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Our certified appraisers can give you an accurate floorplan of your property to determine a fair value when buying or selling a home, cut property taxes from unreliable estimates, or market to potential buyers when selling real estate.

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What are floorplan services?

A floorplan 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 form that can be used to prove the precise Gross Living Area (GLA), the sum of all livable area, of your home. These services are useful and sometimes necessary when disputing property taxes or selling a property.

How do home measurement services work?

During a home measurement service, a certified appraiser measures your property with a measuring tool — either a tape or laser measuring device. As they move around the home, they mark the layout of the rooms and other features, like stairs, entryways, and pantries. They might make a rough sketch of the property. Then, the appraiser develops a report and a more detailed floorplan showing the total living area of the house and the general layout. The result is a document that can be used to prove certain details about your property — like the Gross Living Area (GLA) — on tax documentation, home listings, and more.

When should I get a floorplan service?

Challenging real estate taxes

Tax records frequently reflect inaccurate area of a property because the values can come from various sources, and occasionally go unproven — meaning you may be taxed for more space than you actually have! Unless an appraiser has performed a recent evaluation or home 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 challenge what you're taxed. An appraiser will verify an accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of your property so your taxes can reflect your actual square footage — and you can stop overpaying.

Putting your home up for sale

A measuring service will secure fair market value for your property. Square footage is one of the biggest elements potential buyers examine when purchasing a house — but since these values are often approximated rather than accurately measured, your home listing might show less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it actually has. An inaccurate GLA could potentially decrease the selling price of your home as well as the number of potential buyers. The only reliable method of using a precise GLA when listing your home is to reference a previous appraisal or measurement service executed by a certified appraiser (after any renovation that may have affected square footage).

For real estate professionals

To ensure that your client's property sells at a price that appropriately reflects true market value, we advise asking for a home measurement of the property. Clients, and especially potential buyers, will be grateful for your attentiveness, and you can rest assured knowing the GLA on your client's listing is truly representative of their home. A floorplan can also be an excellent marketing tool for getting potential buyers interested because they can see the layout and features of the home before and after touring. Contact us today to find out more about our measurement services.