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In need of measurement services? Let us help.

Home remodeling and inaccurate valuations on public records will affect a property's value — and its attractiveness to buyers. Let us give you an accurate calculation of property dimensions to establish a fair value when buying a new property, marketing a property to potential clients, or minimizing your property taxes.

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What are floorplan services?

Measurement services are just what they sound like: Based on what you want, an appraiser will measure the home's dimensions and square footage, then draw a basic or highly detailed layout. The appraiser's report and floorplan is a form that can be used to prove a precise Gross Living Area (GLA), the total livable space, of your home. These services are useful and sometimes necessary when disputing property taxes or selling a property.

How do floorplan services work?

During a home measurement or floorplan service, an appraiser takes measurements of the property with a measuring tool — either a tape measure or laser measuring device. As they walk the home, they mark the layout of the rooms and other features, like stairs, patios, and fireplaces. They may sketch out the property. Then, the appraiser types up a report and a more 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 details about your property — like the Gross Living Area (GLA) — on tax documents, property listings, and more.

When do I need a measurement service?

Real estate taxes

Tax records frequently reflect incorrect area of a property because the values can come from various sources, and occasionally go unverified — meaning you may be taxed for more space than you have! Unless an appraiser has performed 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 measurement service before attempting to dispute what you're taxed. An appraiser will establish the 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 house is worth.

Selling your home

A floorplan service will ensure that you're paid fair market value for your home. Square footage is one of the biggest elements potential buyers examine when purchasing a home — but since these values are often approximated rather than properly measured, your listing may reflect less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it can take credit for. An inaccurate GLA could potentially reduce the price of the property as well as the number of potential buyers. The only reliable method of using a definitive GLA when listing your property is to refer to a previous appraisal or measurement service completed by a certified appraiser (after any renovation that might have affected square footage).

For real estate agents

To make certain that your client's home closes at a price that accurately reflects true market value, we suggest asking for a floorplan service for the property. Clients, and especially potential buyers, will be grateful for your thoroughness, and you can be assured that the GLA on your client's listing is truly representative of their home. A measurement can also be a wonderful marketing tactic to attract potential buyers since they can view the layout and attributes of the house before and after touring. Get in touch to learn more about our floorplan services.