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Use free floor planning tools to visualize your home

When marketing a listing, lots and lots of photographs help give buyers an idea of what the home is like before they tour the property. Professional photos online increase the amount of qualified interest in a home. But one often overlooked piece of information you can provide to help buyers is an accurate floor plan.

Up-to-date, detailed floor plans give buyers context for all those photos presented with your listing. While photos tell buyers how the rooms look, the floor plan can help them understand a bit more about the flow of the home, the relative location of the home’s amenities, and (most importantly) give them an idea if their furniture will fit. If a buyer has an heirloom piece of furniture they’re unwilling to part with, a floor plan can save everyone involved a lot of time and energy. There’s no sense in going down the path of offer and counteroffer if the floor plan turns out to be a deal breaker.

If you don’t have a current floor plan of your home, there are a couple of handy resources online to help you create one. (If you’re buying a home, these tools can also help you visualize how you might like to arrange the furniture in a room once you’ve moved in.) Check out both of these tools online and see which one you like to use the best:

FloorPlanner.com: With Floor planner you can recreate your home, garden or office in just a few clicks and furnish your plans with our huge library of objects. (http://www.floorplanner.com/)

RoomSketcher.com: Anyone can create state-of-the-art 3D visualizations of homes and properties with RoomSketcher. (http://www.roomsketcher.com/)

Regardless of the tool you use, consider creating a floor plan to give your listing an information advantage over others in the market. Going the extra mile to make it convenient for prospective buyers to get a clear picture of your house is both helpful and it inspires trust.

Have questions about floor plans? Curious which aspects of your home’s floor plan are the most marketable? Contact me today:

Teresa Butler

Worthington Realty

Teresa@TeresaButler.com

614-565-8161 

A positive attitude and enthusiastic creativity are two of the driving forces behind Teresa Butler’s real estate practice. Teresa’s passions are people, houses and art. Since 1983 she has been able to combine her passions to help her clients’ real estate dreams come true. Today, as yesterday, she works earnestly to ensure her clients' needs are met and expectations exceeded. Skill, polished by years of experience and knowledge of her hometown is what Teresa brings to her clients. Growing up in Gahanna instilled hometown values her business is built on. She has watched Gahanna, New Albany and Easton build from the ground up. She has seen many trends and changes throughout the years and can share that knowledge to help you make a better buying or selling decision. Teresa’s clients are some of the happiest and most knowledgeable sellers and buyers in Central Ohio. Every transaction is treated with personalized attention to detail. She works diligently to keep them informed through technology with reports, statistics, neighborhood and area information, all to help them make an informed decision. Teresa is a powerful resource you can rely on to reach your real estate goals. Teresa embraces the latest technology to communicate quickly and effectively while still providing good old fashioned service. She understands thoroughly how technology and the internet have changed the way clients achieve goals and success in real estate. She utilizes all the latest digital tools to help you to make fast and informed decisions. Teresa sets herself apart as an award winning photographer to showcase her listings. Teresa has established herself as a pioneer in real estate photography. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words! Twilight photos exclusively through Teresa, will differentiate your home in the marketplace. Let Teresa’s award winning photos help sell your listing! Teresa can also help with your commercial real estate needs. Backed by years of experience through her broker, Ted Oatts, she will meet your commercial goals. Teresa truly cares for you as her client. She is committed to provide exceptional service to you. She takes time to listen to you, dedicating herself to giving you the results you want. Ready to make a move? Talk to Teresa Today!

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