Needing your property measured? Let Anderson Appraisal, LLC help.
Home remodeling and inaccurate estimates on public records can affect a property's value — and a potential buyer's interest in it. Let Anderson Appraisal, LLC give you a reliable estimation of property area to establish a fair value when acquiring a home, marketing a property to potential clients, or reducing your property taxes.
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What are floorplan services?
A measurement service is just what it sounds like: Based on what you want, an appraiser will measure your property's dimensions and area, then draw a basic or highly detailed floorplan. The appraiser's report and floorplan is a document that can be used to prove an accurate Gross Living Area (GLA), the total livable space, of your home. These services are useful and sometimes essential when disputing property taxes or selling a property.
How do home measurement services work?
During a measurement or floorplan service, a certified appraiser takes measurements of the property with a measuring tool — either a tape or laser measuring device. As they move around the house, they notate the layout of the rooms and other features, like closets, patios, and pantries. They might make a rough sketch of 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 final product is a document that can be used to prove certain specs of your property — like the Gross Living Area (GLA) — on tax documentation, home listings, and more.
When is a home measurement or floorplan service required?
Real estate taxes
Property tax records frequently reflect inaccurate area of a property because the values can come from many sources, and occasionally go unverified — which means you may be paying for more square footage than you have! Unless a certified appraiser has recently executed a valuation on your property (after any updating that might have affected square footage), you'll need an appraiser to perform a measurement service before disputing what you're taxed. An appraiser determines an accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of your property so your taxes reflect your actual square footage — and you can stop overpaying.
Selling a property
A home floorplan service can secure a fair price for your house. Living space is one of the biggest elements potential buyers examine when purchasing a home — but since these values are frequently estimated rather than properly measured, your property listing may reflect less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it actually has. An inaccurate GLA could potentially decrease the price of your property as well as the number of interested buyers. The only reliable method of using a precise GLA when listing your home is to reference a recent appraisal or measurement service executed by an appraiser (after any updating that might have affected square footage).
Information for real estate professionals
To ensure that your client's property sells at a price that appropriately reflects market value, we advise requesting a floorplan service for the property. Your clients, and potential buyers, will appreciate your scrupulousness, and you can rest assured knowing the GLA on your client's listing is truly representative of their home. A measurement can also be a wonderful marketing tool to entice potential buyers because they can see the layout and characteristics of the house before and after a showing. Contact Anderson Appraisal, LLC today to find out more about our floorplan services.