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Home remodels and poor estimates on public records can affect a property's price — and a potential buyer's interest in it. Let Francy Jeffers (602) 505-2950 give you a reliable evaluation of property area to establish a fair, unbiased value when purchasing a property, marketing a property to potential clients, or minimizing your property taxes. See why knowing the correct size of your home is important.  Read my blog on how someone lost big, (seller) and someone gained big (buyer) !!  They were the best example of how believing the assessor and homeowner did NOT help them legally.

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What are floorplan services?

A home measurement service is just what it sounds like: An appraiser measures the dimensions and area of your property, then draws a basic or highly detailed floorplan based on your needs. The appraiser's report and floorplan is a legal form that can be used to prove the precise Gross Living Area (GLA), the sum of all livable area, of your home. These services are helpful and sometimes 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, an appraiser takes measurements of your home with a measuring tool — generally a tape measure or laser measuring device. As they walk the property, they make note of the layout of the rooms and other features, like closets, hallways, and pantries. They might make a rough sketch of the property. Then, the appraiser creates a report and detailed floorplan showing the total square footage of the home and the general layout. The completed report is a legal 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 do I need a floorplan service?

Property taxes

Property tax records frequently reflect the wrong area of a property because the values can come from several sources, and sometimes go unproven — meaning you may be paying for more space than you actually own! Unless an appraiser has performed a recent appraisal or home measurement service on your property (after any updating that may have affected square footage), you'll need an appraiser to perform a home measurement service before contesting your taxes. An appraiser verifies the 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.

Selling a home or property

A measurement service will secure a fair price for your home. Living space is one of the most important factors potential buyers examine when purchasing a house — but since these values are frequently approximated rather than accurately measured, your property listing might reflect less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it can take credit for. An inaccurate GLA could potentially reduce the price of your property as well as the number of interested buyers. The only guaranteed method of using an accurate GLA when listing your property is to reference a previous appraisal or measurement service completed by an appraiser (after any updating that may have affected square footage).  See my blog for an interesting story!

For agents

To make sure that your client's property sells at a price that appropriately reflects true market value, we advise asking for a home measurement of the property. Your clients, and especially potential buyers, will be grateful for your eye for detail, and you can rest assured knowing the GLA on your client's listing is truly representative of their home. A floorplan can also be an excellent marketing tool for getting potential buyers interested because they can view the layout and attributes of the house before and after a showing. Get in touch with us to learn more about our measurement services. (See my blog for a Realtor got themselves into legal hot water)