Needing a property measured? Let Premier Appraisal, Inc. help.
Our certified appraisers will give you an accurate measurement or floorplan of your property's dimensions to establish a fair value when buying or selling a home, cut property taxes due to inaccurate estimates, or market to potential buyers when selling a property.
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What are measurement services?
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 needs. The appraiser's report and floorplan is a document that can be used to prove the precise Gross Living Area (GLA), the total 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 floorplan service, a certified appraiser measures the home or property with a measuring tool — either a tape or laser measuring device. As they move around the home, they note the layout of the rooms and other features, like stairs, hallways, and fireplaces. They might sketch out the property. Then, the appraiser types up a report and detailed floorplan showing the total area and the overall layout of the house. 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, home listings, and more.
When are floorplan services required?
Disputing real estate taxes
Property tax records often reflect the wrong area of a property because the values can come from various sources, and sometimes go unverified — which means you may be paying for more space than you own! Unless an appraiser has recently performed a valuation on your property (after any renovation that may have affected square footage), you'll need one to perform a home measurement service before disputing what you're taxed. An appraiser verifies the accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of your property so your taxes reflect your actual square footage — and you can stop overpaying.
Selling a property
A home measurement service can ensure that you're paid fair market value for your home. Living space is one of the biggest factors potential buyers consider when purchasing a house — but since square footage values are often approximated rather than accurately measured, your listing might reflect less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it can take credit for. An inaccurate GLA not only decreases the selling price of your property, but possibly even the number of interested buyers. The only sure method of using a definitive GLA when listing your home or property is to reference a recent appraisal or measurement service executed by an appraiser (after any updating that may have affected square footage).
To make certain that your client's home closes at a price that accurately reflects market value, we suggest seeking a measurement of the property. Clients, and 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 measurement can also be an excellent marketing tactic for getting potential buyers interested since they can see the layout and features of the home before and after a walkthrough. Contact us to learn more about our home measurement and floorplan services.