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What a difference a floorplan makes when selling your home in Tunbridge Wells
Oh the days when we could wander around a shop with carefree abandonment. Yet here we are in the Covid era, having to adapt and change from the norm. The property market is very much open but, as you’ll know, things have changed. Nevertheless, buyers are abundant and eager to view your home any way they can. From photographs to videos, they soak it all in, trying to visualise every inch of your property. There is one key item they are all keen to digest, and yet not every agent in feels it necessary. Let us tell you what a difference a floorplan makes when selling your home.
Is it essential?
It always amazes us at KMJ Property that not all agents see the importance of a floorplan. They take the time to take photographs to show the interior of the property, they may even focus in on period features, but what this cannot do is give a buyer the facts. It’s easy to misjudge the size of a room based on an image – too much or oversized furniture can make a room seem smaller, a shot taken in flattering light and the room looks spacious and empty. This is where the floorplan takes over, the actual size of the room can’t be distorted by furnishings and camera angles, the facts and size of the rooms are laid bare for all to see.
Room sizes are one benefit of the floorplan, but it isn’t just the space a property provides that appeals to potential buyers, the layout is also important. Not every buyer will be able to physically view a property, video tours are fantastic and give the best alternative. But when reviewing whether the property is for them, buyers can sometimes get confused about the layout, which is why the floorplan is crucial; it gives them the clarity they need and helps to bring that potential offer even closer.
Does it work?
What we have noticed is how focused buyers are on finding a property that accommodates their lifestyle. Having spent so many hours in their homes this year, buyers are absolutely clear what they want and need from their next home. A separate workspace is often on the must-have list, but how far away is this from family spaces? This is obviously essential should there be a need to self-isolate.
Is there an area that brings the family together? A place to cook where a careful eye can watch over children whilst they are doing their homework? The desire for a wonderful space to entertain, when we can, is at the forefront of people’s minds, we can see the longing to fill homes with loved ones and laughter being a priority when normality returns.
Is there potential?
It can be hard to view your home as anything but perfect, but just as you’ll be wanting to make your mark on your new home, buyers will be wanting to make theirs on yours. Buyers’ eyes are full of imagination and creativity and they may see opportunities that you never envisaged; the floorplan is key to them envisioning the potential of your property.
Whether buyers have viewed your home physically or virtually, it can be hard to accurately recollect the true size of rooms and where they are positioned. Working from the floorplan, buyers can start to knock down walls, open up spaces and create new ones. It is this scope for potential that grabs buyers’ hearts and keeps niggling, and when this happens you know you have them hooked.
Just as potential is a consideration for buyers, so is positioning, and where each room is located can be a deciding factor. There has been an increase in the number of families who are looking for homes that can accommodate an extra family member, whether that be a parent or grown-up child. Can your property provide them with some privacy? Those with young children may wish to have bedrooms close together rather than on separate floors, and prefer the bathroom to be close by.
What it offers
The floorplan isn’t about what your property offers you, it lays out the facts to enable buyers to begin to explore what it can offer them.
Not having a floorplan hinders buyers’ decision-making, as without the facts they can be relying on assumptions. This is what your floorplan offers them – the facts. Never underestimate the importance of a floorplan when selling your home.
If you’re curious what your home is worth, contact our team at KMJ Property on 01892 515188
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The FIA announces new member exclusive to Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge.
Family run independent agency selected by the FIA
Graham Lock, founder of the FIA, a network of high performing independent estate agents, has announced that KMJ Property has joined them as the exclusive estate agency member within Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells. They will join a select group of agencies from around the country as recognition of the high levels of customer service and professionalism that they provide.
‘We have very high standards of entry to the FIA, our members are spoken to at length and vetted to ensure that they meet our criteria. I was delighted when David accepted my invitation to join, we are very happy to have them on board to further enhance our groups’ reputation and give local home movers further confidence in selecting KMJ Property as their local estate agent.’ Said Lock.
David Johnson Managing Director of KMJ Property said, ‘we are very pleased to be standing alongside some of the best agents around the UK, unfortunately some agents get hung up on spreadsheets and targets, they forget that, if you do the job well, giving genuine advice and support, word will get around! Some of the best service provided, in any profession, is often by an independent business - where care really matters’.
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The government has said we should be open and selling homes! So, we are ready and very keen to help. However, we WILL be following very strict guidance on how we should be carrying out viewings and valuations.
So if you would like to view one of our properties or you have a property to sell - give us a call today.
We are expecting the market to pickup in the coming months so talk to us asap, and as usual we are very contactable.
David & Suzanne Johnson
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We know life has been very tricky for lots of people for lots of reasons.
Have you been thinking that moving to a new home would help life going forward? It could you have found that working from home has been fantastic and want to move to a home with a view instead of close to the railway, perhaps you have decided you need more room or somewhere for a home office.
Some of you might be thinking let’s downsize and spend some cash having fun or just lessen the stress of paying a mortgage.
Whatever the reason, let us at KMJ Property help you get organised, find out how much your home is worth, we can advise on what improvements (if any) will help sell your home.
The sun is shining, gardens are mostly looking at their best and lots of people have been finishing DIY jobs so let’s make the most of it.
We don’t mind where you are based and the size of your home really doesn’t matter to us, we provide genuine advice and guidance to all.
Please contact us for more information.
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We should definitely blog more!
By now we all know that we are in very unique times, with most of us locked down at home doing our bit to save the NHS.
The government has said estate agents should not be in the office or doing face to face viewings or valuations.
We have always been very contactable outside of normal office hours, so working from home is a breeze and with the weather being so great our office has moved into the garden!
We are very willing to value homes over video, talk you through our services etc and do a virtual viewing talking you through the property.
Having a little more time to think we have been making a few very exciting plans for our business so watch this space!!!
We will continue to put our clients first, thinking about what is genuinely best for them and their home.
Please keep in touch - hopefully we will see you all soon.
David & Suzanne - Team KMJ Property