Why Real Estate Agents Should Include Floor Plans in Their Listings

On a recent survey done on home sellers, 80% of them said that floor plans play a vital role when selling. Also, over 85% of individuals agreed as well, in regards to purchasing a property.

A floor plan is not technically paramount when selling a house, but neither are descriptions and photographs. There are many listings that don’t have them, but they are attention-grabbing and help make the buyer’s decision making easier. 2D or 3D floor plan software is quite cheap and accessible these days. Here are several reasons to include floor plans when selling property:

They Help Buyers Visualise the Property Better than Photographs Alone

According to research conducted by Rightmove, over 60% of buyers are less likely to ask about a house if the listing doesn’t have a floor plan. 20% of these individuals would actually completely ignore the listing. These plans show the potential buyers details that are hard to get with just descriptions and photos, including measurements, windows and storage space. They ideally do a better job of displaying distinct selling features such as extensions and knock-throughs.

Moving in Mentally

If a potential buyer can view themselves in the property, then your job as a seller is half done. According to a survey conducted by Rightmove, buyers prefer a floor plan as it shows them the layout of the rooms and how they fit in relation to the rest of the house. However, what buyers rate most is the room dimensions. Plans that show door and window placements, as well as room measurements, enable potential buyers to imagine how they would utilise the space. They can even begin thinking about aspects like decorations and how they can change the house to match their requirements. Once a buyer has begun to plan for the move mentally, they will get an emotional attachment to the space and are more likely to make the purchase decision without much hesitation.

Less Wasted Time

High-quality photographs, especially wide-angle shots, are crucial in showcasing a house in the best light, but some individuals see them as misleading when it comes to showcasing the space in a precise manner. A floor plan helps avoid such by giving potential tenants and buyers an accurate visual of the whole property before they view it in person. A buyer can use photos alongside a floor plan to comprehend the space and layout of the property properly. This helps prevent nasty surprises later on.

Making the Property Memorable

Helping visualise a house’s potential before and during viewing is one thing, and another when the home-hunter has left. You can get great signals during the viewing, but the potential tenant or buyer may forget the layout of the house, especially if they went through a number of properties on the same day. Features of many houses can easily get mixed up when house hunting, but this can be avoided by including a floor plan alongside photos and descriptions.

Getting Rid of the Viewing Stress

A floor plan can ideally help the buyer or tenant’s decision-making after viewing. Keep in mind that for some house-hunters, viewing a house in a perceived time limit, as well as in the presence of a realtor can be overwhelming and uncomfortable. However, allowing them to take a closer look at the measurements and looking at parts that they may have missed can help persuade them to view the property for a second time, rather than walking away.

Helps You Look More Professional

A well designed and clear floor plan will certainly help make your listing stand out from the rest as it will look more professional. A floor plan adds to your brand’s quality and shows sellers that are looking for an agent that you are willing to invest in your company and stay abreast with the latest trends in the real estate world.