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Home remodeling and inaccurate estimates on public records can affect a property's price — and a potential buyer's interest in it. Let Anderson Appraisal, LLC give you a reliable evaluation of property dimensions to determine a fair value when buying a home, marketing a property to potential clients, or reducing your property taxes.

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What is a measurement or floorplan service?

Measurement services are just what they sound like: Based on your needs, an appraiser will measure your home's dimensions and square footage, then draw a basic or highly detailed layout. The appraiser's report and floorplan is a document that can be used to prove an accurate Gross Living Area (GLA), the sum of all livable area, of your home. These services are helpful and sometimes necessary when challenging property taxes or selling a property.

How does a home measurement or floorplan service work?

During a floorplan service, a certified appraiser takes measurements of your property with a measuring tool — generally a tape or laser measuring device. As they move around the home, they notate the layout of the rooms and other features, like stairs, patios, and pantries. They might sketch out the property. Then, the appraiser develops a report and a more detailed floorplan showing the total area of the home and the general layout. 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, home listings, and more.

When is a measurement or floorplan service required?

Real estate taxes

Property tax records often reflect inaccurate square footage because the values can come from various sources, and occasionally go unverified — which means you may be paying for more square footage than you own! Unless an appraiser has recently performed a valuation on your property (after any updating that may have affected square footage), you'll need one to perform a home measurement service before contesting your taxes. An appraiser will verify 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 property is worth.

Putting your property on the market

A home measurement service can ensure that you're paid a fair price for your house. Square footage is one of the most important factors potential buyers consider when purchasing a home — but since these 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 for your home, but possibly even the number of interested buyers. The only dependable method of using a definitive GLA when listing your property is to reference a recent appraisal or home measurement service carried out by a certified appraiser (after any remodeling that may have affected square footage).

For real estate agents

To ensure that your client's home closes at a price that accurately reflects true market value, we suggest requesting a measurement of the property. Your clients, and potential buyers, will be grateful for your thoroughness, and you can be certain that the GLA on your client's listing is truly representative of their home. A measurement can also be an excellent marketing tool for enticing potential buyers because they can view the layout and attributes of the house before and after a showing. Contact us today to learn more about our floorplan services.