Why You Should be Thinking of Smart Homes as the New Standard Model

Home trends are constantly changing. We’ve gone from mid-Century modern to all granite everything to modern, rustic farmhouse and everything in between. What’s on the horizon now for standard homes is something we used to only imagine belonging to the Jetsons.

Smart homes are the new standard
We don’t mean like the kind with a robot nanny, though. Increasingly, new home buyers are looking for the convenience, functionality and accessibility of smart home technology. Being able to integrate smart tech throughout the home via professional systems like Control4 or more a la carte versions through Amazon or Google, is key.

New home buyers want voice control, customized settings and moods for climate control, lighting and more; they want technology that is functional but also can be made a centerpiece – like a television that doubles as artwork – or blend into the background – like a sound system discreetly incorporated throughout your home. By incorporating this tech early on in the building process, you can help the buyer feel like they’ll have the home they always wanted and can continue to improve upon as tech grows and changes.

Buyers want more security
Nowadays, security is key. Buyers want to feel assured that their home, belongings and family are safe whether they’re home, at work or on vacation. Incorporate infrastructure for smart security systems into your design, and you’ll be setting yourself up for success in making your buyers happy. More security providers are including cameras, smart door locks and other features as the standard, so why not include these features in your standard build?

Make your model modern
The average person knows how an Amazon Echo works and might even have a few smart plugs here and there – but when buying a smart home, it’s about so much more. By creating a standard smart home “package” and then outfitting your model(s) with that and more, you might just be able to show potential buyers the home they never knew they needed. Consider equipping your homes with an all-encompassing security system, an audio system integrated seamlessly throughout the entire home, as well as lighting and shade control that can be customized to their heart’s content. Having a smart home as a “base model” means you’ll be setting yourself apart from the competition – and that will get any buyer’s attention.

We can help
If you think smart home design is right for you, we have the pros and the resources to get you there. Give us a call and we’ll help with everything from design to training your staff and the new buyers. And be sure to request your free copy of the Control4 guide: Building for the Automated Life.

If you’re in the market to buy a home and are interested in working with a tech-savvy home builder, we would be happy to connect you with builder partners that we have worked with over the years.