Barely anyone might have not heard the name of Starbucks which is one of the most expensive coffee stores in the world. Starbucks is highly recognized for the standard of coffee and the variety that they produce. The price of Starbucks coffee is highly elevated. Might be bitter but that's a fact that all the people cannot afford the coffee of Starbucks with lower wages. But still, Starbucks is highly appreciated and still many people visit the store.
But here we'll be not discussing Starbucks or its coffee but an effect created by it. You might get amazed by learning that Starbucks creates a great impact on the area around it and also on the property values of the vicinity. In this article, we'll be learning about this effect of Starbucks also known as the "Starbucks Effect".
What is the Starbucks Effect?
A Starbucks store at a particular location can have a great impact on the nearby area or neighborhood which is known as the Starbucks effect.
Whenever you see a new Starbucks store or any similar competitive store which is highly expensive opening in your vicinity, then it's a positive indication of the rising in the price of the nearby properties with high real estate values. This is what exactly we refer to as the Starbucks effect where a highly expensive store or service-providing center opening leads to the increment in the price of nearby property. This is also applicable in the property which is nearby any big hospital. In this article, we'll be discussing in detail the Starbucks effect on the local real estate as well as the values of the property in the vicinity.
Starbucks Effect on the Real Estate and Property Values
As previously discussed Starbucks effect itself is a term that is ideal to describe a situation where a Starbucks store opening leads to the increment of the home and property values. This also happens because a big and expensive store opening in a particular area indicates to the developer that the area is on the rise and properly developed. An expensive store opening also raises the standard of the area.
Here we talked about the property that lies around Starbucks but in actuality, Starbucks remains active within a quarter-mile or you can say in this range this effect is more powerful than the properties lying outside this range.
Even in many types of research done by many big firms and researchers, it is found that in the last 15 to 20 years the rate of the properties around big coffee shops such as Starbucks has increased from 65% to 95%. The numbers might also increase in the case of market places.
All this data has been collected by the experts as well as the database of Starbucks locations. Along with the fact that the properties around these stores are expensive, it is also true that these properties are appreciated at a faster rate than any other property.
Why are these Giant Stores always Ahead?
Big stores like Starbucks have great ability to go ahead since they properly identify the demographic, income as well as economic metrics of the area where they will open the store. Along with this they also research the trend that can drive the residents towards their elevated price of coffee.
Big stores and firms always focus on the research and proper planning done as per that. For example in Starbucks, a great team of researchers is appointed to analyze trends around the world and the most profitable locations out of them.
These researchers firstly go through all the geographic information and the Data collected. They majorly focus on the traffic in a particular area along with other stores and businesses nearby. Then after they call for the teams in the particular locations which finally comes with a conclusion about the location, traffic, design, etc.
Also, Starbucks has always maintained its competitive franchise as well as advantage. This is why it continuously goes on discovering more and more new locations with high traffic and getting another optimal store location. This is how it has been capturing more local markets and become a tough competitor.
How are the property prices varied by other big retailers?
This effect is not just limited to the Starbucks store; instead, you can observe it in many other big and expensive stores. The research shows that this effect has also been observed by other expensive groceries stores in the country. The area with these expensive stores has expensive properties with high real estate value. Also in many cases, the value of the properties within 1 mile of this store is just double the value of the properties in any faraway places.
No matter which country it is, the residential properties near any grocery store or even between the chain of two grocery stores will have a higher value than any other residential value. And since the rate in such areas consistently grows so it'll be worth buying properties in these areas.
Such expensive stores majorly focus on those areas with good education facilities along with many amenities in the area. All these facilities will attract more and more traffic in the area which would surely encourage the people to live in these areas with these nearby stores. High demand for property in this area eventually leads to the higher value of the property.
Also here a considerable point is that these big and expensive stores are majorly opened in well off places with high community people with rich status. But along with this, the Starbucks Effect is surely valid in all kinds of areas.
Hence, here we learned about the Starbucks effect which is not always created by Starbucks but other big stores similar to it. This effect positively strikes the property values and is beneficial for the real estate agent in the vicinity. It will also help other nearby stores since the traffic in the area or the market will rise but might hamper the other store with the same service.