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Our certified appraisers can give you an accurate floorplan of your home's dimensions to ascertain a fair value when buying or selling a home, cut property taxes as a result of inaccurate public records, or market to potential clients when selling a property.
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What is a home measurement or floorplan service?
A home measurement service is just what it sounds like: An appraiser measures the dimensions and area of your property, then draws a basic or highly detailed layout based on your requirements. The appraiser's report and floorplan is a form that can be used to prove the accurate Gross Living Area (GLA), the sum of all livable area, of your home. These services are useful and sometimes essential when disputing property taxes or selling a property.
How does a home measurement or floorplan service work?
During a floorplan service, a certified appraiser measures the home with a measuring tool — either a tape or laser measuring device. As they move around the home, they note the layout of the rooms and other features, like stairs, hallways, and pantries. They might draw a rough sketch of the property. Then, the appraiser types up a report and detailed sketch showing the total living area and the general layout of the home. The finished product 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 is a home measurement or floorplan service required?
Real estate taxes
Property tax records often reflect inaccurate square footage because the values can come from several sources, and sometimes go unproven — which means you may be paying for more space than you own! Unless an appraiser has recently executed a valuation on your property (after any renovation that may have affected square footage), you'll need one to perform a measurement service before attempting to dispute your taxes. An appraiser verifies an accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of your property so your taxes can reflect your actual square footage — and you can stop overpaying.
Putting a property on the market
A measurement service will ensure that you're paid fair market value for your house. Living space is one of the biggest factors potential buyers look for when purchasing a house — but since these values are frequently estimated rather than accurately measured, your property listing may show less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it actually has. An inaccurate GLA not only decreases the selling price for your home, but possibly even the number of interested buyers. The only dependable method of using an accurate GLA when listing your home is to refer to a recent appraisal or measurement service performed by an appraiser (after any renovation that might have affected square footage).
To ensure that your client's home sells at a price that properly reflects market value, we advise requesting a measurement of the property. Clients, and potential buyers, will appreciate your attention to detail, and you can be certain that the GLA on your client's listing is a true representation of their home. A measurement can also be a fantastic marketing tactic to interest potential buyers because they can review the layout and features of the property before and after a tour. Contact Integrated Assets to find out more about our floorplan services.