For the last century, homebuilders and manufacturers have
been envisioning ways to make homes smarter, more efficient,
and more maintenance-free. But as the Internet of Things (Io T)
meets up with smartphone-wielding buyers, the buzz about
smart homes is becoming deafening. How do you keep up
without getting bogged down in hype? Keep your focus on three
things—the definition, the devices, and the data—and on how
each of those is changing the home and the transaction.
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Understanding the basics of a home’s component parts has always been
in the real estate agent’s wheelhouse. As internet-connected technologies
become part of the package, don’t fall behind the curve.
BY MEG WHITE