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2015 – The Year of the VUE in Sarasota

Written by Laurie Andrews / December 30, 2015

It’s been a banner year for Kolter Urban in Downtown Sarasota. With Cotton & Company’s marketing support, the 141-unit luxury residential property has achieved $170 Million in presales, representing nearly 95% sellout. Upon completion, this luxury condominium will be located on the shores of Sarasota Bay. The iconic, modern designed building broke the all sales records for the region, promoting a walkable downtown lifestyle in high demand with today’s empty nesters. Construction on the landmark project is scheduled for completion in late 2016. Less than a dozen residences remain including tower residences starting at $1.5 million and a limited penthouse opportunities from $2.9 million. “The project’s overwhelming sales success demonstrates the market demand for a contemporary modern design in this… Read more »

Find out How Gene Simmons Rocked the House at this San Antonio Condominium

Written by Jennifer Magill / December 23, 2015

Social marketing is changing the marketing world, and real estate development is no longer an exception to the rule. For Cotton & Company’s client, Alteza Residences above the Grand Hyatt in Downtown San Antonio, the sales and marketing challenge focused on creating an appreciation for an urban lifestyle in the land of sprawling ranches and mansions. Word of mouth exposure has always been a key driver of success, and today’s social channels provide an outlet unlike any other. The key is tapping into the conversation that’s already occurring, and sharing information people find interesting and valuable. When the stars align, the impact is dramatic. So what does this have to do with Gene Simmons? Well, he opened a new restaurant… Read more »

Top 10 Real Estate Markets To Watch in 2016

Written by media / December 3, 2015

Realtor.com chief economist Jonathan Smoke checks the first and second derivative rates of change in the rich and deep data pool at the National Association of Realtors, and clocks in with a 2016 Top 10 markets to watch for growth in prices and sales volume. Here’s a look at the basic approach to the methodology:  Smoke and his team took past trends and seasonal variations of housing and economic data for the 100 largest markets in the country and stuck them into a time machine—oops, we mean a statistical model that predicts future values for home sales and prices. Then they identified the markets whose forecasted growth was equal to or better than the U.S. average. The resulting top 10… Read more »

5 Real Estate Trends To Watch For In 2016

Written by media / December 2, 2015

At the close of last year, many real estate experts predicted the U.S. Federal Reserve would raise interest rates in 2015. That prediction never came to be, but even if rates rise later this month or next year, Ralph McLaughlin, a housing economist at Trulia, doesn’t think it will scare away many buyers. If rates do increase, it could be as little as a quarter percent. McLaughlin doesn’t expect that to have a big impact on the market, but it could temper home price growth, “which is good news for prospective homebuyers,” he says. “Interest rates won’t have much of an effect on the ‘rent versus buy’ math,” he explains. “Buying would still be cheaper than renting in most metros… Read more »

A New Era in Real Estate –Attracting Baby Boomer Homebuyers

Written by Jennifer Magill / November 30, 2015

With the economy continuing to recover, baby boomers are finally feeling confident enough to take action on their plan to purchase a retirement home. After delaying their decision due to the recession, the long-awaited influx of wealthy retirees is opening the doors for development in Sunbelt destinations. Today’s retirees are the first post-Vietnam era empty nesters, and they are blazing a new trail in every aspect of life. It’s no surprise that boomers wants and needs are revolutionizing the development industry. Amenities and Social Events: Healthier and wealthier, America’s baby boomers want amenities that fit their active lifestyle. They are focused on their wellbeing and the origins of their food through community gardens, farmer’s markets and farm-to-table dining. They are… Read more »

3 Things Real Estate Marketers Can Learn From Black Friday

Written by Jennifer Magill / November 24, 2015

Black Friday has recently become a tradition during the holiday season. The same approach that so many retailers use when marketing Black Friday can be applied to marketing a home or community. AWARENESS  This is an essential first step that retailers use during Black Friday. Is there a single person who doesn’t know what Black Friday is, or what stores are selling? Real estate marketers need to show their target market that an opportunity exists. Newspaper ads, open houses, and direct mail are all effective ways to get the word out that your product is available. ONLINE PRESENCE  Even a successful event like Black Friday, had to find its online presence. Retailers learned to capitalize on the Internet with online advertising. Since… Read more »


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