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Our certified appraisers will provide you with an accurate measurement of your home to establish a fair value when buying or selling a home, cut property taxes as a result of inaccurate estimates, or market to possible buyers when selling a property.
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What are floorplan services?
Floorplan services are just what they sound like: Based on what you need, an appraiser will measure the house's dimensions and square footage, then draw a basic or highly detailed layout. The appraiser's report and floorplan is a form that can be used to prove the precise Gross Living Area (GLA), the sum of all livable space, of your home. These services are useful and sometimes essential when disputing property taxes or selling a property.
How do measurement services work?
During a home measurement service, a certified appraiser measures your home or property with a measuring tool — either a tape measure or laser measuring device. As they tour the property, they mark the layout of the rooms and other features, like stairs, hallways, and fireplaces. They may make a rough sketch of the property. Then, the appraiser types up a report and detailed sketch showing the total living area and the general layout of the home. The completed report 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 is a home measurement or floorplan service necessary?
Challenging property taxes
Tax records frequently reflect incorrect square footage because the values can come from many sources, and sometimes go unproven — which means you may be taxed for more square footage than you have! Unless an appraiser has recently executed an evaluation on your property (after any remodeling that may have affected square footage), you'll need one to perform a measurement service before disputing what you're taxed. An appraiser verifies an accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of your property so your taxes reflect your actual square footage — and you can stop overpaying.
Putting your property up for sale
A floorplan service can ensure that you're paid fair market value for your property. Area is one of the biggest factors potential buyers consider 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 decrease the price of your property as well as the number of potential buyers. The only dependable method of using a precise GLA when listing your home or property is to refer to a recent appraisal or home measurement service completed by an appraiser (after any renovation that may have affected square footage).
Material for real estate agents
To make sure that your client's home closes at a price that appropriately reflects true market value, we recommend asking for a home measurement of the property. Clients, and potential buyers, will be grateful for your scrupulousness, and you can be certain that the GLA on your client's listing is a true representation of their home. A measurement can also be a wonderful marketing tactic for attracting potential buyers since they can view the layout and characteristics of the home before and after a walkthrough. Contact us today to learn more about our measurement services.