Passion Plans is a relatively new platform established in 2020 to help homeowners and architects meet. It allows homeowners to buy pre-made house plans easily and for architects to sell their plans conveniently.
This platform aims to help increase transparency in the home building industry. We want to make it easier for homeowners to ‘get the homes they desire. It can be done without starting from scratch with an architect necessarily.
We admire the craft of architecture. We also admire the desire to make the home building more accessible to anyone interested in the activity. We believe that is done by increasing the future homeowners’ accessibility to affordable house plans. Working with an architect to customize those already made plans is also an option.
You’re taking advantage of the thousands of hours that have already been spent on these beautiful plans. It makes it a lot more affordable to have customizations made if you don’t find anything perfect for you.
We believe that it can often be hard to visualize the exact end product you may want. Having a platform that showcases thousands of plans makes it easier to engage with an architect. Increased transparency allows you to get a much better understanding of the various options available. You might’ve otherwise not been aware that it was an H-shaped house you were in the market for all along.
We realize that there’s no chance you will visit every single plan on this platform. It is not the intended use of it either. The intention is to narrow down the important criteria. It allows you better understand the different categories and the various limitations that different designs have. For some people, the U-shape is what best fits their goals. For others with a narrow lot, it may simply not be feasible to go with a plan like that. Every family’s criteria are different, and we hope you can find something that matches exactly what you’re looking for. Otherwise, we hope you get inspired to work with an architect following your search on this website.
Do you know any architects?
If you know any architects who are sitting out there struggling, we would love to refer them to this site. We’re onboarding architects in a manner that makes sense for both them and us. We want to offer what we believe are better terms and more transparency than is available from other similar platforms. Being listed on the site does not cost anything for the architects. We share the money from the plans more favorable to the architect than on similar platforms. Does it not at the very least warrant us having a conversation?
Our goal is not to tell you what you need but rather to give your mind inspiration and the possibility to wander. We want to inspire curiosity and lead you further down the line in searching for the place you will soon call home.
How to use the platform?
The best way to use Passion Plans is by getting some idea about the various requirements you may have. Figure out what that perfect home you are hoping to build.
It means you will need to determine certain important aspects regarding the number of bedrooms and size you are looking to build. It might also be the right time to consider if you have certain specific requirements regarding the budget you’re operating with. What long-term goals do you have? Do you plan to have guests come and visit you every weekend? Is the intention with the home you’re building to serve as your getaway from the city? If so, you might not even be looking to build something very big. In that scenario, you may have other considerations regarding location and more. If you just bought a lot of land on a lake, we have many plans to accommodate those needs. They vary in size to fit your budget.
Maybe you are also hoping to build a pool next to the home, and you will have many other considerations. These include how you will access the outdoors, where you will be changing clothes.
Suppose your primary concern is that you want to build something that sets you up for financial success going forward. In that case, you may either want to look into our duplex plans. These are great for getting additional cash flow and equity in the home. Maybe you don’t want something that comes with landlord duties. You may want to consider if something smaller best suits your needs.
A growing platform
We may be a relatively new platform. We feel that we have a lot to offer, which is why our platform’s visibility is growing as rapidly as it is. The growth and success of the platform have almost been overwhelming. We want to share our success with others by making the building experience easier. Rather than slowing down, we have been working hard to figure out how to expand our offering successfully. We work with architects and improve the experience for our customers. Without our customers’ commitment to helping us out by buying our plans, we can’t grow. We wouldn’t be able to do what we are doing.
Any time you choose to buy house plans from us, you support all the architects we are working with. It allows us to add helpful features to this platform. We sincerely thank you for your support.
How we work with the architects and what we have to offer
Architects create the art pieces that draw our users to this platform. We want to create a section on the page dedicated to our process. We want to help ensure architects do not regret their decision to work with us.
Without the architects, we wouldn’t have any products that we would offer. That includes both the ones we employ and the external ones that license our plans.
We are always improving the platform, whether adding features for architects or users. It is very requested to add various levels of analytics. It will let architects understand which of their plans are not just seen also purchased. We consider our platform a success as long as we add additional features. Our goal is to make the experience better for everyone. We hope our popularity will also keep increasing as more and more people realize just what we can offer.
There may be other platforms with different offerings for architects. One of our main goals is to focus on what we are good at while better. It allows you to focus on what you are good at – creating house plans. You might be able to find other platforms where you will get a slightly bigger percentage of the overall sale when your plans sell. Those platforms traditionally also offer less assistance than we aim. We will not just get your plans listed in the best categories. We will also help you figure out how to adjust your plans to increase your chance of selling more of them. It will benefit both you and us.
We want to avoid you spending a lot of time figuring out how to get started with us to find out it doesn’t make sense. Some of our categories are a lot more popular than others. Those categories may also have more options available in them for sale. You might be better off making plans for some of the categories getting a moderate amount of popularity. They may only be a relatively small amount of products in them.
What we can offer – some of the benefits
We are not perfect, and we are always looking for ways to improve when working with architects. We encourage you to reach out if you have any ideas for us.
Publishing your designs
You may be looking to gain more visibility in the field and sell more. We also have certain things that we are looking for. Is there anything you think we can do differently? Then please let us know?
We want prospective designers and architects to feel safe and secure in their choice and desire to work with us. We always find it an honor when architects reach out to us and indicate an interest in working with us.
While we may not be the biggest, we are willing to listen. While we are willing to listen, we are also willing to share our feedback on making the partnership fruitful. We considered making this a platform that would charge a monthly fee. We quickly concluded that it wasn’t what the industry was looking for. Listing your house plans here comes at no cost to the architect.
While we want to include architects, we find that the best partnerships are formed through mutual values. We believe that is best achieved by establishing what each party wants to get out of the partnership. This serves additional functions, but we can all grow more transparent and honest.
Without adding high-quality home plans to our platform, those won’t sell but only consume both your time and ours. We have a certain level we want to have when publishing plans here. We hope to work with you to get the dedicated quality to achieve that. We also want to be adding plans that are relevant for the users of our site and the needs of today’s homebuilders. Some of the slightly less traditional niches we also serve in the market.
With your superior design and strong visual representation, we will give home buyers those experiences. Let’s ensure they are making the right decision buying what you have created. That goal is easier to achieve with professional photos and photorealistic renderings.
The more information you provide along with the plans, the more it will ease the mind of a potential buyer. By providing elevation, buyers will know how well the house plans may work for their sloped lot.
Working with Passion Plans is a way to increase your income without investing in expensive marketing yourself. You will benefit from repeat revenue without spending many hours on each client. We’ll sell your plans over and over to our basis of committed users.
Avoid having the hassle of dealing with a lot of the customer support that you would otherwise be required to do. We have knowledgeable sales professionals at hand who know your plans and can help guide a buyer’s journey.
We are continuously getting more and more users on our site. It means that your sales through our various channels will keep growing as we do. The more people who see your quality house plans, the more people will also buy them.
When you list with us, we will work intensively to ensure that it is a decision you stand by for years to come.
I am interested in working with an architect – can you help me?
If you are interested in working with an architect, we can help you make that project come true. While our most common product is to offer stock house plans to the masses, we also work on custom projects.
Suppose you are interested in going this route. You need to understand drawing house plans from scratch is more expensive than buying one of the available options. Creating something custom may seem appealing to some people interested in more unique solutions. For others, it may just be very appealing to save a significant amount of money with one of the many options we already offer. You may want to build your dream home. A lot of the work is centered around the appliances and finishes you choose to go with. Those aren’t necessarily dependent on the house plans you bought. We want to work with anyone who has the vision to build a custom home. By setting expectations from the beginning, we also believe we’ll develop a better result that suits your needs.
I am not entirely sure what is the right option for my family
If you have come to this site without knowing the aspects of what your future home needs to include, we don’t blame you. There are a lot of considerations that need to be made in the process. Sometimes you need to speak with a professional who can help visualize your ideas and lead you down the right track. Contact us through the contact number available on the site. You may be able to speak with one of our representatives, but they might not be the best people for you to speak with. Their main job is to clarify things regarding the use of the platform.
You may be interested in talking with an architect who can help you better understand what you are looking for. Although we have architects available to provide that service, we want to explain why we charge. When an architect isn’t helping draw house plans, they are working on something else. It is only fair that they also receive compensation for their time in that work. They get a commission based on each sale if they design house plans. When advising customers, they forego a commission they could receive based on one of their working products. We want you to feel you are getting the service you deserve. We also want our architects to feel adequately compensated. That is why we charge money if you look for a consultation with an architect.
Should you choose to work with us?
Every time a homeowner chooses to work with us instead of one of the other platforms in the space, we’re honored. We realize we are not the only ones selling house plans online. It may sometimes be hard to tell one company from another.
We provide many different services on this website. It includes the possibility to work directly with an architect to figure out the various needs you may have for your future house. We offer these things to homeowners to ensure that you’re making the right decision. We also offer an array of tools that may help you better navigate our site and understand the various needs you may have. We’d rather sell you no product than sell you the right one. In collaboration with the architects we work with, we have a compelling house design product on this website.
It is easy to say that we believe we are different from our competitors. We believe we are trying to create a truly superior product. It includes providing transparency on many topics in the home building process. We have been in the industry for a long time already. We believe we have a pretty good grasp of some of the homeowners’ mistakes in the construction process. We are trying to help you avoid making those mistakes too. You can access some of those resources on our blog, posting relevant information. For that specific reason, we encourage you to bookmark our blog to find it at a later point easily. The blog is not just where you will find many home construction resources. You will also find some of the estimation tools that we are developing. Our blog posts talk about a wide array of things. It includes how you make sure you’re building the home you want. Besides ensuring that it is a good investment, we talk about the various aspects of choosing different building materials. You must know how you choose ones that fit your family’s needs.
If you choose certain types of building materials, you may end up having to do a lot more maintenance. Some types of building materials may be expensive and will not recoup your investment when you try to sell the house. You may want those beautiful marble countertops. You may not be able to find a prospective buyer in a couple of years when selling the house you’re building.
We also have blog posts on topics such as the advantages of choosing a slab foundation compared to having a crawl space. We talk about some of the process’s durability and energy efficiency considerations. You can typically choose on the different designs whether you prefer one type of foundation over another. We at least want you to know the various benefits and drawbacks so that you’re making the decision that is right for you.
We have different projects in the pipeline. It includes writing an entire book that talks about the various aspects of building a home and what you need to be aware of. It talks about the potential mistakes you need to make sure you avoid making. When we are done with that project, we will make it freely available to anyone that chooses to purchase a house plan through our website. It will be available to anyone who has bought from us in the past.
When you’re choosing to work with our platform for the style and design of your future home, we truly feel honored. We want to make sure that it is a decision that you will never forget. Although there is a limit on what we can do, we strive to push that limit every day by developing our product offering. We’re continuously investing in house designs and content for the website and improving ways. We try and listen to our users to hear what types of features they want us to add. We wake up every day to make the construction industry better and more informed. It may be hard to change an entire industry. It is at least possible for us to help the homeowners that come by our website.