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Our certified appraisers will give you an accurate measurement of your property's dimensions to help you determine a fair value when buying or selling a home, reduce property taxes as a result of incorrect public records, or market to potential buyers when selling real estate.

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What is a measurement or floorplan service?

Home measurement services are just what they sound like: Based on what you want, an appraiser will measure the house'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 an accurate Gross Living Area (GLA), the total livable area, 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 measurement or floorplan service, an appraiser measures the property with a measuring tool — generally a tape or laser measuring device. As they move around the home, they note the layout of the rooms and other features, like stairs, entryways, and pantries. They might sketch out the property. Then, the appraiser develops a report and a more detailed sketch showing the total area and the overall 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 is a measurement or floorplan service needed?

Disputing property taxes

Property tax records often reflect inaccurate square footage because the values can come from various sources, and sometimes go unverified — which means you may be paying for more space than you own! Unless an appraiser has recently completed an evaluation on your property (after any updating that may have affected square footage), you'll need an appraiser to perform a home measurement service before attempting to challenge your taxes. An appraiser will verify an 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 property is worth.

Selling a home or property

A floorplan service will secure fair market value for your property. Living space is one of the most important elements potential buyers look for when purchasing a house — but since square footage values are often estimated rather than accurately measured, your home listing may reflect less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it actually has. An inaccurate GLA could potentially reduce the selling price of the property as well as the number of potential buyers. The only dependable method of using a precise GLA when listing your home is to reference a recent appraisal or measurement service carried out by a certified appraiser (after any renovation that might have affected square footage).

Material for real estate professionals

To ensure that your client's property closes at a price that appropriately reflects market value, we recommend requesting a floorplan service for the property. Clients, and especially potential buyers, will appreciate your scrupulousness, and you can be confident in knowing the GLA on your client's listing is a true representation of their home. A measurement can also be a great marketing tool to interest potential buyers since they can see the layout and details of the house before and after touring. Get in touch with us to learn more about our floorplan services.