Country Club Membership Retention

December 17, 2013
Ocean Reef Club blog photo

In today’s ever-changing world of country club marketing, one aspect that every marketing director should study is social programming. In years past, primary social engagements revolved around golf tournaments, drinking, and eating. Today clubs are catering to a more diverse and younger audience that is interested in learning, wellness, new experiences and social interaction that should be brought into every club’s social calendar. Many of the clubs today are building interactive display kitchens where they can have the chefs teach classes with new recipes, local organic farm-to-table produce and recipes designed to keep people healthy, active and fulfilled. Some of the clubs have even videotaped these efforts and run them on their club channel TV stations. Another popular activity is discovering… Read more »

Country Club Membership Recruiting for the Future

December 3, 2013
Couple dining out

Today’s marketing programs for golf and country clubs must be very different compared to how we have marketed prior to the recent recession. Most clubs were originally geared towards a specific demographic and psychographic profile- the Silent Generation born between 1925 and 1942. These profiles have shifted during the downturn, which is why membership recruitment strategies must shift as well. The previously targeted buyer profile has aged, and with that the referral base has diminished. The life and future of your club depends on how well you can “young it up” to appeal to the next market. Not only will the younger market be around longer to enjoy the club, but the projected revenue stream of a 40 – 50… Read more »

Canyon Ranch Miami Beach Nears Sellout

November 15, 2013

Just 12 units remain at the Canyon Ranch Living Miami Beach condominium complex, with more than 95 percent of the project’s residences sold, according to Michael Sadov, real estate sales director at the property. Canyon Ranch has now sold 119 units this year, or an average of about one every three days. Of those sales, 82 have come in the project’s North Tower, which opened in March 2011. “Buyers visiting Canyon Ranch this winter will likely have to purchase a resale,” Sadov said. — Alexander Britell Click here to view original article

Homebuying Timeline Shortened as Housing Market Gains Momentum

September 3, 2013
Pool

As the housing market continues to improve, developers and builders are experiencing a favorable trend amongst prospective homebuyers. After several years of building a pipeline of leads and grinding out sales through a lengthy sales process, the timeline for sale has shortened considerably. The market rebound is trumping the seasonality of many markets, with buyers now purchasing within weeks of their initial sales office visit rather than months or years. As specialists in the marketing of residential real estate, Cotton & Company is witnessing the shift across multiple markets indicating a positive trend. Many buyers have been sitting on the sidelines for the past several years waiting for the right opportunity and a more positive economic outlook. This reluctance to… Read more »

Let’s Talk Facebook Advertising

August 28, 2013

Facebook Ads  are ever-evolving. They can be used to geographically and demographically target Facebook users who should “Like” your page. These ads are of the “pay-per-click” variety, therefore you only pay for what you get. Facebook profile information allows advertisers to hyper-target prospective consumers based on their age, location, education, relationship status, interests like favorite cities, restaurants, beaches and much more. Are you taking advantage of Facebook’s Advertising platform? Well, you should be and things are about to get a little bit better. From updated precise audience targeting to ad creation and performance measurement, Facebook has just released its newest update coming soon. Announced last week, new updates and changes are coming to Facebook’s advertising platform. Big ones. New changes… Read more »

Establish Marketing Priorities and Analyze Every Step of the Way

August 21, 2013

All across the country, real estate continues to see positive news for the industry. The good news on sales success is being driven by investment buyers seeking appreciation or rental income.  As the cycle continues and the economy continues to strengthen, end-user buyers will continue to increase. As builders and developers are putting their strategic marketing plan in place, questions often arise on how much they should budget and what the top priorities should be. As a leader in real estate marketing for more than four decades, Cotton & Company is assisting its clients by establishing priorities throughout their strategic plan. Focusing on direct consumer sales most often results in a higher ROI by lessening the commission expense.  Today, most… Read more »


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