Smart Home Tech Wins the Day
Savvy homeowners know the value of Smart Home Technology and the efficient use of utilities and convenience these tools offer homeowners. Home Improvement stores have offered this technology for a few years now, but these appliances are now integrating with Smart Phones for mobile control of one’s home’s features.
I, for one, LOVE my Nest Thermostat that synchs with my SmartPhone for a location so my AC or heat is automatically turned on when returning home. This is only one example of the many smart home features now being offered.
It is such a big draw that some homebuyers are willing to pay for a home already wired with Smart Home Tech. Check it out:
BUYERS SAY THEY’RE WILLING TO PAY EXTRA FOR ‘SMART’ HOMES
Source: Washington Post
A study by Coldwell Banker found that 71 percent of buyers in a sample of 1,250 American adults want a “move-in ready” house and that 57 percent of those buyers looking at older houses would consider them updated – and more appealing as move-in ready – if they have smart-home features already in place. Fifty-four percent say that if they had to choose between otherwise identical houses, one with smart technology, the other without, they’d buy the smart home. Sixty-one percent of millennials would favor smart-tech homes, as would 59 percent of parents with children living in the house.