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

Our certified appraisers can give you an accurate floorplan of your home's dimensions to ascertain a fair value when buying or selling a home, reduce property taxes as a result of unreliable public records, or market to potential clients when selling real estate.

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What are floorplan services?

Floorplan services are just what they sound like: Based on what you want, an appraiser will measure the 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 the precise Gross Living Area (GLA), the total livable space, of your home. These services are helpful and often necessary when disputing 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 tour the home, they observe the layout of the rooms and other features, like stairs, hallways, and pantries. They might draw a rough sketch of the property. Then, the appraiser writes up a report and detailed floorplan showing the total living area of the home and the overall layout. 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 documents, home listings, and more.

When are measurement services needed?

Real estate taxes

Tax records frequently reflect the wrong area of a property because the values can come from several sources, and occasionally go unproven — meaning you may be taxed for more space than you actually have! Unless a certified appraiser has recently completed a valuation on your property (after any remodeling that might have affected square footage), you'll need an appraiser to perform a home measurement service before attempting to challenge what you're taxed. An appraiser will determine the accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of your property so your taxes can reflect your actual square footage — and you can stop overpaying.

Putting your property on the market

A floorplan service will ensure that you're paid fair market value for your house. Area is one of the most important factors potential buyers look for when purchasing a home — but since square footage values are frequently approximated rather than properly measured, your home listing might 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 potential buyers. The only reliable method of using an accurate GLA when listing your property is to refer to a recent appraisal or home measurement service completed by an appraiser (after any renovation that might have affected square footage).

Information for real estate agents

To make certain that your client's home sells at a price that appropriately reflects true market value, we recommend seeking a floorplan service for the property. Clients, and potential buyers, will be grateful for your scrupulousness, 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 getting potential buyers interested since they can see the layout and attributes of the property before and after a tour. Get in touch to learn more about our floorplan services.