Prospective homebuyers typically have long wish lists of features they would like in their new home. These lists can cover everything from the neighborhood to the size of the closets. But, one feature that seems to appear on many of these lists is smart home tech.
What is Smart Home Tech?
The term smart home technology typically refers to automated technological devices that give homeowners the opportunity to remotely control certain systems within the home. For example, a homeowner can remotely control the lighting inside his home if a smart lighting system has been installed. Other common smart home devices include thermostats, security cameras, TVs, door locks, and speakers.
What Are the Benefits of Smart Home Tech?
Homeowners love that smart home devices make their home seem far more futuristic and luxurious. But, there are a number of other benefits to installing smart home technology. Smart home devices make living at home more convenient since everything can be controlled through a mobile device. Many of the devices are also designed to make the home more secure while no one is there, which gives homeowners peace of mind while they are away.
Some smart home devices can even save homeowners money by increasing the energy efficiency of the home. For example, a smart thermostat gives you the power to preset when you want the heating and cooling system to turn on and off. Adjusting the temperature while you are away for an extended period of time can reduce your annual heating and cooling costs by up to 10%. This example illustrates how easy it is to save–and reduce your carbon footprint–by installing smart home devices.
What are the most popular smart home devices? How can REALTORS® ensure their clients know about a listing’s smart tech? Take a look at this helpful infographic to find out: