A Few Fun Facts . . . Just a Little Trivia
Posted: February 19, 2017 by Norman Polsky
Dinner Table Trivia
Be the smartest one at the dinner table with these smart home facts.
Coldwell Banker was the first real estate brand to recognize and embrace the movement of smart technology into the home, and with good reason. We’ve always believed that home isn’t just a roof over your head, it’s your emotional center, where the best things in life happen on a daily basis. Smart technology helps make our homes more comfortable, safer, more economical, and more convenient, further strengthening the emotional bond we have with our most treasured possession.
Consequently, we’ve taken a leadership position in educating our agents about the benefits of smart home technology, so that they can share this expertise with their clients to serve them in the best way possible.
From sponsoring the CES Smart Home Marketplace two years in a row, to developing an industry-leading smart home curriculum for our agent network and even launching the first of its kind-Smart Home Staging Kit, we’ve picked up a lot of Smart Home expertise along the way. Here are 5 smart home stats that we’ve uncovered along the way:
of agents surveyed by Coldwell Banker Real Estate found that homes with smart home tech are selling faster than homes without the technology.
Parents with children in the U.S. under the age of 18 are almost twice as likely to have smart home products in their homes.
Roughly half of millennials and 42 percent of U.S. broadband households surveyed would “smart stage” their home to attract buyers.
of Americans with a smart home product who want voice control who don’t already have it.
Almost half of U.S. millennials between the ages of 18 and 34 use smart home products at home.
Smart devices are getting even more intelligent, allowing users to gain a better understanding of how they operate and how the technology can enhance everyday life. Soon homes will become intelligent enough to distinguish between family members and their guests and adjust to individual needs based on biometrics like fingerprints, body temperature and even a heartbeat.
Imagine as you walk through your home, a small wrist device authenticates your identity based on your pulse, which signals to your home to automatically adjust the lighting and room temperature and to play music based on your personal preferences and programmable settings.
The Smart Home does not necessarily raise the value of your home but it certainly is making it more saleable.