Frequently Asked Questions

 

How long does it take to measure a house?

What is the turnaround? When will I receive the final floor plan?

How accurate are your floor plans?

How long in advance should I order?

How do you measure your floor plans?

What is included with my floor plan?

What is Errors & Omissions Insurance? Why is it important?

How Long will it take to measure my building and deliver completed floor plans?

Why should I get a home measured?

What should I expect when you visit my home?


How long does it take to measure a house?
We like to budget 1 hour for every 2000 square feet. Therefore, if your house is 3000 square feet you can expect us to be measuring on-site for just over an hour. Accuracy is more important than speed so we like to take the time to get things right.
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What is the turnaround? When will I receive the final floor plan?
We understand that in real estate time is of the essence. It is for this reason that we offer 24-hour turnaround for our floor plans. After we have finished up on site your floor plan will be emailed to you within 24 hours.
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How accurate are your floor plans?
We take every step possible to ensure accurate floor plans. No tape measures and no outsourcing. We take measurements with a laser distance meter with a measuring accuracy of 2mm over 150m – 99.999% accuracy! We have also chosen to forego the outsourcing of our AutoCAD work. All of our AutoCAD drawings are done on site.
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How long in advance should I order?
Ordering 2-3 days in advance is optimal. That being said, at Real Estate Floor Plan Solutions we understand that time is often of the essence and we are typically available on short notice 24/7. But earlier is always better.
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How do you measure your floor plans?
As we live in the 21st century we don’t use tape measures. We take measurements with a laser distance meter with a measuring accuracy of 2mm over 150m – 99.999% accuracy! We then use AutoCadd to draw your plan up. After we are done on site all the floor plan needs is a little polish and it will be in your hands within 24 hours.
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What is included with my floor plan?
When we deliver your floor plan you will receive a pdf file of the floor plan with your name, contact info and branding on it. Also included will be the room dimensions and square footage totals for each floor. Please see Our Work for some example floor plans.
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What is Errors & Omissions Insurance? Why is it important?
If there is any discrepancy about the square footage of a home after a sale and lawyers get involved, you are off the hook. The fact that our floor plans are errors and omissions insured provides you with peace of mind while guaranteeing our work at the same time.
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How Long will it take to measure my building and deliver completed floor plans?
Residential
Generally our Technician will spend about one hour on site to measure a 2,000 square foot home. The plans are delivered by email within 24 hours of the appointment along with the area data sheet. The invoice is processed once the square footage is finalized.
Commercial
The complexity of the layout and the level of detail requested will determine how much time is required. Typically, our Technician can measure and draw about 50,000 square feet per day. Plans are usually delivered by email within two business days.
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Why should I get a home measured?
Realtors
If you frequently list homes in areas where the homes are older, have been modified, or are larger you may not be able to get an accurate square footage measurement from your usual sources (previous listings of the property, or from the Tax Appraisal District). Even if you’re listing a newer builder home the diagram and measurements provided by the builder may not be accurate.
Home Owners
If you are selling your home on your own as a For Sale By Owner (FSBO) you need to be certain that your home is the size that you represent it to be.
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What should I expect when you visit my home?
A professional attitude, a friendly smile and a lot of quiet.
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