Need your home measured or a floorplan for your property? Let On the Mark Appraisals help.
Home remodels and inaccurate estimates on public records will affect a property's value — and a potential buyer's interest in it. Let our appraisers give you an accurate evaluation of property area to establish a fair, unbiased value when purchasing a new home, selling to potential clients, or minimizing your property taxes.
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What is a measurement or floorplan service?
A floorplan service is just what it sounds like: An appraiser measures the dimensions and area of a property, then draws a basic or highly detailed layout based on your requirements. The appraiser's report and floorplan is a document that can be used to prove a precise Gross Living Area (GLA), the sum of all livable area, of your home. These services are helpful and often necessary when challenging property taxes or selling a property.
How do measurement services work?
During a home measurement or floorplan service, a certified appraiser measures your home with a measuring tool — either a tape or laser measuring device. As they move around the home, they mark the layout of the rooms and other features, like closets, patios, and pantries. They might draw a rough sketch of the property. Then, the appraiser develops a report and a more detailed floorplan showing the total living area of the house and the general layout. The finished product is a document that can be used to prove certain specs of your property — like the Gross Living Area (GLA) — on tax documents, home listings, and more.
When do I need a measurement service?
Real estate taxes
Tax records frequently reflect the wrong square footage because the values can come from many sources, and occasionally go unproven — meaning you may be paying for more space than you have! Unless a certified appraiser has recently executed a valuation on your property (after any remodeling that may have affected square footage), you'll need an appraiser to perform a home measurement service before contesting your taxes. 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 paying more than your house is worth.
Selling a home or property
A home measurement service will secure fair market value for your house. Area is one of the most important factors potential buyers consider when purchasing a home — but since these values are frequently estimated rather than properly measured, your listing might show less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it can take credit for. An inaccurate GLA not only reduces the selling price for your property, but possibly even the amount of interested buyers. The only sure method of using an accurate GLA when listing your home or property is to reference a previous appraisal or measurement service performed by a certified appraiser (after any updating that may have affected square footage).
Material for real estate professionals
To ensure that your client's property sells at a price that appropriately reflects market value, we suggest asking for a floorplan service for the property. Clients, and especially potential buyers, will be grateful for your scrupulousness, and you can be confident in knowing the GLA on your client's listing is truly representative of their home. A floorplan can also be a fantastic marketing tactic for getting potential buyers interested because they can review the layout and attributes of the property before and after touring. Contact On the Mark Appraisals today to learn more about our floorplan services.