Need your home measured or a floorplan for your property? Let Lake Conroe Appraisals LLC help.
Our certified appraisers will give you an accurate floorplan of your property to establish a fair value when buying or selling a home, cut property taxes from incorrect public records, or market to possible clients when selling real estate.
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What are home measurement services?
A measurement service is just what it sounds like: An appraiser measures the dimensions and square footage of your property, then draws a basic or highly detailed layout based on what you need. The appraiser's report and floorplan is a document that can be used to prove the accurate Gross Living Area (GLA), the total livable area, of your home. These services are useful and often essential when challenging property taxes or selling a property.
How do floorplan services work?
During a measurement service, a certified appraiser takes measurements of the home or property with a measuring tool — generally a tape measure or laser measuring device. As they tour the house, they notate the layout of the rooms and other features, like stairs, entryways, and fireplaces. They may draw a rough sketch of the property. Then, the appraiser creates a report and detailed floorplan showing the total square footage of the house and the overall layout. The finished 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 is a home measurement or floorplan service necessary?
Tax records frequently reflect inaccurate area of a property because the values can come from various sources, and sometimes go unverified — meaning you may be taxed for more space than you own! Unless a certified appraiser has executed a recent valuation or measurement service on your property (after any renovation that may have affected square footage), you'll need an appraiser to perform a home measurement service before challenging what you're taxed. An appraiser will establish an accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of your property so your taxes can reflect your actual square footage — and you can stop overpaying.
Putting your property on the market
A measuring service can ensure that you're paid fair market value for your home. Square footage is one of the biggest elements potential buyers look for when purchasing a home — but since square footage values are frequently approximated rather than properly measured, your property listing might reflect less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it actually has. An inaccurate GLA not only reduces the selling price for your home, but possibly even the number of interested buyers. The only dependable method of using an accurate GLA when listing your home is to reference a previous appraisal or home measurement service performed by an appraiser (after any remodeling that may have affected square footage).
For real estate professionals
To make certain that your client's property sells at a price that accurately reflects true market value, we recommend asking for a home measurement of the property. Clients, and potential buyers, will appreciate your thoroughness, and you can be certain that the GLA on your client's listing is truly representative of their home. A measurement can also be a wonderful marketing tactic for getting potential buyers interested since they can view the layout and details of the property before and after a tour. Get in touch to find out more about our measurement services.