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The Internet of Things

Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty WA 47927

The Internet of Things to come for your home

While the attributes of smart technology are fluid we can categorize them in three ways: 

  • Home Security and Safety,
  • Wireless Connectivity, and
  • Cloud Entertainment and Information

Home security and safety

The Internet proved to be a game changer for home security. The old-fashioned system was tied to a landline home phone.  The new security systems are digital, connected and controlled by you from any digital device, like a smartphone. Most important, you can see what’s wrong.

Wireless connectivity

wireless cookingThe same company can put you in wireless control of temperature and lighting. One of the main players in the smart home space is Samsung. The real-time control of your home includes the smoke detectors and carbon monoxide monitors. Both devices are required by law in the State of Washington. The idea is to make our homes safer and more efficient.

Cloud entertainment and information

Amazon EchoThe centerpiece of many smart homes is Amazon Echo. You can ask Alexa about what’s on your calendar and if it will rain tomorrow. You can tell her what to put on your shopping list. You can ask her to play your favorite music or lower the temperature and, to find your keys.

How to become smart about the smart home.

Get informed by searching the web. Talk to friends who’ve purchased some smart things. If you are as old as I, ask your children. Millennials are a good source. If you are buying a new home, make certain that the home is reasonably smart. Builders are looking at smart home technology as a money maker. So expect to pay a premium for a newly constructed smart home.

Will you profit when selling your smart home?

As with all home improvements, my advice is to keep first your own interests in mind. Whatever you buy should have a recognizable brand. There is a reason why home sellers who own Bosch dishwashers or Viking ovens mention these upscale brands in their listings. You may not be able to attract the Millennial buyers who expect to purchase only a smart home. It’s better to get ahead of the curve.

Can a robot serve me breakfast in bed? 

To find out, read the complete version of this post at SERENE

For more information on the subject of smart homes see this article by Anita Clark

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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

So far above me, but it is good to know what is coming our way.. Yes , ask the kids!

Jan 08, 2016 03:48 AM
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Very good article Gerhard. Slowly but surely, new smarthome technologies are making their way into homes. Thanks a bunch for the mention too. ;-)

Jan 09, 2016 06:00 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Gerhard, we are seeing more and more homes with SMART features throughout.   The young buyers are especially looking for these features.

Jan 18, 2016 10:22 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

This is excellent information! I learned a lot from you. Currently I'm exploring this topic too. What a wise and wonderful post with a wealth of great information. 

Thank you!

Mar 17, 2016 04:10 PM
Gerhard Ade

It was Anita Clark who challenged me to write on this topic. I like to write because every time I do I realize how little I know and how much more I can still learn on almost any subject.

Mar 17, 2016 05:29 PM
Pamela Cendejas
Second Self Virtual Assistance - Kingman, AZ
Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235

Technology can be so exciting.  Can I get it to serve me breakfast  in bed?

May 19, 2016 02:40 PM
Gerhard Ade

Robots ;-)

May 20, 2016 04:33 AM