Open Homes Photography can not confirm how previous square footage estimates were calculated. However, there are several possible explanations for discrepancies. While assessors and appraisers are supposed to follow ANSI standards, measurement tools and methodologies have varied widely over the years. Simple measurement errors are often to blame, and these mistakes can originate with the home builder, the assessor, or the home appraiser. Communication errors may also be to blame if the wrong information is provided to the county assessor’s office. Typically, builders submit the plans before breaking ground, and while plans frequently change during the building process, revised plans are rarely re-submitted.
Measurements provided by Open Homes Photography are approximate and may not be exact. Please do not rely on the accuracy of the floor plan drawing or measurements when determining the price of a property or making decisions regarding buying or selling without independent verification.