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Needing a property measured? Let Appraisals by Kana help.

Our certified appraisers can provide you with an accurate floorplan of your home to help you establish a fair value when buying or selling a home, reduce property taxes due to unreliable public records, or market to potential clients when selling a property.

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What are measurement services?

Home measurement services are just what they sound like: Based on what you need, an appraiser will measure your house's dimensions and square footage, then draw a basic or highly detailed layout. The appraiser's report and floorplan is a document 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 disputing property taxes or selling a property.

How does a home measurement or floorplan service work?

During a measurement service, an appraiser measures your home or property with a measuring tool — either a tape or laser measuring device. As they tour the property, they note the layout of the rooms and other features, like closets, entryways, and fireplaces. They may sketch out the property. Then, the appraiser types up a report and a more detailed floorplan showing the total area and the overall layout of the home. The result is a document that can be used to prove certain specs of your property — like the Gross Living Area (GLA) — on tax documents, home listings, and more.

When should I get a measurement service?

Challenging property taxes

Tax records frequently reflect the wrong square footage because the values can come from many sources, and sometimes go unproven — which means you may be paying for more square footage than you have! Unless an appraiser has recently completed a valuation on your property (after any remodeling that may have affected square footage), you'll need one to perform a measurement service before disputing what you're taxed. An appraiser determines 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 house is worth.

Selling your home

A measuring service will secure a fair price for your property. Living space is one of the biggest factors potential buyers look for 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 not only decreases the potential selling price of your property, but possibly even the number of interested buyers. The only reliable method of using a definitive GLA when listing your home or property is to refer to a previous appraisal or home measurement service carried out by a certified appraiser (after any remodeling that may have affected square footage).

For real estate agents

To ensure that your client's property closes at a price that appropriately reflects market value, we suggest asking for a home measurement of the property. Your clients, and potential buyers, will be grateful for your thoroughness, 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 tool for enticing potential buyers because they can view the layout and details of the property before and after a showing. Contact Appraisals by Kana today to find out more about our measurement services.