Floorplans are a relatively new addition to property details
Originally they were only made available for either very big homes,or new builds,but today they are much more common and even the humblest of studio flats usually display a floorplan in the property details.
But why are they so important?
It is important that the 3 basic elements 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 a purchaser can easily see their relative sizes
Secondly,it should show 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 shown on a floorplan,is the total square footage as this allows the property 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 UK,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 ‘works’,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 data 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 house after the viewing. This can become helpful when they may be considering making layout changes,like installing an ensuite.
3.Floorplans can make a property seem larger. 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 in your property details. Remember to ensure it is clear and concise,and that it includes the total floor area.
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