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Here’s what Generation Y doesn’t want: formal living rooms, soaker bathtubs, dependence on a car.
In other words, they don’t want their parents’ homes.
Much of this week’s National Association of Home Builders conference has dwelled on the housing needs of an aging baby boomer population. But their children actually represent an even larger demographic. An estimated 80 million people comprise the category known as “Gen Y,” youth born roughly between 1980 and the early 2000s. The boomers, meanwhile, boast 76 million.
Gen Y housing preferences are the subject of at least two panels at this week’s convention. A key finding: They want to walk everywhere. Surveys show that 13% carpool to work, while 7% walk, said Melina Duggal, a principal with Orlando-based real estate adviser RCLCO. A whopping 88% want to be in an urban setting, but since cities themselves can be so expensive, places with shopping, dining and transit such as Bethesda and Arlington in the Washington suburbs will do just fine.
“One-third are willing to pay for the ability to walk,” Ms. Duggal said. “They don’t want to be in a cookie-cutter type of development. …The suburbs will need to evolve to be attractive to Gen Y.”
Outdoor space is important-but please, just a place to put the grill and have some friends over. Lawn-mowing not desired. Amenities such as fitness centers, game rooms and party rooms are important (“Is the room big enough to host a baby shower?” a millennial might think). “Outdoor fire pits,” suggested Tony Weremeichik of Canin Associates, an architecture firm in Orlando. “Consider designing outdoor spaces as if they were living rooms.”
Smaller rooms and fewer cavernous hallways to get everywhere, a bigger shower stall and skip the tub, he said. Oh, but don’t forget space in front of the television for the Wii, and space to eat meals while glued to the tube, because dinner parties and families gathered around the table are so last-Gen. And maybe a little nook in the laundry room for Rover’s bed?
In his presentation, KTGY Group residential designer David Senden showed slide after slide of dwellings that looked like a cross between a hotel lobby and the set of “Melrose Place.”
He christened the subset of the generation delaying marriage and family as “dawdlers.”
“A house in the suburbs is not for them,” Mr. Senden said. “At least not yet.”
Places to congregate are more important than a big apartment, he cautioned. He showed one layout of a studio apartment-350 square feet, as big as Mom and Dad’s Great Room. Common space has migrated to “club rooms,” he said, where Gen-Y residents can host meals and hang out before heading to a common movie-screening room or rooftop swimming pool that they share with the building’s other tenants.
The Great Recession and its effects on young people’s wages will affect how much home they can buy or rent for years to come.
“Not too many college grads can afford a lot of space in the city,” he said. “Think lots of amenities with little tiny units-and a lot of them to keep (fees) down. …The things these places are doing is constantly coordinating activities. The residents get to know each other and it makes for a much livelier and friendlier environment.”
RealtyGo and Mobile Real Estate Listings on your Smartphone, Flip phone, iPad, Tablet, or any PDA device!
RealtyGo‘s software services include all types of real estate listings; VRBO- Vacation Rentals, FSBO- For Sale by Owner, Broker/Agent, Business Listings, Apartments, Commercial and Residential listings.
Using PDA devices such as Smartphones, Flip phones, Tablets, iPads, etc.. , prospective home buyers, new customers and other business professionals can immediately access your real estate listings at point of contact – in front of the home/listing, from a magazine / newspaper / flyer or within other internet listings, from their mobile devices.
Mobile real estate listings enable potential buyers, new customers and other business professionals to access and review all your current real estate listing information! Buyers get immediate mobile listings by scanning the SmartCode, Sending a Text message or using our GPS technology when accessing the listing.
Some key features of RealtyGo’s mobile real estate listings are; dynamic lead generation, the ability for end users to leave notes about the listing, forward the listing to friends & family, and Auto Schedule an appointment to preview your real estate listing based on your available schedule. Never miss a call again, prevent consumer drop off / abandonment rate, and ensure that consumers trying to reach you have alternative choices in making contact with you and even auto scheduling an appointment to preview the listing. In the event a potential buyer can not reach you initially, Your mobile real estate listing, the consumer has on their Mobile phone or PDA will give them a point of reference with photos and listing information after they have departed from the physical real estate listing, website or print advertisement, where your Mobile listing TAG was provided to access list price, photos, contact info and more.
RealtyGo, turns your real estate listings into mobile real estate listings, enabling end users to interact with all your listings, set appointments to meet with you automatically based on your availability, at a specific address you specify, either the listing address “by default” or your business office, if you so desire. RealtyGo’s easy to read analytic area, located within the log in area of your RealtyGo account offers valuable history and traffic statistics you may want to share with your clients and new customers to prove your marketing and sales success.
Try our DEMO on your Mobile device to see how your Mobile Real Estate Listings will look.
Any time you need to change your real estate listing(s); update property info, add new photos, edit the listing price, change your availability for previewing the listing, you can! It’s easy, and rest assure the moment you change your real estate listing information, potential buyers and new customers will always receive the latest and most current real estate listing information from any of your mobile real estate listings, which are all connected and professionally displayed to the end users via their mobile devices. No more costly reprinting fees and updating paper ads to match your current real estate listing criteria. When you advertise your Mobile real estate listings, they are always current and your mobile listing TAG will always deliver the newest listing info to everyone. Each Mobile real estate listing has its own Mobile URL for organization, advanced SEO and to identify it, so potential buyers and new customers can access your current listing information.
Secure your unique Mobile URL today and start offering all your real estate listings on the Go!
Once you have selected your unique Mobile URL by visiting RealtyGo’s home page, our automated system will walk you through a few easy steps on how to select the proper signage to advertise your new Mobile real estate listing(s) or you can choose to have a PDF file emailed to you – which you can then send to your local sign company to print your signs and advertising material any way you like.
“An example of a Mobile URL is the Word DEMO in the Rider Sign, hanging below the For Sale Sign in the image shown above”
Select your Mobile URL to represent your business branding and name, just like you would a website URL to promote your business information.
Craigslist and more!
Post your mobile listing(s) on Craigslist, Zillow, Realtor.com, Trulia or any place you currently display and advertise your real estate listings. Before RealtyGo you would have to recreate an add with each real estate listing and photos when posting to places like Craigslist and Zillow, etc.. . Now you can simply write a clever one line sentence, and display your Mobile Listing TAG from RealtyGo in the image area, which a prospective buyer can then scan, text or use GPS at point of contact to see all your real estate listings, photos, business website, and your professional contact information.
Once Prospective buyers and new customers access your real estate listing(s) via their mobile phone, iPad, Tablet, or any PDA device, they will have all your real estate listing information with a point of reference (your real estate listing) in the palm of their hand, which they can take with them after leaving the home or listing to review, refresh, set appointment, contact you and even forward to family & friends with easy, all while giving you a lead capture; with time and date of listing inquiry, contact information, specific listing they were interested in and more – for follow up.
RealtyGo is designed to effortlessly allow you to display your Mobile URL and Mobile Listing TAG everywhere, which allows prospective buyers, new customers, and other business professionals to see all your real estate listings via their Mobile hand held devices and conveniently auto schedule an appointment to view or preview all your real estate listing.
RealtyGo Offers prospective buyers all your mobile real estate listings and professional business information via their mobile devices, Smartphones, iPad’s, Tablets, or any PDA device.
SEO (search engine optimization)
Consumers searching the World Wide Web will also have access to your Real Estate listings, which are properly TAGged within RealtyGo’s website- data base for best SEO (Search Engine Optimization) using google, yahoo, bing, etc.. . RealtyGo uses very specific information to promote your real estate listings to people searching in your listings- Zip Code, City, State, and even Neighborhood. Regardless of the “keywords” or order of the keywords used to search for real estate listings using major search engines like google, bing, yahoo, etc.., your real estate listings are properly TAGged to produce better search results and get your listings seen more often. We have designed our system for best SEO (search engine optimization) to make sure your listings are being seen every time consumers search for real estate in your listing area.
The convenience of offering your real estate listings via the mobile channel is unmatched in todays tech savvy environment. All you have to do as the lister of the real estate property, is create your listing by – simply “fill in the blank” areas, add photos and let our advanced software do the rest, promoting your real estate listings on the World Wide Web and through any mobile device.
Never worry about Empty flyer boxes again, or the costs associated with printing expensive flyers, with RealtyGo all your current real estate information is always displayed to the end user requesting your listing information.
You can also promote your professional business practice as environmentally conscious, by offering your real estate listings, color photos and business contact information via the digital channel, Mobile phone, iPad’s, etc.. .
Forward to a Friend / Digital Business Card
Once you create your Mobile Listing(s), you can forward them to your mobile device, to have with you all the time, enabling you to forward your real estate listing to new customers,prospective buyers, with all your listing information, digital business card- business contact information and your business website on the world wide web. You can even be on the telephone with a new customer and forward your real estate listing(s) & digital business card right from your phone as your talking with them, confirm they have received the listing. In the event the prospective buyer sees a listing they like, they can very easily schedule an auto appointment to meet with you from within your mobile listing you sent them.
Now new customers have a reference when contacting you for future business; they will have your real estate listings as a point of reference on their mobile device and all your professional contact information in a nicely organized and professional mobile listing.
This first Blog Post does not change, it is always the first post you will see when accessing our blog, it is called a Sticky post, which always shows up first, as an introduction to new visitors, allowing them to become familiar with our business services and functionality.
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Is it time to make room for other carriers and the ever so popular iPhone. Speculations climb about At&t possibly having to share the spot light with the once exclusive iPhone! Now with Verizon chiming in and offering their version of the iPad..; is this a sign of what’s coming – for all carriers to cash in on the ever so poplar “Apple Gear”
AT&T Mobility (NYSE:T) currently has 7 million mobile broadband subscribers on usage-based data pricing plans, and the company considers its transition to the new pricing structure a success six months after its unveiled the changes, AT&T CFO Rick Lindner said.
Lindner said some first-time smartphone buyers selected the company’s $15 price point, which provides 200 MB of data per month, but that the “vast majority” of subscribers who have usage-based plans are on the high-tier 2 GB of data for $25 per month.
Speaking at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference, Lindner said the carrier’s elimination of unlimited data pricing plans has been a success for both customers and the company, and that AT&T has not seen a significant drop in average revenue per user as a result of the change. AT&T’s postpaid average revenue per subscriber was $62.84 in the third quarter, up from $62.63 in the second quarter and up from $61.61 in third quarter of 2009. The carrier counted 33.5 million postpaid integrated devices in its base of 92.8 million total connections at the end of the third quarter.
The new plans give AT&T greater flexibility as applications and services evolve, Lindner said. “It gives us a model where we can increase data usage and data revenues with that usage over time, and add additional tiers over time as warranted,” he said.
In the months following AT&T’s introduction of tiered pricing, both Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ) and T-Mobile USA have launched similar offerings.
Lindner also addressed continued speculation that AT&T will lose its exclusive right to carry Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone early next year. He said that even in the midst of all of the speculation, AT&T recorded record iPhone activations in the third quarter. He said the company will continue to diversify its smartphone lineup as well as evolve its wireless radio networks.
Regardless of which carrier you choose, rest assure that http://www.RealtyGo.co will run at unmatched speed with our superior operating software. So Text your heart out, or if you prefer to Scan..; try our Quick Response Codes (QR Codes) for unbelievably fast data transfer!
This December get on the faster 4G network with a new windows phone by verizon wireless. See the full article by the Washing Post at http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/01/AR2010120103548.html
RealtyGo says smartphones in everyones hands this holiday season is a must… Mobile that accelerates your business!
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