What Is A SmartHome?
As technology progresses it has begun 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.
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 Gosslee 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 possess the training to explain what devices are installed and how to work towards getting them conveyed when you purchase the home. While helping Sellers we have the advantage of promoting your smart home on ColdwellBankerGosslee.com, ColdwellBanker.com, CNET.com and using a variety of innovative techniques to make your home competitive among the 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 set apart of the competition.
What’s Included In the Staging Kit?
|The 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 Protect speaks up if there’s smoke or carbon monoxide and tells you where it is, so you know what to do.|
|Nest 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.|
|The 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.|
|Lock and unlock your August Smart Lock from anywhere, right from your iOS or Android smartphone.|
|Control 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.|