Smart home technology is no longer a thing of the future. The future is now. What’s more, it’s not just for the ultra rich or so-called ‘tech-obsessed’ millennials. Smart home technology is becoming an integral part of our everyday lives.

What is a smart home? It’s a home equipped with smart products connected through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth to control or automate the functions of a house. Thermostats that learn to adjust the temperature automatically based on your schedule, lightbulbs that you can control from your phone, doors that automatically lock when you leave the house are just a few examples of home automation.

How can you find out if your home is considered smart? Check out the Coldwell Banker / CNET Smart Home Definition.

A smart home provides security, energy savings and convenience‐it can also increase the marketability of a listing for sellers.

The Coldwell Banker Real Estate Smart Home Marketplace Survey found that nearly half of consumers say smart home technology is important for their current home or their next home purchase.

Plus a recent study found that the majority of millennial and baby boomer home buyers are willing to pay more for a property (either buying or renting) if it incorporates smart home technology.

Interested in making your home smart? Check out this smart home staging kit we have made available with a local provider. Ask your CBWW real estate agent to help you get the process started to make your home smart!