Floorplans are quite a new thing when it comes to property details
Originally they were only made available for either very grand homes,or new builds,but today they are much more common and even the humblest of small flats usually provide a floorplan in the property details.
But why are they so vital?
It is important that the three basic elements are used in all floorplans,these being vital to ensure usability.
The first one is it needs to show measurements. Too many poor 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 detailed on a floorplan,is the overall 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 money.
This is vital in the Britain,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 footprint as a three bedroomed property would have done in the 1980’s.
To be able to see the total floor area gives a buyer the opportunity to ensure he is getting good value for money
So why is a floorplan vital?
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 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 property 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 property 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 in your property details. Remember to ensure it is clear and concise,and that it includes the total floor area.
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