How to sell a smart home: 3 talking points you don’t want to miss

Homebuyers don’t just want smart homes — they expect them, according to the National Association of Home Builders. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has also keyed in on this tech-loving trend, as evidenced by its recent meeting with three major tech giants. And it’s no surprise.

Amazon Experience Centers Look to Transform Smart-Home Shopping

Amazon is making moves yet again. As a way to market its smart-home business segment without having to invest in conventional store locations, the online marketplace giant has partnered with Lennar Corporation to provide connectivity demos of Alexa-enabled products—everything from video doorbells and smart shades to lighting and scheduled deliveries—within the homebuilder’s model homes, calling these […]

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Voice Activated: Do You Talk to Your Tech?

How many of us are talking to our tech on a regular basis? Ken Olmstead at the Pew Research Center recently highlighted the fact that nearly half of U.S. adults (46 percent) say they use voice-controlled assistants and applications to interact with smartphones and other devices. Just over half (55 percent) say “a major reason” […]

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Amazon’s smart doorbell company Ring raises privacy concerns with neighborhood watch app

Ring is launching an app that makes it easy for homeowners to report suspicious activity.

Philips debuts first outdoor Hue smart lights

Lights that turn on from the command of your phone — or your voice — are the next big thing in the growing world of home automation …

ICNY 18: Smart home tech is raising new questions during the home sale

What makes a home a smart home? Who gets to keep the smart lock after a house is sold? What if your agent still has the password to your thermostat …

Get an edge with smart home tech in 2018

It’s January, so I’m still 100 percent committed to keeping my New Year’s resolutions. This year my top resolution is to be an early adopter …

Smart home tech your clients need right now

Full disclosure. I am a complete, total tech geek. My first big tech purchase was the hot “personal digital assistant” Palm VII way back when I was 19 years old …

A take on smart home technology from an industry leader

President and CEO of Coldwell Banker Charlie Young shares some insights about the importance of familiarizing yourself with smart home technology. It’s available, buyers want it and you should know about it. Leverage that knowledge when working with clients, and be the smart home tech source they need …

Coldwell Banker develops its first Amazon Alexa Skill

“Alexa, Ask Coldwell Banker for the Home of the Week.” As of today, Amazon Alexa users will be able to listen to a one-minute description of the company’s featured listing of the week and can be connected to their local Coldwell Banker office for further assistance about buying or selling a home. …