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Need your home measured or a floorplan for your property? Let
B. Russell Valuation help.

Home remodels and poor estimates on public records will affect a property's price — and a buyer's interest in it. Let our appraisers give you an accurate calculation of property area to establish a fair value when acquiring a new property, selling to potential clients, or minimizing your property taxes.

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What are measurement services?

A home 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 floorplan based on your requirements. 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 useful and sometimes essential when challenging property taxes or selling a property.

How do home measurement services work?

During a home measurement service, a certified appraiser takes measurements of the home or property with a measuring tool — either a tape or laser measuring device. As they move around the house, they notate the layout of the rooms and other features, like closets, entryways, and pantries. They may draw a rough sketch of the property. Then, the appraiser creates a report and a more detailed floorplan showing the total area and the overall layout of the home. The completed report is a document that can be used to prove certain details about your property — like the Gross Living Area (GLA) — on tax documents, property listings, and more.

When do I need a floorplan service?

Challenging property taxes

Property tax records frequently reflect incorrect area of a property because the values can come from several sources, and sometimes go unverified — which means you may be paying for more space than you own! Unless an appraiser has recently completed a valuation on your property (after any updating that might have affected square footage), you'll need one to perform a measurement service before attempting to challenge your taxes. An appraiser will establish an accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of your property so your taxes reflect your actual square footage — and you can stop paying more than your house is worth.

Selling a property

A home measurement service can secure fair market value for your property. Square footage is one of the biggest factors potential buyers examine when purchasing a house — but since these 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 sure method of using a precise GLA when listing your property is to refer to a recent appraisal or home measurement service carried out by an appraiser (after any updating that may have affected square footage).

For real estate agents

To ensure that your client's property sells at a price that correctly reflects market value, we recommend requesting a floorplan service for the property. Clients, and especially potential buyers, will appreciate your attentiveness, and you can be assured that the GLA on your client's listing is a true representation of their home. A floorplan can also be a fantastic marketing tool for attracting potential buyers since they can view the layout and features of the house before and after a walkthrough. Contact us to find out more about our measurement services.