Need your home measured or a floorplan for your property? Let A J REAL ESTATE APPRAISAL SERVICES help.
Home remodels and inaccurate estimates on public records will affect a property's value — and a buyer's interest in it. Let us give you a reliable measurement of property area to determine a fair value when buying a home, marketing a property to potential clients, or minimizing your property taxes.
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What are measurement services?
A measurement service is just what it sounds like: An appraiser measures the dimensions and square footage of a property, then draws a basic or highly detailed layout based on your requirements. The appraiser's report and floorplan is a document that can be used to prove the accurate 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 do floorplan services work?
During a home measurement service, a certified appraiser measures your home or property with a measuring tool — generally a tape measure or laser measuring device. As they move around the house, they make note of the layout of the rooms and other features, like closets, hallways, and pantries. They might sketch out the property. Then, the appraiser types up a report and a more detailed floorplan showing the total living area and the general 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 do I need a measurement service?
Challenging property taxes
Property tax records frequently reflect incorrect square footage because the values can come from various sources, and sometimes go unproven — which means you may be taxed for more square footage than you own! Unless an appraiser has performed a recent appraisal or measurement service on your property (after any remodeling that may have affected square footage), you'll need one to perform a measurement service before attempting to dispute your taxes. An appraiser verifies an accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of your property so your taxes reflect the actual square footage — and you can stop paying more than your house is worth.
Selling a listing
A floorplan service can ensure that you're paid fair market value for your house. Living space is one of the biggest factors potential buyers examine when purchasing a house — but since square footage values are frequently estimated rather than properly measured, your home listing may show less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it actually has. An inaccurate GLA not only decreases the selling price of your home, but possibly even the number of interested buyers. The only sure method of using an accurate GLA when listing your home or property is to refer to a recent appraisal or measurement service carried out by a certified appraiser (after any updating that might have affected square footage).
To make sure that your client's property sells at a price that appropriately reflects market value, we recommend asking for a measurement of the property. Your clients, and especially potential buyers, will be grateful for your attentiveness, and you can be assured that 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 because they can see the layout and characteristics of the house before and after a showing. Get in touch to learn more about our home measurement and floorplan services.