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Home remodeling and inaccurate valuations on public records will affect a property's price — and a potential buyer's interest in it. Let our appraisers give you a reliable calculation of property area to determine a fair, unbiased value when purchasing a property, marketing a property to potential clients, or reducing property taxes.
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What are home measurement services?
A measurement service is just what it sounds like: Based on your needs, an appraiser will measure your house's dimensions and square footage, then draw a basic or highly detailed floorplan. The appraiser's report and floorplan is a document that can be used to prove the accurate Gross Living Area (GLA), the sum of all livable area, of your home. These services are useful and sometimes necessary when disputing property taxes or selling a property.
How do measurement services work?
During a home measurement service, an appraiser takes measurements of the home or property with a measuring tool — generally a tape measure or laser measuring device. As they move around the home, they notate the layout of the rooms and other features, like closets, patios, and fireplaces. They may sketch out the property. Then, the appraiser types up a report and a more detailed sketch showing the total square footage of the house and the overall layout. The finished report is a document that can be used to prove certain specs of your property — like the Gross Living Area (GLA) — on tax documentation, home listings, and more.
When is a home measurement or floorplan service required?
Challenging property taxes
Property tax records often reflect the wrong area of a property because the values can come from many sources, and occasionally go unverified — meaning you may be paying for more space than you have! Unless an appraiser has executed a recent appraisal or measurement service on your property (after any updating that may have affected square footage), you'll need an appraiser to perform a home measurement service before contesting your taxes. An appraiser will determine an accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of your property so your taxes can reflect the actual square footage — and you can stop overpaying.
Putting your property up for sale
A floorplan service will secure fair market value for your home. Area is one of the most important factors potential buyers consider when purchasing a house — but since square footage values are often estimated rather than accurately measured, your listing might reflect less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it actually has. An inaccurate GLA could potentially reduce the price of the property as well as the number of potential buyers. The only dependable method of using an accurate GLA when listing your property is to refer to a previous appraisal or home measurement service carried out by a certified appraiser (after any remodeling that may have affected square footage).
For real estate professionals
To make certain that your client's property sells at a price that accurately reflects true market value, we suggest requesting a floorplan service for the property. Your clients, and potential buyers, will be grateful for your scrupulousness, and you can be assured that the GLA on your client's listing is a true representation of their home. A floorplan can also be an excellent marketing tactic for getting potential buyers interested because they can see the layout and details of the house before and after a walkthrough. Get in touch with us to learn more about our measurement services.