Home Measurement Services

At present, real estate commerce is highly competitive and there is a great need for an accurate report pertaining to a property’s actual living area. Too many times the sum total of the living area or gross living area (GLA) is erroneously reported in public records and may differ from what truly exists.

The multiple listing service (MLS) and the Broker-In-Charge requires a Realtor to report a detailed and accurate summary of the listing when it is entered into an MLS. This is just one of the reasons that make it necessary for the professional measurement of your listings. When a home is complex or large, a measurement assignment may simply be one you are not comfortable with measuring yourself. Most agents feel more comfortable hiring a professional appraiser to ensure they are not held liable when the square footage is erroneously reported on the MLS.

True Value Appraisal, Inc. (TVA) offers two kinds of services for home measurement. These are Home Measurement and Floor Plan Recreation and can be utilized as legal documents for many purposes, including tax protests and home sales by an individual owner.

  • Home Measurements: Home measurement services are the favorite type of service request. It was designed to furnish clients an affordable and accurate solution to determine a home’s GLA. This fundamental service could be instrumental in providing the realtor and homeowner with the essentials to list a home. Knowing the actual GLA for your listing will save you money and time, while expediting the home’s sale.
  • Floor Plan Recreation: When your requirements go beyond a basic assessment or simple verification and you need a comprehensive GLA layout, this is the home measurement tool for you. The floor plan provides an approximate location of interior walls, appliances, plumbing fixtures, and doors. The floor plan illustrates the basic room dimensions for major rooms to provide a potential buyer an outlook into floor space and planning for their furnishings. This is a very helpful, affordable, and accurate tool when you attempt to sell a home. In addition, this will assist you while planning alterations or additions and can accompany your request for a builder’s permit as a legal document.

To receive the best home measurement service available, call Pierre Jacques or one of the professional appraisers at True Value Appraisal, Inc. Read what your neighbors and friends in the St Louis area are saying about the TVA team on our Testimonial page.