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Home remodeling and poor valuations on public records can affect a property's price — and its attractiveness to buyers. Let Affordable Appraisals give you a reliable calculation of property size to determine a fair value when buying a new home, selling to potential clients, or reducing your property taxes.
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What are floorplan services?
Measurement services are just what they sound like: An appraiser measures the dimensions and area of the property, then draws a basic or highly detailed layout based on your needs. The appraiser's report and floorplan is a document that can be used to prove a precise Gross Living Area (GLA), the sum of all livable area, of your home. These services are helpful and often essential when disputing property taxes or selling a property.
How does a home measurement or floorplan service work?
During a home measurement or floorplan service, an appraiser takes measurements of your home or property with a measuring tool — either a tape measure or laser measuring device. As they move around the property, they make note of the layout of the rooms and other features, like closets, entryways, and pantries. They may make a rough sketch of the property. Then, the appraiser writes up a report and detailed floorplan showing the total area and the overall layout of the home. The finished product 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 measurement service?
Tax records frequently reflect incorrect square footage because the values can come from many sources, and sometimes go unproven — meaning you may be paying for more square footage than you have! Unless an appraiser has executed a recent evaluation or measurement service on your property (after any remodeling that may have affected square footage), you'll need an appraiser to perform a home measurement service before attempting to challenge what you're taxed. An appraiser assesses the accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of your property so your taxes reflect the actual square footage — and you can stop overpaying.
Selling a property
A measurement service can ensure that you're paid a fair price for your home. Square footage is one of the most important factors potential buyers look for when purchasing a home — but since square footage values are frequently approximated rather than properly measured, your 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 interested buyers. The only sure method of using an accurate GLA when listing your home is to reference a recent appraisal or measurement service performed by a certified appraiser (after any updating that may have affected square footage).
For real estate professionals
To ensure that your client's property sells at a price that correctly reflects true market value, we advise seeking a floorplan service for the property. Your clients, and potential buyers, will appreciate your eye for detail, and you can be assured that the GLA on your client's listing is a true representation of their home. A floorplan can also be an excellent marketing tool for attracting potential buyers since they can review the layout and features of the house before and after touring. Contact us today to find out more about our floorplan services.