BlueFingerprint® resident selection software and our team of personalization experts can help you simplify your new construction or renovation project in a way that allows you to fully leverage upgrades and options, accelerate move-ins and manage cash flow seamlessly. Here’s how:
Our knowledgeable team works with you to determine upgrade options that best suit your goals based on trends, materials, pricing and timing. Then, we pre-program the web-based software with your floor plans, allowing homebuyers to see a list of the options and upgrades that are available, including pricing. This transparent process helps homebuyers feel more confident in the project and knowledgeable about what they're purchasing.
After homebuyers make their selections from simple menus, work orders are easily generated and distributed to your staff or contractor. And the upgrades are saved into inventory—helping you price the home accurately when it next comes up for sale.
Collaboration is the key to efficiency for Life Plan Communities developments. That’s why we’ve created a software tool that manages, tracks and reports personalization choices for projects—including customizations. It keeps all stakeholders informed of upgrades to ensure accuracy—which, in turn saves time and money. Here are just a few of the features:
Owners and developers who offer more options and upgrades sell more homes at a faster rate. That’s because homebuyers want the opportunity to make their home their own—and that means giving them choices. As the aging population moves from single-family homes to independent or community living, competition in this area is fierce. Any additional options you can offer homebuyers to help them personalize their home could win you the sale. And, when given the choice, most homebuyers choose more expensive options, which positively impacts your bottom line.
Yes. A paper, email or spreadsheet process is one way to manage personalizations, but it won’t give you real-time access to changes or updates if the paper is sitting on someone else’s desk. (And the information is only as detailed as the person writing it.) Using BlueFingerprint resident selection software ensures that every team member is working with the most up-to-date information 24/7/365. BlueFingerprint also provides you with notifications of updates and deadlines so everyone is on the same digital page, every minute of every day.
Most owners and developers work with an interior designer or architect and design firm to help put together the base package for your community, as well as any upgrade choices you may offer. Our personalization team at BlueFingerprint can help by providing aggregate trend data for your region so you know what’s been offered, selected and implemented. And, if you choose to use BlueFingerprint for ongoing renovations or future expansions, you’ll have your community’s inventory just a click or two away.
Yes! Our personalization experts can provide you with aggregate trend data for your region (no matter where your next project is located) so you have a complete understanding of the options and upgrades offered, selected and implemented—right down to the exact number of Santa Cecilia Granite countertops installed or the number of homes painted Sherwin Williams Kilm Beige SW6106.
It’s a delicate balance! You know you need to offer personalizations and customizations to make homebuyers happy, but the more choices you offer, the more your construction budget increases. Because contractors often provide bulk pricing for certain base options, it’s a matter of coming to an agreement about how many upgrade options you can offer while keeping within the thresholds. We can help by providing data on a “typical” build and bringing all parties to the table and encouraging open dialogue that allows you to reach an agreement that works for everyone—all before you start selling.
Choosing the right license depends on your specific active adult living community’s needs. A variable license offers lower upfront costs with a portion of the fee billed after selections are made. This is a good option for communities that anticipate minimal upgrades. We cap the portion of the fee billed after selection so the range for a variable license is typically $200-$700 per home, depending on the number of upgrades selected. A fixed license includes an upfront set fee of $450 per home. This is a great option for communities that anticipate a lot of upgrades and customizations—such as high-end senior living, condominiums and custom home construction.
We get it. The data from your build is invaluable. That’s why we allow you to access the data throughout the duration of the construction, plus two years after project completion. (And, between us, we’ve never turned anyone off.)