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Austin Home Measuring Services

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The actual size of a home, and most importantly its Gross Living Area (GLA), is typically the most vital characteristic of residential real estate with square footage of a home having the largest impact on value. It’s no wonder that misrepresentation of a home’s size, accidental or otherwise, is the number one reason for residential real estate lawsuits. Unfortunately many Realtors rely upon county tax data for square footage of a home; this data is often inaccurate and can be a poor source for determining a home’s actual size. Only real estate appraisers have the training to properly measure and calculate the size of a home.

At RealEstateAppraisalsAustin.com we can work with homeowners and Realtors to determine actual Gross Living Area, Total Building Area and the Area of Additional Structures that may be on the property. When performing a house measurement service in Austin, Our appraisers use advanced field tools such as laser measuring devices and tablet PCs to construct an accurate interpretation of your home’s actual size. There are also many rules and restrictions to how a home can be measured and what exactly qualifies as “living space” vs. what is “non-livable space”. Because of these rules additions, conversions and other changes made to a home can affect your total living area differently than you may think.

Did You Know? Real estate appraisers are the ONLY professionals that are trained on how to properly measure a home. They are also the only group that can submit certified measurements to have government records changed.

County Tax Records: A Poor Source for Home Size

Many people do not realize that county tax records can have major discrepancies when it comes to the size of your home. This issue can arise from many different situations. First and foremost, county appraisers do not typically measure the inside of a residence. This means that any conversions such as an enclosed attic or garage may be missed completely. And it’s only worse with multi-story homes since the appraiser cannot see the layout of the 2nd or 3rd floor from outside.

Newer homes are usually less susceptible to these issues because the developers and builders provide the county with floor plans during construction. But even then mistakes can happen. Take for example a real life situation in which every new home in an entire subdivision had an incorrectly labeled size because the developer provided the wrong blueprints… crazy!

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what customers like you say about our
Austin Property appraisal services

We stand behind our work and our customers have nothing but great things to say. Here are a few examples:

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Real Estate Appraisals Austin
4.8
Based on 45 reviews
Ed came out on short notice to measure a new home I was in the process of purchasing. He was professional and honest in his work. I found him online and it was not through my lender. I wanted an independent appraiser since the lender was connected to my builder. Definitely will use him again if I ever needed to. I was a first time home buyer and he was fair to me and helpful. Thank Ed!
Jennifer Nguyen
Jennifer Nguyen
The realtor that came out was very professional and thorough. I would recommend this service.
Nancy Crow
Nancy Crow
This company is contracted to my mortgage company for market appraisals to remove PMI. They contacted me right away and had the whole thing turned around in less than a week. Appreciate the speed and the quality of the service and would definitely recommend.
Jeanna Kozak
Jeanna Kozak
I was able to schedule an appraisal just two days after contacting the company. Likely this was a fluke, but it worked well for me! Our appraiser was a bit late, but that was the fault of the previous appointment. Once he arrived, he listened to everything we pointed out. Our appraisal was fair for our neighborhood we thought and the report arrived about 8 days after the appointment. We are happy and will recommend Real Estate Appraisals Austin to any others we know.
Leah L
Leah L
We used Real Estate Appraisals Austin and found them to be very professional, accommodating and efficient. Their work product was thorough and very well presented. We would definitely recommend them and would use them again.
Calvin Porter
Calvin Porter

FAQ About Our Austin Real Estate Appraisal Services

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Austin neighborhoods we appraise

We provide real estate appraisals and related services to the following cities, towns and communities across the Austin metro area. We cover a large portion of Central Texas - if you don't see your area below, please call to confirm with one of our friendly staff.

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Anderson Mill | Bee Cave | Briafclif | Brushy Creek | Buda | Cedar Park | Creedmoor | Del Valle | Elgin | Georgetown | Hays | Hutto | Jollyville |
Jonestown | Kyle | Lago Vista | Lakeway | Leander | Manor | Mustang Ridge | Pflugerville | Point Venture | Rollingwood | Round Rock |
San Leanna | Shady Hollow | Sunset Valley | Webberville | Wells Branch | West Lake Hills