What do you say to a senior living marketer who insists that this is a poor time of year to fill the building?

I say, “Bah, humbug.”  Anytime can be a great time to sell senior housing, if you BELIEVE.  It’s all about attitude!

When family members get together during the holidays, this is when they might notice that mom or dad has really slowed down.  A son or daughter might look around and see the dust bunnies collecting in the corner, the pie doesn’t quite taste the same or a parent keeps repeating himself or herself.

The siblings might say, “What do we do now, mom and dad should not be on their own anymore?”  A son may have flown in from across the country and only be in town for the week.  They may call your assisted living or memory care community and hope that someone will direct them through this transition, so they can secure their parent before they leave in five days.

Will your marketer be the compassionate educator and create an immediate solution to this adult child’s dilemma?   Or will negative Nellie say, “No one wants to move during the holidays!”  I know a senior living marketer who prides himself on 48-hour move-ins.  This can be one of the best times of the year to fill the building, if you BELIEVE.

Diane Twohy Masson is the author of “Senior Housing Marketing – How to Increase Your Occupancy and Stay Full,” available for sale at Amazon.com.  For volume discount pricing or to inquire on Diane’s availability to coach and/or train your senior living marketing team – please contact Diane Twohy Masson directly at 206-853-6655 or email diane@marketing2seniors.net.  Diane Twohy Masson is a seasoned senior living marketing coach with most recent experience as Corporate Director of Sales for 14 retirement communities in Washington, Utah and California.  For more information: Web: www.marketing2seniors.net Blog: http://marketing2seniors.net/blog/ Twitter: @market2seniors