It is sad no one bothers to make a floor plan, extensively photograph, or gather full details for such large value sales. So much time is wasted seeing houses one would never even consider if they had accurate information. I don't think the shotgun approach is wise; but I guess agents have nothing better to do with THEIR time. Sadly, they have used up so much of my limited free time seeing inappropriate houses, that I am still 'homeless'.
Karen and Athena,
In 2008 through 201 I did provide floorplans for homes.
In 2012 to current I do not.
Not a single buyer commented the floor plan added ANY VALUE whatsoever.
What the floor plan did do is expose the agent and owner to liability in the event there should be an error. Of course the docurment was blanketed with disclaimers, attorneys however, find disclaimers amusing. Right here on trulia, a buyer was 'up in arms' regarding a MLS and appriasal decrepancey in the calculated square feet.
Today homes sell like hot-cakes without the floor plan. I don't know what business either of you are in, but I would be confident saying, "You don't spend money, resources and time on things your customers or assoicates do not value." Yes. our time and resources have value also! Homes have and will continue to sell without floorplans.
Now, there are resources most agent do make available that serve this purpose very well. This resource does get positive ackknowledgement (meaning the buyer actually idenifies the benefit of the resource by their words and actions), and this resource draws the buyer closer to a decision point. This is the VALUE agents want and do provide.
You can hold out for a floor plan if you want. IN the 2013 real estate market...the home will be purchased by someone else.
Now, I will concede, here in Florida, there are vast expanses of like kind homes. If you've identifed a community of interest, it means you've actually been in a home or two. A 2245 SF, 2002 constructed three-way split ranch is a tree-way spilt ranch. The master suite is beyond the den to the right of the front door! Do you need a floor plan?
If you can find out who the Builder was, and they are still in business, you might call them.
Sometimes we will find a set of Blueprints in an attic when we list a house, but that is very rare.
Good luck and may God bless
Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
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