I’m still trying to understand how you “get ahead of the appraisal,” and why a realtor would need to since it doesn’t concern them. Sounds like some serious bull-sheet there. The fact that it came from a lawyer makes it doubly suspect.
I’m glad no ones building to those standards. “Level Areas of the house that are vertically within 2 feet of the same horizontal plane.”
RECA (Real Estate Council of Alberta) has RMS (Residential Measurement Standards) that realtors must use to accurately measure a residential property.
I thought about getting into this, when I still lived in Alberta, but there wasn’t enough $$$ involved, and we decided it wasn’t worth the headaches. At the time, realtors only wanted to pay $50 to go measure up a property.
Very simply: I would let him/her know that I can measure it, but s/he cannot rely on my measurements in a real estate transaction because I am not licensed to perform that task. I would let him/her know that an Appraiser would be the one to measure and also guarantee. BTW, the same is true when a Realtor does a CMA. The Realtor’s estimates are not final. The Appraiser’s is.