The use of modern technology has always been an interesting thing to do especially when it comes to youngsters. We are born in an era where technology is fast improving and progressing. But when a certain technology is introduced, only a number would grab the opportunity right away. However, little by little, many would join the bandwagon especially when the technology has a very useful feature. Take mobile phones for example. Yes, we were able to go through life without the existence of mobile phones. Many even rejected it when it first came out and denied the fact that it would make our lives easy. Nevertheless, it became a hit and for a long time, I have never been so sure about one thing; we will have a hard time going on with our everyday lives if one day all mobile phones would disappear.
I see the same path when it comes to smart-homes. Nowadays, only a small percent of homeowners embrace the use of smart-homes but according to the recent survey by CNET, about 4,000 of homeowners are planning and expecting to have smart-homes in the future and not just wishing for it.
Furthermore, twenty-eight percent of the respondents of the survey says they already own at least one smart-home technology. And to those who are presently using smart-homes, 81 percent of them says they would likely buy a home if smart appliances/technology were already set-up. Almost half of the visionary homeowners says that they have plans in adopting smart-home products.
As what the chief marketing officer of Coldwell Banker said, smart-homes are now becoming popular because of the change it brought to our lives. He said, it does not only upraise the value of the home but it also improves our emotional connection to our homes.
Eighty-seven percent of the respondents say that smart-homes technology are making their lives easier. A huge number also admits that it saves them more time and costs. Smart-home owners said that in a year, they are able to save over $1,000 using the new technology.
A large number of respondents, especially parents with kids under 18 said that they are willing to spend more for a home with smart-home features putting too much emphasis on security versus 47 percent of respondents without kids.
The survey result also says that fifty-one percent of the respondents admit that the most common part of the house that definitely needs a smart-home product is the living room, then the bedroom which garnered forty-five percent, recreation room with thirty-five percent, and thirty percent for the kitchen. Seventy-six percent of the respondents who already are smart-home owners say that they control or view their homes through a mobile device.
Because of new technologies, it cannot be denied that future home buyers will be expecting smart-homes. It will no longer be an extra feature but a way of sellers to attract modern buyers.