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In need of floorplan services? Let us help.

Home remodels and poor estimates on public records can affect a property's price — and its attractiveness to buyers. Let us give you a reliable measurement of property area to determine a fair value when acquiring a new home, selling to potential clients, or reducing property taxes.

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What are floorplan services?

A home measurement service is just what it sounds like: Based on what you need, an appraiser will measure your property's dimensions and area, 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 area, of your home. These services are helpful and often essential when challenging property taxes or selling a property.

How does a home measurement or floorplan service work?

During a measurement or floorplan service, a certified appraiser takes measurements of your home with a measuring tool — generally a tape measure or laser measuring device. As they tour the home, they observe the layout of the rooms and other features, like stairs, patios, and pantries. They might make a rough sketch of the property. Then, the appraiser develops a report and a more detailed sketch showing the total living area of the home and the general layout. The finished report is a document that can be used to prove certain specs of your property — like the Gross Living Area (GLA) — on tax documentation, home listings, and more.

When do I need a floorplan service?

Property taxes

Property tax records often reflect inaccurate square footage because the values can come from various sources, and occasionally go unverified — meaning you may be paying for more space than you actually own! Unless an appraiser has recently performed an evaluation on your property (after any updating that may have affected square footage), you'll need one to perform a measurement service before attempting to challenge what you're taxed. An appraiser will verify the accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of your property so your taxes can reflect your actual square footage — and you can stop overpaying.

Marketing a listing

A home measurement service can ensure that you're paid a fair price for your house. Area is one of the biggest elements potential buyers examine when purchasing a house — but since square footage 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 not only decreases the selling price for your home, but possibly even the amount of interested buyers. The only dependable method of using a precise GLA when listing your property is to reference a previous appraisal or measurement service carried out by an appraiser (after any remodeling that might have affected square footage).

For agents

To ensure that your client's home sells at a price that correctly reflects true market value, we recommend asking for a home measurement of the property. Clients, and especially potential buyers, will be grateful for your scrupulousness, and you can be confident in knowing the GLA on your client's listing is truly representative of their home. A measurement can also be a fantastic marketing tactic to attract potential buyers because they can see the layout and features of the property before and after touring. Contact us to find out more about our home measurement and floorplan services.