Disable Smart Home Technology When You Sell Your Home

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Real Estate Agent with Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc.

This great information from Jan Green! We all need a reminder about the new technology in so many of the homes we work with! Thanks Jan!!

Original content by Jan Green SA5376460000

Recently,  an article in USA Today featured something that might be forgotten in a real estate sale.  The advent of Smart Home Technology is yet another item to disconnect when selling your home.  We know to disconnect utility company services when we sell our homes, but now we must also remember to Disable Smart Home Technology When You Sell Your Home.  

 

The article shares exactly why this is very important.  Imagine setting your thermostat only to have it revert back to a different setting!  It's as if your home is occupied by ghosts or maybe you don't know how to set your thermostat?  Or maybe there was a problem with the furnace? 

 

Except in the article the new owners was setting a thermostat he no longer owned.  Apparently, he owned a smart home system in his former house and the new home had one, too.  Making the switch to a different thermostat is critically important.

 

There are also other smart home technologies in existence today that should also be reset.  Your alarm system, lighting, security cameras and systems, television, internet, and any other number of technologies available in today's high tech world.  

 

For these reasons, a smart home checklist was created for realtors by Chad Curry with the Online Trust Alliance.   Seldom do we realtors think of this end stage transition for a new buyer.  The Smart Home Checklist can be accessed here to use as a reminder during the sale of a home to ensure that systems are either deactivated or reset for new owners. 

 

So don't forget to Disable Smart Home Technology When You Sell Your Home.  The new owner will appreciate it. 

 

I'm definitely adding this checklist as a reminder for home sellers to process this transfer.  

 

 

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Comments (19)

Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH
CRS

Thanks for sharing!!!

There are also other smart home technologies in existence today that should also be reset.  Your alarm system, lighting, security cameras and systems, television, internet, and any other number of technologies available in today's high tech world.  

Mar 01, 2017 04:06 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Good reminder anmd good choice to reblog in these changing times where more and more homes have smart technology.

Jun 27, 2017 08:12 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Tom this is good information and I did not see the original blog, so thank you for passing on the information.

Jul 09, 2017 01:54 PM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC

Tom

Good choice to re-post Jan Green's post.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jul 20, 2017 08:03 PM
Tom Bailey
Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc. - Oak Island, NC

Thanks Lou. Coming from you that means a lot

Jul 20, 2017 08:11 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Tom this old post is still relevant today what an awesome reblog from our friend Jan Green  I missed this one and glad I stopped in today, Endre

Jul 04, 2018 08:34 PM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thank you for the re-blog!  You've reminded me that this should be a post on my website!  I appreciate the re-blog and the comments!

Jul 05, 2018 11:41 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Tom - Jan Green made good points.  Today it is not just about changing the locks.

Sep 20, 2018 08:15 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Tom, great reblog, and with so many homeowners have SMART items including the Ring Doorbell and Nest, these do have to be disconnected by the homeowner.

Oct 05, 2018 05:12 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Great information and I never thought of this. I will stop by Jan's post and leave a message.

Oct 29, 2018 06:35 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I was looking for your current posts. I hope all is going well for you.

Nov 12, 2018 09:45 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Tom hope all is well it has been a while since we connected, Endre

Dec 07, 2018 12:00 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Tom, wanted to stop by and say thank you for visiting my blog.  Hope you write another soon.

Dec 08, 2018 10:28 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I was looking for your current posts. I hope all is going well for you.

Feb 21, 2019 11:05 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Thanks for a great reblog, Tom. Not sure I saw Jan's post but will take a look. We are seeing more and more smart home technology and there are plenty of issues for sellers, and buyers, to think about when it's time for the closing and possession!

Jeff

Mar 08, 2019 08:54 AM
Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

Glad to see you back in the Rain Tom!  and this is a good reblog on things many people wouldn't think to do with their smart home technology.

Thank you!

Mar 24, 2019 09:15 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

This is so important in today's technology world! Great reblog choice!

Apr 11, 2019 12:06 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Tom - in today’s technology it is certainly easy to forget how much smart technology you have 

Apr 12, 2019 07:53 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Tom Bailey, Thank you for sharing this important post with your reblog!!! 

Sep 02, 2019 09:33 PM