by Todd Harff
1. Elevators: 70% of buyers would be unlikely to buy a home with this feature. My recommendation- invest your dollars in single level living. According to the survey, 57% of respondents preferred this floorplan type (growing in preference among older adults).
INSIGHT INTO ACTION: Moravian Manor, a continuing care retirement community in Pennsylvania, offers a variety of cottage and townhome options for buyers- allowing first floor master suites and providing a variety of floorplan options that allow prospective owners to select a size that works best for them.
2. Golf Courses: Outdoor features are important to your prospective buyers. Focus on keeping natural wooded areas and incorporate walking/jogging trails and outdoor recreation features as opposed to golf courses to maximize community appeal.
INSIGHT INTO ACTION: At Arora Hills, the master-planned community "co-opted" adjacent outdoor recreation areas for marketing purposes, helping them stand out in a competitive market. Traditions of America recognized how important outdoor features are to prospective buyers, regularly surveying prospects on what they want most---even asking them to rank possibilities ranging from pickleball to basketball, influencing the amenities they build.
3. Chill the Wine Cooler: While entertaining (and the indoor and outdoor spaces that invite it) is important to home buyers, a wine cooler in the kitchen isn't. Instead, be sure to incorporate high quality appliances within your kitchens (62% would rather have a smaller house with high quality products than a bigger home with fewer).
INSIGHT INTO ACTION: Think functional and highlight those brand names that you've incorporated into your kitchens. Stanley Martin Homes takes it one step further through their online portal that allows you to browse through all design options, including appliances, by brand name.
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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