In a survey conducted recently, 80% of sellers stated that floor plans happen to be useful or essential when selling. 88% of them agreed with this when buying properties. Floor plans may not be a technical necessity in order to sell a home, yet neither are property descriptions and photos. Have you seen any listings without those? Floor plans attract attention, and they can simplify the decision making of a potential buyer. They are as equally important as high-quality photos and excellent descriptions, and here are 6 good reasons why:
1. Floor Plans Can Help The Buyer To Visualise The Property Better Than Just Photos Alone
According to research from Rightmove, they suggest that more than one-third of potential buyers will not be open to enquiring about a home without a floor plan. One in five may actually ignore these listings completely. A floor plan shows the buyers any details that are not easy to display or get across using only descriptions and photos. This can include measurements, windows, and storage space. Floor plans are also great when it comes to displaying a unique selling feature such as land registry plans, extensions or knock-throughs.
2. Attract The Right Buyers And Waste Less Time
Property photos of high-quality are essential when it comes to showcasing homes. The wide-angle shots often score very well with many buyers, yet some people may feel they have been misled in association with accurately displaying spaces. Floor plans can assist with avoiding these issues by showing a potential tenant or buyer a more accurate display of the property in its entirety without having to physically view the property. House-hunters are able to use photos along with floor plans to gain a better understanding of the space and layout of a home. This does away with any unexpected surprises when they do view the home.
3. Creates A Mental Image Of Moving In
If buyers are able to visualise living in a home, 50% of the realtor’s job is already done. The survey from Rightmove recommends that buyers prefer the floor plans that displays the layout of each room, and how these rooms flow or fit into the remainder of the house. Yet what many buyers regard as more important in floor plans has to do with the dimensions of each room.
Floor plans are able to show door and window placements, and room measurements, that gives the buyer an idea of where they would place their furniture, and the way they could use these spaces. They might even start to think about how to decorate the home or the way they could change the building in order to match up to what they want. Once they have started planning a move mentally, emotional attachments or making the decision to make an offer is not far off.
4. Floor Plans Can Help To Keep The Property In Mind
Helping buyers to visualise the potential of a property before as well as during a visit to the home is important, but what happens once they leave the property. You may get the idea that they are really interested while they were viewing the home, but as soon as you make that follow up call they may not recall which property you are talking about. Keep in mind that buyers will often view a number of homes at the same time, and the characteristics and features of every home may become mixed up. If there is a floor plan included with your listing, it helps the home to stand out.
5. Remove The Stress From The First Viewing
Floor plans can also help a buyer to make a decision after they have viewed a property. Keep in mind that certain buyers may overlook certain features or feel rushed or stressed out. When they are home and get the chance to look over the floor plans they may pick up features and parts that appeal to them. This can become the deciding factor on whether they will agree to a 2nd viewing.
6. Professional Floor Plans Help You To Look Professional
A well-designed and clear floor plan will help give off the impression that the listing is coming from a business that is professional. It improves your brand along with showing people that would like to sell their homes, that you are an estate-agent that is invested in your company and that you are up-to-date with the latest property trends.