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$1M+ Under Contract from Buyer in London Sight Unseen - Via SMARTePLAN's Floor Plan

January 24th, 2012

[UPDATE 2/15/2012: This property has closed, so the floor plan links have been disengaged ]

I rec'd the following email from a Realtor client yesterday; her $1M+ listing is now under contract from a man in London who never saw it in person -- but he went above asking price in a bidding war. "....I got my Georgetown under contract Saturday- the guy was from London- site unseen, and he went above the asking price in a bidding war, showed up yesterday and was so pleased with his purchase, he said it was just as he imaged with the floor plan and photos really helped him- so floor plans helped him buy a home he never saw! Congrats to you" You have to admit, that's pretty cool. So, you want to "see" what he saw.  I'm attaching a link to our MLS for this property and you can access the SMARTePLAN floor plan that he saw.  The graphic below lets you know where to find the floor plan -- it uploads right onto our MLS and becomes a part of the listing.

Funny thing, Michele Scheffer is the only agent who does NOT use me to write her amenities text --- which is the detailed  room-by-room description of  the property. A property this size would be about 5-6 pages when I'm done. [You can click this link to see one of Melinda Noel's that has the amenities text under "Flyer" so you can see a sample of what we call "Amenities Text"]

I DO take Michele's MLS photo captions and engage them to the floor plan --- because I just refuse to launch "blank" photos out of a SMARTePLAN. And -- it's obviously WORKING for her!


Both Michele Scheffer and Melinda Noel are Realtors® with Greenwood King Properties in their Kirby Office.Thanks for Stopping By, Judith, The Floor Plan Lady



SMARTePLANS® have photos embedded inside the floor plan that launch with a mouse click .... each photo arrow is positioned in the plan where the photographer was standing --- so you can see where he was and what he was aiming at when he took the shot ... in relationship to the drawing. Beneath the photo is a description of that room. Once the photo launches you have a choice to link back to the floor plan and choose another photo, or read the amenities text for the WHOLE property (not just that particular room).  All the files are inter-linked so you can seamlessly click around this property, viewing the photos and reading the descriptions.  This is not a video ... you choose what you want to view ... or not


[NOTE: SMARTePLANS® are PDF files so they magnify to over 100%. When the file launches, click "View" on the top toolbar and make sure there is a checkmark next to the toolbar named "Select and Zoom". Every time you tap the plus key inside the circle the view screen enlarges (the minus key shrinks the magnification); and the magnifying glass with the plus sign in it marquee selects a specfic area of the drawings to be enlarged. Using the hand key and the scroll bars, its easy to move around inside the file, and then magnifying the features you want to see.]


© SMARTePLANS®  2012

The compilation above is the original creative work and copyrighted property of SMARTePLANS. You may link to it; but it may not be copied, nor reproduced in any form or format in whole or in part without the express written permission of Judith Sinnard.


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