In need of floorplan services? Let Precise Home Appraisals,LLC help.
Home remodeling and inaccurate estimates on public records will affect a property's price — and a potential buyer's interest in it. Let our appraisers give you a reliable evaluation of property size to establish a fair value when purchasing a new home, selling to potential clients, or reducing your property taxes.
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What are measurement services?
Floorplan services are just what they sound like: Based on what you need, an appraiser will measure your house'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 the precise Gross Living Area (GLA), the sum of all livable space, of your home. These services are useful and sometimes necessary when challenging property taxes or selling a property.
How does a home measurement service work?
During a measurement or floorplan service, a certified appraiser measures the home or property with a measuring tool — generally a tape measure or laser measuring device. As they tour the home, they observe the layout of the rooms and other features, like stairs, hallways, and fireplaces. They may sketch out the property. Then, the appraiser creates a report and a more detailed floorplan showing the total living area of the house and the overall layout. 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 is a measurement or floorplan service required?
Disputing property taxes
Tax records frequently reflect incorrect square footage because the values can come from many sources, and sometimes go unproven — meaning you may be taxed for more square footage than you have! Unless an appraiser has recently performed an evaluation on your property (after any updating that might have affected square footage), you'll need one to perform a measurement service before disputing what you're taxed. An appraiser will establish the accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of your property so your taxes reflect your actual square footage — and you can stop paying more than your house is worth.
Selling a home or property
A home measurement service can secure a fair price for your home. Square footage is one of the most important elements potential buyers consider when purchasing a home — but since square footage values are frequently estimated rather than properly measured, your property listing might show less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it actually has. An inaccurate GLA could potentially reduce the price of the property as well as the number of potential buyers. The only dependable method of using a definitive GLA when listing your home or property is to refer to a previous appraisal or measurement service executed by an appraiser (after any remodeling that might have affected square footage).
For real estate professionals
To ensure that your client's home closes at a price that properly reflects true market value, we recommend asking for a home measurement of the property. Clients, and potential buyers, will be grateful for your attentiveness, and you can be confident in knowing the GLA on your client's listing is truly representative of their home. A floorplan can also be an excellent marketing tool for getting potential buyers interested since they can see the layout and characteristics of the property before and after a walkthrough. Contact us today to find out more about our home measurement and floorplan services.