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Why the New Home Building Trend is Smart Homes

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Today’s home builder is more challenged than ever before. Home trends are constantly changing. From popcorn ceilings, to all granite everything, to modern, rustic farmhouses and everything in between. What’s on the horizon now for standard homes, though, is something we used to only imagine belonging to the Jetsons.

The new standard

Increasingly, new home buyers are looking for the convenience, functionality and accessibility of smart home technology – from high-end options to those who like to DIY. Being able to integrate smart tech throughout the home via professional systems like Control4 or more a la carte versions through Amazon or Google, is key to appealing to your buyers.

New home buyers want voice control, customized settings and the ability to set “moods” for climate control, lighting and more; they want technology that is functional but can be either the centerpiece – like a television that doubles as artwork – or blend seamlessly into the background – like a sound system discreetly incorporated throughout your home. By incorporating this tech early on in the building process, you can help the buyer find the home they always wanted with the infrastructure to add on as technology and their needs change.

Smart is secure

We all want to feel assured that our home and family are safe whether you’re at home or on vacation. By incorporating infrastructure for smart security systems into your design, you’ll be designing ahead of the curve. More security providers are including cameras, smart door locks and other features as the standard, so why not include these features in your standard build?

Modern models

The average person knows how an Amazon Echo works and might even have a few smart devices here and there – but when buying a smart home, there’s so much more to consider. By creating a standard smart home “package” and then outfitting your model with that and more, you’ll be able to show potential buyers the home they never knew they needed.

Consider equipping your designs with an all-encompassing security system, a whole-home audio system, as well as lighting and shade control that can be customized to their heart’s content. Having a smart home as a “base model” means you’ll be setting yourself apart from the competition – and that will get any buyer’s attention.

We can help

If you’ve been thinking of a way to set yourself apart from other home builders, we have the resources and knowledge to help you implement smart technology into your next designs. We can help with everything from design to training your staff and the new buyers. Ask for your free guide: Building for the Automated Life.  If you’re in the market to buy a home for yourself, we would be happy to connect you with a tech-savvy home builder! Give us a call today. “

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