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In need of floorplan services? Let us help.

Home remodeling and poor valuations on public records will affect a property's price — and a potential buyer's interest in it. Let our appraisers give you a reliable measurement of property area to establish a fair value when purchasing a property, marketing a property to potential clients, or minimizing your property taxes.

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What are floorplan services?

Measurement services are just what they sound like: An appraiser measures the dimensions and square footage of the property, then draws a basic or highly detailed floorplan based on what you need. 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 often necessary when disputing property taxes or selling a property.

How does a home measurement or floorplan service work?

During a floorplan service, an appraiser takes measurements of your home with a measuring tool — generally a tape or laser measuring device. As they walk the property, they mark the layout of the rooms and other features, like stairs, entryways, and fireplaces. They might draw a rough sketch of the property. Then, the appraiser types up a report and detailed sketch showing the total living area and the overall layout of the house. The finished product 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 should I get a measurement service?

Challenging real estate taxes

Property tax records often reflect incorrect area of a property because the values can come from several sources, and occasionally go unproven — which means you may be taxed for more square footage than you have! Unless an appraiser has recently completed an evaluation on your property (after any renovation that may have affected square footage), you'll need an appraiser to perform a measurement service before disputing what you're taxed. An appraiser will establish the accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of your property so your taxes can reflect your actual square footage — and you can stop paying more than your property is worth.

Selling your home

A home floorplan service will secure a fair price for your property. Square footage is one of the most important factors potential buyers consider when purchasing a home — but since square footage values are often approximated rather than properly measured, your home listing might show less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it actually has. An inaccurate GLA could potentially decrease the price of the property as well as the number of interested buyers. The only reliable method of using an accurate GLA when listing your home is to reference a previous appraisal or measurement service performed by a certified appraiser (after any updating that may have affected square footage).

For agents

To make sure that your client's property sells at a price that properly reflects market value, we suggest seeking a measurement of the property. Your clients, and especially potential buyers, will be grateful for your thoroughness, and you can be assured that the GLA on your client's listing is truly representative of their home. A floorplan can also be a great marketing tool to entice potential buyers since they can view the layout and details of the house before and after a showing. Contact Ru Appraisals, LLC to learn more about our floorplan services.