Why Denver Smart Homes May Not Be Such A Dumb Idea

Why Denver Smart Homes May Not Be Such A Dumb Idea

With cars, TVs—even watches—getting connected through WiFi and wireless telephones, it’s small wonder that “Smart Homes” are here, too. According to Forbes, companies offering smart homes technology will be a $35.6 billion industry within just three years. They already offer  Cherry Hills Village   Greenwood Village and Lone Tree  homeowners an array of connected appliances, security systems and even HVAC systems.

  
From what I’ve seen, their marketing has highlighted the convenience factor—but if that seems to be more sizzle than steak, here are some surprisingly substantial reasons why you might consider upgrading your own place into one of Denver’s smart homes:

Your current security system gives you peace of mind whenever you’re out of town. But have you ever wondered whether you remembered to lock the back door? Smart homes let you click a function on your phone that commands the home to lock itself! The same app can also send you a live video feed of the interior and exterior of your home.

In addition to securing the premises, Denver smart homes can help you prevent home accidents. Smart appliances can be controlled via mobile apps which allow you to turn off ovens, stovetops, microwaves and even washing machines from anywhere you establish a WiFi connection. This minimizes the risk of the kind of home fires which can be caused by unattended appliances. (If you’re thinking that homeowner insurance premium discounts may soon be offered for connected homes: the Wall Street Journal reports that they already are!)

Major manufacturers GE, LG and Samsung have introduced complete lines of connected appliances controlled via mobile phone, eliminating the need to physically get up to adjust settings. Think how, especially for the elderly and handicapped, this would meaningfully enhance their quality of life—maybe even extending their ability to live at home without assistance. For all age brackets, being able to effortlessly control lighting, heating and air conditioning at the touch of a device screen will inevitably result in practical energy savings; and that raises perhaps the most important selling point for smart homes technology—

  
Increasing the value of Denver smart homes when they come up for sale. The practicality of smart homes is already especially appealing to the growing number of tech-savvy buyers.

  
If you’re comparing home upgrades prior to putting your own  Cherry Hills Village  Greenwood Village or Lone Tree  home on the market, I’m here to help you choose which (if any) are likely to add the most value. Call me anytime to discuss your short and long term plans!

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         Jason Peck is a Broker Associate at Keller Williams. He has been recognized locally and nationally as in expert in real estate. Locally he is 6th in Denver Metro home sales out of 5,000 agents and has been recognized by the Wall Street Journal and Real Trends as one of the top selling agents in America.  He is co-author of the National Best Selling Book, “The New Rise in Real Estate”. For more information feel free to 
contact him  or call 720-446-6301.

 
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Why Denver Smart Homes May Not Be Such a Dumb Idea by Jason Peck


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