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Our certified appraisers can give you an accurate measurement or floorplan of your home to establish a fair value when buying or selling a home, lower property taxes as a result of unreliable estimates, or market to potential clients when selling a property.
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What are home measurement services?
Measurement services are just what they sound 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 document that can be used to prove the precise Gross Living Area (GLA), the total livable space, of your home. These services are useful and often essential when challenging property taxes or selling a property.
How does a measurement service work?
During a home measurement service, an appraiser takes measurements of the home or property with a measuring tool — either a tape measure or laser measuring device. As they tour 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 develops a report and a more detailed sketch showing the total area of the house and the overall layout. The result is a document that can be used to prove certain specs of your property — like the Gross Living Area (GLA) — on tax documents, property listings, and more.
When do I need a floorplan service?
Tax records frequently reflect the wrong square footage because the values can come from various sources, and occasionally go unproven — meaning you may be taxed for more square footage than you have! Unless a certified appraiser has recently performed an evaluation on your property (after any updating that might have affected square footage), you'll need an appraiser to perform a measurement service before attempting to dispute your taxes. An appraiser will establish the accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of your property so your taxes can reflect your actual square footage — and you can stop overpaying.
Selling a listing
A home measurement service will secure a fair price for your home. Square footage is one of the biggest factors potential buyers look for when purchasing a house — but since these values are frequently approximated rather than properly measured, your listing might show 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 reliable method of using a precise GLA when listing your property is to reference a previous appraisal or measurement service completed by an appraiser (after any renovation that might have affected square footage).
To ensure that your client's home sells at a price that appropriately reflects market value, we suggest requesting a measurement of the property. Clients, and especially potential buyers, will appreciate your attentiveness, 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 great marketing tactic for enticing potential buyers since they can see the layout and characteristics of the house before and after touring. Contact us to learn more about our home measurement and floorplan services.