Why Your Listing Needs a Floor Plan

floor plansA lot has changed in the housing market over the past 25 years. Houses have gotten bigger. Realtors can now virtually show them off. But there’s one thing that has been helping sell homes since the beginning of the industry and that’s floor plans! Even renters and Airbnb users find them beneficial. We’ll go over a few reasons why your listing truly needs one.

Floor Plans are Popular Among Home Buyers

Zillow conducted a recent survey that found over 80% of potential buyers showed more interest in properties with floor plans! Here are some more statistics from a study by Right Move that helped show this trend:

  • 1 in 5 Potential buyers answered that they would pass over a property listing if it did not have a floor plan.
  • 1 in 10 Potential Buyers stated they would not physically go to a showing if they do not see a floor plan first.

According to this study, The National Association of Realtors found that floor plans were the 3rd most valued features on a website listing. Among all age groups, 67% found them useful. That number jumps to 73% among the biggest group of new home buyers (31 to 40).

Your Listing Will Stand Out

When potential home buyers and renters are looking for a home or place to stay, they can typically look at over 5-10 listings per day. That’s a lot of competition! Including a professional floor plan will give your property listing something extra that will entice onlookers to ask for a showing or even book a rental!

If you want yours to stand out properly, make sure it is:

  • Detailed – The more detailed, the better outlook. Include windows, doors, and stairs. You can even go as far as to include cabinetry, balcony, sheds, and appliances.
  • Correct – Don't make the mistake of drawing up an incorrect floor plan. You may lose credibility with the viewer.
  • Professional – Professionalism really goes a long way here, as your hard work will pay off with how impressed onlookers will be.
  • Complete – Don't forget to include it all! Measurements, labels, and a compass are a plus here!

Allow Buyers/Renters to Visualize Themselves There

Floor plans not only give potential buyers and renters a complete visualization, but a sense of spatial awareness. This allows them to make it mentally “their space.” When you offer this feature, they will be able to answer a lot of questions they might be conflicted on like, “will the pool table fit anywhere?” or “how much light does this room get?”.

Having a floor plan available digitally will also give them so many of these answers when they need them. This could be in the middle of the night for many people that are stressed out about buying a home or booking a rental.

Attract More Serious Home Buyers and Renters

You probably know at least one person who just enjoys looking at a property listing from time to time. There is nothing wrong with that, however, you want to attract those that are looking for something that they will love and are serious about the search.

Floor plans offer specific details that could help weed out those that don’t really know what they want. That helps cut down on time wasted showing off the space to those that won’t make the purchase. In all honesty, it’s not just about selling, renting or booking. It’s about selling and renting the right space to the right occupant. We truly want to avoid buyer's remorse if possible.

Bottom Line for Why Your Listing Needs a Floor Plan

We hope this information has helped you decide to include a floor plan with your listing! There are so many different types to go with. Don’t fret if you can only afford to include one that is very basic. It is better than not having one. We hope your listing does well!

Looking for a floor plan to fit your needs? Cincy Photo Pro now offers floor plans with measurements! We have a deal going on right now that is a fraction of the cost of a full 3D tour with a floor plan. It starts at only $100 for a 1 floor home. Each additional floor is only $25. This service is a complementary $100 value to new clients with their first listing with us! Contact Cincy Photo Pro to find out more!

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