Need your home measured or a floorplan for your property? Let Velardo Appraisal Group help.
Home remodeling and poor estimates on public records can affect a property's value — and a buyer's interest in it. Let our appraisers give you an accurate estimation of property area to establish a fair value when buying a new property, selling to potential clients, or reducing your property taxes.
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What are floorplan services?
A floorplan service is just what it sounds like: Based on your requirements, an appraiser will measure your property's dimensions and area, then draw a basic or highly detailed floorplan. The appraiser's report and floorplan is a document that can be used to prove an accurate 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 do floorplan services work?
During a home measurement or floorplan service, an appraiser measures the home with a measuring tool — typically with a laser measuring device, or a tape measure. As they walk the house, they notate the layout of the rooms and other features, like stairs, patios, and pantries. They might sketch out the property. Then, the appraiser creates a report and detailed floorplan showing the total area and the overall layout of the house. 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, home listings, and more.
When should I get a measurement service?
Challenging real estate taxes
Property tax records often reflect the wrong area of a property because the values can come from several sources, and sometimes go unverified — meaning you may be paying for more square footage than you own! Unless an appraiser has recently executed a valuation on your property (after any updating that may have affected square footage), you'll need one to perform a home measurement service before challenging what you're taxed. An appraiser assesses an accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of your property so your taxes reflect the actual square footage — and you can stop overpaying.
Selling your home
A home measurement service will ensure that you're paid a fair price for your home. Square footage is one of the biggest factors potential buyers examine when purchasing a home — but since these values are frequently estimated rather than properly measured, your listing may reflect less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it can take credit for. An inaccurate GLA not only reduces the potential selling price for your property, but possibly even the number of interested buyers. The only reliable method of using an accurate GLA when listing your home is to reference a recent appraisal or measurement service completed by a certified appraiser (after any renovation that may have affected square footage).
Information for agents
To make certain that your client's property sells at a price that accurately reflects true market value, we suggest requesting a floorplan service for the property. Clients, and potential buyers, will be grateful for your attentiveness, and you can rest assured knowing 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 since they can see the layout and features of the home before and after touring. Contact Velardo Appraisal Group to learn more about our home measurement and floorplan services.