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In need of floorplan services? Let Gregory James Company, Inc. help.

Our certified appraisers can give you an accurate measurement or floorplan of your property's dimensions to assist in determining a fair value when buying or selling a home, cut down property taxes as a result of inaccurate estimates, or market to potential clients when selling a property.

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What is a home measurement or floorplan service?

A floorplan service is just what it sounds like: Based on what you need, an appraiser will measure the home's dimensions and area, then draw a basic or highly detailed floorplan. The appraiser's report and floorplan is a form that can be used to prove the accurate Gross Living Area (GLA), the sum of all livable space, of your home. These services are helpful and often necessary when challenging property taxes or selling a property.

How do home measurement services work?

During a measurement service, an appraiser measures your home with a measuring tool — either a tape or laser measuring device. As they walk the house, they make note of the layout of the rooms and other features, like stairs, patios, and fireplaces. They may sketch the property. Then, the appraiser creates a report and detailed sketch showing the total living 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 documents, property listings, and more.

When is a measurement or floorplan service necessary?

Property taxes

Property tax records frequently reflect incorrect square footage because the values can come from several sources, and occasionally go unverified — which means you may be paying for more space than you have! Unless a certified appraiser has recently performed a valuation on your property (after any remodeling that might have affected square footage), you'll need an appraiser to perform a measurement service before challenging your taxes. An appraiser assesses an accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of your property so your taxes reflect the actual square footage — and you can stop overpaying.

Marketing a home or property

A measurement service will secure fair market value for your property. Square footage is one of the most important elements potential buyers consider when purchasing a home — but since these values are often estimated rather than properly measured, your property listing may show less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it can take credit for. An inaccurate GLA not only decreases the selling price of your home, but possibly even the number of interested buyers. The only reliable method of using a precise GLA when listing your property is to refer to a previous 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 appropriately reflects market value, we advise seeking a home measurement of the property. Your clients, and potential buyers, will be grateful for your thoroughness, and you can be assured that the GLA on your client's listing is a true representation of their home. A floorplan can also be an excellent marketing tool to attract potential buyers because they can view the layout and details of the home before and after a showing. Contact us today to learn more about our home measurement and floorplan services.