Smart home technology is fast becoming the new granite countertop - a feature once reserved for the top end of the market, but is now "must have" at all price points. The Smart Home Staging Kit addresses the trend!
- Homes with a full kit installed meet the CNET Smart Home Definition.
- Home buyers now include smart home technology when they talk about a home being move-in ready.
- If an otherwise older home has smart home technology, buyers are more likely to consider it “updated.”
Coldwell Banker research studies continue to show that these are features that buyers are looking for:
- More than half (54 percent) of homeowners agreed that they would purchase / install smart home technology in their home if they knew it would make the home sell faster. *
- Of those who agreed:*
65 percent said they would spend $1,500 or more
On average, respondents were willing to spend $3,215
- Of those who agreed:*
- 71 percent of Americans want a move-in ready home**
- Of those, 57 percent would consider an older home updated if it had smart home technology**
- If faced with two homes and one was smart and the other was not, nearly two in three people who want a move-in ready home would opt for the smart home (63 percent). **
*Coldwell Banker Smart Home Marketplace Consumer Survey – Jan 2016
**Coldwell Banker Smart Home Survey with Parks Associates – August 2016
What's in the Smart Home Staging Kit?
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Smart Home Staging Kit Items:
Nest Learning Thermostat: One of the most well-known smart home products, the Nest Thermostat learns the temperature you like and adapts to your schedule. In independent studies, the Nest Thermostat saved US customers an average of 10-12% on their heating bills and 15% on their cooling bills.
Nest Cam Indoor (security camera): Nest’s WiFi enabled security camera helps you look after your home when you’re away with 24/7 live streaming in 1080p HD, with Night Vision and motion and sound alerts. If Nest Cam detects an unusual motion or sound, it will alert you via the Nest app. Easy to install with built in stand, magnetic wall mount, or standard tripods.
Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarm: Nest’s combination smoke/CO alarm tells you where and what the problem is in a human voice, can alert you or be silenced via the Nest app, tests itself automatically, and can last up to a decade.
August Smart Lock: Your smartphone is now a smart key—and more. Lock and unlock your door, create virtual keys for guests, and keep track of who comes and goes, all from your smartphone. Featuring HomeKit support and the ability to use Siri voice commands, the Smart Lock is installed on the inside of your door so you can keep your existing exterior door hardware and use your traditional key any time.
August Connect: Remotely lock and unlock your August Smart Lock from anywhere. Instantly let guests in remotely, check your lock’s status, and enjoy more peace of mind with instant alerts every time someone locks or unlocks your door, all from your smartphone. Accessory product to the August Smart Lock.
Case´ta Wireless by Lutron: Lutron’s Case´ta Wireless system lets you control your lights, shades and temperature from an app. Case´ta Wireless works with dimmable LEDs, incandescents, and Halogen bulbs, so you can use most of the lights you already own. And, it allows for personalized lighting “scenes” like giving a home a lived in look using a scheduled timer, or for turning on the lights as you approach a home for sale. It can even be used to create a perfect movie “scene” while watching TV.
Pro.com Installation: While you can install the Smart Home Staging Kit yourself, Pro.com service providers or a local qualified home technician can take the hassle out of the process. Pro.com service providers have been specially trained to install the kit and all the products in it. Pro.com charges a flat fee ($550 for the full kit) which you’ll pay only after your kit has been installed.