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I went to our local home improvement store this weekend to buy some paint. Let me tell you, that place was busy. Apparently, when the weather is rainy and chilly, what better time is it to repaint a room or two? That is what the six-other people at the paint desk and I thought. So here I am on Monday morning, still…

Developers of master planned and active adult communities don’t want to waste time effort or money, yet too few are taking advantage of a proven technique: PR. Just like the other components of a successful integrated marketing program, public relations should be strategic and well thought-out. We’ve got 10 easy and practical PR tips for real estate marketing.

I recently received an S.O.S. from a former active adult community client thinking of starting a blog as part of their online marketing to 50+ (baby boomer and senior) home buyers. "I've been charged by the big boss to start blogging as a way to connect with older buyers. But I'm not sure of where - or even if -…

Many developers of active adult housing still struggle to separate hype from reality when it comes to online marketing and social media.  What really works with 50+ homebuyers?   That's the topic Creating Results' President Todd Harff will address next week in Orlando, where he'll be a featured presenter at the 2011 International Builders Show.   Todd - along with co-presenters Dee Minich, Group Senior…

Was 2009 the end of 55+, age-qualified, active adult housing?  It certainly was a painful year for builders, developers, and experts like myself, who had expected this market would out-perform the overall housing market during a downturn.  Instead, as I note in my Top Ten Take-Aways from IBS, mature homebuyers – primarily discretionary purchasers – exercised their discretion and stayed…

and Other Real Estate Marketing Take-aways from the 2010 Builders Show What are builders, developers and others charged with marketing active adult communities (also known as 50+ or age-qualified housing), looking for in 2010?  New marketing ideas, approaches products that could help their companies standout in a crowded and competitive market.   In the past, these real estate professionals may have traveled…

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