If the home you are trying to sell has any smart home devices, it is important to highlight them at the beginning to the potential home owner. Pointing out these devices and informing the client that they are the latest trend, may make selling the home a bit easier for you, especially if you are working with the younger demographic. Smart homes have been around for awhile but they are starting to increase in popularity. "80 million smart home devices were delivered
globally in 2016, which is a 64 percent increase from the prior year."
An article recently written by KAYLA MATTHEWS
titled 5 smart home trends homebuyers want in 2017
, highlights some of the latest smart home trends that real estate agents should be aware of when selling a smart home. "People are willing to spend more for smart home tech, and as such, real estate agents need to be well-versed in things like smart thermostats, leak detection sensors and home security trends." says Matthews.
As a real estate agent you want to keep up with the latest trends in homes. Knowing the trends and why they are trending is essential. The top 5 latest smart home trends to be aware of are:
1. Leak detection sensors
Smart garage doors
Smart watering systems
Smart home security cameras
To learn more about why these are the top 5, check out Kayla Matthews' article, 5 Smart Home Trends Homebuyers want in 2017