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Home Measurement: Calculate Your Gross Living Area (GLA) for Your Home and/or MLS Listing


In today’s highly competitive real estate industry, there has never been a greater need for accurate reporting of a property’s true living area, or gross living area (GLA). All too often, the gross living area reported on public records differs from what actually exists. The Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and any Broker-In-Charge require Realtors to report an accurate and detailed summary of a listing when it is entered into the Multiple Listing Service (MLS).

At Aspen Appraisal Group, we recommend getting a professional home measurement on listings for several reasons, including house valuation; the home may be a large or complex establishment and isn’t easily or accurately measured by someone who is untrained. Agents don’t want to be held liable for an inaccurate square footage listing in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). At Aspen Appraisal Group, we offer two types of home measurement services. Our Home Measurements and Floor Plan Recreations are legal documents that have many uses ranging from individual house valuation and home sales to tax protests

  • Home Measurement: This is the most popular type of home measurement service requested to date. This service is designed to provide our clients with an accurate and affordable solution for determining a home’s Gross Living Area (GLA). This basic service can be instrumental in assisting homeowners or realtors with the house valuation and listing of their homes. Having the correct Gross Living Area (GLA) in a listing can save time and money and help expedite the sale of the home.
  • Floor Plan Recreation: When the client’s needs are more comprehensive than a simple verification of the subject’s Gross Living Area (GLA), a Floor Plan Recreation is an accurate and affordable tool for marketing the home. The floor plans Aspen Appraisal Group provides show an accurate Gross Living Area (GLA) of the home with approximate locations of interior walls, doors, appliances, and plumbing fixtures. The floor plans also illustrate basic room dimensions to give potential buyers an idea of each major room’s measurements. This service can be very useful when attempting to determine house valuation in order to sell a home or looking to make additions or changes

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