In need of measurement services? Let JWD APPRAISAL SERVICE, LLC. help.
Home remodels and poor estimates on public records can affect a property's price — and its attractiveness to buyers. Let us give you an accurate calculation of property dimensions to determine a fair, unbiased value when buying a new property, selling to potential clients, or minimizing property taxes.
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What is a home measurement or floorplan service?
Floorplan services are just what they sound like: Based on what you need, an appraiser will measure the home's dimensions and area, then draw a basic or highly detailed floorplan. The appraiser's report and floorplan is a form that can be used to prove the precise Gross Living Area (GLA), the total livable area, of your home. These services are helpful and often essential when challenging property taxes or selling a property.
How does a home measurement or floorplan service work?
During a measurement service, a certified appraiser measures the home with a measuring tool — generally a tape or laser measuring device. As they walk the home, they note the layout of the rooms and other features, like stairs, hallways, and pantries. They may sketch the property. Then, the appraiser writes up a report and a more detailed sketch showing the total area and the overall layout of the house. The finished product is a document that can be used to prove certain specs of your property — like the Gross Living Area (GLA) — on tax documents, property listings, and more.
When should I get a floorplan service?
Disputing real estate taxes
Property tax records often reflect inaccurate area of a property because the values can come from various sources, and occasionally go unverified — meaning you may be taxed for more space than you actually have! Unless an appraiser has completed a recent appraisal or home measurement service on your property (after any updating that may have affected square footage), you'll need one to perform a home measurement service before contesting your taxes. An appraiser will verify an accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of your property so your taxes reflect the actual square footage — and you can stop overpaying.
Selling a property
A home measurement service will secure fair market value for your home. Living space is one of the biggest factors potential buyers examine when purchasing a home — but since square footage values are often approximated rather than accurately measured, your home listing might reflect less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it actually has. An inaccurate GLA not only reduces the potential selling price of your home, but possibly even the amount of interested buyers. The only sure method of using an accurate GLA when listing your home or property is to refer to a previous appraisal or measurement service carried out by an appraiser (after any remodeling that might have affected square footage).
Material for real estate professionals
To ensure that your client's property closes at a price that appropriately reflects true market value, we advise seeking a measurement of the property. Your clients, and especially potential buyers, will be grateful for your attentiveness, 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 getting potential buyers interested since they can see the layout and characteristics of the house before and after touring. Contact us to find out more about our measurement services.