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Dallas - Fort Worth - Arlington - Square Footage Measure Inc - the best way to get your house size / square footage in DFW. OFFICIAL SKETCH for square footage - We send a state certified appraiser company employee out to measure your house the appraiser way. House size measurement in Grand Prairie, Euless, Hurst, and Burleson.
Appraiser way to measure my house. Measure House and provide official sketch of house size in DFW. Home measuring in Fort Worth, Dallas, and Arlington metroplex.
How do appraisers in Texas determine square footage / house size?
Texas Appraiser companies all have their own techniques to measure for square footage, based on their own experiences, appraisal education, past apprenticeships, and Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board direction and guidelines.
In general, the estimated habitable square footage of a home conveys the
vented/ air-conditioned area within the structure. The estimated habitable square footage includes exterior building material, but dismisses unfinished areas, areas that are not attached, and areas open to the outside. Minor variances in the calculation of gross living area may occur among dissimilar
appraisers owed to rounding discrepancies, different measuring tools, and different methods of handling property characteristics, such as stairways and or fireplaces. The appraiser will utilize his comprehension of common appraisal practices in the State of Texas to reach the approximation of gross living area for the subject property.

      The employee from the appraisal company should perform a good faith inspection of the property in order to calculate the gross living area/ square footage of the dwelling. The home can be measured using a laser tape measure and a fiberglass tape measure. The sketch for square footage is not an appraisal or opinion of market value. The sketch for square footage is not a conveyance of the functionality of the subject property, subject property rooms, or subject property features. The sketch for square footage is simply an approximation of the square footage/ gross living area of the dwelling according to the exterior measurements.

      The sketch for square footage is typically restricted to use only by the Client who hired the appraisal firm to perform the drawing/ drawings. No effort should be made by the measuring professional to match municipal records of square footage or correlate with square footage previously found in subject property listings. The sketch for square footage is unique to the date which the residence measurements are performed.
Why do people buy square footage measurements from Square-footage.com ?
Clients hire us Due to square footage discrepancy concerns, due to confusion about a garage conversion or add on to a home, as a pre-listing tool, or even to distinguish doubt or uncertainty about house size.
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How to Stair Cases contribute to square footage in North Texas? 


We do not count any staircases as gross living area when measuring the second level. I do count the area calculated by measuring the entire perimeter of the first level minus the garage only as gross living area. Therefore, all staircases and the area/space underneath them count as gross living area for the first level only, and each staircase itself is omitted on the second level fully. The state of Texas does not recognize any specific measuring standard for appraisers. Basically each appraisal firm measures to the standard which they deem fit.

I measure the houses utilizing the same method always, and the question of handling staircases, fireplaces, and other property features often comes up. Another appraiser very well may measure using a slightly different method. The square footage of a dwelling is always calculated using the exterior measurements of the construction material irregardless of the methodology employed. My firm uses the same method as my sponsoring appraisal firm, which is the requirement the State prescribes. At each firm, appraisers adhere to the same standards which are standards commonly employed in the appraisal practice in this area. Our appraisal firm counts all fireplaces as square footage, and we count the area beneath the staircase at the same time, as square footage in the first level. As a result of including the square footage of the entire staircase in the first level, we omit this portion of gross living area on the second levels of dwellings. We begin second level square footage at the point where the staircase enters its' landing, thus a similar ceiling height is expected below on the first level of the dwelling. Hope this answers the 'Realtor" question of how to handle staircases, and we hope this provides some clarity for you folks' sellers/buyers.


Until the state of Texas recognizes a specific measuring standard -each appraisal firm can use whatever method they want to measure - Right now architects, builders, Lenders, and appraisers are driving the standard measuring practices in the state.