SMARTePLAN® property files actually can have a useful life after the initial real estate transaction is complete. For example, perhaps a listing agent marketed the property using a SMARTePLAN, but did not include the furniture-moving portion.
While a furniture-moving file was not created to SELL the property, one can now be created if the new buyer perceives it would be useful helping them move into the property. The listing agent would be able to advise the new buyer that such a tool can be created for them, and the cost. Which is unusual, because usually the buyer’s own agent is their “go to” source for help and information in a new home — but in this instance the Listing Agent would be able to provide helpful information to the new buyer in a meaningful way.
We’ve also been able to export our files in a cad-compatible format to decorators and contractors. This saves them quite a lot of time by allowing them to import it into their system and going from there.
I think the acid test was exporting our SMARTePLAN floor plan files to a decorator in London who was redoing a home in Houston. We did a test of course and it was fine. Not only was he able to import it into his system, but the conversion from our American system of feet / inches into metric worked as well.
So keep in mind that once created, a SMARTePLAN can be subsequently exported and licensed to interior decorators, landscapers, contractors, etc. if redecorating or renovation is contemplated by your Buyer.