Need your home measured or a floorplan for your property? Let LHC Appraisals help.
Home remodeling and inaccurate valuations on public records will affect a property's price — and its attractiveness to potential buyers. Let LHC Appraisals give you an accurate evaluation of property size to establish a fair, unbiased value when acquiring a property, selling to potential clients, or minimizing property taxes.
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What is a home measurement or floorplan service?
A home measurement service is just what it sounds like: Based on what you want, an appraiser will measure the property's dimensions and area, then draw a basic or highly detailed floorplan. The appraiser's report and floorplan is a document that can be used to prove a precise 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 does a measurement service work?
During a home measurement service, an appraiser takes measurements of the home with a measuring tool — either a tape measure or laser measuring device. As they walk the property, they notate the layout of the rooms and other features, like closets, patios, and fireplaces. They may sketch the property. Then, the appraiser writes up a report and detailed sketch 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 documents, property listings, and more.
When should I get a measurement service?
Disputing property taxes
Tax records frequently reflect inaccurate area of a property because the values can come from various sources, and occasionally go unproven — meaning you may be paying for more space than you actually own! Unless a certified appraiser has performed a recent valuation or measurement service on your property (after any remodeling that may have affected square footage), you'll need an appraiser to perform a measurement service before contesting what you're taxed. An appraiser will verify the accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of your property so your taxes reflect the actual square footage — and you can stop overpaying.
Putting your property on the market
A home floorplan service will secure a fair price for your house. Square footage is one of the biggest elements potential buyers examine when purchasing a house — but since square footage values are often estimated rather than properly measured, your listing might reflect less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it can take credit for. An inaccurate GLA could potentially reduce the selling price of the property as well as the number of potential buyers. The only sure method of using an accurate GLA when listing your home or property is to reference a previous appraisal or home measurement service performed by a certified appraiser (after any renovation that may have affected square footage).
For real estate professionals
To make certain that your client's home closes at a price that accurately reflects market value, we advise seeking a home measurement of the property. Your clients, and especially potential buyers, will appreciate your attentiveness, and you can rest assured knowing the GLA on your client's listing is a true representation of their home. A floorplan can also be an excellent marketing tool for enticing potential buyers because they can view the layout and features of the property before and after touring. Contact LHC Appraisals today to learn more about our home measurement and floorplan services.
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