Blue-Sketch Blog

Ideas, design, and business.

Mark Twain’s summer house in Maine

By 3dbluesketch | Feb 24, 2016

We received an order to draw floor plans for 6 Towhee Hill Lane in York, Maine. This historical house is also known as Mark Twain’s summer house. “We are in the midst of pines. They come up right about us, and the house is so high and the roots of the trees are so far…

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How do we measure square footage?

By 3dbluesketch | Feb 20, 2016

Getting the correct square footage is a constant conversation with our photographer and realtor clients. There are several factors that come into play ANSI Z765-2003 standard for single family residential buildings Regional Real Estate Commissions and their guidelines MLS listing guidelines regarding property and lot sizes When we draw a floor plan we are always using source…

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Keller Williams Family Reunion 2016

By 3dbluesketch | Feb 19, 2016

This years KWFR in New Orleans is over but you are not forgotten. What a week, I’ve never seen so much red around the town! Even the beads on Bourbon street seemed to be all red this past weekend. Thanks y’all for coming and see you in Vegas next year!

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Cameras changing real estate

By 3dbluesketch | Feb 19, 2016

I’ve been working with 3D photographers for a while now. Matterport and other 3D cameras include a depth sensor that measures the distance between the camera and an obstacle such as a wall. Matterport creates a point cloud which translates into interactive 3D showcases. These showcases allow home buyers to move around the house they…

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Villa in Southern France

By 3dbluesketch | Feb 16, 2016

This would be anyone’s dream. I had a chance to draw floor plans and 3D photos for this beautiful Villa, 3D showcase scanned by IB-Advantage. This is a two floor house with two levels on each floor, so I created four separate floor plans in order to accommodate the stairs in 3D. First, I start…

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Things we can do

By 3dbluesketch | Feb 11, 2016

We had a cool project this week from a Matterport photographer in California. This unique, hexagonal apartment has a stunning view, exquisite spa areas, and of course a centrally functioning kitchen. Take a look at the original scan by Craig Sauer of 3D Interior Scanning LLC. We took that 3D showcase and created a blueprint…

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Matterport photographer – stand out!

By 3dbluesketch | Feb 2, 2016

“One third of buyers are less likely to enquire about a property without a floor plan.” “Floor plans are the most important aspect of a property presentation to buyers.” “Home-hunters rated room dimensions as the most important feature when looking at a floor plan”.     (Rightmove) Those are good reasons for any realtor to include…

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Maximise The Chances Of Finding A Buyer With A Floorplan

By 3dbluesketch | Jan 29, 2016

Rightmove, one of UK’s top real estate website conducted a study with around 10,000 respondents, which showed that over one-third of buyers were less likely to enquire about a property without a floorplan. “One buyer commented that “pictures can be deceptive, a floorplan is more definitive” and another said “I don’t want to waste unnecessary…

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Strategically Placed 3D Floor Plans Increase Site Usage by 400%

By 3dbluesketch | Jan 29, 2016

I found this article online. It’s from 2009 but the numbers are very impressive even by today’s standards. “RealPage, Inc., a leading provider of on-demand software and services to the multifamily industry, today announced recent web statistics from CrossFire Studio that show dramatic increases in web site visitor retention and time spent online with the…

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