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Need your home measured or a floorplan for your property? Let us help.

Home remodeling and poor estimates on public records will affect a property's value — and its attractiveness to buyers. Let us give you an accurate evaluation of property area to determine a fair, unbiased value when buying a new property, marketing a property to potential clients, or reducing property taxes.

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What is a measurement or floorplan service?

Measurement services are just what they sound like: Based on what you want, an appraiser will measure your house'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 accurate 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 the property with a measuring tool — generally a tape measure or laser measuring device. As they move around the home, they note the layout of the rooms and other features, like closets, patios, and pantries. They might sketch out the property. Then, the appraiser creates a report and a more detailed sketch showing the total living area and the general layout of the home. 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, home listings, and more.

When is a measurement or floorplan service required?

Property taxes

Property tax records frequently reflect the wrong square footage because the values can come from several sources, and occasionally go unproven — which means you may be taxed for more space than you actually have! Unless an appraiser has recently completed a valuation on your property (after any remodeling that may have affected square footage), you'll need an appraiser to perform a home measurement service before disputing 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.

Selling your home

A home floorplan service will ensure that you're paid a fair price for your home. Area is one of the most important factors potential buyers look for when purchasing a home — but since these values are frequently estimated rather than accurately measured, your property listing may 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 amount of interested buyers. The only sure method of using a definitive GLA when listing your property is to refer to a previous appraisal or measurement service executed by an appraiser (after any updating that might have affected square footage).

Material for real estate agents

To make sure that your client's property closes at a price that properly reflects true market value, we suggest requesting a measurement of the property. Clients, and potential buyers, will appreciate your scrupulousness, 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 fantastic marketing tactic for attracting potential buyers because they can review the layout and characteristics of the home before and after a tour. Contact Alamance Appraisals to find out more about our floorplan services.