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Our certified appraisers can give you an accurate measurement or floorplan of your home to assist in determining a fair value when buying or selling a home, lower property taxes as a result of unreliable public records, or market to potential clients when selling real estate.
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What are floorplan services?
Measurement services are just what they sound like: An appraiser measures the dimensions and area of the property, then draws a basic or highly detailed floorplan based on your requirements. The appraiser's report and floorplan is a document that can be used to prove a precise Gross Living Area (GLA), the sum of all livable space, of your home. These services are useful and sometimes necessary when disputing 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 measures the property with a measuring tool — generally a tape or laser measuring device. As they move around the home, they notate the layout of the rooms and other features, like closets, hallways, and pantries. They might sketch out the property. Then, the appraiser creates a report and detailed sketch showing the total living area of the home and the general layout. The finished product 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 is a measurement or floorplan service necessary?
Real estate taxes
Tax records often reflect the wrong square footage because the values can come from various sources, and occasionally go unverified — meaning you may be paying for more square footage than you have! Unless a certified appraiser has completed a recent valuation or home measurement service on your property (after any updating that might have affected square footage), you'll need an appraiser to perform a home measurement service before attempting to dispute what you're taxed. An appraiser determines the accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of your property so your taxes reflect the actual square footage — and you can stop overpaying.
Selling a home or property
A home floorplan service can secure a fair price for your property. Square footage is one of the most important elements potential buyers consider when purchasing a home — but since these values are often approximated rather than accurately measured, your listing might reflect less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it can take credit for. An inaccurate GLA not only decreases the potential selling price of your property, but possibly even the amount of interested buyers. The only dependable method of using an accurate GLA when listing your property is to refer to a previous appraisal or measurement service performed by a certified appraiser (after any updating that may have affected square footage).
To make sure that your client's property sells at a price that correctly reflects true market value, we recommend requesting a floorplan service for the property. Your clients, and potential buyers, will be grateful for your eye for detail, 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 wonderful marketing tool for getting potential buyers interested because they can view the layout and characteristics of the house before and after touring. Get in touch with us to learn more about our measurement services.