The best way to put your online listing on the same level in search results as new construction is to include a floor plan. Many buyers are interested in floor plans because it helps them better understand how well the home matches their space needs. A floor plan conveys important information that photos cannot and some viewers may not short-list a property if they are unsure it meets their criteria. Floor plans help eliminate that uncertainty and have been shown to increase clicks.
Let me know prior to your photo shoot appointment that you'd like a floor plan for your listing. Floor plans are an add-on service to photo services and cannot be ordered separately.
After the shoot I use a combination of traditional and laser tools to take measurements of the space so I can create a fairly accurate* floor plan.
A floor plan can be used to let potential buyers see if their furniture can fit in the space but it's more informative if furniture is already added. In most cases any 2+ bedroom listing will be furnished as if a family were living in it. If you are trying to market the listing to other types of buyers let me know so I can make adjustments.
Please take note that the square footage reported in property records does not always reflect the square footage I measure and use for billing. Many times below-grade areas of a house or even ancillary buildings that you might want floor plans of, are not included in the square footage reported in property records. If a house has a basement the square footage I measure will be greater. For apartments it's usually, but not always the opposite, my measurements tend to be less as I only count the interior spaces I measure. My pricing is based on area measured as that's what affects my costs.