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Traditions of America has been building and selling homes in the Pittsburgh area since 2008. Specializing in 55+ active communities, the builder has delivered thousands of homes in its growing portfolio of communities throughout Pennsylvania. Interest in the Traditions of America’s lifestyle and custom home options skyrocketed with Sewickley Ridge in 2014, its second community in Pittsburgh, which sold out in…

As a 55+ homebuilder, how do you capture 55+ active adult prospects, stay top of mind and ultimately convert them to a sale, given the plethora of housing options for mature consumers? Through our latest Social Silver Surfers study, we found out the best (and worst) strategies straight from your prospective homeowners themselves. Surefire Strategies for Capturing 55+ Active Adults:…

Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Apple Homekit: Voice-activated technology and smart home devices are on the rise. In fact, Gartner Research predicts the typical home could contain more than 500 smart devices by 2022. With them come a myriad of applications to aid older adults in remaining independent — and opportunities for senior housing, too. How can active adult 55+ communities and senior living communities capitalize on the growing smart home trend?

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…

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