Pet ownership in the United States has exploded in the past few decades with 62 percent of homes having at least one pet, according to the U.S. Humane Society.
Builders can cash in on this established market by offering connected devices that help homebuyers care for their four legged friends.
Not to mention, this type of tech tugs at the luxury buyer’s heartstrings, which sets you apart from other builders in the marketplace.
Joann Kandrac of Kandrac & Kole Interior Designs has noticed the trend growing toward concealable pet accommodations over the past few years. She says that luxury clients in particular want pet-centric tech without compromising the overall LUX look of the home. And they
“Let’s face it, dogs are a part of the family and affect our daily routines. Homeowners want clean, clutter-free homes,” said Kandrac.
Pet-Centric Tech Possibilities
Many homebuyers treat their pets like furry children, so naturally they’re concerned about what their pets are doing then they’re not home.
Now builders can offer them mobile-ready tech with remote monitoring systems.
Homes that come standard with this connected technology will stand out to potential buyers who want to check on their pets while at work.