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Floor Plans - they shouldn't be just for new construction

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Have you ever been to a new construction site and received a packet that did not have a floor plan?  Probably not.  The floor plans allow the buyer to visualize a house that often times hasn't even been built yet.

Imagine you are a buyer standing outside a house that is for sale and you picked up a flyer with a floor plan on it.  Immediately you, the buyer, can start to visualize where you are going to put your furniture and have started moving in before even going in the house.

Chances are the owner doesn't have a floor plan for agents to use unless they are the original owner and saved the builders marketing packet.  With just a little bit of time and effort resale homes can be marketed with floor plans too.  Simply measure out the home and sketch out a floor plan.  Programs like Smart Draw make it easy to make the sketch into a professional looking floor plan. These floor plans can be added to flyers and virtual tours.  Even added as an attachment in the MLS.



Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA

I've been putting floor plans in my rental listings for 6+ years - my husband was a framing contractor in another life and he uses HomePlanPro * I love them and they help me rent my properties sight unseen!!!

Mar 04, 2010 05:48 AM
John Putnam
PlanOmatic - Denver, CO

I realize this comment might be a little late, but hey, better late than never.  I think having a floor plan for potential buyers has a giant impact.  It helps qualify the buyers by weeding out people who like the pictures, but hate the layout.  It also helps with potential buyers who can go home and virtually stage the house, keeping them interested and sparking new ideas.  I work for a company that combines floor plans with professional photos for virtual tours and our clients have seen great success.

Jul 01, 2010 08:04 AM