Do you wonder whether Logix ICF® construction can improve your home’s resale value?
Short answer — yes.
Full answer — it will take some work on your part.
This post will examine the significant but not-always obvious advantages of ICF homes and show you the best ways to present them to potential buyers.
ICF Value is Often Hidden, Not Obvious
ICF systems like Logix have a decisive edge over traditional wood frame construction. Regardless of their design, size, or climate zone, Logix ICF® homes afford more comfort, resilience, durability, and energy efficiency.
Sadly, these valuable benefits can lack obvious visibility. Most buyers tend to crave instant gratification and can swiftly fall for strong visuals. That’s why airy layouts, trendy kitchens, scuff-free floors, and other tangible features do such a bang-up job of buttressing the seller’s asking price. Tangible benefits like long-term savings, comfort, and quality can ironically hold far less sway than a gaudy interior.
If you have a Logix ICF® home, a typically staged showing by itself likely won’t suffice. You’ll have to get creative to demonstrate your high-performance home’s true potential. Here’s what you can do to get buyers excited about your home’s significant, but less obvious, advantages.
Summarize and Compare Your Energy Bills
Reduced energy consumption is the crucial edge of Logix homes. Less heating and cooling means lower bills, and the distinct financial gain makes a strong selling point for your Logix home. All you have to do is present these returns and tether them unequivocally to your home’s Logix construction.
Your utility company is the best place to start. Call the firm and find out the average energy bill in your neighborhood. For a more fruitful comparison, try to learn what homeowners with a similar floor area pay. You can ask your neighbors or see if your jurisdiction has a utility bill calculator website.
Next, add up your energy bills and compare them to the average. Usually, Logix ICF truly shines at slashing energy waste.
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Educate Your Agent
Your real estate agent is the one who gets your listing off the market. As a Logix homeowner, you should equip them with the right tools to rationalize your asking price and show value to potential buyers. To this end, use these resources to educate your agent on all the benefits your Logix home offers.
Unmask Your Home’s Hidden Benefits During Showings
Take advantage of showings to reveal your home’s hidden potential. Don’t limit your staging to fixtures and furniture — buyers should also visualize the comfort and energy savings they’ll be getting for the premium you charge. Logix offers a complete marketing kit to help you stage — you can check it out here.
Don’t Forget The Usual Improvements
While you’ll expand a fair deal of effort educating buyers about the unseen advantages of your ICF home, don’t neglect the classic methods that help move homes during showings.
Aesthetics matter, so be sure to give your kitchen and bathrooms a facelift and put a fresh coat of paint on your walls. Don’t forget about curb appeal, too — you don’t want to scare off buyers with an unkempt lawn or driveway.
Finally — and there isn’t much you can do about this — remember that your location will play a massive role in dictating your home’s price, even when your potential buyers are convinced of all the returns they stand to see from its ICF construction.
Wrapping it up
As a Logix homeowner, your home is packed full of benefits – but prospective buyers won’t see them unless you educate them.
Unlike a freshly remodeled kitchen, low hydro bills and comfort are harder to advertise during a showing. But with a bit of effort, creativity, and Logix’s wealth of marketing resources, you and your agent should have no issues with exciting buyers about your home’s many hidden advantages.