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Our certified appraisers will give you an accurate floorplan of your property's dimensions to establish a fair value when buying or selling a home, lower property taxes due to incorrect estimates, or market to potential buyers when selling a property.

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What is a home measurement or floorplan service?

A measurement service is just what it sounds like: An appraiser measures the dimensions and square footage of your property, then draws a basic or highly detailed layout based on your needs. The appraiser's report and floorplan is a document that can be used to prove an accurate Gross Living Area (GLA), the total livable space, of your home. These services are helpful and often essential when disputing property taxes or selling a property.

How do measurement services work?

During a measurement or floorplan service, a certified appraiser takes measurements of your home or property with a measuring tool — either a tape measure or laser measuring device. As they walk the house, they note the layout of the rooms and other features, like stairs, patios, and pantries. They might sketch the property. Then, the appraiser writes up a report and a more detailed sketch showing the total living area and the overall layout of the home. The result 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 are measurement services necessary?

Real estate taxes

Tax records frequently reflect incorrect square footage because the values can come from various sources, and sometimes go unverified — meaning you may be taxed for more space than you own! Unless a certified appraiser has recently completed a valuation on your property (after any updating that might have affected square footage), you'll need one to perform a home measurement service before challenging your taxes. An appraiser verifies an accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of your property so your taxes reflect the actual square footage — and you can stop paying more than your property is worth.

Selling your home

A measuring service will ensure that you're paid fair market value for your property. Living space is one of the biggest factors potential buyers consider when purchasing a home — but since square footage values are frequently approximated rather than accurately measured, your home listing might reflect less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it can take credit for. An inaccurate GLA could potentially reduce the selling price of your property as well as the number of potential buyers. The only sure method of using a definitive GLA when listing your home or property is to refer to a previous appraisal or home measurement service completed by a certified appraiser (after any renovation that might have affected square footage).

For real estate agents

To ensure that your client's property sells at a price that properly reflects market value, we suggest asking for a floorplan service for the property. Clients, and especially potential buyers, will appreciate your thoroughness, and you can be assured 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 since they can view the layout and characteristics of the property before and after a walkthrough. Contact us today to find out more about our measurement services.