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Our certified appraisers will provide you with an accurate measurement of your property to determine a fair value when buying or selling a home, lower property taxes as a result of incorrect estimates, or market to potential clients when selling a property.
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What is a home measurement or floorplan service?
A floorplan service is just what it sounds like: Based on what you want, an appraiser will measure your property's dimensions and square footage, then draw a basic or highly detailed layout. The appraiser's report and floorplan is a document that can be used to prove the precise Gross Living Area (GLA), the total livable area, of your home. These services are useful and sometimes necessary when challenging property taxes or selling a property.
How does a floorplan service work?
During a home measurement service, an appraiser measures your home with a measuring tool — either a tape measure or laser measuring device. As they tour the house, they observe the layout of the rooms and other features, like closets, hallways, and fireplaces. They may sketch out the property. Then, the appraiser writes up a report and detailed floorplan showing the total area and the overall layout of the house. The resulting report is a document that can be used to prove certain details about your property — like the Gross Living Area (GLA) — on tax documentation, home listings, and more.
When do I need a measurement service?
Challenging property taxes
Property tax records often reflect incorrect area of a property because the values can come from many sources, and occasionally go unverified — which means you may be paying for more space than you actually own! Unless an appraiser has recently performed 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 contesting what you're taxed. An appraiser verifies the accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of your property so your taxes can reflect your actual square footage — and you can stop overpaying.
Marketing a home or property
A home measurement service will secure a fair price for your home. Area is one of the most important elements potential buyers examine when purchasing a house — but since square footage values are often estimated rather than properly measured, your property listing may reflect less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it actually has. An inaccurate GLA could potentially decrease the selling price of your property as well as the number of potential buyers. The only dependable method of using an accurate GLA when listing your home is to refer to a previous appraisal or measurement service completed by an appraiser (after any renovation that might have affected square footage).
For real estate professionals
To ensure that your client's home sells at a price that accurately reflects true market value, we suggest requesting a home measurement of the property. Your clients, and especially potential buyers, will be grateful for your scrupulousness, and you can be certain that the GLA on your client's listing is a true representation of their home. A measurement can also be an excellent marketing tactic for attracting potential buyers because they can review the layout and characteristics of the property before and after touring. Contact Appraisal Associates of SC, Inc. DBA Hodge Properties today to learn more about our measurement services.