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Private Clubs Scramble to Address Emerging Market Demands for Spa & Wellness Lifestyle

By Cristina Posted in - Press on January 8th, 2020

One of the most important amenity expansions the Club could undertake as wellness continues to be a key driving factor for our market. You’ll see below, that technology often leads to lifestyle changes. In the case of health and wellness, it’s been a game-changer. The emerging market ranks this among its top priorities when selecting a home. Here are a few insights we wanted to share: Trends that Make Wellness a Top Priority PSYCHOGRAPHIC SHIFT: Baby Boomers, Gen Xers and Millennials are ALL focused on wellness: nutrition, longevity, disease prevention, stress reduction, and alternative medicines. They are dedicated to wellness, devoting time and money to exercising, and eating right. This is a long-term shift in psychographics, not a short-term fade….

The Making of Kolter.com – Documenting Decades of Achievement

By Cristina Posted in - Press on December 10th, 2019

The Kolter Group is among the most accomplished private real estate investors in the Southeast, with many high-profile projects from the Carolinas to South Florida. Having quietly sold more than $14 billion in real estate, the powerhouse firm is well known in industry circles, yet widely underestimated by the general public. Recently, Kolter’s humble CEO, Bobby Julien, decided it was time to showcase the company’s substantial accomplishments by developing a new online presence at Kolter.com. The Kolter Group wanted to showcase its work on one website, ensuring that its five affiliate entities were united in execution of the overall brand positioning. These five affiliate businesses, Kolter Urban, Kolter Homes, Kolter Financial Services, Kolter Hospitality and Kolter Land, allow the company…

The Country Club Conundrum

By Emily Hightower Posted in - Press on October 10th, 2019

After decades of land developers creating gated Country Club communities, a new phenomenon turned the Country Club world upside down. In the 1970s and ‘80s, when these communities were created, no one could foresee a future when living in a highly amenitized community could be detrimental to the value of your home. Fast-forward the post–economic downturn to find a similar scenario facing Clubs across the country: Consumers are much more sensitive to the carrying costs of real estate assets Club amenities are dated or not up to the high standards of the emerging market Realtors are selling houses, avoiding the costly extras of Country Club communities The gates are locked, keeping potential homebuyers away Baby Boomers have replaced the Silent…

The State of The Luxury Residential Real Estate Market in South Florida

By Marissa Mastroianni Posted in - Press on April 4th, 2019

South Florida has always held a unique luxury real estate market, affected by a variety of factors including the diversity of locales and the wide spread of buyers. Within the past year, a variety of influences have had a positive trend on the luxury housing market, showing prices, purchasing, and optimism soaring to record heights. Stephann Cotton, founder and CEO of real estate marketing agency Cotton & Company, should know. From his years of work in the home buying and selling market, he’s garnered a few signs that indicate where a market will go throughout the year, including QTL and buyer trust. “I would predict that 2019 will be a medium to medium-good market for the luxury segment…I do believe…

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…

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…

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…

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

By Jennifer Magill Posted in - Press on December 23rd, 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…