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Our certified appraisers can give you an accurate measurement or floorplan of your home to determine a fair value when buying or selling a home, cut down property taxes as a result of incorrect public records, or market to possible buyers when selling real estate.
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What is a measurement or floorplan service?
Floorplan services are just what they sound like: An appraiser measures the dimensions and area of the property, then draws a basic or highly detailed floorplan based on your needs. 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 helpful and sometimes essential when disputing property taxes or selling a property.
How do floorplan services work?
During a measurement service, an appraiser measures the home or property with a measuring tool — either a tape measure or laser measuring device. As they tour the property, they observe the layout of the rooms and other features, like stairs, entryways, and fireplaces. They might sketch out the property. Then, the appraiser writes up a report and a more detailed sketch showing the total square footage 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, property listings, and more.
When are floorplan services required?
Tax records frequently reflect inaccurate square footage because the values can come from several sources, and occasionally go unproven — meaning you may be paying for more space than you actually own! Unless a certified appraiser has performed a recent appraisal or measurement service on your property (after any remodeling that may have affected square footage), you'll need an appraiser to perform a home measurement service before disputing your taxes. An appraiser will establish the 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 property is worth.
Marketing a listing
A measuring service can secure fair market value for your home. Living space is one of the most important factors potential buyers look for when purchasing a house — but since square footage values are frequently approximated rather than properly measured, your listing may show less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it actually has. An inaccurate GLA not only reduces the potential selling price for your home, but possibly even the amount of interested buyers. The only reliable method of using a definitive GLA when listing your home or property is to refer to a previous appraisal or measurement service completed by a certified appraiser (after any renovation that might have affected square footage).
Information for agents
To ensure that your client's home sells at a price that properly reflects market value, we advise seeking a home measurement of the property. Your clients, and especially potential buyers, will appreciate your scrupulousness, and you can be assured that the GLA on your client's listing is a true representation of their home. A measurement can also be a great marketing tool for getting potential buyers interested because they can view the layout and features of the property before and after touring. Get in touch with us to learn more about our home measurement and floorplan services.