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Home remodels and inaccurate valuations on public records can affect a property's value — and its attractiveness to buyers. Let us give you a reliable measurement of property size to determine a fair, unbiased value when acquiring a property, selling to potential clients, or minimizing property taxes. We are a certified Home Measurement Specialist by the Institute of Housing Technologies setting us apart from the other appraisers or entities who offer home measurement services. Call us today (424) 235-7887 for a free quote!
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What is a measurement or floorplan service?
Measurement services are just what they sound like: Based on what you want, an appraiser will measure your home's dimensions and area, then draw a basic or highly detailed layout. The appraiser's report and floorplan is a document that can be used to prove the precise Gross Living Area (GLA), the total livable area, of your home. These services are very useful and often essential when selling a home, making an offer to purchase a home, challenging property taxes or just wanting to confirm a homes square footage or floor plan layout for new furniture.
How does a home measurement service work?
During a floorplan service, the measurement specialist measures the home with a measuring tool — generally a laser measuring device or tape measure if needed. As they walk the house, they mark the layout of the rooms and other features, like stairs, patios, and pantries. They draw a rough sketch of the property and floor plan layout based on the type on the measuring service being requested. Then, they reproduce the sketch or floor plan on a sketch program back at the office showing the total area square footage(s) and the general layout of the house. The finished report is a PDF document that can be used to prove certain details about your property — like the Gross Living Area (GLA), floor plan layout, etc.
When is a home measurement or floorplan service necessary?
Property tax records frequently reflect incorrect area of a property because the values can come from several sources, and occasionally go unproven — meaning you may be paying for more space than you actually own! Unless an appraiser has recently executed a valuation on your property (after any renovation that may have affected square footage), you'll need an appraiser to perform a measurement service before attempting to challenge your taxes. An appraiser will determine an accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of your property so your taxes reflect your actual square footage — and you can stop overpaying.
Selling a listing
A home measurement service will ensure that you're paid a fair price for your home. Square footage is one of the most important factors potential buyers look for when purchasing a house — but since square footage values are frequently estimated rather than properly measured, your listing might reflect less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it actually has. An inaccurate GLA not only reduces the potential selling price for your home, but possibly even the amount of interested buyers. The only sure method of using a precise GLA when listing your home is to refer to a recent appraisal or measurement service carried out by an appraiser (after any updating that may have affected square footage).
Material for real estate professionals
To make certain that your client's home sells at a price that accurately reflects market value, we advise requesting a floorplan service for the property. Clients, and potential buyers, will appreciate your attentiveness, and you can rest assured knowing the GLA on your client's listing is truly representative of their home. A measurement can also be a wonderful marketing tool to entice potential buyers since they can view the layout and details of the house before and after a walkthrough. Get in touch to learn more about our measurement services.
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