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Home remodels and poor valuations on public records will affect a property's price — and a buyer's interest in it. Let Market Appraisal Group give you an accurate estimation of property size to determine a fair, unbiased value when purchasing a new property, marketing a property to potential clients, or reducing property taxes.
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What are home floor plan services?
A measurement service is just what it sounds like: Based on what you want, an appraiser will measure your house's dimensions and area, 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 floor plan service work?
During a measurement service, a certified appraiser measures the property with a measuring tool — generally a tape measure or laser measuring device. As they walk the property, they make note of the layout of the rooms and other features, like closets, entryways, and pantries. They may make a rough sketch of the property. Then, the appraiser develops a report and detailed floorplan showing the total square footage of the house and the overall 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 are floor plan services required?
Real estate taxes
Tax records often reflect the wrong square footage because the values can come from several sources, and occasionally go unverified — meaning you may be taxed for more space than you actually have! Unless an appraiser has completed a recent valuation or measurement service on your property (after any updating that might have affected square footage), you'll need an appraiser to perform a home measurement service before attempting to dispute what you're taxed. An appraiser assesses an accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of your property so your taxes reflect your actual square footage — and you can stop overpaying.
Marketing a listing
A home measurement service can secure a fair price for your house. Area is one of the biggest factors potential buyers look for when purchasing a house — but since square footage values are frequently estimated rather than properly measured, your home listing might show less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it actually has. An inaccurate GLA not only decreases the potential selling price for your home, but possibly even the number of interested buyers. The only sure method of using a definitive GLA when listing your property is to reference a previous appraisal or measurement service performed by a certified appraiser (after any renovation that may have affected square footage).
Material for real estate professionals
To make sure that your client's property sells at a price that accurately reflects true market value, we advise requesting a floorplan service for the property. Clients, and potential buyers, will appreciate your eye for detail, and you can rest assured knowing the GLA on your client's listing is a true representation of their home. A measurement can also be a great marketing tool for enticing potential buyers because they can review the layout and attributes of the property before and after touring. Contact Market Appraisal Group today to learn more about our floorplan services.