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Needing your property measured? Let Accurate Value Real Estate Appraisals help.

Home remodeling and poor valuations on public records will affect a property's price — and its attractiveness to potential buyers. Let our appraisers give you an accurate estimation of property area to determine a fair, unbiased value when buying a new property, selling to potential clients, or minimizing your property taxes.

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What are measurement services?

Measurement services are just what they sound like: An appraiser measures the dimensions and area of a property, then draws a basic or highly detailed floorplan based on your requirements. The appraiser's report and floorplan is a document that can be used to prove a precise Gross Living Area (GLA), the total livable area, of your home. These services are helpful and sometimes necessary when disputing property taxes or selling a property.

How does a home measurement or floorplan service work?

During a home measurement or floorplan service, a certified appraiser measures your home or property with a measuring tool — either a tape measure or laser measuring device. As they walk the home, they notate the layout of the rooms and other features, like closets, hallways, and pantries. They may sketch out the property. Then, the appraiser creates a report and detailed floorplan showing the total living area and the overall layout of the home. 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 should I get a measurement service?

Disputing property taxes

Property tax records often reflect incorrect area of a property because the values can come from several sources, and sometimes go unverified — meaning you may be paying for more square footage than you have! Unless a certified appraiser has performed a recent valuation or home measurement service on your property (after any remodeling that might 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 the accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of your property so your taxes reflect the actual square footage — and you can stop overpaying.

Marketing a home or property

A home measurement service will ensure that you're paid fair market value for your house. Area is one of the biggest elements potential buyers look for when purchasing a house — but since square footage values are frequently estimated rather than accurately measured, your listing might show less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it actually has. An inaccurate GLA could potentially decrease the price of the home as well as the number of interested 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 make sure that your client's home closes at a price that properly reflects true market value, we advise seeking a floorplan service for the property. Clients, and especially potential buyers, will be grateful for your thoroughness, and you can be certain that the GLA on your client's listing is truly representative of their home. A floorplan can also be an excellent marketing tactic for getting potential buyers interested because they can review the layout and features of the home before and after touring. Contact us today to find out more about our home measurement and floorplan services.