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The Most Important Real Estate Marketing Trends for 2019

By Marissa Mastroianni Posted in - Press on February 25th, 2019

It’s a whole new year and it’s time to refurbish your marketing strategy if you haven’t already. Don’t forget anything on this list. A bright new 2019 has arrived. With this comes a greater marketing opportunities for your real estate projects and more resources to effectively hone your strategies. Use these real estate marketing strategies to transform and dominate in the coming year. ·      Programmatic Advertising Programmatic advertising is a very new and promising method of marketing. At Cotton & Company, we use location-based geo-fencing combined with demographic profiling to target potential homebuyers and create a custom audience for our message. Next, we target our lead generation digital campaigns at this specific audience rather than wasting money buying keywords that… Read more »

Boca West Country Club Reports Many Want to “Live the Lifestyle” with an Increase in Membership Numbers, Home Sales and Low Real Estate Inventory

By Marissa Mastroianni Posted in - Press on January 28th, 2019

BOCA RATON, Fla., Jan. 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Boca West Country Club has reported a 15% increase in new members over the last five years, welcoming 127 new families in 2018.  The Club also reported an increase in home sales with only 5-6% of the community currently on the market out of 3,500 total homes.  “We are very pleased with our home sales and are excited about an annual average of 125 new memberships which is actually an average of 250 new residents ” said Matthew Linderman, CCM, President, COO and General Manager of Boca West Country Club.  “The interest we continue to see in living the Boca West lifestyle is stronger than ever.  We attribute our growth to our adaptation… Read more »

5 Digital Marketing Tactics You Better Be Using for Your Real Estate Project

By Marissa Mastroianni Posted in - Press on December 20th, 2018

While digital marketing tools and campaigns may constantly change, the foundation for good real estate marketing has not. But now, you have the opportunity to take those fundamental strategies and turn them into actionable digital marketing tactics. Take a look at the list below to learn more. 1. Data capture is the key Make sure you not only secure a unique and easy to read website (HTTPS), but that it has a main goal of educating users and converting them into prospects by capturing their contact information in return for sharing something with them of value. Strong calls to action must be incorporated including digital magazines, free brochures, or education pieces like comparison or local guides. Your website should also… Read more »

What We Learned in Our Local HR Seminar

By Marissa Mastroianni Posted in - Advertising & Press & Social Media on November 15th, 2018

The world of work is constantly shifting, especially when it comes to staff representation and recognition in the workplace. That’s why Cotton & Company found it important to attend the Pryor Learning Solutions ‘The Essentials of HR Law’ in Port St. Lucie recently. The seminar itself was designed to help educate employers on proper procedures involving recruiting, accommodating, and encouraging professionals in today’s modern work world. HR Supervisor Kathy Petroraio attended, and found multiple ways to apply the information that she received. “Our team members are an important asset at Cotton & Company,” she explained. “So knowing how to support them and recognize them for their work is just as important an asset for us.” Kathy was happy to explain… Read more »

7 Things to Consider When Building a Country Club Website for Lead Generation

By Alyssa Greenspan Posted in - Advertising & Press & Real Estate & SEO on June 20th, 2018

It’s that time again – time to update the country club website to keep up with the times. Refreshing the website is always a good thing, but there are several things you should consider before getting started. For most private residential country club communities, new members come from new real estate sales, and new real estate sales are coming from a totally new generation of homebuyers. To add to the challenges, many real estate brokers are unfamiliar with the details of club membership and avoid selling in Club Communities. With the community sold out and real estate agents scarce, Country Club membership directors find themselves with a new set of challenges. They now need to play a stronger role in… Read more »

Cotton Named One of the Top 6 Real Estate Marketers in the US

By Angelene Posted in - Press on May 10th, 2018

  Top Real Estate Marketers In The US for 2018   by Lester Harper | May 1, 2018 | Real Estate Agents, Companies | Top USA Real Estate Want to find out who are the top real estate marketers in the US? Well, you have found the right place. The real estate marketers below have all proven to be top in their field. Some of the people on the list below work for some of the largest real estate brands in the country. Some that make the list of top marketers in real estate are Digital Marketing agencies that specialize, specifically in the real estate. The list would not be complete without those special real estate brokers who not only… Read more »

Everything Facebook Launched at F8 2018 and Why

By Angelene Posted in - Press & Social Media on May 2nd, 2018

Dating, Instagram video calling, trip VR Memories and more… Day 1 of Facebook’s F8 conference was packed with announcements and updates. Here are 10 big takeaways from Mark Zuckerberg’s keynote on Day 1.   1. FaceDate Facebook is launching a dating feature where you can volunteer to make a profile that’s only visible to non-friends who’ve also opted in to looking for love. Facebook will match you based on all its data, and messaging will happen in a dedicated inbox rather than Messenger. Why: If Facebook wants to drive “meaningful connections”, it doesn’t get more meaningful than introducing you to your life partner. Facebook will have to be careful to keep everything private, as people already think it’s creepy or… Read more »

Cotton & Company To Attend the 2018 Facebook Developers Conference

By Angelene Posted in - Advertising & Media & Press & Real Estate & Social Media on April 26th, 2018

On May 1st & 2nd marketers, publishers and developers from all over the globe will flock to San Jose, CA for F8, Facebook’s annual developer’s conference. This year more than 5,000 developers and Facebook Marketing Partners from all over the world will gather to experience new, breakthrough technology from Facebook and learn first-hand how developers are innovating on the platform and explore new ways to build community and bring the world closer together. Attendance at F8 is by invitation only so Cotton & Company was proud to have two of its key team members invited to the prestigious digital marketing event. Webmaster Sonya Pereira and Digital Strategist Angelene McCullough will represent Cotton & Company at the event next week. Facebook… Read more »

Cotton & Company Takes Safety to Heart

By Angelene Posted in - Press on November 12th, 2017

“Nobody expects an emergency medical situation to happen, but if it does, we are prepared.” – Kathy P. Accidents happen… Everyone knows that, so as part of their Emergency Preparedness Planning in partnership with the #RedCrossReady nationwide initiative, Cotton & Company, sent four of it’s staff back to school for some serious lessons in life saving skills. Cassie Cowsert, Erika Wigley Vicat, Kathy Petroraio and Sonya Periera spent the day together participating in lectures, activities and hands-on CPR training. “What a fun day out of the office,” says Team Cotton’s Erika Vicat. “We had a really great time learning about First-Aid and CPR.” The CPR, First Aid, and AED Certification course was held on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the… Read more »

The Baby Boomer Effect Changes Everything in Discretionary Real Estate

By developer Posted in - Press & Top-Home on July 7th, 2017

Revolutionary – it’s the single best word to describe a generation that dramatically changed the way we live in America today. From music, entertainment and fashion, to diverse social and political causes – the Baby Boomers have been shaking things up since the 60s. Real estate developers have been planning for the onslaught of retirees to fill their amenity-rich new home communities for years. After marketing to the Silent Generation for decades, many developers have yet to recognize the drastically different demographic and psychographic profiles of the emerging retiree market. “Baby Boomers are living longer and seeking new ways to reinvent themselves,” says Stephann Cotton, president of Cotton & Company and Urban Land Institute Member. “They have a completely different… Read more »