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In need of floorplan services? Let Ireland Appraisal Associates, LLC help.

Our certified appraisers will give you an accurate measurement of your property's dimensions to assist in determining a fair value when buying or selling a home, lower property taxes from incorrect public records, or market to possible buyers when selling a property.

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What are measurement services?

A floorplan service is just what it sounds like: An appraiser measures the dimensions and square footage of the property, then draws a basic or highly detailed layout based on your requirements. The appraiser's report and floorplan is a document 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 challenging property taxes or selling a property.

How do measurement services work?

During a home measurement or floorplan service, a certified appraiser measures the home or property with a measuring tool — generally a tape or laser measuring device. As they walk the house, they make note of the layout of the rooms and other features, like stairs, patios, and fireplaces. They might sketch the property. Then, the appraiser writes up a report and detailed floorplan showing the total area and the overall layout of the home. The finished report is a document that can be used to prove certain specs of your property — like the Gross Living Area (GLA) — on tax documentation, property listings, and more.

When are floorplan services required?

Property taxes

Tax records often reflect the wrong square footage because the values can come from many sources, and sometimes go unproven — which means you may be taxed for more square footage than you actually have! Unless an appraiser has executed a recent appraisal or home measurement service on your property (after any updating that might have affected square footage), you'll need one to perform a measurement service before contesting your taxes. An appraiser will establish an 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 measurement service can ensure that you're paid a fair price for your property. Square footage is one of the biggest elements potential buyers look for when purchasing a house — but since square footage values are often approximated rather than accurately measured, your home listing might reflect less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it can take credit for. An inaccurate GLA could potentially reduce the price of the home as well as the number of interested buyers. The only sure method of using a definitive GLA when listing your home or property is to reference a recent appraisal or home measurement service completed by a certified appraiser (after any remodeling that may have affected square footage).

For real estate professionals

To ensure that your client's home closes at a price that properly reflects market value, we suggest requesting a floorplan service for the property. Your clients, and 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 measurement can also be a fantastic marketing tactic to attract potential buyers because they can see the layout and features of the property before and after a walkthrough. Contact Ireland Appraisal Associates, LLC today to learn more about our floorplan services.