Need your home measured or a floorplan for your property? Let Gregory James Company, Inc. help.
Home remodels and inaccurate estimates on public records will affect a property's value — and a buyer's interest in it. Let us give you an accurate estimation of property size to determine a fair, unbiased value when buying a home, marketing a property to potential clients, or minimizing property taxes.
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What are measurement services?
Floorplan services are just what they sound like: Based on what you need, 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 form that can be used to prove an accurate Gross Living Area (GLA), the sum of all livable area, of your home. These services are useful and often essential when disputing property taxes or selling a property.
How does a measurement service work?
During a measurement service, a certified appraiser takes measurements of your home with a measuring tool — generally a tape measure or laser measuring device. As they move around the home, they notate the layout of the rooms and other features, like closets, entryways, and pantries. They might sketch the property. Then, the appraiser develops a report and detailed sketch showing the total square footage of the house and the overall layout. The final product is a document that can be used to prove certain details about your property — like the Gross Living Area (GLA) — on tax documentation, property listings, and more.
When should I get a floorplan service?
Tax records often reflect inaccurate square footage because the values can come from many sources, and occasionally go unverified — which means you may be taxed for more space than you own! Unless an appraiser has completed a recent appraisal or measurement service on your property (after any renovation that might have affected square footage), you'll need one to perform a measurement service before disputing your taxes. An appraiser will determine an accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of your property so your taxes reflect the actual square footage — and you can stop overpaying.
Selling your home
A measurement service will secure fair market value for your house. Living space is one of the biggest elements potential buyers consider when purchasing a home — but since these values are often estimated rather than properly measured, your listing might reflect less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it can take credit for. An inaccurate GLA could potentially decrease the price of the home as well as the number of interested buyers. The only sure method of using a precise GLA when listing your property is to reference a previous appraisal or measurement service performed by an appraiser (after any renovation that might have affected square footage).
Information for real estate agents
To make sure that your client's property closes at a price that properly reflects true market value, we advise asking for a floorplan service for the property. Your clients, and potential buyers, will appreciate your scrupulousness, and you can be certain that the GLA on your client's listing is a true representation of their home. A floorplan can also be an excellent marketing tool for getting potential buyers interested because they can see the layout and features of the property before and after touring. Get in touch with us to learn more about our floorplan services.