John willson, 2D, 3D Floor Plan Rendering & Drafting Services (LINESGRAPH)

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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Besides asking for more pictures, my clients always ask for floor plans. I have used professinally done floor plans for 20+ years. They definitely help sell my homes and I know when I work with buyers if an agent has provided a professional floor plan my buyers love it.

Oct 30, 2019 04:40 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I have them for most of my houses, some of our clients provide them, others do not.

Oct 30, 2019 04:38 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

 Whenever possible, we use the County approved building and site plan in our marketing! I see you are in Vegas, and I may need you someday! 

Oct 30, 2019 04:28 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Yes, we have to do measurements so why not include a floor plan. I don't always make it public. It may be that the agent can pull it up. Some people prefer looking at a floor plan than photos. I have an appraisal company who does my floor plans.

Oct 30, 2019 04:20 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

It was first becoming popular when I was no longer listing property. For many it helps and for some it interferes with imagination. 

Oct 30, 2019 04:01 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Sometimes I do and sometimes I don't and it is outsourced

Oct 30, 2019 05:25 AM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

Do all agents use a floor plan... no.

Not all properties require a floor plan.  But it's a nice feature to be able to offer, and consumers do like to see one.

I do have an outside service who provides those for me... at fairly considerable expense.  But they do a nice job and it helps set me apart from the competition.

(btw.. on the example you posted... "entertaining" is spelled wrong.)

Oct 30, 2019 05:05 AM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Not a common practice for resales in our market but helpful when it's available. 

Oct 30, 2019 04:48 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

If I had access I would add to the mls.  Provides a good visual for a potential buyer.

Oct 30, 2019 04:47 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I think making the floor plan of a house FOREVER available on the Internet to be grounds for a charge of reckless endangerment to current and all future owners.

Do we not have a OBLIGATION to protect? 

Floor plans should be restricted of OFF-line distribution ONLY.

Oct 30, 2019 04:30 AM
Tom Bailey
Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc. - Oak Island, NC

Always! Our company requires one. I pay an appraiser to measure and draw a floor plan 

Oct 30, 2019 04:12 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I am Northern California and Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA is in Southern CA.  I echo his comment.  Not common in my area either. 

Oct 30, 2019 09:58 AM
Peter Mohylsky. BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Nope, not in my marketing plan.  What is the source?  Is it accurate?  

Oct 30, 2019 05:49 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I rarely posted the floor plan on the MLS John willson but I always had it available if possible for serious inquiries. Not all owner occupied residences wanted that to be public with for reasons of family safety.

Oct 30, 2019 05:49 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Case by case. Many properties don't need them, and sometimes sellers don't want them online, but I leave one at the house for buyers and agents that actually visit the property.

Oct 30, 2019 07:50 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The more info upfront the better if relevant and well-presented

Oct 30, 2019 07:47 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No.  They are not common in my experience in my market and not something I'd use.  I'm of the mindset that "less is more".  Floorplans and measurements give people a reason to reject the house without seeing it.  Many times people have fallen in love with (and bought) homes that on paper do not meet their requirements.  Get them in and let them fall in love with the house.

Oct 30, 2019 07:44 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

Hey when you're competant & know your neighborhoods, you have them on file because you've been in the business that long.

Many people can't even remember their model or their square footage so I rely on builder floorplans for accuracy. Sellers always inflate their square footage by at least 300+ sq feet. 

There are many photo companies that do this for us. I think the cost is $125-$150. I only do these with custom homes or homes that were tear-downs.

Your example is nice because it adds furniture for the 'visually challenged'.

Oct 30, 2019 06:08 AM
Jay McHugh
SendOutCards-Appreciation Marketing Expert - Acton, MA
YOUR SendOutCard Mentor

I have not used floor plans consistently....I do decide with the client if a floor plan will help or not...My goal is to get more folks in the house and I have found that more information may screen out viewers than attract viewers...hope that helps.....

Oct 30, 2019 05:51 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

It depends on the home. If the seller has it, i use it. In luxury sales yes, i will complete a professional one. In starter homes, not alaways. They are basic and if the buyer requests one, i can do one, but 99% do not ask for one

Oct 30, 2019 05:35 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Floor plans are not very common in our area unless it's new construction where not other photos are available. 

Oct 30, 2019 05:30 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

We do not see many floor plans in our market.

Oct 30, 2019 07:51 AM
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT

Funny you ask this, I know they have been around forever - I used to see them a lot on New Construction listings- but nowadays a lot of agents are including them in the photos section of the MLS & in their marketing. 

Oct 30, 2019 07:13 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

we do not use them, if it's a cookie cutter home.... if it's a custom designed, we have a company who does them.... and they are in MLS plus marketing...

Oct 30, 2019 07:09 AM
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA

Yes, I use floor plans on most of the listings. I usually have an appraiser come out and measure and draw the footprint.  

Oct 30, 2019 06:42 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I outsource them for each of my listings and they are welcomed by the Buyers, who are usually out of area and use them along with the virtual walk thru to determine if that home warrants a special trip to the area.  They are also a wonderful add on to help me win more Sellers!  Not once in over 20 years have I ever had a Seller question the safety/security of providing a floorplan.  Pays to live in Canada I suppose ;)

Oct 30, 2019 06:02 AM
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

Most of the times.

Oct 30, 2019 05:01 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

We use a professional photographer who uses Matterport to provide a fabulous virtual tour that can be shared and a floor plan that can be posted as on of the mls photos.

Oct 30, 2019 10:22 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

We had floor plans in all our commercial listings that were done by space planners or architects as part of our marketing materials.  We recommend them for homes also.  A

Oct 30, 2019 08:53 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Have not added them, but don't get requests either.

Nov 02, 2019 06:27 PM
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Yes, always.

Oct 30, 2019 02:36 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I have never done floor plans in the past.


Nov 01, 2019 09:56 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

It is normally done as an attachment in the listing.

Oct 31, 2019 05:49 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Yes and I think it helps sell our listings when we have them done. I have them outsourced as our Association requires us to either measure them ourselves or have them professionally measured.

Since I market and sell houses and that is my specialty, I leave the measuring to the experts, just like I leave the photos to the photographer and the videos to the videographer!

Oct 30, 2019 09:33 PM