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Our certified appraisers will provide you with an accurate measurement of your property to ascertain a fair value when buying or selling a home, cut down property taxes from inaccurate estimates, or market to potential clients when selling real estate.
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What is a measurement or floorplan service?
Home measurement services are just what they sound like: Based on what you need, an appraiser will measure your property's dimensions and square footage, then draw a basic or highly detailed layout. The appraiser's report and floorplan is a document that can be used to prove the accurate Gross Living Area (GLA), the sum of all livable space, of your home. These services are helpful and often necessary when disputing property taxes or selling a property.
How does a home measurement or floorplan service work?
During a home measurement or floorplan service, an appraiser measures your home with a measuring tool — either a tape measure or laser measuring device. As they move around the property, they observe the layout of the rooms and other features, like stairs, entryways, and fireplaces. They might draw a rough sketch of the property. Then, the appraiser writes up a report and detailed sketch showing the total area and the overall layout of the house. The finished report is a document that can be used to prove certain details about your property — like the Gross Living Area (GLA) — on tax documentation, home listings, and more.
When should I get a floorplan service?
Property tax records frequently reflect the wrong square footage because the values can come from various sources, and occasionally go unverified — meaning you may be taxed for more square footage than you own! Unless an appraiser has recently performed a valuation on your property (after any remodeling that might have affected square footage), you'll need one to perform a home measurement service before attempting to challenge your taxes. An appraiser will determine the accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of your property so your taxes reflect the actual square footage — and you can stop overpaying.
Putting your property on the market
A measurement service can ensure that you're paid a fair price for your property. Living space is one of the most important factors potential buyers look for when purchasing a home — but since square footage values are often estimated rather than accurately measured, your listing may reflect less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it actually has. An inaccurate GLA not only decreases the selling price of your home, but possibly even the amount of interested buyers. The only dependable method of using a definitive GLA when listing your home is to refer to a previous appraisal or measurement service completed by an appraiser (after any remodeling that might have affected square footage).
Material for real estate agents
To make certain that your client's home sells at a price that accurately reflects market value, we suggest asking for a measurement of the property. Clients, and potential buyers, will be grateful for your thoroughness, and you can be certain that the GLA on your client's listing is a true representation of their home. A floorplan can also be a fantastic marketing tool for getting potential buyers interested since they can view the layout and details of the home before and after a walkthrough. Contact us today to learn more about our floorplan services.