Needing your home measured? 

Home remodels and poor estimates on public records will affect a property's price — and a potential buyer's interest in it. Let Home Valuation Services of Arizona give you an accurate calculation of property dimensions to determine a fair value when buying a property, marketing a property to potential clients, or reducing your property taxes.


What are floorplan services?


Home measurement services are just what they sound like: Based on what you want, an appraiser will measure the home's dimensions and square footage, then draw a basic or highly detailed floorplan. The appraiser's report and floorplan is a document that can be used to prove an accurate Gross Living Area (GLA), the total livable area, of your home. These services are useful and often essential when challenging property taxes or selling a property.

How do home measurement services work?

During a measurement or floorplan service, an appraiser measures your home or property with a measuring tool — generally a tape or laser measuring device. As they tour the property, they make note of the layout of the rooms and other features, like closets, entryways, and fireplaces. They may sketch the property. Then, the appraiser writes up a report and a more detailed floorplan showing the total living area and the overall layout of the home. The resulting report 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 do I need a measurement service?

Property taxes

Tax records often reflect incorrect 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 one to perform a home measurement service before attempting to challenge what you're taxed. An appraiser will determine an accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of your property so your taxes can reflect your actual square footage — and you can stop overpaying.

Selling a property

A home measurement service can ensure that you're paid a fair price for your house. Living space is one of the biggest factors potential buyers look for when purchasing a house — but since square footage values are often estimated rather than properly measured, your property listing might show less Gross Living Area (GLA) than it actually has. An inaccurate GLA could potentially decrease the price of your property as well as the number of potential buyers. The only dependable method of using a definitive GLA when listing your home is to reference a previous appraisal or measurement service performed by an appraiser (after any renovation that may have affected square footage).


For real estate professionals...

To make sure that your client's property sells at a price that accurately reflects market value, we recommend asking for a floorplan service for the property. Clients, and especially potential buyers, will be grateful for your attention to detail, and you can be confident in knowing the GLA on your client's listing is truly representative of their home. A measurement can also be a fantastic marketing tactic to interest potential buyers since they can view the layout and features of the home before and after a showing. Get in touch with us to find out more about our measurement services.