1. Energy Efficiency: 94% of new homebuyers rated Energy Star appliances as their most wanted new home feature. An Energy Star rating of the whole home appeals to your prospective buyers' desire to maximize savings (9 out of 10 would prefer a reduction in their bills over homes without these features that cost less) AND reduce their carbon footprint.
INSIGHT INTO ACTION: Traditions of America takes prospects "behind the scenes" during their Live Better Now events. By touring homes under construction as well as models, future buyers can see energy efficient features built into each home (and certified by a third-party). Trilogy, the active lifestyle communities from Shea Homes prominently feature the "No Electric Bill Home" on their website homepage.
2. Organization and Storage: Who doesn't want help in this area. Laundry rooms, garage storage and walk-in pantries all ranked very high with prospective home buyers. This is especially critical for many Boomers and Seniors who are downsizing when moving. Providing options for storing treasures will allow your buyers to keep what matters most to them in the move.
INSIGHT INTO ACTION: Make sure model homes showcases all the ways buyers can keep what matters most to them in the move. Arm your Design Center professionals with a variety of organizational selections/upgrades that they can offer buyers. You can even team up with local transition specialists and offer discounted services to help make the move less stressful.
3. Think Outdoors: Exterior lighting, a patio and front porch all rated as tops among buyers for outdoor features. Think of the whole house, inside and out as potential areas for entertaining. A large living room area is nice, but a quaint outdoor sitting area will capture the minds and hearts of your prospects.
INSIGHT INTO ACTION: The Green Company includes whimsical descriptions of its outdoor features on its floorplans, emphasizing this unique selling point.
Happy March Madness everyone! Every Monday we like to recap the most engaging content, or should I say “top picks,” from the previous week.
This week, Next Avenue explores the various ways virtual reality supports older adults. Then, Chronogram dives deep into the realities (and possibilities) seniors face when aging in place.
With snow bearing down on the East Coast of the United States, we stay warm with a recap of last week's top links for mature marketing professionals.
MOST CLICKED: Ziegler Hotline Polls Find Labor Shortages a Hot Topic
Our friends at Ziegler Investment Banking report that senior living CFOs are feeling the pressure of staffing shortages.
For the past decade, Ziegler has gathered insights from senior living CFOs through CFO HotlineSM surveys on a variety of topics. In their February "Z-News," Ziegler recapped some of those findings. Our audience seemed particularly interested in the takeaways about labor shortages.
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Every Monday, we recap the most engaging content from the previous week.
This week, Senior Housing News proposes a rebrand of the 55-plus senior living industry in order to attract younger prospects to age-restricted communities. Also, research into Baby Boomer banking habits provide insights into marketing senior products and services to this demographic.
I became obsessed with movie award season this year, obsessed with a capital “O.” I watched it all – the Globes, SAG awards and, of course, the big show of the Oscars. I loved hearing the speeches from the winners (and seeing the faces of those who were favored to win but didn’t). What does […]
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