Need your home measured or a floorplan for your property? Let us help.
Home remodeling and poor valuations on public records can affect a property's price — and a buyer's interest in it. Let our appraisers give you a reliable measurement of property area to determine a fair, unbiased value when buying a property, marketing a property to potential clients, or reducing your property taxes.
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What are floorplan services?
Measurement services are just what they sound like: Based on your needs, an appraiser will measure the property's dimensions and square footage, then draw a basic or highly detailed layout. 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 space, of your home. These services are useful and often necessary when challenging property taxes or selling a property.
How does a home measurement service work?
During a measurement or floorplan service, an appraiser measures your home with a measuring tool — either a tape or laser measuring device. As they tour the house, they mark the layout of the rooms and other features, like closets, entryways, and fireplaces. They may make a rough sketch of the property. Then, the appraiser develops a report and a more detailed floorplan showing the total area of the home and the general layout. The finished report is a document that can be used to prove certain specs of your property — like the Gross Living Area (GLA) — on tax documentation, property listings, and more.
When is a home measurement or floorplan service needed?
Tax records frequently reflect inaccurate square footage because the values can come from several sources, and sometimes go unverified — meaning you may be taxed for more square footage than you have! Unless a certified appraiser has recently completed a valuation on your property (after any updating that might have affected square footage), you'll need one to perform a home measurement service before attempting to challenge your taxes. An appraiser will determine an accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of your property so your taxes can reflect your actual square footage — and you can stop paying more than your house is worth.
Selling your home
A home measurement service will secure fair market value for your property. Living space is one of the biggest factors potential buyers consider when purchasing a house — but since these values are often estimated rather than accurately measured, your property listing may show less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it can take credit for. An inaccurate GLA could potentially reduce the selling price of your property as well as the number of interested buyers. The only reliable method of using an accurate GLA when listing your home is to refer to a recent appraisal or measurement service carried out by an appraiser (after any remodeling that might have affected square footage).
For real estate professionals
To make sure that your client's home sells at a price that correctly reflects true market value, we advise requesting a floorplan service for the property. Clients, and potential buyers, will be grateful for 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 to interest potential buyers because they can see the layout and features of the property before and after touring. Contact Kopaniasz Appraisals Inc. today to find out more about our measurement services.
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