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Have Your Say: RMS Consultation


Did you hear? Council directed RECA to consult with stakeholders about: the potential consequences of the Residential Measurement Standard (RMS) for measuring semi-detached and attached properties.

Before you provide your feedback, please read the RMS Consequences Consultation Paper on reca.ca – it contains important information about the scope and background of this consultation.

How to provide your feedback

You can submit your response by:

  • filling in the online survey
  • emailing your response to: consultation@reca.ca
  • Mailing your response to:
    Real Estate Council of Alberta
    Attention: Rina Hawkins
    202, 1506 11 Ave SW
    Calgary, AB T3C 0M9

The survey should take you approximately 5-10 minutes to complete. The consultation will conclude on March 18, 2019.

We welcome your opinions and experiences on the RMS—we look forward to hearing from you!

Background of the RMS

RECA created the Residential Measurement Standard (RMS) in 2015 after noticing gaps and a lack of clarity on residential measurement methodology in a review of pre-licensing education courses.

RECA also learned of inconsistencies between residential measurement methodologies and how they were enforced across different real estate boards in Alberta.

After careful research, RECA created a standard for the pre-licensing course, and adopted the RMS in September 2015 to ensure the same measurement methodology was known and used across the entire residential real estate industry.

The RMS Principles require that, among other things, detached properties must be measured on the exterior at the foundation, and semi-detached and attached properties must be measured using interior walls (paint-to-paint).