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Our certified appraisers will provide you with an accurate measurement or floorplan of your home to assist in determining a fair value when buying or selling a home, cut down property taxes from unreliable estimates, or market to potential clients when selling a property.
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What are floorplan services?
A home measurement service is just what it sounds like: An appraiser measures the dimensions and area of your property, then draws a basic or highly detailed layout based on what you need. The appraiser's report and floorplan is a form that can be used to prove the accurate Gross Living Area (GLA), the sum of all livable area, of your home. These services are useful and often necessary when disputing property taxes or selling a property.
How do measurement services work?
During a home measurement service, an appraiser takes measurements of the home with a measuring tool — either a tape or laser measuring device. As they move around the house, they notate the layout of the rooms and other features, like closets, hallways, and fireplaces. They might sketch out the property. Then, the appraiser types up a report and detailed floorplan showing the total area of the house and the general layout. The final product 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 are measurement services needed?
Challenging real estate taxes
Tax records often reflect incorrect square footage because the values can come from several sources, and occasionally go unproven — which means you may be paying for more square footage than you own! Unless an appraiser has recently executed an evaluation on your property (after any renovation that might have affected square footage), you'll need one to perform a home measurement service before contesting 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 listing
A home measurement service will secure a fair price for your house. Living space is one of the biggest factors potential buyers examine when purchasing a home — but since square footage values are often estimated rather than accurately measured, your listing might reflect less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it actually has. An inaccurate GLA could potentially decrease the price of your home as well as the number of potential buyers. The only sure method of using an accurate GLA when listing your home is to refer to a previous appraisal or measurement service performed by an appraiser (after any remodeling that might have affected square footage).
Material for real estate professionals
To make certain that your client's property sells at a price that properly reflects true market value, we suggest requesting a measurement of the property. Clients, and especially potential buyers, will appreciate your attentiveness, and you can be certain that the GLA on your client's listing is truly representative of their home. A floorplan can also be a great marketing tactic for attracting potential buyers since they can view the layout and characteristics of the home before and after touring. Contact Good Look Appraisals today to learn more about our home measurement and floorplan services.