Needing a home measured? Let Integrated Assets help.
Home remodeling and inaccurate valuations on public records can affect a property's price — and its attractiveness to potential buyers. Let Integrated Assets give you an accurate evaluation of property dimensions to determine a fair, unbiased value when acquiring a property, marketing a property to potential clients, or reducing your property taxes.
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What are floorplan services?
Home measurement services are just what they sound like: Based on your needs, an appraiser will measure the home'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 an accurate Gross Living Area (GLA), the sum of all livable area, of your home. These services are useful and sometimes essential when challenging property taxes or selling a property.
How does a home measurement or floorplan service work?
During a measurement service, an appraiser takes measurements of your home with a measuring tool — either a tape or laser measuring device. As they tour the home, they make note of 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 develops a report and a more detailed sketch showing the total square footage 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 documents, property listings, and more.
When do I need a measurement service?
Property tax records frequently reflect incorrect area of a property because the values can come from various sources, and occasionally go unproven — meaning you may be paying for more square footage than you actually own! Unless a certified appraiser has completed a recent valuation or home measurement service on your property (after any renovation that might have affected square footage), you'll need one to perform a home measurement service before contesting your taxes. An appraiser will verify an accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of your property so your taxes reflect your actual square footage — and you can stop overpaying.
Putting your home on the market
A measurement service can ensure that you're paid fair market value for your property. Area is one of the biggest factors potential buyers consider when purchasing a home — but since square footage values are frequently approximated rather than properly measured, your property listing might show less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it can take credit for. An inaccurate GLA could potentially decrease the selling price of your property as well as the number 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 an appraiser (after any updating that might have affected square footage).
To ensure that your client's property sells at a price that correctly reflects true market value, we recommend asking for a measurement of the property. Clients, and potential buyers, will be grateful for your scrupulousness, and you can rest assured knowing the GLA on your client's listing is truly representative of their home. A floorplan can also be an excellent marketing tactic for attracting potential buyers because they can review the layout and attributes of the property before and after a walkthrough. Contact us to learn more about our measurement services.