was my home I would be asking why. :man_shrugging:

That’s a good point. However, I was communicating with a RECA compliance officer today about the changes to RMS and he pointed out that “the goal is not perfection; the goal is best possible effort.” The 2% margin of error accounts for variance, since perfection is likely unattainable.

Last week I shot the same property for a client that I shot last year for a different client. The new square footage came in 9 square feet different for the very same property. Not perfect, but very much within the 2% allowance.

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Good old RECA fix problems with another set of problems. Nothing we didn’t already know about what RECA is expecting. Same as 2017 RMS expectations.
I think we are missing my point though. It’s not a good look for confidence in operators of IGuide to be reporting almost a full inch in difference on the same exterior wall. It’s all going to be the same unless you are inaccurately reporting. Duly noted tho, home owners will catch onto discrepancies sooner then later and someone will need to figure out why at RECA :handshake: