The ‘Reality’ TV Effect

‘Reality’ TV is usually considered ‘throwaway’ media – something that’s fun to watch, but doesn’t have any real effect on the real world. But, in the world of Real Estate, that’s not necessarily true. We’re all familiar with the Real Estate Reality TV shows –...

Wait…The Suburbs Don’t Look The Way We Think They Do

Suburban. While once the ideal embodiment of the American Dream, these days, the term tends to take on a droll sound if uttered by anyone in real estate development. Today, in the midst of urban revitalizations across the country, the suburbs are where our buyers’...

Have we found the key to brick and mortar’s future?

Welcome to one of the biggest retail seasons of the year. With the holidays right around the corner, consumers across the country are scrambling to cross everyone off of their list before the big day. And, as we get further into December, we’re all reminded...

RE Trends 2017: Is Your City Smart?

When you hear the term ‘Smart City’ you may be inclined to envision the streets of the world’s educational meccas. However, in the world of Real Estate, Urban Planning, and Development, that term is taking on a completely different meaning. Today, ‘Smart City’ refers not...

Building Multigenerational Homes for the Next Generation

"Family" (CC BY 2.0) by laurel marie photography This year, The Pew Research Center identified a growing trend in multigenerational living. This means that more and more families are returning to what was once considered an antiquated lifestyle where parents, grown children, and even grandchildren all live together under...

Why Facebook Live Works For Real Estate

When you’re advertising your real estate company on social media, it can be a little daunting to jump on all of the new trends that come with platforms like Facebook and Twitter. And, if you’re marketing a business, it probably is best not to jump...

Web Design 101: Make Your Users Anxious But Not Too Anxious

“Interstitial Anxiety” may sound like a term that belongs more in your Freshman Psych textbook than a blog post about web design. But, if you’re building your website, it’s something you’re probably already familiar with, even if you’ve never been able to put your finger...

Densification – The Next Frontier for Development?

If you’ve lived in Atlanta for any period of time, you’re undoubtedly familiar with urban sprawl. Since the city began to boom in the early 90s, the ‘Metro Atlanta Area’ has rapidly expanded to include 30 counties and encompass an area that is comparable in...

Boomers and Multi-Family – What Do They Want?

  It’s sort of an unexpected turn in the multi-family housing market - Boomers in search of a new lifestyle are selling their homes and seeking out multi-family housing. Though once associated mainly with twenty- and thirty-somethings, the appeal of flexible options, lower living costs and...