In need of floorplan services? Let ROGOZE APPRAISAL SERVICES help.
Our certified appraisers will give you an accurate measurement or floorplan of your property to help you determine a fair value when buying or selling a home, cut down property taxes from incorrect estimates, or market to possible buyers when selling a property.
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What are measurement 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 an accurate Gross Living Area (GLA), the sum of all livable area, of your home. These services are useful and often necessary when disputing property taxes or selling a property.
How does a floorplan service work?
During a home measurement or floorplan service, an appraiser takes measurements of your home or property with a measuring tool — generally a tape or laser measuring device. As they move around the house, they make note of the layout of the rooms and other features, like closets, patios, and fireplaces. They may draw a rough sketch of the property. Then, the appraiser writes up a report and detailed sketch showing the total living area of the house and the general layout. The finished product is a legal 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 do I need a measurement service?
Disputing real estate taxes
Property tax records frequently reflect incorrect area of a property because the values can come from several sources, and occasionally go unverified — meaning you may be taxed for more space than you own! Unless an appraiser has recently performed an evaluation on your property (after any renovation that may have affected square footage), you'll need an appraiser to perform a home measurement service before attempting to challenge your taxes. An appraiser determines the accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of your property so your taxes can reflect your actual square footage — and you can stop overpaying.
Selling your home
A measuring service can ensure that you're paid a fair price for your property. Living space is one of the biggest factors potential buyers examine when purchasing a house — but since square footage values are frequently estimated rather than properly measured, your home listing might show less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it can take credit for. An inaccurate GLA could potentially reduce the selling price of your home 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 recent appraisal or measurement service completed by an appraiser (after any updating that might have affected square footage).
For real estate professionals
To make certain that your client's home closes at a price that properly reflects true market value, we advise asking for a floorplan service for the property. Your clients, and especially potential buyers, will be grateful for your attention to 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 a great marketing tactic for attracting potential buyers since they can view the layout and features of the home before and after touring. Contact ROGOZE APPRAISAL SERVICES today to learn more about our home measurement and floorplan services.