Floorplans

first_imgHome » News » Marketing » Floorplans previous nextMarketingFloorplansProperty Drum30th May 20140843 Views How else would you be able to judge the great layout of this home?CLASSIC FLOORPLANS2D floorplans have been around for a number of years but were only commercially viable for use on properties at the upper end of the market due to the costs. However, with floorplans about £1 each to produce, they are much more feasible for use on properties of all shapes, sizes and price ranges.Brian Farrell, Managing Director of Metropix, said, “We find that often agents are keen to include floorplans that stand out from the crowd, so we over a range of personalisation options free as part of a standard subscription. This includes adapting the colours of the plan to match corporate colours, plus the ability to add a logo as a ‘watermark’ on every plan.”But while 2D plans continue to be the best-selling, Farrell reports that more agents are looking for additional ways to differentiate themselves from their main competitors.INTERACTIVE FLOORPLANSTraditionally, many agents opted for a clear 2D floorplan accompanied by a selection of high quality photographs. Times are changing and the technology is improving, with many software packages now allowing agents to incorporate photos within a floorplan, enabling a house-hunter to click on the icon in the plan to see the view from within the room allowing people to immediately see the room decoration with layout and scale. This service is often available free as part of a standard subscription package with major floorplan suppliers.Our ‘PicturePlus’ interactive plans have shown strong growth over the last 12 to 18 months,” said Farrell. “It provides buyers with a good visual impression of the property.”At home, in the office or on the move, the floorplan is the buyer’s friend!3D FLOORPLANSWith technology in the sector constantly improving, helping to dramatically increase the quality of floorplans, there has also been a steady uptake of 3D plans and 3D walkthroughs in recent years, according to Farrell.“3D continues to grow in popularity with some agents using them specifically to stand out from the crowd,” he added.3D floor plans work particularly well when selling new build homes, according to David Bentley, Head of New Homes at Bidwells.“Floorplans are important to sales details, particularly when they incorporate dimensions and areas,” he said. “With many of our developer clients, 3D is the best form when selling off -plan or even when you have a finished product, as people can really appreciate the living environment, particularly when they are demonstrated fully furnished.”However, Annabel Morbey of Smiths Gore’s Stamford office believes that an accurate high quality 2D floorplan is sufficient when selling a property, describing 3D floorplans as “an unnecessary marketing gimmick”.Ray Dowling, Director at Dowling Jones Design, which provide professional floorplans from around £60 each, among other property services, agrees that 3D floorplans are “a bit of a gimmick”, despite the fact that his company offer this service.“We offer 3D floor plans, but to be honest they are unnecessary for the average high street agent because punters generally don’t expect or want them,” he said. “In fact, 3D floorplans represent less than one per centof our floorplans business.”Whether favouring 2D or 3D floorplans, many agents may wish to consider offering both, with some floorplan software packages charging no extra for this service, allowing consumers to look at the floorplan that mostappeals to them.VALUE FOR MONEYThere are lots of high quality professional floorplan companies that can help agents looking to outsource this service, while there are also plenty of property design and floorplan software programmes, tools and packages now available to agents – and homeowners – at very cost-effective rates.“The best bet is to call around and see what products are on offer and at what price,” advised Paul Jaszynski, Country manager at Zentuvo. “We at Zentuvo are market leaders in five countries so we are able to negotiate best rates with the software developers and pass on these great rates on to our clients.”VIRTUAL ROOM DESIGNERJaszynski says that he is particularly impressed with some of the virtual home planning tools available, thanks to advances in computer software programmes, which allow users to get more involved with a property by allowing them to reinvent each room, from top to bottom, with just the click of a mouse.He continued, “I think this is a great product and helps applicants to make a decision whether or not to move forward with a certain property. If an applicant isn’t sure if they can fi t in their double bed or corner sofa, this isa great tool to use and makes the decision making process a lot quicker and easier.”GET THE BEST PRICEWhile nothing ultimately beats viewing a property in person, floorplans are undoubtedly a fundamental must-have marketing tool that can significantly boost consumer interest in a property, helping agents sell or let a home – be it a small float or a grand house – at the best possible price.Contacts:● Bairstow Eves www.bairstoweves.co.uk● Bidwells www.bidwells.co.uk● Dowling Jones Design www.dowlingjonesdesign.com● Heathgate www.heathgate.com● Metropix www.metropix.co.uk● Rightmove www.rightmove.co.uk● Smiths Gore www.smithsgore.co.uk● Stevenette and Co www.stevenette.com● The Mobile Agent www.themobileagent.co.uk● Zentuvo UK www.zentuvo.co.uk May 30, 2014The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. 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STAFF : Syracuse track and field competes at Virginia Tech, Columbia

first_img Published on March 4, 2012 at 12:00 pm The Syracuse track and field team split up this weekend, sending competitors to the Virginia Tech Final Qualifier in Blacksburg, Va., and the Columbia Last Chance meet in New York City. The meets were the last opportunity for automatic qualification in the NCAA Indoor Championships.Flings Owusu-Agyapong missed automatic qualification by .17 seconds, as she finished third in the 60-meter dash at Virginia Tech. Amadou Gueye reached the semifinals in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.42 seconds but failed to qualify for the finals.At the Columbia Last Chance meet, Jarret Eaton won the 60-meter hurdles in 7.63 seconds, continuing his standout season as a national championship contender.Darryl White and Jihaad Howard finished third and fourth in the 60-meter dash in 6.87 and 6.88 seconds, respectively, in New York City. Andrew Palmer finished fifth in his heat in the 3,000-meter run with 8:21.79.On the women’s side, Molly Malone finished fourth in her heat in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:08.05, and Katie Hursey finished fourth in the mile run with a time of 4:46.58. Lauren Penney finished fourth in her heat in the 3,000-meter run.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOrange runners who qualify will compete at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Nampa, Idaho, from March 9-10. Eaton is the only Syracuse athlete to earn an automatic bid to the championships. At-large bids will be announced Monday.—Compiled by Jacob Pramuk, staff writer, [email protected] Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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One change in Tipp team ahead of provincial final

first_imgManager William Maher has made one change due to the injury of Jack Shelly with Toomevara’s Jason Ryan called into the starting line-up as the Premier County go in search of its first provincial title at the grade since 2010.The starting 15 tomorrow night at Walsh Park in Waterford will line out as follows: In goals will be Lorrha-Dorrha’s Brian Hogan…the full back line is made up of Paul Maher from Kilsheelan-Kilcash, Tom Ford of Éire Óg Annacarty and Kiladangan’s David Sweeney.  Jason Ryan, Captain Ronan Maher of Thurles and Sean Treacys clubman Sean Ryan are in the half back line. Thurles’ Billy McCarthy and Barry Heffernan of Nenagh Éire Óg will manage the midfield while Josh Keane from Golden-Kilfeacle, Lattin Cullen’s Mark Russel and another Nenagh man Andrew Coffey form the half forward line. Finally, the full forwards are made up of Willie Connors from Kiladangan, Moyle Rovers player Stephen Quirke and Thurles’ Conor Lanigan. Captain Ronan Maher says the players in the panel would love nothing more than to end the county’s six-year wait for silverware in this grade.Throw in tomorrow night is at 7 o’clock and Tipp FM will have full live coverage, getting underway with our build up at 6.45…in association with Kevin O’Leary Group, Clonmel.last_img read more

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