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Home remodeling and inaccurate valuations on public records will affect a property's value — and its attractiveness to buyers. Let our appraisers give you an accurate evaluation of property size to determine a fair, unbiased value when buying a home, selling to potential clients, or minimizing property taxes.
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What are home measurement services?
Measurement services are just what they sound like: An appraiser measures the dimensions and area of a property, then draws a basic or highly detailed floorplan based on what you need. 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 often essential when challenging property taxes or selling a property.
How does a floorplan service work?
During a home measurement service, an appraiser measures the property with a measuring tool — generally a tape measure or laser measuring device. As they tour the property, they observe the layout of the rooms and other features, like stairs, hallways, and fireplaces. They might sketch the property. Then, the appraiser creates a report and a more detailed floorplan showing the total square footage of the home and the overall layout. The resulting report is a document that can be used to prove certain details about your property — like the Gross Living Area (GLA) — on tax documents, property listings, and more.
When are floorplan services required?
Property tax records often reflect incorrect square footage because the values can come from various sources, and sometimes go unproven — which means you may be taxed for more square footage than you actually have! Unless an appraiser has recently completed an evaluation on your property (after any renovation that may have affected square footage), you'll need an appraiser to perform a measurement service before challenging 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 listing
A measurement service will secure a fair price for your home. Square footage is one of the most important elements potential buyers examine when purchasing a house — but since square footage values are frequently approximated rather than accurately measured, your property listing may show less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it can take credit for. An inaccurate GLA could potentially decrease the price of your home as well as the number of potential buyers. The only sure method of using a precise GLA when listing your home is to reference a previous appraisal or measurement service completed by a certified appraiser (after any renovation that might have affected square footage).
Information for agents
To make certain that your client's property sells at a price that accurately reflects true market value, we suggest seeking a measurement of the property. Clients, and potential buyers, will appreciate 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 fantastic marketing tactic for attracting potential buyers because they can view the layout and characteristics of the property before and after touring. Get in touch with us to learn more about our measurement services.