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Need your home measured or a floorplan for your property? Let Gregory James Company, Inc. help.

Our certified appraisers can give you an accurate measurement of your home to establish a fair value when buying or selling a home, lower property taxes from unreliable public records, or market to possible clients when selling real estate.

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What is a home measurement or floorplan service?

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

How does a home measurement service work?

During a home measurement service, a certified appraiser measures your property with a measuring tool — generally a tape measure or laser measuring device. As they walk the house, they notate the layout of the rooms and other features, like closets, hallways, and fireplaces. They may sketch out the property. Then, the appraiser writes up a report and detailed sketch showing the total living area of the house and the overall layout. The finished product 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 are measurement services necessary?

Challenging real estate taxes

Property tax records often reflect the wrong square footage because the values can come from various sources, and sometimes go unproven — which means you may be taxed for more space than you actually have! Unless a certified appraiser has recently executed an evaluation on your property (after any updating that might have affected square footage), you'll need an appraiser to perform a home measurement service before disputing what you're taxed. An appraiser will determine an accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of your property so your taxes can reflect your actual square footage — and you can stop paying more than your property is worth.

Selling a home or property

A floorplan service can secure fair market value for your house. Living space is one of the biggest elements potential buyers examine when purchasing a house — but since square footage values are frequently estimated rather than properly measured, your listing may show less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it can take credit for. An inaccurate GLA not only decreases the potential selling price of your home, but possibly even the amount of interested buyers. The only sure method of using a definitive GLA when listing your home or property is to reference a recent appraisal or measurement service performed by an appraiser (after any renovation that may have affected square footage).

Information for real estate agents

To ensure that your client's property closes at a price that appropriately reflects true market value, we suggest requesting a floorplan service for the property. Clients, and especially potential buyers, will appreciate your attention to detail, 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 great marketing tactic for getting potential buyers interested because they can see the layout and details of the house before and after touring. Contact us today to find out more about our home measurement and floorplan services.