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Home remodeling and poor estimates on public records can affect a property's price — and a potential buyer's interest in it. Let us give you an accurate evaluation of property area to determine a fair value when purchasing a new home, selling to potential clients, or reducing property taxes.
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What are floorplan services?
A home measurement service is just what it sounds like: Based on your needs, an appraiser will measure the home's dimensions and area, then draw a basic or highly detailed floorplan. The appraiser's report and floorplan is a form 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 service, a certified appraiser measures your home or property with a measuring tool — either a tape or laser measuring device. As they walk the property, they note the layout of the rooms and other features, like closets, patios, and pantries. They might sketch the property. Then, the appraiser creates a report and a more detailed floorplan showing the total area and the general layout of the home. The result is a document that can be used to prove certain specs of your property — like the Gross Living Area (GLA) — on tax documentation, property listings, and more.
When should I get a measurement service?
Challenging property taxes
Property tax records frequently reflect inaccurate area of a property because the values can come from several sources, and sometimes go unproven — which means you may be taxed for more square footage than you actually own! Unless an appraiser has recently executed a valuation on your property (after any remodeling that might have affected square footage), you'll need one to perform a home measurement service before contesting what you're taxed. An appraiser will determine an accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of your property so your taxes can reflect your actual square footage — and you can stop paying more than your property is worth.
Putting a home up for sale
A floorplan service can secure a fair price for your house. Area is one of the biggest elements potential buyers examine when purchasing a home — but since these values are frequently estimated rather than properly measured, your home listing may show less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it can take credit for. An inaccurate GLA not only decreases the selling price for your property, but possibly even the amount of interested buyers. The only reliable method of using an accurate GLA when listing your home or property is to refer to a recent appraisal or home measurement service performed by a certified appraiser (after any renovation that might have affected square footage).
Information for agents
To ensure that your client's home sells at a price that appropriately reflects true market value, we suggest seeking a home measurement of the property.
Clients, and especially potential buyers, will be grateful for your attentiveness, 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 fantastic marketing tactic for getting potential buyers interested because they can review the layout and features of the home before and after touring.
Contact us to learn more about our floorplan services.
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