Keeping Up With Smart Home Technology
Have you begun to leverage smart home tools to help grow your business? With smart homes becoming the standard, now is a good time to stay ahead of the competition and provide valuable insight to your clients.
According to recent NAR studies, 42% of clients are interested in smart home devices. Homebuyers are intrigued with smart home tech because it provides the experience they’re already accustomed to having in their pocket or purse. When buyers see a listing with smart home features, like a Nest Thermostat in the hallway or a Ring Video Doorbell, they recognize the up-to-date tech even if the home is older.
Helping your sellers stage their home with a couple basic tech upgrades can provide undeniable value. Smart home security, lighting, or thermostats are great ways to spruce up a home and increase its listing appeal. Providing the right details about your client’s smart home technology in their listing will not only help your client’s home sell, but it will make you stand out against your competition.
Here are a few cool additions that can be easily added to any home:
| RING VIDEO DOORBELL 2
Whether your clients are home or not, they will appreciate being able to see, hear, and even speak to the person at their door without having to open it.
|GE SMART BULBS
GE smart bulbs work with a Google device. Smart bulbs don’t require new wiring in the home, but do require a Google device located in the same room. The benefits of using Smart Bulbs are:
The Nest Thermostat is a great option for those who want to change their settings while on the go and manage their home’s energy usage efficiently.
Leveraging smart home technology in your networking, staging, listings, marketing, and relationship building with homeowners provides a relevant way for you to stay current, and add value to your client as the expert. Smart home technology also makes a great closing gift or marketing touch point. They’re great talking points that your clients will use and appreciate, which just might lead to that next referral.
Here are a few other smart home devices to help get your clients a gift they’ll remember ─
Home Security System with entry and motion sensors, glass break detection, intruder alert, smoke detection, freeze and flood sensors, security camera, and mobile device control.
|iROBOT ROOMBA 690 SMART VACUUM
Remembers its way around and has a two-hour battery life. Low-profile design, compact, and easily handles carpet, hardwood floors and pet hair. Wifi connectivity and connects with Alexa.
|AMAZON ECHO DOT 3
Play music, news, ask for information, and control compatible smart home devices with your voice.
|NEST CAM INDOOR
Google assistant built-in, offers 24/7 live streaming, check in on what the dog is doing or check alerts when movement in the home is detected. Built-in speaker and microphone
https://bit.ly/2sUHCy1 | Academy Mortgage is not affiliated with any smart home devices | MAC219-1462304