In need of measurement services? Let Desert Sky Appraisers help.
Our certified appraisers can give you an accurate floorplan of your property to determine a fair value when buying or selling a home, reduce property taxes as a result of unreliable estimates, or market to potential buyers when selling a property.
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What are measurement services?
Floorplan services are just what they sound like: An appraiser measures the dimensions and square footage of a property, then draws a basic or highly detailed layout based on your requirements. The appraiser's report and floorplan is a document 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 essential when disputing property taxes or selling a property.
How does a home measurement or floorplan service work?
During a measurement service, an appraiser takes measurements of the home with a measuring tool — generally a tape measure or laser measuring device. As they walk the house, they notate the layout of the rooms and other features, like stairs, hallways, and pantries. They may sketch out the property. Then, the appraiser writes up a report and detailed floorplan showing the total area and the general layout of the home. 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 are floorplan services required?
Tax records frequently reflect the wrong area of a property because the values can come from many sources, and occasionally go unverified — which means you may be paying for more square footage than you have! Unless a certified appraiser has recently performed an evaluation on your property (after any updating that may have affected square footage), you'll need one to perform a home measurement service before contesting what you're taxed. An appraiser will establish the accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of your property so your taxes can reflect the actual square footage — and you can stop paying more than your house is worth.
Selling your home
A floorplan service can secure a fair price for your house. Area is one of the most important elements potential buyers examine when purchasing a house — but since these values are often approximated rather than properly measured, your listing may reflect less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it actually has. 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 an accurate GLA when listing your home or property is to reference a recent appraisal or measurement service executed by an appraiser (after any updating that might have affected square footage).
For real estate professionals
To make certain that your client's property closes at a price that properly reflects true market value, we advise requesting a home measurement of the property. Your clients, and 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 floorplan can also be a wonderful marketing tool for enticing potential buyers since they can view the layout and features of the home before and after a walkthrough. Contact Desert Sky Appraisers to find out more about our home measurement and floorplan services.