Need your home measured or a floorplan for your property? Let us help.
Home remodeling and inaccurate valuations on public records will affect a property's price — and a potential buyer's interest in it. Let Irvine Appraising Company give you a reliable measurement of property area to determine a fair value when purchasing a property, selling to potential clients, or reducing your property taxes.
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What is a home measurement or floorplan service?
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 floorplan 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 space, of your home. These services are useful and sometimes necessary when disputing property taxes or selling a property.
How do floorplan services work?
During a floorplan service, an appraiser takes measurements of your home with a measuring tool — generally a tape or laser measuring device. As they tour the house, they notate the layout of the rooms and other features, like closets, hallways, and fireplaces. They may sketch out the property. Then, the appraiser develops a report and detailed sketch showing the total square footage of the home 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 is a home measurement or floorplan service needed?
Property tax records often reflect the wrong area of a property because the values can come from many sources, and sometimes go unverified — meaning you may be paying for more square footage than you have! Unless a certified appraiser has recently executed a valuation on your property (after any renovation that might have affected square footage), you'll need one to perform a measurement service before attempting to challenge your taxes. An appraiser assesses the accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of your property so your taxes reflect your actual square footage — and you can stop paying more than your house is worth.
Selling your home
A home floorplan service will secure a fair price for your home. Area is one of the biggest factors potential buyers look for when purchasing a home — but since square footage values are frequently approximated rather than properly measured, your home listing might show less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it can take credit for. An inaccurate GLA could potentially reduce the selling price of the home as well as the number of interested buyers. The only dependable method of using a precise GLA when listing your property is to reference a recent appraisal or home measurement service executed by a certified appraiser (after any renovation that may have affected square footage).
For real estate professionals
To make sure that your client's home sells at a price that accurately reflects market value, we suggest requesting a home measurement of the property. Your clients, and especially potential buyers, will be grateful for your attention to detail, and you can rest assured knowing the GLA on your client's listing is a true representation of their home. A measurement can also be a great marketing tactic for getting potential buyers interested since they can review the layout and attributes of the property before and after touring. Contact Irvine Appraising Company today to find out more about our home measurement and floorplan services.