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.
Every Monday, we review our most engaging and shared articles from the previous week. For this week’s most engaging, we explore why Boomer parents feel the need to pass on their cherished items and why their grown children don’t want them. The most shared article is by columnist Kyle Ranally, who addresses some reasons why […]
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Happy Monday! Each week we review the mature marketing content that had people talking (and thinking). This week we hear the stories of three individuals who retired and then had second thoughts. Then, our most shared content explores storytelling and shares tips for how you can make it shine. Have something to share? We’d love […]
When we're designing websites for older adults, a client sometimes will ask, "Can it have ____? I saw it on such-and-such's website and it's so cool!"
I'm a creative person so I like cool.
But I like results even more.
What's cool and trendy can, at times, actually turn off the baby boomers and seniors our clients are trying to attract. These mature consumers don't want fuss and bother. They want functional, easy-to-use tools that help them make decisions and take action.
That said, there are two "trends" I think are relevant to our older adult targets.
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Happy Monday! Like every Monday, we are reviewing the most engaging content from the previous week. This week, for our "most clicked" item, we look at a project from Stanford Center on Longevity. For the "most shared," is the fashion industry ignoring Baby Boomers?
Most Clicked: The Sightlines Project
How long do you want to live? 76, 92, or even 101? According to The Sightlines Project from the Stanford Center on Longevity, three out of four Americans want to live past 100 IF they are in good health.
The research highlights three key findings to live a long and vigorous life:
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