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Need your home measured or a floorplan for your property? Let us help.

Our certified appraisers will give you an accurate measurement of your home to establish a fair value when buying or selling a home, reduce property taxes from inaccurate public records, or market to potential buyers when selling a property.

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What is a measurement or floorplan service?

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

How does a home measurement service work?

During a measurement or floorplan service, an appraiser takes measurements of your property with a measuring tool — generally a tape or laser measuring device. As they tour the home, they mark the layout of the rooms and other features, like closets, hallways, and pantries. They may sketch the property. Then, the appraiser writes up a report and detailed floorplan showing the total living area of the home and the overall layout. The result 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 are floorplan services required?

Property taxes

Tax records frequently reflect inaccurate square footage because the values can come from various sources, and occasionally go unproven — meaning you may be paying for more space than you actually have! Unless a certified appraiser has recently performed a valuation on your property (after any remodeling that may have affected square footage), you'll need one to perform a measurement service before attempting to dispute what you're taxed. An appraiser will establish the 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.

Marketing a home or property

A home measurement service will secure a fair price for your home. Living space is one of the biggest elements potential buyers look for when purchasing a house — but since square footage values are frequently approximated rather than properly measured, your home listing might show less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it actually has. An inaccurate GLA could potentially reduce the selling price of the property as well as the number of interested buyers. The only reliable method of using a definitive GLA when listing your property is to refer to a recent appraisal or home measurement service carried out by an appraiser (after any renovation that might have affected square footage).

For real estate agents

To make certain that your client's property sells at a price that accurately reflects market value, we suggest asking for a floorplan service for the property. Clients, and potential buyers, will be grateful for your thoroughness, 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 a wonderful marketing tool for getting potential buyers interested because they can review the layout and details of the home before and after touring. Contact us today to learn more about our home measurement and floorplan services.