Needing your property measured? Let A.M. Appraisal help.
Home remodeling and poor estimates on public records will affect a property's value — and its attractiveness to buyers. Let A.M. Appraisal give you an accurate measurement of property size to establish a fair value when acquiring a property, marketing a property to potential clients, or reducing your property taxes.
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What is a measurement or floorplan service?
A floorplan service is just what it sounds like: Based on your requirements, an appraiser will measure the property's dimensions and square footage, then draw a basic or highly detailed floorplan. The appraiser's report and floorplan is a document that can be used to prove the accurate Gross Living Area (GLA), the sum of all livable area, of your home. These services are helpful and sometimes necessary when disputing property taxes or selling a property.
How does a home measurement or floorplan service work?
During a home measurement or floorplan service, an appraiser measures your home or property with a measuring tool — either a tape measure or laser measuring device. As they walk the house, they make note of the layout of the rooms and other features, like stairs, patios, and pantries. They might sketch the property. Then, the appraiser types up a report and detailed sketch showing the total square footage and the overall layout of the house. The result is a document that can be used to prove certain details about your property — like the Gross Living Area (GLA) — on tax documents, property listings, and more.
When should I get a measurement service?
Real estate taxes
Property tax records frequently reflect inaccurate square footage because the values can come from several sources, and occasionally go unproven — meaning you may be paying for more square footage than you have! Unless a certified appraiser has performed a recent valuation or home measurement service on your property (after any renovation that might have affected square footage), you'll need an appraiser to perform a home measurement service before disputing what you're taxed. An appraiser will determine an accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of your property so your taxes reflect the actual square footage — and you can stop paying more than your property is worth.
Marketing a home or property
A floorplan service will secure a fair price for your house. Living space is one of the most important elements potential buyers examine when purchasing a home — but since square footage values are often estimated rather than properly measured, your listing might reflect less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it can take credit for. An inaccurate GLA could potentially decrease the price of your home as well as the number of potential buyers. The only dependable method of using an accurate GLA when listing your property is to reference a recent appraisal or measurement service performed by a certified appraiser (after any updating that may have affected square footage).
For real estate agents
To ensure that your client's property sells at a price that correctly reflects market value, we recommend asking for a floorplan service for the property. Your clients, and especially potential buyers, will appreciate your eye for detail, and you can be certain that the GLA on your client's listing is truly representative of their home. A floorplan can also be a great marketing tool for attracting potential buyers because they can review the layout and features of the property before and after touring. Get in touch to learn more about our home measurement and floorplan services.
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