Need your home measured or a floorplan for your property? Let Marlow Real Estate and Appraisal Services help.
Home remodeling and inaccurate estimates on public records will affect a property's price — and its attractiveness to potential buyers. Let our appraisers give you an accurate measurement of property size to determine a fair, unbiased value when acquiring a new home, marketing a property to potential clients, or reducing your property taxes.
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What is a measurement or floorplan service?
A home measurement service is just what it sounds like: An appraiser measures the dimensions and area of your property, then draws a basic or highly detailed layout based on your requirements. The appraiser's report and floorplan is a form that can be used to prove the accurate Gross Living Area (GLA), the total livable space, of your home. These services are helpful and often essential when challenging property taxes or selling a property.
How do home measurement services work?
During a floorplan service, a certified appraiser measures the home 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 closets, entryways, and fireplaces. They may sketch the property. Then, the appraiser types up a report and a more detailed sketch showing the total living area and the general 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?
Disputing property taxes
Property tax records often reflect incorrect square footage because the values can come from several sources, and sometimes go unproven — meaning you may be paying for more space than you own! Unless an appraiser has performed a recent appraisal or measurement service on your property (after any remodeling that may have affected square footage), you'll need one to perform a home measurement service before contesting what you're taxed. An appraiser assesses the accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of your property so your taxes can reflect the actual square footage — and you can stop paying more than your property is worth.
Selling a listing
A measurement service can secure a fair price for your house. Square footage is one of the biggest factors potential buyers consider when purchasing a home — but since these values are often approximated rather than properly measured, your listing might reflect less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it actually has. An inaccurate GLA not only reduces the selling price of your property, but possibly even the number of interested buyers. The only dependable method of using a precise GLA when listing your property is to refer to a recent appraisal or home measurement service performed by an appraiser (after any renovation that may have affected square footage).
Information for real estate professionals
To ensure that your client's property closes at a price that properly reflects market value, we suggest asking for a floorplan service for the property.
Clients, and potential buyers, will be grateful for your attentiveness, and you can be certain that the GLA on your client's listing is truly representative of their home.
A measurement can also be a wonderful marketing tool for attracting potential buyers because they can view the layout and characteristics of the home before and after touring.
Contact us today to learn more about our home measurement and floorplan services.