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In need of measurement services? Let All Pro Appraisals help.

Home remodels and poor valuations on public records will affect a property's price — and its attractiveness to buyers. Let us give you a reliable estimation of property area to determine a fair, unbiased value when purchasing a home, marketing a property to potential clients, or reducing property taxes.

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What are home measurement services?

Measurement services are just what they sound like: Based on your needs, an appraiser will measure your property's dimensions and square footage, then draw a basic or highly detailed floorplan. The appraiser's report and floorplan is a form that can be used to prove the accurate Gross Living Area (GLA), the total 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 home measurement or floorplan service, an appraiser measures the property with a measuring tool — either a tape measure or laser measuring device. As they walk the home, they observe the layout of the rooms and other features, like stairs, entryways, and fireplaces. They may sketch out the property. Then, the appraiser creates a report and detailed floorplan showing the total square footage of the house and the overall layout. The resulting report 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 measurement services necessary?

Real estate taxes

Property tax records often reflect incorrect square footage because the values can come from many sources, and occasionally go unproven — meaning you may be taxed for more square footage than you actually own! Unless a certified appraiser has recently executed an evaluation on your property (after any renovation that might have affected square footage), you'll need an appraiser to perform a measurement service before contesting what you're taxed. An appraiser verifies the accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of your property so your taxes can reflect the 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. Square footage is one of the biggest elements potential buyers look for when purchasing a home — but since these values are often approximated rather than accurately measured, your property 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 number of interested buyers. The only sure method of using an accurate GLA when listing your property is to reference a previous appraisal or measurement service executed by a certified appraiser (after any updating that may have affected square footage).

For real estate professionals

To make certain that your client's property closes at a price that accurately 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 measurement can also be a fantastic marketing tactic for attracting potential buyers since they can see the layout and attributes of the house before and after a tour. Contact us today to learn more about our measurement services.