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Our certified appraisers can provide you with an accurate measurement of your home to determine a fair value when buying or selling a home, cut property taxes as a result of unreliable estimates, or market to potential buyers when selling a property.
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What are floorplan services?
A home measurement service is just what it sounds like: An appraiser measures the dimensions and square footage of a property, then draws a basic or highly detailed layout based on your requirements. The appraiser's report and floorplan is a form that can be used to prove the precise Gross Living Area (GLA), the total livable area, of your home. These services are useful and often 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, a certified appraiser takes measurements of the home with a measuring tool — either a tape or laser measuring device. As they move around the property, they notate the layout of the rooms and other features, like stairs, hallways, and fireplaces. They might sketch the property. Then, the appraiser writes up a report and a more detailed floorplan showing the total square footage and the general layout of the house. 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 documentation, home listings, and more.
When are measurement services needed?
Disputing property taxes
Property tax records frequently reflect incorrect square footage because the values can come from several sources, and sometimes go unverified — which means you may be taxed for more space than you actually own! Unless an appraiser has recently executed a valuation on your property (after any remodeling that might have affected square footage), you'll need an appraiser to perform a home measurement service before contesting your taxes. An appraiser determines the accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of your property so your taxes can reflect the actual square footage — and you can stop overpaying.
Putting your home on the market
A floorplan service will secure fair market value for your house. Square footage is one of the most important factors potential buyers examine when purchasing a home — but since these values are frequently approximated rather than properly measured, your property listing may show less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it can take credit for. An inaccurate GLA could potentially decrease the selling price of your home as well as the number of potential buyers. The only sure method of using an accurate GLA when listing your home is to refer to a previous appraisal or measurement service executed by a certified appraiser (after any renovation that may have affected square footage).
Information for real estate professionals
To make certain that your client's home sells at a price that appropriately reflects true market value, we recommend seeking a measurement of the property. Clients, and especially potential buyers, will be grateful for your thoroughness, and you can be certain that the GLA on your client's listing is truly representative of their home. A floorplan can also be a fantastic marketing tactic for attracting potential buyers because they can see the layout and features of the property before and after touring. Get in touch to find out more about our floorplan services.