Need your home measured or a floorplan for your property? Let us help.
Our certified appraisers can provide you with an accurate floorplan of your property to help you determine a fair value when buying or selling a home, lower property taxes due to inaccurate estimates, or market to potential clients when selling real estate.
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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 your house's dimensions and square footage, 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 sum of all livable area, of your home. These services are helpful and often necessary when disputing property taxes or selling a property.
How do home measurement services work?
During a measurement or floorplan service, an appraiser measures the home or property with a measuring tool — generally a tape or laser measuring device. As they move around the house, they notate the layout of the rooms and other features, like closets, entryways, and pantries. They might sketch the property. Then, the appraiser creates a report and detailed sketch showing the total living area of the home and the overall layout. The finished report is a document that can be used to prove certain details about your property — like the Gross Living Area (GLA) — on tax documentation, home listings, and more.
When should I get a floorplan service?
Real estate taxes
Property tax records often reflect inaccurate square footage because the values can come from many sources, and sometimes go unproven — meaning you may be paying for more square footage than you actually have! Unless a certified appraiser has performed a recent evaluation or measurement service on your property (after any renovation that may have affected square footage), you'll need one to perform a home measurement service before challenging what you're taxed. An appraiser assesses the accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of your property so your taxes reflect your actual square footage — and you can stop overpaying.
Selling a property
A home floorplan service will secure a fair price for your house. Living space is one of the most important elements potential buyers look for when purchasing a house — but since square footage values are often approximated rather than accurately measured, your property 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 home as well as the number of interested buyers. The only sure method of using a precise GLA when listing your property is to reference a recent appraisal or home measurement service executed by an appraiser (after any renovation that may have affected square footage).
Information for real estate agents
To make certain that your client's property closes at a price that properly reflects true market value, we recommend asking for a floorplan service for the property. Clients, and especially potential buyers, will appreciate your thoroughness, 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 tactic for attracting potential buyers since they can see the layout and characteristics of the property before and after a showing. Contact Christian Santana to find out more about our home measurement and floorplan services.