Do we need Floorplans to Sell a Home?

Floorplans are a relatively new addition to property details

Originally they were only made available for either very expensive homes,or new builds,but these days they are much more prevalent and even the humblest of small flats will normally display a floorplan in the property details.

But why are they so important?

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

The first one is it needs to include measurements. Too many poor floorplans have the measurements missing. By the way,the correct place for room dimensions is in the floorplan,not in the explanation,this so that any purchaser can easily ascertain their relative sizes

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

The final element that should be detailed on a floorplan,is the total square footage as this allows the house to be compared with others,thus allowing the buyer to instantly 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 4 bedroomed house can take up the same land as a three 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 providing 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 remember the property later on. This can become helpful when they may be considering making layout changes,like installing an ensuite.

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

In summary,make sure you have a floorplan in your property details. Remember to ensure it is clear and concise,and that it includes the total floor area.

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