Can smart home devices help sell a home? Part 2: The results

After spending a number of months working with a network of connected devices in his own home, Inman’s tech reporter has come to a conclusion about whether smart tech can help sell a home. Find out what it is here.

Should your vacation rental have smart locks?

Vacation rentals are uniquely accessed by a large group of people beyond actual guests. And in that context, a smart lock system means eliminating the hassle and security issues that arise from having multiple keys or lockboxes.

High-end homeowners love biometric tech — but should they?

Unlocking a home with only a fingerprint or facial scan can be awesome, but some experts wonder what happens to all the biometric data users upload.

Multifamily home automation startup SmartRent raises $32M

SmartRent helps property managers deploy technology, such as the Nest smart thermostat, across multiple units.

Why the only constant in real estate is change

Everyone is experimenting with new models, ideas and concepts as the needs and expectations of millennials change in a world upended by digital technologies, home automation and artificial intelligence.

Property tech firm PayLease buys smart apartment startup Zego

With the acquisition, Zego’s platform will be integrated into PayLease’s payments, resident billing and utility management platform.

Amazon acquires Wi-Fi startup Eero, furthering smart home ambitions

Amazon dived even further into the smart home technology pool Monday when it revealed that it was scooping up a home Wi-Fi startup. Presumably, Amazon could also use the Eero acquisition to keep tabs on the web browsing habits of all customers who use …

6 legal tips to help agents avoid prison

As real estate agents go about their work, potential legal issues can lurk and strike unexpectedly. Legal expert Trista Curzydlo took the stage at Inman Connect New York 2019 Tuesday morning to help agents and brokers avoid that fate.

Are smart doorbells the must-have home accessory of 2019?

Data from market research firm Parks Associates indicates that 25 percent of U.S. households with broadband plan to buy a smart video doorbell this year.

How new material graphene can make smart homes smarter

Here’s how a new material called graphene will revolutionize the smart home industry and become a key factor in smart home technology advancements and innovations.