Technology in Real Estate
With CES 2022 returning to Las Vegas to showcase the newest and biggest trends in the tech world, it’s also a good time to look at what may be on the horizon for technology in real estate. From smart lockboxes, keyless entry doors, always online video security systems, remote monitoring, and even in-home car charging stations, technology is absolutely revolutionizing how the real estate industry works.
Ulster County and the Hudson Valley region are known for being very tech-forward and environmentally conscious. There’s an increasing amount of electric vehicles on the road and charging stations are popping up all over. Remote home monitoring with wi-fi-enabled video doorbells and lighting systems help sellers keep an eye on their property even when they are not home. And as REALTORS®, using technology to keep houses secure between showings and keep track of who is coming and going is always a good thing.
Peace of Mind
Technology offers sellers peace of mind by giving them the ability to track, see, and know who is coming and going from their property at any time. Devices such as Ring can help monitor doorways and entryways, deliveries, and even see who is coming for showings. Keyless doors and remote locks allow sellers and their agents to schedule home inspections, any repairs, or any other services that they need without having to be on-site all the time.
For real estate professionals, knowing a home is under surveillance also offers peace of mind, and this can help keep everyone safe – buyers, sellers, and agents. But technology goes even farther for REALTORS® when it comes to selling or even showing a property. Utilizing drone ariel photography for impressive overhead views can really help showcase a property’s size and outdoor space. Video and virtual tours help potential buyers get a feel for the property and can reduce time spent with showings that aren’t the right fit for buyers.
When it comes to technology perks, there’s more than just peace of mind. There’s a lot to be said for convenience. Noting if a property comes with any technology such as video doorbells and security systems can help a property sell faster. In-home electric vehicle chargers are also becoming more popular – and needed! – as more and more EVs are appearing on the roads throughout our region. Having a home EV charger in your garage or driveway can attract even more buyers and with such a wide range to choose from, there are a lot of options. Regular chargers that come with the car offer much slower charge times, and as EV sales grow at an incredible rate, expect home EV chargers to become commonplace in the years ahead. Offering an EV charger in your home and including it in the listing can be something that helps your property stand out from the rest.
There are so many benefits to embracing technology when it comes to buying and selling properties. Ulster County Board of REALTORS® is here to help. Contact us or visit our website for more information, and also check out NAR’s CES 2020 recap for even more great info!