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Four floor plans a minute!

publication date: Feb 1, 2010
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Brian Farrell, MetropixFive years ago this month, leading floor plan business, Metropix, launched into the estate agency market and hasn’t looked back.

Director Brian Farrell (pictured), says, “When Metropix launched, floor plans were not commonly used when marketing property; it simply wasn’t commercially viable. We identified a gap in the market to offer a solution that enables anyone to quickly and easily draw floor plans at a price which made sure they could be included on every property’s particulars – not just on selected high value homes. As a result, we quickly became the market leader and are now producing an average of four floor plans every minute of every working day. We also recently won an award in the Estate Agency Supplier of the Year category at this year’s Estate Agency of the Year event – something we were extremely proud of.”

Over the years Metropix has added many new services including 3D floor plans, 3D walkthroughs, interactivity and 3D plans within Google Earth. They don’t intend stopping there with improvements to existing services and new features.

So what’s next? “Our services have expanded internationally and we plan to continue growing our market penetration across all regions. We estimate that some 50 per cent of UK properties are marketed with a floor plan, so there is still a lot of scope for us.” says Brian. “Ultimately, floor plans coupled with the upgrades we offer continue to grow in popularity with both buyers and sellers and therefore help our clients to easily and cost effectively differentiate themselves from that of their competitors. This in turn helps secure the very best new instructions and assist in maintaining or even increasing fees.”