What Realtors Need to Know About Smart Home Automation
How the Right Technology Can Enhance Your Property’s Value
At the moment, the top luxury home markets in the world including Los Angeles, Miami, and Palm Beach are considered buyers markets. That means real estate agents face fierce competition when selling their high-end listings.
No location is more competitive than Los Angeles, where houses typically spend less than 60 days on the market. How can you make your property stand out quickly to the right clientele?
Home automation companies like Audio One can help you spruce up your listing with the right technology. Not only can it be used as an additional sales tool, but you can also offer potential buyers the ultimate luxury lifestyle.
Below we highlight some smart technology features you can use to make an impact in the country’s most competitive real estate markets.
While it’s always preferable to offer in-person viewings for high-end luxury listings, sometimes expediency is the most critical trait for clients.
With smart technology, you can show your property even when you’re not there. From a mobile app, you can unlock the front door and turn off the alarm so they can enter the property.
Then you can give them a guided tour from your office. View live surveillance footage to see what rooms they’re in and let them know relevant information via phone or even the house’s in-ceiling speakers.
One of the quickest ways to increase your home’s property value is to enhance its curb appeal. Typically, the focus here is on your landscaping, where lighting plays a big part.
Through a smart home system, you can take advantage of lighting control to dim and raise lights as needed to highlight architectural features, trees, sculptures, fountains and more.
Have lights automatically turn on in the evening, so your beautiful listing isn't left in the dark once the sun goes down.
What if your clients could control all of their technology at the touch of a button? It’s time to embrace the “There’s an App for That” mindset for your luxury listings.
Add value to your property by offering a mobile app that lets homeowners manage lights, entertainment, climate, security and more.
You can also add a built-in virtual assistant so they can make adjustments through simple voice commands as well.
Not only can your clients control their home automation system through Amazon Alexa or Google Home, but they can also use those devices to look up the weather or the day’s top headlines.
A Blank Canvas
No one likes having technology imposed on them. Let clients know you can customize their smart home to match their preferences.
Once they've moved in, the experts at Audio One can help them incorporate the speakers, televisions, thermostats, and motorized shades they like to use.