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Old 04-28-2013, 05:58 AM
 
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I've come across some listings for townhomes and condos that provide a basic blueprint of their structure.
Sure, if you have the layout, include it. Your "selling" and trying to give the buyer as much info as possible to help them decide this is the house of their dreams.


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Doesn't take much effort for realtors to include a layout of the house.
Not everyone has a professionally drawn layout of their house.


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A selling homeowner (or realtor) could sketch a basic layout of their home in a few minutes and then draft it on a computer.
Homeowner sketch a house layout? Are you insane? LOL.

Draft them on a computer? Are all of your sellers architects?

Why not just provide hand drawn images of the house instead of photos, color them in with crayon. Give me a break.



If you don't have professionally drawn layouts, don't include them.
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:00 PM
 
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I agree it would be nice to have floor plans consistently with houses for sale but not every house (previously owned) has plans readily available.

Generally, with new houses the developer / marketing material will have floor plans to assist.

Realtors goal via listing is to drive traffic to the house. In some cases floor plans may dissuade someone.

A helpful tip to house hunters. Use google earth street view and satellite view along with county auditor real property records. Many times if you have good spatial abilities you can figure them out on simpler homes especially if they list the rooms w sizes. You may also find nuisance issues depending on buyer (proximity to highway or businesses *noise*, airport, RR crossings, etc...)
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:04 PM
 
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Floor plans are seldom available from the home owner. And they are a PITA to draw even with a computer program. It takes time to take all of the measurements. And even if you can put it on a program, it will be wrong 90% of the time because there was some little wall, closet, hallway, bathroom, kitchen cabinet, that didn't get measured somehow. I know this since I am an appraiser - been there done that. Besides, if you like the look of the house and pics, you should just go and see it if you are serious.
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:15 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Default These guys do a nice job

Floor Plans First! - A floor plan & verified square footage of your house.

I saw their results on a Phoenix listing years ago.

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I have the floor plans posted for my house. Ready for when I list it in 20+ years. http://www.3968vrain.com/English/House/Floorplans.html

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Old 04-28-2013, 01:39 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I've seen them on listings a few times and foud them helpful. They're also nice to have to help jog your memory about a house when you've seen too many properties & can't keep them straight.
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