“Help! “Why Does My Measurement Not Match The Tax Records?”


This is a question I commonly hear especially from new agents that have yet to have crossed this bridge in agent training…. And I wanted to review it for everyone.

Tax records are entered based on the drawings of the architectural firm which once built, may or may not be correct. Those figures are then often entered into MLS by the developer or maybe not ever listed. Developers are not held to the same standard that real estate agents are in their “check and check again” processes. Developers often include unheated square footage as “heated” without verification.

When resale day does come, sellers and their agents can be disappointed if no expectations were set initially.  If the home is the first resale the expectation should be set that there may be a variance.  Having the home measured is not only good business, but it reduces or eliminates the agent’s liability.

Providing a floorplan for potential buyers to visualize furnishings or new home additions is a huge bonus to both buyer and seller. In truth, very few measurements ever match the tax records as appraisers can attest to.


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Which Floor Plan is Right for You?

For some time, the only floor plan option available to agents was an appraisal; a basic plan showing only exterior walls, no detail, and general dimensions. Gray Scale Services strives to disrupt the basic appraisal floor plan and provide agents with a plan that can be used as a marketing material and buyers with a vision of their future.

Our most basic plan, and most popular floor plan, is the Better Package which provides a visual of the room layout. This allows the buyer to see how each room relates to another and begin to visualize how they can utilize each space to fit their needs. Our Best Package elevates the floor plan even further by adding in another level of detail with doors, windows, casework and plumbing. This floor plan allows the buyer to see where all elements are located so that they can begin to visualize furniture placement and how they will move about each space.

At Gray Scale Services we strive to elevate our plans and think outside of the box providing you with materials and resources that will help set you apart in your marketing strategy.

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