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Home remodeling and inaccurate valuations on public records can affect a property's value — and a potential buyer's interest in it. Let us give you a reliable estimation of property area to determine fair value when acquiring a new home, marketing a property to potential clients, or reducing property taxes.
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What are measurement services?
Home measurement services are just what they sound like: Based on your needs, an appraiser will measure your property's dimensions and area, then draw a basic or highly detailed layout. The appraiser's report and the floorplan is a document that can be used to prove an accurate Gross Living Area (GLA), the sum of all livable space, of your home. These services are helpful and sometimes essential when disputing property taxes or selling a property.
How does a home measurement service work?
During a floorplan service, an appraiser measures the home with a measuring tool — either a tape measure or laser measuring device. As they move around the property, they notate the layout of the rooms and other features, like closets, patios, and fireplaces. They may draw a rough sketch of the property. Then, the appraiser develops a report and a detailed sketch showing the total square footage and the overall layout of the house. The completed report is a document that can be used to prove certain details about your property — like the Gross Living Area (GLA) — on tax documents, home listings, and more.
When are measurement services necessary?
Property tax records often reflect incorrect square footage because the values can come from many sources, and occasionally go unproven — meaning you may be paying for more square footage than you have! Unless a certified appraiser has recently performed an evaluation of your property (after any updating that may 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 reflect your actual square footage — and you can stop overpaying.
Selling a listing
A floorplan service can ensure that you're paid fair market value for your property. The area is one of the essential elements potential buyers look for when purchasing a house — but since these values are frequently estimated rather than accurately measured, your property listing may show less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it has. An inaccurate GLA not only decreases the potential selling price for your property but possibly even the amount of interested buyers. The only reliable method of using an accurate GLA when listing your property is to reference a previous appraisal or measurement service executed by a certified appraiser (after any updating that may have affected square footage).
Material for agents
To ensure that your client's home closes at a price that accurately reflects market value, we advise seeking a measurement of the property. Clients, and especially potential buyers, will appreciate your scrupulousness, and you can rest assured knowing the GLA on your client's listing is genuinely representative of their home. Measurement can also be an excellent marketing tactic for getting potential buyers interested since they can see the layout and characteristics of the property before and after a tour. Contact us to learn more about our measurement services.
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