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Our certified appraisers will provide you with an accurate measurement of your property to determine a fair value when buying or selling a home, reduce property taxes due to incorrect public records, or market to potential clients when selling a property.
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What is a home measurement or floorplan service?
Floorplan services are just what they sound like: An appraiser measures the dimensions and area of a property, then draws a basic or highly detailed layout based on what you need. 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 area, of your home. These services are helpful and often necessary when disputing property taxes or selling a property.
How does a home measurement service work?
During a home measurement or floorplan service, an appraiser measures your home or property with a measuring tool — generally a laser measuring device. As they walk the property, they note the layout of the rooms and other features, like stairs, patios, and fireplaces. They may make a rough sketch of the property. Then, the appraiser writes up a report and detailed sketch showing the total living area of the home and the general layout. The final product 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 is a measurement or floorplan service required?
Challenging property taxes
Property tax records frequently reflect inaccurate area of a property because the values can come from several sources, and sometimes go unverified — which means you may be paying for more space than you actually have! Unless a certified appraiser has completed a recent valuation or measurement service on your property (after any remodeling that might have affected square footage), you'll need an appraiser to perform a home measurement service before attempting to challenge what you're taxed. An appraiser will verify an accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of your property so your taxes can reflect the actual square footage — and you can stop paying more than your house is worth.
Selling a listing
A measurement service can secure a fair price for your home. Living space is one of the most important factors potential buyers examine when purchasing a house — but since square footage values are frequently approximated rather than properly 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 home as well as the number of interested buyers. The only dependable method of using an accurate GLA when listing your property is to reference a recent appraisal or measurement service completed by an appraiser (after any renovation that may have affected square footage).
For real estate professionals
Are you looking for a way to increase the value and credibility of your real estate listings? Then look no further than having an appraiser measure your properties.
By having one of our appraisers measure your listings, you'll be able to provide potential buyers with accurate and reliable information about the property's size, features, and layout. This will help to increase buyer confidence and reduce the likelihood of discrepancies or disagreements during the sales process.
In addition, having an appraiser measure your listings can also help you to identify any potential issues or areas for improvement. This can help you to make informed decisions about pricing, marketing, and renovation strategies, ultimately leading to a faster and more profitable sale.Your clients, and especially potential buyers, will be grateful for your scrupulousness, and you can be certain that the GLA on your client's listing is truly representative of their home. A measurement can also be a fantastic marketing tool for enticing potential buyers because they can review the layout and attributes of the home before and after a walkthrough.
At the end of the day, investing in an appraiser to measure your listings is a smart move that can pay off in many ways. So why wait? Contact us today to schedule an appraisal and take your real estate listings to the next level.
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