Needing your property measured? Let RICHARD GRECO APPRAISALS help.
Our certified appraisers will give you an accurate measurement or floorplan of your property to establish a fair value when buying or selling a home, cut property taxes from unreliable public records, or market to possible buyers when selling real estate.
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What are floorplan services?
Home measurement services are just what they sound like: Based on what you want, an appraiser will measure your 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 an accurate Gross Living Area (GLA), the total 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 or floorplan service work?
During a home measurement or floorplan service, a certified appraiser takes measurements of the home or property with a measuring tool — either a tape measure or laser measuring device. As they walk the home, they observe the layout of the rooms and other features, like closets, hallways, and pantries. They may sketch the property. Then, the appraiser types up a report and a more detailed sketch showing the total square footage and the general layout of the house. The finished report is a document that can be used to prove certain specs of your property — like the Gross Living Area (GLA) — on tax documentation, property listings, and more.
When should I get a measurement service?
Property tax records often reflect inaccurate area of a property because the values can come from several sources, and occasionally go unverified — meaning you may be paying for more space than you own! Unless a certified appraiser has performed a recent valuation or home measurement service on your property (after any renovation that may have affected square footage), you'll need an appraiser to perform a measurement service before disputing what you're taxed. An appraiser assesses an accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of your property so your taxes reflect your actual square footage — and you can stop paying more than your house is worth.
Putting a home up for sale
A home floorplan service will ensure that you're paid a fair price for your home. Living space is one of the most important factors potential buyers consider when purchasing a house — but since these values are frequently approximated rather than accurately measured, your home listing may show less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it can take credit for. An inaccurate GLA could potentially decrease the price of your home as well as the number of interested buyers. The only dependable method of using a precise GLA when listing your home or property is to refer to a previous appraisal or measurement service performed by a certified appraiser (after any renovation that might have affected square footage).
For real estate professionals
To ensure that your client's home closes at a price that accurately reflects true market value, we suggest asking for a floorplan service for the property. Your clients, and potential buyers, will appreciate your attentiveness, and you can be certain that the GLA on your client's listing is truly representative of their home. A floorplan can also be a fantastic marketing tactic for getting potential buyers interested since they can review the layout and details of the house before and after a tour. Contact us to learn more about our measurement services.