We can help with measurement services

Need your home measured or a floorplan for your property? Let Advance Real Estate Appraisals, Inc help.

Our certified appraisers will provide you with an accurate floorplan of your home to ascertain a fair value when buying or selling a home, cut down property taxes due to unreliable estimates, or market to potential buyers when selling real estate.

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What are measurement services?

Floorplan services are just what they sound like: An appraiser measures the dimensions and area of a property, then draws a basic or highly detailed layout based on what you need. The appraiser's report and floorplan is a form that can be used to prove an accurate Gross Living Area (GLA), the sum of all livable space, of your home. These services are useful and sometimes necessary when challenging property taxes or selling a property.

How does a floorplan service work?

During a floorplan service, an appraiser takes measurements of your property with a measuring tool — either a tape measure or laser measuring device. As they walk the home, they observe 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 writes up a report and detailed sketch showing the total area of the home and the general 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 documents, property listings, and more.

When is a measurement or floorplan service required?

Real estate taxes

Property tax records frequently reflect the wrong area of a property because the values can come from several sources, and sometimes go unverified — meaning you may be paying for more space than you actually own! Unless a certified appraiser has recently executed a valuation 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 assesses an accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of your property so your taxes can reflect the actual square footage — and you can stop paying more than your property is worth.

Putting a home up for sale

A measuring service can secure a fair price for your property. Living space is one of the biggest elements potential buyers examine when purchasing a home — but since these values are frequently estimated rather than properly measured, your property listing may show less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it actually has. An inaccurate GLA could potentially decrease the selling price of your property as well as the number of interested buyers. The only dependable method of using an accurate GLA when listing your home is to refer to a previous appraisal or home measurement service carried out by a certified appraiser (after any updating that might have affected square footage).

Information for real estate agents

To make sure that your client's home sells at a price that appropriately reflects market value, we suggest requesting a home measurement of the property. Clients, and potential buyers, will be grateful for your attentiveness, and you can rest assured knowing the GLA on your client's listing is truly representative of their home. A measurement can also be a wonderful marketing tactic for enticing potential buyers since they can see the layout and characteristics of the property before and after touring. Get in touch to learn more about our home measurement and floorplan services.