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Home remodeling and inaccurate valuations on public records can affect a property's price — and a potential buyer's interest in it. Let our appraisers give you an accurate measurement of property size to determine a fair, unbiased value when acquiring a home, selling to potential clients, or minimizing your property taxes.

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What are measurement services?

Floorplan services are just what they sound like: An appraiser measures the dimensions and area of a 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 sum of all livable area, of your home. These services are useful and sometimes necessary when challenging property taxes or selling a property.

How does a measurement service work?

During a measurement service, a certified appraiser takes measurements of the home with a measuring tool — generally a tape or laser measuring device. As they walk the home, they observe the layout of the rooms and other features, like stairs, patios, and pantries. They might sketch the property. Then, the appraiser develops a report and a more detailed floorplan showing the total square footage and the overall layout of the home. The result is a document that can be used to prove certain specs of your property — like the Gross Living Area (GLA) — on tax documents, property listings, and more.

When is a home measurement or floorplan service necessary?

Real estate taxes

Tax records often 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 an appraiser has performed a recent evaluation or home measurement service on your property (after any renovation that might have affected square footage), you'll need one to perform a home measurement service before disputing what you're taxed. 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 property is worth.

Marketing a home or property

A measurement service can ensure that you're paid a fair price for your house. Area is one of the biggest elements potential buyers look for when purchasing a house — but since square footage values are often approximated rather than properly measured, your listing might show less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it actually has. An inaccurate GLA not only reduces the selling price of your property, but possibly even the amount of interested buyers. The only sure method of using a precise GLA when listing your property is to reference a recent appraisal or measurement service carried out by a certified appraiser (after any renovation that may have affected square footage).

For real estate agents

To make certain that your client's property closes at a price that properly reflects true market value, we advise asking for a measurement of the property. Your clients, and potential buyers, will be grateful for your thoroughness, and you can be assured that the GLA on your client's listing is truly representative of their home. A measurement can also be a fantastic marketing tactic for enticing potential buyers since they can review the layout and attributes of the property before and after a showing. Contact Anderson Appraisal, LLC to find out more about our floorplan services.