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In need of floorplan services? Let Lower Keys Appraisal help.

Our certified appraisers can provide you with an accurate measurement of your home's dimensions to determine a fair value when buying or selling a home, reduce property taxes from incorrect public records, or market to potential buyers when selling a property.

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What is a home measurement or floorplan service?

Measurement services are just what they sound like: An appraiser measures the dimensions and area of your property, then draws a basic or highly detailed layout based on your needs. The appraiser's report and floorplan is a document that can be used to prove the accurate Gross Living Area (GLA), the total livable area, of your home. These services are useful and sometimes necessary when disputing property taxes or selling a property.

How do measurement services work?

During a measurement or floorplan service, an appraiser measures your property with a measuring tool — either a tape measure or laser measuring device. As they move around the property, they observe the layout of the rooms and other features, like stairs, entryways, and fireplaces. They may sketch the property. Then, the appraiser develops a report and a more detailed floorplan showing the total area of the home 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 documents, property listings, and more.

When are measurement services needed?

Property taxes

Tax records often reflect inaccurate area of a property because the values can come from many sources, and sometimes go unproven — meaning you may be paying for more square footage than you own! Unless a certified appraiser has recently performed an evaluation on your property (after any remodeling that might have affected square footage), you'll need one to perform a measurement service before disputing what you're taxed. An appraiser will verify an accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of your property so your taxes reflect the actual square footage — and you can stop overpaying.

Putting a home up for sale

A measurement service will secure fair market value for your house. Area is one of the biggest elements potential buyers examine when purchasing a home — but since these values are often approximated rather than accurately measured, your listing may show less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it actually has. An inaccurate GLA not only decreases the selling price of your property, but possibly even the amount of interested buyers. The only dependable method of using an accurate GLA when listing your home is to reference a recent appraisal or home measurement service carried out by an appraiser (after any renovation that might have affected square footage).

Material for agents

To ensure that your client's home closes at a price that properly reflects true market value, we suggest seeking a measurement of the property. Clients, and especially potential buyers, will be grateful for your thoroughness, and you can be confident in knowing the GLA on your client's listing is truly representative of their home. A measurement can also be an excellent marketing tactic to attract potential buyers since they can see the layout and features of the property before and after touring. Contact us today to find out more about our floorplan services.