SmartHome

smarthome-headerWhat Is A SmartHome?

As technology progresses it has began to shape the way we interact with our homes.  Today, we are enjoying a new generation of tools that can help automate and enhance our homes.  These new and emerging devices are affordable and easily installed in your home.  The benefits of enhancing your lifestyle is innumerable.  There are several categories of smart home tools including; lighting, safety, entertainment, appliances, heating and cooling, security and temperature.  CNET is the leading source of technology information and has partnered with Coldwell Banker to establish an industry standard for defining a Smart Home.  A Smart Home is defined as a home with three different types of technologies from the aforementioned list with at least one being security or temperature.

The Case For Buyer-Preference

Having these resources as part of your home can greatly enhance the desirability of your home by buyers.  In a recent survey 81% of home buyers are more likely to purchase a home with Smart Technologies in place.  Buyers overwhelming desire a move-in ready home and 57% said that they would buy an older home if it had smart home technologies already in place.

How We Can Help

Coldwell Banker Elite is uniquely positioned and trained to promote your home as a seller who has invested in smart home technology.  If you’re a buyer, then we posses the training to explain what devices are installed and how to work towards getting them to convey when you purchase the home.  While helping Sellers we have the advantage of promoting a smart home on CNET.com, ColdwellBanker.com and using a variety of innovative techniques to make your home competitive among the many other homes on the market.

Let’s Start With The Staging Kit

Coldwell Banker has partnered with industry leaders to create a SmartHome Staging Kit to help ensure that your home meets the criteria of a SmartHome and is setup apart of the competition.  The video below explains what Angel and I can offer to you at a discounted rate to help you get started with selling your home faster.

What’s Including In the Staging Kit?

Nest Thermostatnest_thermostat200The Nest Learning Thermostat learns from you, creates a schedule and is proven to save energy. And now, its ring comes in stainless steel, copper, black and white. Connect your thermostat to Wi‑Fi to control the temperature from your phone, tablet or laptop.
Nest Protectnest_protect200Nest Protect speaks up if there’s smoke or carbon monoxide and tells you where it is, so you know what to do.
Nest Camnest_camNest Cam Indoor stands watch 24/7. It can send an alert when it detects activity. It’s quick and easy to install. And it lets you talk back through the Nest app. This is what an indoor security camera should be.
August Lockaugustlock200The door to today’s home isn’t just about keeping the bad guys out. It’s also about letting the right people in—your family, friends, and even favorite service providers. With the August Smart Home Access System, you are always in control of your front door, no matter where you are, right from your smartphone.
August Connectaugust_connectLock and unlock your August Smart Lock from anywhere, right from your iOS or Android smartphone.
Lutron Caseta Lighting Controllutron200Control your lights, shades and temperature from anywhere – whether you’re home or away. Caséta Wireless dimmers and switches install in minutes, work with numerous bulb types – including dimmable LEDs and CFLs, and bring the convenience of a connected home to your fingertips. The kit includes, two remote controls, two wall switches and a smart bridge.

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