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In need of floorplan services? Let A.M. Appraisal help.

Home remodeling and inaccurate estimates on public records can affect a property's value — and a buyer's interest in it. Let our appraisers give you a reliable measurement of property area to establish a fair, unbiased value when acquiring a new home, selling to potential clients, or minimizing your property taxes.

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What are home measurement services?

A home measurement service is just what it sounds like: Based on what you want, an appraiser will measure the property's dimensions and area, then draw a basic or highly detailed layout. The appraiser's report and floorplan is a form 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 disputing property taxes or selling a property.

How does a measurement service work?

During a floorplan service, an appraiser measures the home with a measuring tool — generally a tape or laser measuring device. As they walk the property, they observe the layout of the rooms and other features, like closets, hallways, and pantries. They might sketch out the property. Then, the appraiser creates a report and a more detailed floorplan showing the total area and the general layout of the house. The finished report is a document that can be used to prove certain details about your property — like the Gross Living Area (GLA) — on tax documentation, property listings, and more.

When should I get a measurement service?

Property taxes

Tax records often reflect incorrect square footage because the values can come from several sources, and occasionally go unproven — which means you may be paying for more square footage than you have! Unless an appraiser has recently performed a valuation on your property (after any remodeling that may have affected square footage), you'll need an appraiser to perform a measurement service before challenging your taxes. An appraiser will verify the accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of your property so your taxes reflect your actual square footage — and you can stop overpaying.

Selling a listing

A floorplan service will ensure that you're paid a fair price for your house. Area is one of the biggest factors potential buyers examine when purchasing a home — but since these values are often estimated rather than accurately measured, your listing might reflect less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it can take credit for. An inaccurate GLA not only decreases the selling price for your property, but possibly even the number of interested buyers. The only reliable method of using an accurate GLA when listing your home or property is to refer to a previous appraisal or measurement service carried out by a certified appraiser (after any renovation that might have affected square footage).

Material for real estate agents

To ensure that your client's home sells at a price that correctly reflects true market value, we recommend requesting a measurement of the property. Your clients, and potential buyers, will appreciate your eye for detail, and you can rest assured knowing the GLA on your client's listing is a true representation of their home. A measurement can also be an excellent marketing tool to entice potential buyers since they can view the layout and characteristics of the home before and after a tour. Contact us today to learn more about our measurement services.

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