How Smart Stay tech can ensure responsible property management for short-term rentals

Today’s guests are more tech-savvy than ever. They’d rather have UberEats than room service. They care about their health, are chemically sensitive to what you clean your sheets with and want to know that they really are safe and secure in your rental.

Smart-home tech for agents: Motion sensors

In this weekly column, hosts Brandon Doyle and Colton Pratt walk through smart-home products and showcase their capabilities while reviewing pros and cons. This week, motion detectors. Listen in to the full video to find out which ones the hosts recommend.

Smart-home tech for agents: Best smart outlets

In this weekly column, hosts Brandon Doyle and Colton Pratt walk through smart-home products and showcase their capabilities while reviewing pros and cons. This week, they tested 12 smart plugs. Find out which brands come out on top.

Smart-home tech for agents: Best smart light bulbs

In this weekly column, hosts Brandon Doyle and Colton Pratt walk through smart-home products and showcase their capabilities while reviewing pros and cons. This week, they’ll light up and compare smart bulbs.

Smart-home tech for agents: Lutron smart dimmers vs. Philips Hue lighting system

In this weekly column, hosts Brandon Doyle and Colton Pratt walk through smart-home products and showcase their capabilities while reviewing pros and cons. This week, they’ll talk about smart dimmers versus lighting systems.

Could Prempoint app eliminate the need for lockboxes?

A lamp lit in the living room creates the illusion that someone’s home. But a lockbox hanging on the doorknob arguably tells people that nobody’s home …

Smart home security risks every agent should know

As smart home features continue to emerge, so too are growing security concerns. Research has highlighted a multitude of smart home security flaws, and some have already been exploited …

Video: Will smart home devices fuel the fixture debate?

Smart homes are at a tipping point. Is having a “smart home” a trend sought after by only first adopters and gadget-fiends? Or, is the rise of connected home systems a legitimate precursor to the way we’ll all be living by the end of the decade …

5 high-tech closing gifts that make homes smarter

Lately my tech-stalking proclivities have been leading me toward smart-home gadgetry. Minimalism through technology is intriguing. To that end, I think home connectivity gadgets would make great closing gifts. The options are many. Here are five clever…

5 important things to understand about connected consumers

Imagine a refrigerator that can catalog its contents and recommend menus, or a smartphone app you can use to lock your home’s front door from anywhere in the world. These aren’t futuristic home fantasies — these are smart features that connected consu…