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Is Smart Tech for Your Home the New Granite Counter Tops?


It seems like everyday I read about some new household appliance that is taking the market by storm by modifying old ideas with new technology. There are lights that change colors, oven thermometers that notify you via cell phone when your meat is done, washers and dryers that notify you when it’s peak energy-using hours.

A recent survey conducted by Coldwell Banker and CNET found that 81 percent of the participants would be more likely to buy a home if it already had smart technology installed.

The survey questioned over 4,000 participants (aged 18 and older) on how they use smart technology in their homes.

The results showed that smart technology is booming with the younger generations with nearly half (47 percent) of all millennial respondents (aged 18-34) claiming to have at least one smart tech item in their home.

Survey participants claimed that having smart objects in the home saves time and money, claiming that smart tech saves over $1,100 annually and saves them up to 30 minutes a day.

The results also showed that participants with children were “significantly more likely,” to use smart tech in their homes, with 59 percent of those with children saying that they use smart tech in their homes, as opposed to only 36 percent of those without children.

Smart tech is becoming a standard in modern households and new buyers are looking for properties where it is already installed. So if you’re looking to make your home more appealing to potential buyers, check out this list of smart tech upgrades for your home and take a leap into the future.


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