Need your home measured or a floorplan for your property? Let Quality Appraisal, LLC help.
Our certified appraisers will give you an accurate measurement or floorplan of your property's dimensions to determine a fair value when buying or selling a home, cut down property taxes as a result of incorrect public records, or market to potential buyers when selling a property.
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What are measurement services?
Home measurement services are just what they sound like: An appraiser measures the dimensions and area of a property, then draws a basic or highly detailed floorplan based on your requirements. The appraiser's report and floorplan is a legal form that can be used to prove the precise Gross Living Area (GLA), the total 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 or floorplan service, a certified appraiser measures the home with a measuring tool — either a tape measure or laser measuring device. As they move around the property, they observe the layout of the rooms and other features, like closets, patios, and pantries. They might sketch the property. Then, the appraiser creates a report and a more detailed sketch showing the total square footage and the overall layout of the home. The completed report is a legal 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 is a home measurement or floorplan service necessary?
Disputing property taxes
Tax records often reflect the wrong area of a property because the values can come from several sources, and sometimes go unproven — which means you may be paying for more space than you actually own! Unless a certified appraiser has completed a recent appraisal or 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 attempting to challenge what you're taxed. An appraiser will establish an accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of your property so your taxes reflect your actual square footage — and you can stop overpaying.
Putting your property up for sale
A home floorplan service can secure a fair price for your house. Area is one of the most important elements potential buyers look for when purchasing a home — but since these values are frequently approximated rather than accurately measured, your listing may show less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it actually has. An inaccurate GLA could potentially reduce the selling price of your property as well as the number of potential buyers. The only guaranteed method of using an accurate GLA when listing your property is to reference a recent appraisal or home measurement service completed by an appraiser (after any remodeling that might have affected square footage).
Information for real estate professionals
To make certain that your client's home closes at a price that appropriately reflects market value, we suggest requesting a measurement of the property. Your clients, and potential buyers, will appreciate your thoroughness, and you can be confident in knowing the GLA on your client's listing is a true representation of their home. A floorplan can also be a great marketing tool to attract potential buyers because they can see the layout and features of the house before and after touring. Get in touch to learn more about our home measurement and floorplan services.