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In need of floorplan services? Let Savery Appraisal Services, Inc. help.

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

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What are measurement services?

Floorplan services are just what they sound like: An appraiser measures the dimensions and area of the 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 accurate Gross Living Area (GLA), the sum of all livable area, of your home. These services are helpful and sometimes essential when challenging property taxes or selling a property.

How does a home measurement or floorplan service work?

During a measurement or floorplan service, an appraiser measures your home or property with a measuring tool — either a tape or laser measuring device. As they tour the house, they note the layout of the rooms and other features, like stairs, entryways, and pantries. They might sketch out the property. Then, the appraiser develops a report and a more detailed floorplan showing the total square footage and the general 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 documents, home listings, and more.

When do I need a measurement service?

Challenging property taxes

Tax records often reflect inaccurate area of a property because the values can come from various sources, and occasionally go unproven — meaning you may be taxed for more space than you actually have! Unless a certified appraiser has recently performed an evaluation on your property (after any updating that might have affected square footage), you'll need an appraiser to perform a measurement service before disputing what you're taxed. An appraiser assesses the accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of your property so your taxes reflect your actual square footage — and you can stop overpaying.

Selling your home

A measurement service will secure fair market value for your house. Area is one of the biggest factors potential buyers examine when purchasing a home — but since these values are frequently estimated rather than properly measured, your property listing might reflect less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it actually has. An inaccurate GLA not only decreases the selling price for your home, but possibly even the number of interested buyers. The only sure method of using a definitive GLA when listing your property is to reference a previous appraisal or measurement service completed by an appraiser (after any remodeling that might have affected square footage).

Material for agents

To ensure that your client's property sells at a price that properly reflects true market value, we recommend asking for a home measurement of the property. Your clients, and especially potential buyers, will appreciate your attention to detail, and you can be assured that the GLA on your client's listing is a true representation of their home. A measurement can also be a wonderful marketing tactic for getting potential buyers interested since they can see the layout and attributes of the house before and after touring. Get in touch to learn more about our home measurement and floorplan services.