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Our certified appraisers can give you an accurate measurement of your property's dimensions to determine a fair value when buying or selling a home, lower property taxes due to unreliable public records, or market to potential buyers 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 a property, then draws a basic or highly detailed layout based on what you need. The appraiser's report and floorplan is a form that can be used to prove the precise Gross Living Area (GLA), the total livable space, of your home. These services are useful and sometimes essential when disputing property taxes or selling a property.
How does a floorplan service work?
During a measurement service, an appraiser takes measurements of the property with a measuring tool — either a tape measure or laser measuring device. As they walk the home, they mark the layout of the rooms and other features, like closets, hallways, and pantries. They might draw a rough sketch of the property. Then, the appraiser types up a report and a more detailed floorplan showing the total area and the overall layout of the home. 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, property listings, and more.
When is a measurement or floorplan service needed?
Tax records frequently reflect incorrect square footage because the values can come from various sources, and sometimes go unproven — meaning you may be paying for more square footage than you own! Unless an appraiser has completed a recent valuation or home measurement service on your property (after any updating that might have affected square footage), you'll need an appraiser to perform a measurement service before attempting to dispute your taxes. An appraiser assesses the accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of your property so your taxes reflect the actual square footage — and you can stop paying more than your house is worth.
Selling your home
A measuring service can secure a fair price for your property. Area is one of the most important elements potential buyers examine when purchasing a home — but since square footage values are frequently approximated rather than accurately measured, your home listing may show less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it can take credit for. An inaccurate GLA could potentially reduce the price of the home as well as the number of potential buyers. The only dependable method of using a definitive GLA when listing your home is to reference a recent appraisal or home measurement service executed by a certified appraiser (after any updating that may have affected square footage).
For real estate agents
To make certain that your client's home closes at a price that appropriately reflects true market value, we advise seeking a home measurement of the property. Your clients, and potential buyers, will appreciate your attention to detail, and you can be confident in knowing the GLA on your client's listing is a true representation of their home. A floorplan can also be a fantastic marketing tool for attracting potential buyers since they can view the layout and characteristics of the home before and after touring. Contact us today to learn more about our home measurement and floorplan services.