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Our certified appraisers will provide you with an accurate floorplan of your property to ascertain a fair value when buying or selling a home, cut property taxes due to inaccurate estimates, or market to potential clients when selling real estate.
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What are home measurement services?
Home measurement services are just what they sound like: An appraiser measures the dimensions and square footage of a property, then draws a basic or highly detailed floorplan based on your requirements. The appraiser's report and floorplan is a document that can be used to prove an accurate Gross Living Area (GLA), the total livable space, of your home. These services are useful and often essential when disputing property taxes or selling a property.
How does a floorplan service work?
During a measurement or floorplan service, a certified appraiser measures your home with a measuring tool — generally a tape or laser measuring device. As they move around the house, they notate the layout of the rooms and other features, like closets, entryways, and fireplaces. They might sketch out the property. Then, the appraiser develops a report and a more detailed sketch showing the total living area and the general layout of the home. The result is a document that can be used to prove certain details about your property — like the Gross Living Area (GLA) — on tax documents, property listings, and more.
When is a home measurement or floorplan service necessary?
Real estate taxes
Tax records frequently reflect inaccurate square footage because the values can come from various sources, and sometimes go unproven — which means you may be taxed for more square footage than you have! Unless an appraiser has executed a recent appraisal or measurement service on your property (after any updating that may have affected square footage), you'll need an appraiser to perform a measurement service before attempting to challenge your taxes. An appraiser assesses an accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of your property so your taxes reflect your actual square footage — and you can stop paying more than your property is worth.
Selling your home
A home floorplan service can secure fair market value for your house. Area is one of the most important factors potential buyers consider when purchasing a house — but since these values are often approximated rather than properly measured, your listing might show less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it actually has. An inaccurate GLA could potentially decrease the selling price of the property as well as the number of potential buyers. The only sure method of using a precise GLA when listing your home is to reference a recent appraisal or measurement service executed by an appraiser (after any remodeling that might have affected square footage).
To make sure that your client's home closes at a price that correctly reflects true market value, we suggest requesting a home measurement of the property. Your clients, and potential buyers, will be grateful for your attentiveness, and you can be certain that the GLA on your client's listing is truly representative of their home. A measurement can also be an excellent marketing tactic for getting potential buyers interested since they can see the layout and details of the property before and after a walkthrough. Contact us today to find out more about our floorplan services.