The Significance of Laser-Measured Floorplans for Savvy Property Buyers

The Importance of Accurate Information for Buyers

As a buyer, you should expect accurate information when making a purchase decision. LIDAR (multi-laser) measured floor plans are now available to more estate agents and this is quickly becoming a significant factor in showing a prospective buyer / tenant the truest sense of scale in a property before even stepping through the front door.

Hi, I’m Donovan Bell, the Online Services Manager here at Tortoise Property, and I want to talk to you today about how LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technologies in floor plan production are used to show your property’s size to potential buyers looking for their next home. How it plays a major role when informing them about the layout and scale of your property online, also what you should be expecting in terms of a professional standard from your agent.

Introduction to LIDAR Technology in Floor Plan Production

Buying a new home or property is an exciting endeavour, but it can also be a daunting task. Prospective buyers need to consider various factors before making a decision, and one crucial aspect is the floor plan. Traditionally, floor plans are created through manual measurements, which are often inaccurate and imprecise. However, savvy agents recognise that this standard isn’t acceptable, as accuracy is a key factor in assisting a home buyer in knowing if the property has the space and rooms to suit their needs.

A Laser-measured floor plan can provide buyers with an accurate representation of the property unlike traditional methods, where measurements relied on a tape measure or a handheld laser pointer. Taking away the human error associated with manual measurements, LIDAR laser technology in comparison offers unparalleled precision. Here at Tortoise Property, the camera we use has LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) laser technology which captures the dimensions of a room from over 200,000 data points captured in a single room, the scan includes a rooms length, width, and height, achieving over 98% accuracy. This ensures that the floor plan reflects the actual size and layout of the property, giving buyers a realistic understanding of the space they are considering.

Empowering Buyers with Detailed Floor Plan Data

With accurate measurements at hand, buyers can better plan and visualise how they will use the available space. Whether it’s determining the placement of furniture, envisioning renovations, or estimating the suitability of the property for their specific needs, our LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) laser-measured floor plans empower your potential buyers to make an informed buying decision. By understanding the spatial arrangement of the property, buyers can evaluate whether it meets their lifestyle requirements, ensuring a more satisfying and personalised living experience.

Transparency is crucial when it comes to any decision making process, and laser-measured floor plans contribute to this aspect in a meaningful way. Buyers can be confident that the floor plan they see accurately represents the property, avoiding potential discrepancies between expectations and reality. This transparency should then lead to smoother negotiations and a happy buyer.

Utilising LIDAR in Remote Viewing Services

Here at Tortoise property, our LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) laser-measured floor plans provide buyers with accurate representations of properties online, this is especially crucial during the use of a remote viewing which is another service we provide. You can read more about our virtual tours and virtual viewings in my blog here.

The enhanced precision, space planning capabilities, and time-saving benefits of laser-measured floor plans contribute to an improved buying experience which we are proud to offer. From eliminating surprises during physical visits to enabling informed decision-making before putting feet on the floor of the property, these floor plans offer buyers the transparency and confidence they need to make one of the most significant investments of their lives. As technology continues to advance, laser-measured floor plans are likely to become an industry standard, benefiting both buyers and sellers alike.

Contact Us for More Information on Our Technology Services

If you want to learn more about our camera technology and how it benefits your home sale along with other technologies we use such as 4K photography, 4k videography together with our floor plan creation along side multiple other technologies when selling your property, give us a call on 01733 592020 or visit our selling page at

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