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Has your client recently added onto their home and the tax records not updated the square footage? Have you got an oddball property that is just too tough to measure on your own? Not sure if the appraiser is going to include that sunroom or converted garage as heated area? Or do you just need an accurate sketch and square footage of your listing property for your file? We Can help!

I am a certified residential appraiser with over 20 years of experience in the industry and have measured 1000's of homes in the area. I use the ANSI methodology (American National Standards Institute) which is the industry standard so you can rest assure that your property will be properly measured so there won't be any discrepancies in the heated GLA. I offer a sketch that will include a room layout with the measurement of the heated and cooled area of the home including porches, garages, and storage buildings along with the area of each these sections in a PDF format so that you can also include it your MLS listing for potential buyers. If the home is on a lockbox I am a member of CTAR and the NAR and have a Sentrikey to gain access for second floors and FROG's, as well as for laying out the rooms or you can meet me at the home and I will be glad to teach you how to measure homes as well. 

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What are measurement services?

A home measurement service is just what it sounds like: An appraiser measures the dimensions and square footage of a property, then draws a basic or highly detailed layout based on your needs. The appraiser's report and floorplan is a form that can be used to prove an accurate Gross Living Area (GLA), the sum of all livable area, of your home. These services are helpful and sometimes essential when disputing property taxes or selling a property.

How does a home measurement or floorplan service work?

During a measurement or floorplan service, a certified appraiser measures the property with a measuring tool — generally a tape measure or laser measuring device. As they walk the home, they notate the layout of the rooms and other features, like stairs, hallways, and fireplaces. They may make a rough sketch of the property. Then, the appraiser writes up a report and a more detailed floorplan showing the total square footage of the house and the overall layout. The result 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 is a home measurement or floorplan service necessary?

Disputing real estate taxes

Property tax records often reflect inaccurate square footage because the values can come from many sources, and sometimes go unproven — meaning you may be taxed for more square footage than you own! Unless an appraiser has completed a recent appraisal or measurement service on your property (after any updating that may have affected square footage), you'll need an appraiser to perform a measurement service before attempting to challenge what you're taxed. An appraiser will verify an 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 a property

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

Information for agents

To ensure that your client's property sells at a price that accurately reflects true market value, we recommend requesting a home measurement of the property. Clients, and potential buyers, will be grateful for your scrupulousness, and you can be assured that the GLA on your client's listing is a true representation of their home. A floorplan can also be a fantastic marketing tool to entice potential buyers since they can view the layout and details of the property before and after a showing. Contact us to learn more about our home measurement and floorplan services.

Basic Measurement Pricing
 0 to 2000 sf                  $60
2000 sf to 3000 sf         $75
3000 sf to 4000 sf         $85
4000 sf to 5000 sf         $100
over 5000 sf are by quote

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