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Our certified appraisers will provide you with an accurate measurement or floorplan of your property to establish a fair value when buying or selling a home, cut property taxes from incorrect estimates, or market to potential buyers when selling a property.
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What is a home measurement or floorplan service?
A floorplan service is just what it sounds like: An appraiser measures the dimensions and square footage of the property, then draws a basic or highly detailed floorplan based on what you need. The appraiser's report and floorplan is a document that can be used to prove the precise Gross Living Area (GLA), the total livable space, of your home. These services are helpful and sometimes essential when disputing property taxes or selling a property.
How does a home measurement or floorplan service work?
During a home measurement service, an appraiser measures your home or property with a measuring tool — generally a tape measure or laser measuring device. As they tour the house, they make note of the layout of the rooms and other features, like closets, hallways, and fireplaces. They may sketch the property. Then, the appraiser creates a report and detailed sketch showing the total square footage of the home and the overall layout. The result 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 are floorplan services required?
Real estate taxes
Property tax records often reflect the wrong area of a property because the values can come from many sources, and occasionally go unproven — which means you may be paying for more square footage than you have! Unless an appraiser has performed a recent valuation or measurement service on your property (after any updating that might have affected square footage), you'll need an appraiser to perform a home measurement service before attempting to dispute what you're taxed. An appraiser will verify an accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of your property so your taxes can reflect your actual square footage — and you can stop paying more than your house is worth.
Selling a property
A measuring service can ensure that you're paid fair market value for your home. Living space is one of the most important elements potential buyers look for when purchasing a house — but since these values are frequently approximated rather than properly measured, your home listing might reflect less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it actually has. An inaccurate GLA not only decreases the selling price of your property, but possibly even the amount of interested buyers. The only reliable method of using a definitive GLA when listing your home is to reference a previous appraisal or measurement service executed by a certified appraiser (after any renovation that might have affected square footage).
Information for real estate professionals
To ensure that your client's home sells at a price that properly reflects market value, we recommend asking for a floorplan service for the property. Your clients, and especially potential buyers, will appreciate your scrupulousness, and you can be confident in knowing the GLA on your client's listing is truly representative of their home. A measurement can also be a great marketing tool for getting potential buyers interested since they can see the layout and attributes of the home before and after touring. Contact Integrated Assets today to learn more about our floorplan services.