Archive for the 'Floor Plans' Category

What’s a Quick and Easy Way to Capture Floor plan Sketch with Dimensions?

May 7th, 2017

Brandon in LA says: I recently purchased a Leica DISTO D2 and am planning to offer floor plans (just 2D to start) as an additional service. I’ve thoroughly researched the various vendors you have listed in previous posts on this subject, and have played around with Leica’s own Sketch app (which unfortunately seems way too […]

New iPad App And Added Structure Sensor Does 3D Room Scans

December 1st, 2016

Last week there was an article in Wired about a new iPad App that does 3-D scans of rooms. The article says:

How to Create Real Estate Floor Plans

October 26th, 2016

Ivy in New York asks: I was wondering if you know where I can learn how to create floor plans for my real estate clients? Is there an app you can recommend. There is a huge number of floor plan Apps. Most people that do floor plans use some kind of laser measuring device to quickly measures […]

What Floor Plan Creation Software Do Real Estate Photographers Use?

July 6th, 2016

I’ve had some questions in the last few months asking besides, Matterport, what are the top software applications for creating floor plans. Since it’s been over a year since we talked about floor plans I thought I’d do a poll this time. The poll has all the floor plan software that was discussed in the […]

Are Matterport 3D Tours A Money Making Product For Real Estate Photographers?

January 27th, 2016

Kelvin in Big Sky Country recently asked the following: Searching your site regarding Matterport, I found some thoughts about it from 2014 that would sway me to believe that the value wasn’t there as compared to the $4500 investment.  I’m curious to know if that has changed, or if anyone reports recouping that investment and […]

What Is Currently The Best Software For Making Floor Plans?

November 29th, 2015

Ken in Toronto asks: I’ve decided to start doing floor plans for real estate. Can you suggest what the best floor plan drawing software is? Thanks. First of all here is a link to the posts we’ve done in the last few years here on floor plans. Which floor plan product you provide depends first […]

Matterport vs Autodesk 3D Max Floorplan Video

July 9th, 2015

David in Arizona asked the following question: We have a potential homebuilder client that is interested in 3D floorplans that we can incorporate into a 2-4 minute video. These are the kind of videos that are created in Autodesk 3D Max. Here is an example of a similar video.  Do you know of a company […]

Floor Plans And Room Dimensions For Real Estate Listings

April 9th, 2015

Kimi-Lynn in Minnesota asked the following question: I am finding that photographers offering room measurements and floor plans are becoming a hot trend. I am wondering if anyone else is seeing this or offering these services, and how they charge for it? Also, for the photographers that offer it, have they had success with specific […]

PlanEdge: Create Floorplans On A Tablet With A Laser Measure

October 20th, 2014

PFRE reader Sean Elliott at Exposure Property Marketing told me about some new floor plan creation software. Sean said: Whilst the market is quieter I thought I would take the opportunity to contact you about a new product we are using at Exposure Property Marketing.  We have helped a software company here in the UK Boxcubic […]

Get A Free Trial of That Creates Floor Plans From Photos

December 13th, 2012

Here is another opportunity to tryout another floor plan creation service. Last week Valerie from contacted me and asked for advice on how to get feedback on the floor plan  creation service from some hard core real estate photographers that provide floor plans. What came to mind was back when the MagicPlan App came out […]

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December 10th, 2012

You don’t have to be around real estate or real estate photography very long to realize that property marketing materials can benefit big-time from great looking floor plans. Long time PFRE reader, Anna Wilshire who is the director/photographer at in Brisbane, has had so much demand for floor plans to go with her photography she decided […]

What Hardware and Software Do You Create Floor Plans With?

July 18th, 2012

I haven’t talked about floor plans in quite a while. Karl Inge Punsvik, the northern most real estate photographer in the world (Narvik Norway 68° 25? 14? N), reminded me of this recently when he pointed out that he has been researching floor plan creation software recently and has come to the conclusion that he likes the […]