In need of measurement services? Let Mountain Appraisal Service, LLC help.
Home remodeling and poor estimates on public records will affect a property's price — and its attractiveness to potential buyers. Let our appraisers give you an accurate measurement of property dimensions to establish a fair value when purchasing a new home, marketing a property to potential clients, or minimizing property taxes.
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What is a measurement or floorplan service?
A measurement service is just what it sounds like: Based on what you need, an appraiser will measure the home's dimensions and square footage, then draw a basic or highly detailed floorplan. The appraiser's report and floorplan is a form that can be used to prove the accurate Gross Living Area (GLA), the total livable area, of your home. These services are helpful and sometimes essential when challenging property taxes or selling a property.
How does a measurement service work?
During a home measurement service, a certified appraiser measures your property with a measuring tool — either a tape or laser measuring device. As they move around the property, they make note of the layout of the rooms and other features, like stairs, entryways, and fireplaces. They may sketch the property. Then, the appraiser writes up a report and a more detailed sketch showing the total area of the home and the overall layout. The final product is a document that can be used to prove certain specs of your property — like the Gross Living Area (GLA) — on tax documents, home listings, and more.
When should I get a measurement service?
Real estate taxes
Tax records frequently reflect inaccurate square footage because the values can come from several sources, and occasionally go unverified — meaning you may be paying for more square footage than you have! Unless a certified appraiser has recently executed a valuation on your property (after any renovation that might have affected square footage), you'll need one to perform a measurement service before attempting to challenge what you're taxed. An appraiser verifies an accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of your property so your taxes reflect your actual square footage — and you can stop overpaying.
Putting your home up for sale
A measurement service will secure fair market value for your property. Square footage is one of the most important elements potential buyers examine when purchasing a home — but since these values are frequently estimated rather than accurately measured, your listing may show less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it can take credit for. An inaccurate GLA could potentially decrease the price of the property as well as the number of potential buyers. The only sure method of using a definitive GLA when listing your home is to refer to a previous appraisal or measurement service completed by an appraiser (after any remodeling that might have affected square footage).
For real estate professionals
To ensure that your client's home closes at a price that correctly reflects market value, we suggest requesting a measurement of the property. Your clients, and potential buyers, will be grateful for your eye for detail, and you can be certain that the GLA on your client's listing is a true representation of their home. A floorplan can also be a great marketing tool for getting potential buyers interested because they can see the layout and details of the property before and after touring. Contact us today to learn more about our measurement services.