Want To Make Your Next Home Smarter?

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Want to raise the bar at your next open house? Smart home technology is the answer. Smart home technology grabs buyers’ attention by enhancing the look, feel, and functionality of a home – not to mention, it has its share of security benefits. Today, we’ll take a look at the latest technologies that are making the modern smart home a new standard.

1. Hub

The name is self-explanatory; hubs allow you to connect multiple smarthome appliances to your phone while also enabling non-smarthome devices and appliances to be controlled by smartphones. This includes lights, thermostats, smartlocks, garage doors, and more.

2. Voice control / Smart Speaker

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Our Suggestion: Amazon Echo / Google Home
A fascinating new step in home automation, smart speakers have some of the skills of a personal assistant. You can play music, order food or a ride, find directions, turn the lights on and off, or ask an array of questions.

3. Smart Thermostat

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Our Suggestion: Nest / Ecobee3
Smart thermostats automatically adjust the temperature based on the outside weather and your personal preference. This can end up saving you a lot of money in case you’re one that forgets to turn of your heating or air conditioning unit when you leave your house. You can also adjust the temperature remotely, in case you need to warm up or cool down your house before you arrive.

4. Smart Doorbell with Security Camera

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Our Suggestion: Ring
The smart doorbell exclusively known as “Ring” is the world’s first security doorbell. This device allows you to see and speak with your guest from anywhere you may be: the backyard, your bedroom, or Beijing. With this device, the days of stolen packages and looking through fisheye peepholes are behind you.

5. Smartlock

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Our Suggestion: Kwikset Kevo
Smartlocks allow you to unlock your door without the need of a physical key. Even better, you can control the lock with the touch of your finger or a tap on your smartphone.

6. Smart Lightswitch System

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Our Suggestion: Wink Relay
Not only do smart lightswitch systems allow you to control the lights in the entire house, they allow you to control most smarthome-equipped devices in your house. The Wink Relay, in particular, provides an intercom system and is compatible for use with Uber and Fitbit.
To keep yourself even more up-to-date on the newest technologies in real estate, we highly recommend reserving your spot for The MLS Summit 2017. We are running low on space, so reserve your spot ASAP! Head over to Summit.TheMLS.com for tickets and more information.

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