Do we need Floorplans to Sell a Home?

Floorplans are a relatively new addition to property details

Initially they were just used for either very big homes,or new builds,but these days they are much more prevalent and even the cheapest of small flats usually display a floorplan in the property details.

But why are they so important?

It is important that the 3 basic parts are used in ,these being needed to ensure usability.

The first one is it needs to show measurements. Too many poorly-drawn floorplans forget to show any measurements. By the way,the right place for room dimensions is in the floorplan,not in the explanation,this so that any purchaser can easily see their relative sizes

Secondly,it should show a compass,as this allows the buyer to tell which way the front of the house and the garden,faces.

The last element that should be shown on a floorplan,is the total square footage as this allows the house to be compared with others,thus allowing the buyer to quickly see how much house he’s getting for his cash.

This is important in the Britain,as we often sell houses on number of rooms,not really mentioning the fact that a new four bedroomed house can take up the same land as a 3 bedroomed property would have done in the 1980’s.

To be able to see the total floor area gives a buyer an easy way to ensure he is getting good value for money

So why is a floorplan important?

The three main reasons are:

1. It helps a purchaser see how the house ‘fits together’,and therefore whether it is worth a viewing. This is called Room flow,the relative sizes and layout are all factors that a buyer will take into account. This being especially the case for family buyers. In all cases giving the viewer with all the info means that he won’t want to waste time by viewing properties which just aren’t suitable for his needs.

2. A floorplan can help a buyer to visualise the house after the viewing. This can become useful when they may be thinking about making layout changes,like installing an ensuite.

3.Floorplans can make a house seem bigger. It’s very easy when you’ve seen a house to forget rooms that you’ve seen,or overlook a part of the house altogether. This is especially true of box rooms,or areas that aren’t being fully utilised,like storage rooms. By showing all of the house on a floorplan,no room will be omitted.

To conclude,make sure you have a floorplan on your brochure. Remember to ensure it is clear and concise,and that it includes the total floor area.

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