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THE SCIENCE OF STORYTELLING

By Marissa Mastroianni Posted in - Real Estate on August 17th, 2018

Today’s homebuyers don’t want to be “sold.” They are tech savvy people who do their homework to find the community that best meets their needs and personality. Every individual has a unique perspective, and their priorities are as varied as their personal style. The challenge is to deliver a sales message through less aggressive editorial stories that highlight the unique selling propositions of your community. There are hundreds of engaging stories about homeowners enjoying life in exceptional ways: A new love for gardening that’s putting fresh vegetables on the table. “Bella” the cocker spaniel they met at the dog park that is now a best friends with “Barley” their rescue dog. Or perhaps a passion for photography that inspired fabulous… Read more »

How is the Vietnam War still impacting the lifestyle of today’s retirees?

By Jennifer Magill Posted in - Advertising & Press & Real Estate on January 13th, 2016

Throughout our lifetime, we experience dramatic events that directly impact the way we live. Tragic or celebratory, we often recognize the short-term ramifications, without realizing the long-term psychological impact that follows us throughout life. For many of today’s retirees, the Viet Nam War was a key milestone that impacted every aspect of life in the 1960s. While lessons were learned from past history, few of us realize the continued significance of this traumatic event on today’s retiree. For the past three decades retirement communities have been designed for the “Silent Generation.” These sun-seeking retirees’ formulative years were experienced in 50s and early 60s, prior to the war. Their retirement years were seen as validation of a life well lived, and… Read more »

3 Baby Boomer Real Estate Myths Busted

By Jennifer Magill Posted in - Advertising & Media on December 8th, 2015

The generation born following World War II has had a major impact on the U.S. economy and housing market over the past several decades, and the next decade will be no di­fferent as baby boomers enter their golden years. But don’t expect this generation to stick to the script when it comes to retirement and housing decisions. The new Merrill Lynch/Age Wave survey, Home in Retirement: More Freedom, New Choices, turns conventional wisdom on its head. Living in downsized homes -condos, rental apartments and houses smaller than where they lived before?  Not every boomer wants to sell their home and move to a condo. “About half of people we surveyed didn’t downsize at all when they moved,” said AgeWave President 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 »

Social Media Marketing Results in Sales

By Jennifer Magill Posted in - Advertising & Media & Real Estate & Social Media on June 23rd, 2015

Young Professionals Use Facebook/FaceTime to Purchase Luxury Condo Using social media to market real estate means providing information that they can access at their fingertips. In this digitally driven world the consumer can get little snacks of knowledge to keep them coming back for more. You stay in touch with them and you engage. No one can be everything to everyone at all times, but with social media, we can get really close. Staying in tune with the consumer will lead the next generation of marketing to better elevate this form of customer service. For example in San Antonio, Texas, one of our clients, Alteza Residences, recently sold a residence with social media. When young professionals Samar and Kajel Shah… Read more »