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Home remodeling and poor estimates on public records will affect a property's price — and a buyer's interest in it. Let our appraisers give you an accurate measurement of property area to establish a fair value when purchasing a new home, marketing a property to potential clients, or minimizing property taxes.
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What are home measurement services?
Home measurement services are just what they sound like: An appraiser measures the dimensions and square footage of the property, then draws a basic or highly detailed layout based on your requirements. 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 helpful and sometimes essential when challenging property taxes or selling a property.
How does a home measurement or floorplan service work?
During a home measurement or floorplan service, a certified appraiser measures your property with a measuring tool — either a tape or laser measuring device. As they walk the property, they notate the layout of the rooms and other features, like closets, patios, and fireplaces. They might sketch the property. Then, the appraiser writes up a report and a more detailed floorplan showing the total living area and the general layout of the house. The completed report is a document that can be used to prove certain specs of your property — like the Gross Living Area (GLA) — on tax documents, home listings, and more.
When are floorplan services needed?
Real estate taxes
Property tax records often reflect inaccurate area of a property because the values can come from many sources, and sometimes go unverified — which means you may be paying for more square footage than you have! Unless an appraiser has performed a recent evaluation or measurement service on your property (after any renovation that might have affected square footage), you'll need one to perform a measurement service before disputing your taxes. An appraiser determines an accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of your property so your taxes can reflect the actual square footage — and you can stop paying more than your property is worth.
Selling a home or property
A floorplan service can ensure that you're paid fair market value for your house. Square footage is one of the most important factors potential buyers look for when purchasing a house — but since these values are frequently approximated rather than accurately measured, your property listing may show less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it actually has. An inaccurate GLA could potentially reduce the selling price of your home as well as the number of potential buyers. The only sure method of using a definitive GLA when listing your property is to reference 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 ensure that your client's home sells at a price that appropriately reflects market value, we suggest requesting a measurement of the property. Your clients, and especially potential buyers, will appreciate your scrupulousness, and you can rest assured knowing the GLA on your client's listing is truly representative of their home. A floorplan can also be a wonderful marketing tactic to entice potential buyers since they can view the layout and features of the home before and after touring. Contact Delaney Valuations LLC to learn more about our floorplan services.