It’s here. It’s no longer just for the affluent or tech-obsessed young consumers. Smart home technology is becoming an integral part of our everyday lives.
What is a smart home? It’s a home equipped with smart products connected through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth to control or automate the functions of a house. Thermostats that learn to adjust the temperature automatically based on your schedule, lightbulbs that you can control from your phone, doors that automatically lock when you leave the house are just a few examples of home automation.
How can you find out if your home is considered smart? Check out the Coldwell Banker / CNET Smart Home Definition.
A smart home provides security, energy savings and convenience—it can also increase the marketability of a listing for sellers.
May 2016 -- “With close to 5 million homes bought and sold in the U.S. each year, it is imperative that there are standardized guidelines for identifying smart homes on the market,” said Sean Blankenship, chief marketing officer of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. “The new smart home definition will allow our network of independent sales associates to educate their home buyers and sellers regarding what defines a smart home and how the technology is making our lives more comfortable and convenient. We worked with CNET and tapped into the findings of their smart home testing facility in order to create a definition that is easy to understand and representative of the best smart home technology.”
Read more: http://blog.coldwellbanker.com/coldwell-banker-and-cnet-define-the-smart-home/
It's easy to convert your house into a smart home with the Smart Home Staging Kit. This kit has everything you need to turn your house into a smart home including security, climate control, safety and lighting modules. So whether you're looking to make your home more attractive for sale, or simply wanting to add exciting smart home tech to your house, the Smart Home Staging Kit takes away the guesswork and makes the upgrade process simple.
The Coldwell Banker Real Estate Smart Home Marketplace Survey found that nearly half of consumers say smart home technology is important for their current home or their next home purchase.
So be on the lookout for smart home icons when you are searching for an agent or smart homes for sale.