Floorplans are a relatively new addition to property details
Initially they were only made available for either very expensive homes,or new builds,but today they are much more prevalent and even the smallest of small flats usually display a floorplan in the property details.
But why are they so important?
It is important that the three basic elements are used in any floorplan,these being vital to ensure usability.
The first one is it needs to include measurements. Too many poorly-drawn floorplans have the measurements missing. By the way,the right place for room dimensions is in the floorplan,not in the explanation,this so that a buyer can easily ascertain their relative sizes
Secondly,it should include a compass,as this allows the buyer to tell which way the front of the house and the garden,faces.
The final element that should be detailed on a floorplan,is the overall 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 money.
This is important in the UK,as we often sell houses on number of rooms,not really detailing 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 buyer 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 consideration. This being especially the case for family buyers. In all cases providing 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 visualise the house later on. 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 viewed a house to forget rooms that you’ve seen,or maybe forget 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 informative,and that it includes the total floor area.
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