Survey Hints at a Soaring Smart Home Future

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The results of a new survey show Americans are embracing the smart home.

Coldwell, the original Silicon Valley real estate founded in 1906, and CNET, the world’s largest outlet for technology news and reviews conducted the survey. It discovered that 28 percent of American own at least one smart home device. Additionally, nearly 50 percent of Millennials have adapted to the technology and idea of the smart home.

“We believe that in three to five years, home buyers will expect smart home technology — it will become the new norm,” says Sean Blankenship, chief marketing officer for Coldwell Banker Real Estate, in a press release. 

The survey of about 4,000 Americans also concluded that 81 percent would be more likely to buy a home if it were equipped with smart technology such as thermostats, locks and lighting and 91 percent of those who currently own a smart home would recommend the technology.

“This market will continue to develop as the technology becomes even more mainstream,” says Lindsey Turrentine, editor-in-chief of CNET.com.

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Other conclusions from the survey include that parents are most likely to adopt the technology, financial savings are key to making smart home decisions and the majority of smart home users want to control their abode with their smart phone.

Looking at these results, the smart home’s future is only set to grow even further.

About The Author

Greg Vellante is a staff writer and multimedia specialist at TecHome Builder, as well as a content coordinator for AE Ventures events. He has over a decade of experience writing for various publications on topics that range from cinema to editorials to home technology. His favorite technologies fall into the A/V and home entertainment realm, and he’s keeping a close eye on the rising trends in robotics and virtual/augmented reality. Greg resides in Boston, holds a degree in Media Studies from Emerson College and pursues screenwriting/filmmaking in his free time.

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