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The 2016 Election’s Impact on New Home Sales

By Jennifer Magill Posted in - Press on April 14th, 2016

With the upcoming Presidential election, the United States’ economy, commerce, and real estate have become hot topics. Looking at past history, the Presidential election and the voters’ attitudes towards it often have an impact on consumer spending habits. With such a diverse range of options in the 2016 Presidential Election, the future direction of the country is up for grabs. As we enter into the summer convention season, there remains a veil of uncertainty hanging over the US economy. Real estate markets around the country are feeling the pinch due to low consumer confidence as a result of this uncertainty. In destination second home markets, buyers are patiently sitting on the sidelines waiting to jump back in. This could signal an… Read more »

Is Now the Time to Focus on Your Blog Content?

By Jennifer Magill Posted in - Press on March 1st, 2016

Okay, so you have a blog on your website….are you using it? Really using it to drive results? If the answer is no, you’re not alone. Many sales professionals find themselves overwhelmed in this fast-paced, instant gratification world of digital marketing, and the blog is often the project pushed to the edge of the desk. But with today’s increased focus on content marketing, managing your blog appropriately is more important than ever. Although having a blog is essential for SEO and increasing your online visibility, it is estimated that 50 percent of the content produced goes unused. It’s up to you (or your marketing team) to stem the tide. Use Keywords to Identify Prime Topics The best strategy is to focus… Read more »

Tips for Compelling Photo Story Telling

By Jennifer Magill Posted in - Press on February 16th, 2016

We all know the old adage, “A picture is worth a thousand words,” but in today’s digital world an image may be worth 10,000 words. Content is king and digital marketing requires a more robust library of content than ever before. Compelling images are essential to attracting and engaging an audience. Here’s few tips to get you started: Get Organized. Once you map out your strategy, create a shot list that takes full advantage of your time and photography. Outline the location, the scene, which models are used, what is expected of the client. Then, get everyone on the same page. Review the shot list with the photographer, the talent, the client, etc. Having everyone on the same page is… Read more »

Simple but Successful- The Humble Floor Plan

By Jennifer Magill Posted in - Press on February 2nd, 2016

Here at Cotton & Company, great effort is made to create collateral campaigns that exemplify the luxury and affluence of the communities, condominiums and resorts we advertise and market. Every aspect of a real estate campaign, from the traditional marketing materials to the digital advertising initiatives, are carefully and intelligently designed to appeal to the demographic and potential homebuyers. So amongst the vivid photography, beautiful brochures, attention-grabbing ads and cutting-edge websites, it is easy to overlook one of the most important tools in real estate sales: the humble floor plan. A floor plan looks rather simple compared to the gorgeous photography and collateral used in other campaign pieces. However, the fact of the matter is that most people shop online for properties and… Read more »

Golden Bear Partnering with Cotton & Company on Luxury Real Estate Marketing

By Jennifer Magill Posted in - Advertising & Media & Real Estate on November 18th, 2015

Golden Bear Realty, a global name in destination real estate, recently announced a strategic partnership with Cotton & Company. The powerful alliance of these two nationally recognized firms creates an unprecedented sales and marketing solution for resort owners, developers, lenders and country club communities throughout North America and the Caribbean. One of the most recognized, revered and respected names in the golf and real estate industries, Golden Bear’s firm has spent years researching the market and homing in on its needs. Mike Nicklaus, owner and broker, leads the Golden Bear contingent. “My family has lived up to a standard of excellence our whole life; that’s a standard that we strive to uphold. With our brand and our company, everything we… Read more »

Country Club Membership Retention

By Stephann Cotton Posted in - Media & Networking & Real Estate on December 17th, 2013

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

By Stephann Cotton Posted in - Advertising & Media & Networking & Real Estate & Social Media on December 3rd, 2013

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 »

Homebuying Timeline Shortened as Housing Market Gains Momentum

By Laurie Andrews Posted in - Real Estate on September 3rd, 2013

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 »

Cotton & Company’ MacLees Named as Google Engage All-Star

By media Posted in - Media & Web on August 9th, 2013

Cotton & Company, real estate marketing specialists, announced Friday that Media Director Renee MacLees has been selected by Google as an Engage All-Star for 2013. To achieve this prestigious award, high benchmarks and strict criteria were reached in several advertising areas including pay per click text and display digital advertising. “Being named a Google Engage All-Star winner is a well-deserved honor for Renee, “ says Laurie Andrews, Chief Operation Officer for Cotton & Company.  “With the rebound of the real estate market, creating a strong digital footprint is critical to our client’s success. Our digital service team is among the best in the business, and we proud to have Google recognize Renee’s performance.” Cotton & Company celebrated its 30th anniversary… Read more »