The leading property portal in the Netherlands, Funda.nl, has launched an interactive floor plan service together with Floorplanner. It allows house hunters to view the 2D floor plan, furnish a property online and see plans from all angles in 3D. Next to existing property info like photo's, video, neighborhood information and maps, users of Funda can now also explore the interactive floor plan to see if the floor plan of the new property fits within their needs. For estate agents, the interactive floor plans are a way of attracting more house hunters to properties for sale on Funda.
Funda.nl says it wants to take the next step towards making the housing market transparent and to offer house hunters more support in their search. Interactive floor plans should increase the chance of a sale, and increase the time that visitors spend on the website looking at a property, as well as page views on Funda.
“The current market conditions and technological opportunities call for new ways of presenting homes. During the course of a search, home hunters will sometimes ask themselves whether their furniture will fit in the new property and/or whether modifying the property would produce the result they’re looking for. We’re also seeing that garden layout is an issue”, says Joep Ketelaar, Managing Director of Funda.nl.
The interactive floor plans can be viewed right next to the property on Funda. Estate agents can draw the interactive floor plans themselves using Floorplanner that is integrated within the Funda back-end. They can also submit existing drawings to a drawing service.
To see one of the plans on Funda.nl, click here or on the image above. By clicking on: "Tip! Maak uw eigen plattegrond" users can redesign the house and put furniture in.
Funda facilitates the online purchase, sale and rental of commercial and residential property. Its aim is to create transparency in the housing market through the provision of reliable and comprehensive information. In just eight years, Funda has built up a unique market position not only with the Dutch consumer but also with the commercial sector and estate agents. The Funda website receives more than 300,000 visitors and an average of 9 million page views a day. It is the biggest and most visited property website in the Netherlands, with over three million unique visits each month.
Floorplanner is an online drawing package devised specifically to bring complex floor plans within the reach of the public. Following its international launch in 2007, Floorplanner has been embraced by more than one million registered users, varying from consumers and individual estate agents to leading property companies. Globally it’s the most used solution of its type. Floorplanner is based in Rotterdam.