Today’s consumers who are looking to purchase a new home are specifically looking for tried-and-true home features as well as new innovative ideas in design and construction. As the Covid 19 pandemic took over everyone’s lives last spring, many changes happened to us quickly. We were spending much of our daily lives at home, and […]
This week’s article in Builder Magazine highlights “Women in Construction Week” and shares insights from key professionals in the industry. (photo: BuilderOnline.com) I believe a woman focused on the construction and housing industry should try to be the most prepared person in the room when attending a meeting. I like to be one of the […]
The planners and producers of this year’s NAHB International Builders’ Show and the 2021 Winter Board Meetings rallied to create totally online experiences for this year’s meetings, presentations, and educational sessions. Our colleagues and friends at Lita Dirks & Co. (an award-winning Interior Design firm) gave us permission to re-post their recent blog about the […]
We believe in the spirit of ‘home’ Whether purchased or rented, large or just right – home is where we connect with who we really are. Home is where we rest, nourish, grow, invent, thrive, escape from and welcome others. Home is where we safely explore the simplicity and the complexity of our lives. We […]
There are a lot of misperceptions in the residential real estate market, especially when it comes to 55+ homebuyers. Today’s older adults typically live longer, healthier lives than previous generations. Because many stay in larger homes longer than their parents did, in some markets where housing is tight, Baby Boomers are being blamed for fewer […]
A few weeks ago, I headed off to Las Vegas to attend the largest annual light construction show in the world: the National Association of Home Builders International Builders Show, also known as IBS. I was joined there by my colleagues from Gilbert & Sheppard, Immersion Active, and EvoVisit, and the six of us spread […]
Collaboration Works, Part 1 of 2: Because What You’re Really Developing is Relationships. Many developers count on us not only to fine-tune land use plans and develop marketing strategies, but also to help cultivate essential relationships. During a recent site visit, the developer of a master-planned active adult community welcomed us warmly, hosted us at […]
With the growing emphasis on social networking sites, it can be confusing which ones to point your marketing dollars to. In today’s fast-paced world, some of these sites can go in and out quickly, but Pinterest seems to be here to stay. If used correctly, Gilbert & Sheppard Group recommends using the site to target a market where photos pinned to your website can quickly go viral.