Prevent Appraisal Issues and Make Sure You're Getting the Most for Your Listings
As a Realtor, have you lost sales or had sales delayed by appraisal issues? Quite often, these issues come down to value variances based on square footage. Or, have you worried that the square footage shown in public records for your listing is not accurate, causing you to either under report or over report the size of a home, creating conflicts with what the appraiser reports? The majority of public records show the square footage of homes as less than what an appraiser will calculate it as. This is due to most public records being based off original contractor documents or builder plans, same goes for additions. Contractors measure from the center of a wall whereas appraisers, following ANSI standards, measure from the exterior. This could end up leaving thousands at the closing table or cause you to miss out on prospective buyers searching for a specific sized home to meet their needs.
We understand how frustrating these things can be for Realtors, as well as for your buyers and sellers. I can't think of anything more disheartening than having a signed contract between a willing buyer and seller and then having your closing delayed or completely derailed because of issues with an inexperienced appraiser incorrectly reporting the GLA of a home, or because the appraiser accurately indicates much higher square footage than the home was priced for, thus setting off red flags to the loan underwriters. You want to know that you are reporting the entire available Gross Living Area, or GLA, so that you are not missing out on any prospective buyers and are not leaving any money at the closing table. Next to location, gross living area is the most influential factor attributing to value for most homes.
At MeasureHomes.com, we know how important knowing the actual square footage of a
home is to Realtors. Being licensed and certified appraisers ourselves and having measured and digitally crafted thousands of detailed floor plans, we have the knowledge and experience to provide the best possible solution for real estate agents and brokers. Our measurement professionals utilize high quality laser measuring equipment and angle acquisition devices to perform measurements and square footage calculations following ANSI standards, the recognized and accepted method used by real estate appraisers across the country.
A professional, digitally crafted floor plan is a great addition to your listing's marketing package, is priced affordable and takes less time than you might think. All of our reports are completed within 24 hours. Prospective buyers appreciate the detail and it allows them to fall in love with your home's layout and dream of how their furnishings will occupy the space. You'll rest assured knowing that the square footage is reported accurately and will closely resemble what the appraiser will report. In fact, you can hand the floor plan directly over to the appraiser. The appraiser will see that it has been performed correctly and will appreciate the detail.
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