MagicPlan is an awesome app for real estate agents by Sensopia that, according to the iTunes store, “measures your rooms and draws your floor plan just by taking pictures.” After taking photos of a room’s corners, a floor plan which you can fine tune is automatically generated. You can then receive your floor plan in JPG, PDF or DXF format or publish an interactive floor plan on the web.
Now in version 3.5.3, the app allows you to take room dimensions, include disclaimers and watermarks, display room names, a scale and general information, include your photo and logo, annotate objects, give object attributes, and edit floor plans using a new tool for imperial/metric measurements.
This app, created in 2011, already has five million unique downloads and is used to create 20,000 floor plans per day. It requires iOS 6.0 or later on the iPhone, iPad and the iPod Touch and 4.0 and up on the Android.
This app is a great tool for real estate agents for several reasons. Not only can you capture images of your listed homes easily, those images will automatically create a floor plan of the house. You can then use this floor plan in your marketing materials for the listing, giving prospective buyers a better representation of the home.
Pierre Gaubil, co-founder and CEO of Sensopia, states in a video about MagicPlan that “the floor plan is the DNA of the house. You might buy a house based upon a floor plan; you’ll never buy a house just looking at pictures.” He continues by explaining that this is exactly why MagicPlan is garnering attention from the real estate and home improvement communities.
Although marketed as “free” to download, it costs $2.99 for one of the aforementioned floor plan files, $19.99 for 10 plans, $34.99 for 20 plans, and $59.99 for 40 plans. Monthly plans ranging from three to an unlimited amount of files per month, per device are also available.
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