Need your home measured or a floorplan for your property? Let us help.
Home remodels and poor estimates on public records will affect a property's value — and its attractiveness to potential buyers. Let our appraisers give you a reliable measurement of property area to establish a fair, unbiased value when purchasing a new property, marketing a property to potential clients, or reducing your property taxes.
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What are floorplan services?
A measurement service is just what it sounds like: Based on what you want, an appraiser will measure the house's dimensions and square footage, then draw a basic or highly detailed floorplan. The appraiser's report and floorplan is a document that can be used to prove the precise 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 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 walk the property, they note the layout of the rooms and other features, like closets, hallways, and pantries. They might sketch out the property. Then, the appraiser types up a report and detailed sketch showing the total square footage and the general layout of the home. The final product is a document that can be used to prove certain specs of your property — like the Gross Living Area (GLA) — on tax documentation, property listings, and more.
When are floorplan services required?
Disputing property taxes
Tax records frequently reflect incorrect square footage because the values can come from many sources, and occasionally go unverified — which means you may be taxed for more square footage than you actually have! Unless an appraiser has completed a recent valuation or home measurement service on your property (after any updating that may have affected square footage), you'll need one to perform a measurement service before contesting what you're taxed. An appraiser will determine 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.
Selling your home
A home floorplan service will secure a fair price for your property. Living space is one of the biggest elements potential buyers examine when purchasing a house — but since these values are frequently approximated rather than accurately measured, your home listing may reflect less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it actually has. An inaccurate GLA could potentially reduce the price of the property as well as the number of potential buyers. The only sure method of using an accurate GLA when listing your property is to refer to a previous appraisal or home measurement service completed by an appraiser (after any renovation that may have affected square footage).
Material for real estate agents
To ensure that your client's property sells at a price that correctly reflects true market value, we recommend seeking a measurement of the property. Clients, and potential buyers, will be grateful for your scrupulousness, and you can be confident in knowing the GLA on your client's listing is truly representative of their home. A floorplan can also be a great marketing tactic for attracting potential buyers because they can view the layout and attributes of the house before and after a walkthrough. Contact All Pro Appraisals to learn more about our measurement services.