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Old 12-14-2011, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Ontario, NY
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I heard someone complain on another forum, why aren't floor plans included in housing advertisements, so he would know right away if he was even interested in the house layout. Other than new homes, I never seen floor plans or layouts included in the photos of a house for sale on something like Realtor.com. If a housing advertisement included a floor plan, would you give that house more consideration than say a house without a floor plan? There something I threw together in 10 minutes, rooms are not to scale, just the basic layout of the first floor is correct.
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Old 12-14-2011, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Salem, OR
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I use them in my listings. I use Floor PLans Online.
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Old 12-15-2011, 03:29 PM
 
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Some sellers occupying their home while it is on the market may feel this compromises their security too much to just have a floorplan posted online for anyone, qualified potential buyer or otherwise, to study.
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Old 12-15-2011, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Austin
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^ ^ Exactly! People don't want robbers to know their layout and how to be able to escape quickly, just like many sellers don't want pictures of kid's rooms on the MLS.
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Old 12-15-2011, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Salem, OR
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Some sellers occupying their home while it is on the market may feel this compromises their security too much to just have a floorplan posted online for anyone, qualified potential buyer or otherwise, to study.
I always ask if they want one. I've had clients that say no. I would never post one without them knowing about it.
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Old 12-15-2011, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Barrington
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I an another who uses floorplans for internet marketing and brochures.
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:02 PM
 
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The safety reason is ridiculous to me, an average tract type house is pretty simple. It's not like by posting the floorplans your giving away the blueprints for Fort Knox lol. I think posting pictures of the current homeowners 60 inch LCD tv is more dangerous.
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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An appraiser measurement and floor plan are a standard part of my listing presentation value proposition.
I have never heard any listing prospect mention anything negative.
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Woodbridge
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Floor Plans from the builder are usually copyrighted information. So please be careful with them. If an agent creates them on their own then that's another story.
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:52 AM
 
Location: NJ
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As a buyer it would be nice I guess, but certainly wouldn't give that house any "extra" consideration. I rather look at real pictures.
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