A Floorplan You Can Call Home

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty 0575737

FloorplanToo often overlooked in the selection of houses is a winning floorplan. I envy the new home builders over the pre-owned market because everything is so neatly tied up in a bow. Clean floor plans with all the dimensions are available to the buyer. I feel like an architect's assistant looking at them.

As great real estate agents, if a home is not too old perhaps the floor plan is still available and can be scanned into the MLS for additional information for the buyer.

Good floor plans of the modern era flow from room to room. Open space is used well. Much older than 30 year old homes had more hallways and lacked art niches and some of the open feeling that is so prevalent with today's designs.

I see too many Master suites that are too small and you wonder how you'll get all your bedroom furniture in there. Some main living areas have the fireplace as the center piece where many want their entertainment center (TV / Stereo) there. Others care to have the big plasma in a dedicated game room.

So keep in mind floor plan if you are a buyer.

Along with location, condition and price it is important. Why? Guess where you live most of the time? INSIDE. Who wants a clunky floorplan with too many step ups and downs and running into walls all the time?

Do you want a Master up or down? Some people feel strongly about either of those positions. Not a right or wrong, but know what you want. If you select the right floor plan you'll live happily ever after in Home Sweet Home, at least until you move again in 5 to 7 years!!

 Home Sweet Home

 

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Gary Woltal
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Karen Anne: Right you are about closets getting bigger over time. I forgot about that one.

Jesse & Kathy: Countertops have changed materials too. I agree you can only cram so much per square footage. Maybe that's why so many of the walls have come down to open up the space.

Julie: I've seen several attachments on MLS listings with floor plans along with Seller Discloures. If you can find it, scan it, and upload as a PDF file.

February 07, 2008 07:52 AM
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Diane McDermott
Charlotte NC Real Estate Market
Realtor®, GRI, Landis e2 Real Estate, LLC
I agree Gary, floor plans help give such a wealth of information about how the house is laid out. I have buyers who always ask for them (it's a pain when there aren't any available). I pay to have a floor plan done on my listings regardless of age, I do think it helps buyers get a feel for the house.
February 07, 2008 07:23 PM
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Jonathan Hall
Realtor - Danbury,CT Area Real Estate~203-417-0523
William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty
I am noticing in my floorplans for large homes have tiny guest bedrooms sizes. I have seen 10x12 bedrooms in 4500 square foot homes!
February 07, 2008 08:20 PM
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Chul KIM McGuire
CorpusTV.com

Gary,

Very nice floor plan and excellent of you to blog that for consumer visual perception!

Great job!

Cheers, Mr. C. KIM McGuire. N. Padre Island, TX. Today's Weather... SUNNY... Low 70's.

 

February 07, 2008 08:56 PM
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Diane: That's cool you get the floor plans made up. A very innovative idea.

Jonathan: 10 x 12 is pretty small in that size house. What were they thinking?

Kim: Some of the builder floor plan marketing materials are very colorful I agree.

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