Need your home measured or a floorplan for your property? Let us help.
Home remodeling and poor estimates on public records will affect a property's value — and a potential buyer's interest in it. Let us give you a reliable calculation of property dimensions to determine a fair value when purchasing a property, marketing a property to potential clients, or minimizing property taxes.
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What is a home measurement or floorplan service?
Home measurement services are just what they sound like: Based on your requirements, an appraiser will measure your property's dimensions and area, then draw a basic or highly detailed layout. 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 helpful and sometimes necessary when challenging property taxes or selling a property.
How do floorplan services work?
During a measurement or floorplan service, a certified appraiser measures your home with a measuring tool — either a tape measure or laser measuring device. As they move around the property, they observe the layout of the rooms and other features, like stairs, hallways, and pantries. They may sketch out the property. Then, the appraiser develops a report and a more detailed floorplan showing the total area of the house and the general layout. The final product 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 do I need a measurement service?
Property tax records often reflect inaccurate area of a property because the values can come from several sources, and sometimes go unverified — which means you may be paying for more space than you actually own! Unless a certified appraiser has recently completed a valuation on your property (after any updating that may have affected square footage), you'll need one to perform a home measurement service before attempting to dispute 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 paying more than your house is worth.
Selling a property
A measuring service can secure fair market value for your home. Area is one of the most important elements potential buyers consider when purchasing a home — but since square footage values are often estimated rather than accurately measured, your home listing might reflect less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it actually has. An inaccurate GLA not only decreases the selling price of your home, but possibly even the amount of interested buyers. The only dependable method of using a precise GLA when listing your home or property is to refer to a previous appraisal or measurement service completed by a certified appraiser (after any remodeling that may have affected square footage).
To make certain that your client's home closes at a price that correctly reflects true market value, we advise requesting a home measurement of the property. Clients, and potential buyers, will appreciate your thoroughness, 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 wonderful marketing tactic for enticing potential buyers because they can see the layout and attributes of the home before and after a walkthrough. Contact us today to find out more about our measurement services.