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Need your home measured or a floorplan for your property? Let us help.

Our certified appraisers will provide you with an accurate measurement or floorplan of your home's dimensions to ascertain a fair value when buying or selling a home, cut down property taxes due to unreliable public records, or market to potential clients when selling real estate.

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What are home measurement services?

Measurement services are just what they sound like: Based on your needs, 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 legal document that can be used to prove an accurate Gross Living Area (GLA), the total livable space, of your home. These services are helpful and often necessary when challenging property taxes or selling a property.

How do home measurement services work?

During a measurement service, an appraiser takes measurements of the property with a measuring tool — generally a tape measure or laser measuring device. As they walk 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 detailed floorplan showing the total living area of the home and the overall layout. The result is a legal 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 are floorplan services needed?

Real estate taxes

Tax records frequently reflect inaccurate square footage because the values can come from many sources, and occasionally go unproven — meaning you may be taxed for more square footage than you own! Unless an appraiser has recently completed 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 attempting to dispute your taxes. An appraiser determines an accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of your property so your taxes can reflect the actual square footage — and you can stop overpaying.

Selling a property

A home floorplan service can secure a fair price for your property. Area is one of the biggest factors potential buyers examine when purchasing a home — but since square footage values are frequently estimated rather than accurately measured, your listing may show less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it can take credit for. An inaccurate GLA not only reduces the potential selling price of your property, but possibly even the number of interested buyers. The only guaranteed method of using a definitive GLA when listing your property is to reference a recent appraisal or measurement service completed by a certified appraiser (after any remodeling that may have affected square footage).

Material for real estate professionals

To ensure that your client's property sells at a price that properly reflects market value, we advise asking for a home measurement of the property. Your clients, and especially potential buyers, will be grateful for your thoroughness, and you can be confident in knowing the GLA on your client's listing is a true representation of their home. A measurement can also be a wonderful marketing tactic for enticing potential buyers because they can see the layout and features of the home before and after a tour. Get in touch with us to learn more about our floorplan services.