Given the uncertainty in the property market, it is natural that buyers want to obtain as much information as they can. While there are no guarantees when buying property, making an informed decision will help buyers to feel more confident about the significant investment they plan to make.
Therefore, vendors need to be aware that buyers need information. There are many details you should offer to buyers, but you will find that floor plans are hugely important for buyers. Therefore, if you want to be a helpful vendor, offer floor plans.
It isn’t technically necessary to offer a floor plan when selling a property, but equally, you aren’t legally required to provide photos of your house or a property description. You offer these things because it draws attention to your property and it helps buyers to connect with what you have to offer.
A floor plan grabs attention for all the right reasons, and it positively impacts on how a buyer thinks about your home.
Floor plans aid buyers in visualising a house
A study by Rightmove suggested that more than one-third of buyers are less likely to inquire about a home if there isn’t a floor plan. The same survey suggests one in five buyers ignore a property listing if there is no floor plan.
Floor plans provide vital information to buyers. Photos and descriptions are helpful but a buyer who wants to know about storage space, about the size of windows and measurements of each room, a floor plan provides them with what they need to know. This information may make a difference as to whether a buyer has a genuine interest in your property or not. Therefore, either the information helps the buyer form a favourable opinion of your house, or they realise the house isn’t right for their needs, and they move on.
It isn’t ideal losing a potential buyer, but if they aren’t going to buy your house, it is best to lose them as early on in the process. Selling a home can be a time-consuming task, so it is best to focus time and energy on buyers who retain an interest in the house.
Floor plan help a buyer to imagine living in the house
If you can assist a buyer in picturing residing in the home, you move a lot closer to persuading them to make an offer. A floor plan helps the buyer visualise the flow of the house, ensuring that they can picture themselves moving from room to room.
High-quality property photos are vital in showcasing a property in the best light. Wide angle shots score well with buyers, but some people feel they can be misleading when it comes to portraying space accurately.
At Hunters Forest Hill, we know the importance of connecting with buyers and providing them with information that makes them feel more confident when viewing property. If you aim to sell your home, we are active in New Cross, Peckham, Dulwich and Brockley, in addition to Forest Hill, so get in touch, and we will be happy to assist you.