Holiday Greetings

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As we draw towards the end of the year, we want to share our best wishes to everyone for 2023. We know that 2022 was a year full of challenges as we slowly emerged from the pandemic. All of you providers have been heroes in the effort to help your residents and staff remain healthy and as optimistic as possible. We at Brecht Associates are looking forward to providing the excellent services that have been our hallmark for over 32 years. Whether it is a market study for a new development, an update for an existing community where you may be considering making some changes or expansion, or developing a satellite campus, we are here to help guide you with the market research needed for you to make informed decisions. For existing providers, we offer our lost prospect/recent mover surveys that have, over the years, resulted in valuable feedback for many organizations.
We look forward to working with you in 2023.

Why Prospects Don’t Select Your Community

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For most senior housing communities, marketing is an ongoing process, even when occupancy levels are high. Since turnover requires that there is a pipeline, so to speak, of prospects who are in the market, it’s important to know why they consider your community but don’t eventually move in. There may be many different reasons ranging from another community was more to their liking to a decision not to move at all. And what might have made another community more appealing? This can be such things as having friends who already live there, the services and amenities were more to their liking, or something as practical as affordability. A negative might be that your location was just a bit too far from friends and relatives. But the only way to know what drove their decision is to ask. We have found that prospects, meaning someone who has actually visited your community, may be reluctant to answer these questions when a person in your marketing department asks them directly. Lost Prospect surveys conducted by an independent organization are likely to result in franker answers which provide you with potential actionable items that can enhance your marketability.