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Our certified appraisers will provide you with an accurate measurement or floorplan of your property to assist in determining a fair value when buying or selling a home, cut property taxes as a result of inaccurate public records, or market to possible buyers when selling a property.
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What are measurement services?
A home measurement service is just what it sounds like: Based on your requirements, an appraiser will measure the house's dimensions and area, then draw a basic or highly detailed layout. The appraiser's report and floorplan is a document that can be used to prove an accurate Gross Living Area (GLA), the total livable area, of your home. These services are useful and sometimes essential when challenging property taxes or selling a property.
How does a home measurement service work?
During a measurement or floorplan service, an appraiser takes measurements of your home or property with a measuring tool — generally a tape measure or laser measuring device. As they tour the property, they observe the layout of the rooms and other features, like closets, entryways, and pantries. They might sketch out the property. Then, the appraiser develops a report and detailed floorplan showing the total living area and the overall layout of the house. The result 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 do I need a floorplan service?
Property tax records often reflect the wrong area of a property because the values can come from several sources, and occasionally go unproven — meaning you may be paying for more space than you actually have! Unless a certified appraiser has recently performed a valuation on your property (after any remodeling that might have affected square footage), you'll need an appraiser to perform a home measurement service before attempting to dispute your taxes. An appraiser verifies the accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of your property so your taxes can reflect the actual square footage — and you can stop overpaying.
Putting a home up for sale
A floorplan service will secure fair market value for your home. Square footage is one of the most important factors potential buyers consider when purchasing a house — but since square footage values are frequently approximated rather than properly measured, your property listing may show less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it actually has. An inaccurate GLA could potentially reduce the price of your home as well as the number of interested buyers. The only reliable method of using an accurate GLA when listing your home or property is to reference a previous appraisal or home measurement service carried out by an appraiser (after any renovation that may have affected square footage).
To ensure that your client's home sells at a price that accurately reflects true market value, we recommend requesting a floorplan service for the property. Your clients, and potential buyers, will appreciate your attentiveness, and you can rest assured knowing the GLA on your client's listing is a true representation of their home. A floorplan can also be a great marketing tactic for attracting potential buyers because they can see the layout and features of the property before and after touring. Contact Appraisal Resource Texas today to learn more about our measurement services.