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.
I hate parading my serenading | As I'll probably miss a bar,| But if this ditty is not so pretty | At least it'll tell you | How great you are. - Cole Porter, “You’re the Top”
Creating Results’ Social, Silver Surfers e-book recently went live on Amazon and iBooks. This is the latest edition of a proprietary national study of Boomers' and seniors' digital marketing preferences. Three chapters explore what older adults do/don’t want from social media marketing, websites generally and housing/senior living websites specifically.
At times the picture the data paints isn’t so pretty.
Dissatisfaction with websites has risen with each edition of Social, Silver Surfers. Respondents have more to complain about and do so in greater volume.
Today we’re sharing insights which, if applied to website development, could help your organization become – if not the top – more effective with mature consumers.
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Nothing says Fall like pumpkin patches, football (Go Buckeyes) and hot weather? Hope everyone enjoyed their nice, warm weekend! In this week’s most clicked article, David McNeill discusses new advancements companies are making to aide Japan’s aging population. Our most shared feature, from McKnight’s Senior Living, shared Boomers’ preferences for where why what to live […]
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As part of Creating Results' ongoing series into photography for 50+ marketing, we have examined the WHY of committing to good photography (older consumers' expectation of quality and the importance of delivering emotion) and the HOW (stock vs. custom photography). Now it’s time to plan the photo shoot and pick a photographer.
There are three basic steps to this process. Let's walk through them together.
#1. Determine What You Need
Before you decide to do a photo shoot you should already have determined your goals. Most organizations would significantly benefit from authentic, accurately representative images that you can't get elsewhere. In the senior living industry that means representing mature consumers doing things they enjoy doing — or perhaps aspire to do.
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Happy Monday! While many of our readers are enjoying the long Columbus Day weekend, we know there are still plenty of you who want to see the mature marketing news and insights from the past week that had people talking. This week we learn from Senior Housing News that senior living has a new threat […]
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