floor plan

Deal Makers & Deal Breakers

I don’t know about other housing markets, but at least in the Twin Cities, it’s not customary to include floor plans in MLS listings.

In fact, I’d estimate that fewer than 1% of all listings have them.

The two exceptions I’m aware of:  1) new construction, especially upper bracket and condo’s; and 2) homes with unusual floor plans.

Two Exceptions

With new construction (exception #1), floor plans are usually readily available from the builder and/or their sales rep.

Meanwhile, when a property has an unusual floor plan (exception #2), getting that on the table from the get-go can save everyone energy — and help avoid time-wasting showings when the floor plan is a deal breaker.

P.S.:  At least in my experience, Sellers will occasionally still have blueprints, especially when they built the home — and it wasn’t decades ago.

As a listing agent (representing Sellers), that’s something I’d typically offer up at closing, unless the Buyer was explicitly contemplating a major remodel.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

Leave a Reply