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Our certified appraisers can give you an accurate floorplan of your home to determine a fair value when buying or selling a home, cut down property taxes as a result of incorrect estimates, or market to possible buyers when selling a property.
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What is a home measurement or floorplan service?
Measurement services are just what they sound like: Based on your needs, an appraiser will measure the house'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 useful and sometimes essential when challenging property taxes or selling a property.
How does a home measurement service work?
During a home measurement or floorplan service, a certified appraiser measures your property with a measuring tool — either a tape measure or laser measuring device. As they move around the home, they make note of the layout of the rooms and other features, like closets, patios, and pantries. They may make a rough sketch of the property. Then, the appraiser writes up a report and a more detailed floorplan showing the total square footage of the home and the overall layout. The finished report 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 should I get a floorplan service?
Challenging property taxes
Property tax records often reflect incorrect square footage because the values can come from several sources, and sometimes go unverified — meaning you may be paying for more square footage than you have! Unless an appraiser has recently performed an evaluation on your property (after any renovation that may have affected square footage), you'll need one to perform a measurement service before contesting what you're taxed. An appraiser will verify an accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of your property so your taxes can reflect your actual square footage — and you can stop overpaying.
Selling a home or property
A floorplan service will ensure that you're paid a fair price for your house. Area is one of the most important elements potential buyers consider when purchasing a home — but since square footage values are frequently approximated rather than accurately measured, your property listing may show less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it actually has. An inaccurate GLA could potentially reduce the selling price of your home as well as the number of potential buyers. The only dependable method of using a precise GLA when listing your property is to refer to a previous appraisal or home measurement service performed by an appraiser (after any remodeling that may have affected square footage).
Material for agents
To ensure that your client's property closes at a price that correctly reflects true market value, we suggest requesting a floorplan service for the property. Your clients, and potential buyers, will appreciate your thoroughness, 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 fantastic marketing tool for getting potential buyers interested because they can review the layout and details of the house before and after touring. Contact us to find out more about our floorplan services.