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Even with rising home prices over the past few years, many homeowners who have considered selling are deciding not to because they are caught in an affordability squeeze that is compounded by a lack of inventory, according to findings from the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®’ (C.A.R.) “2015 Survey of California Homeowners” . . . READ MORE>>
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Our homes have been hailed as the next thing in our lives to be transformed by smart technology. But is the "smart home" really catching on, or are consumers embracing the "smart-ish" home?
Coldwell Banker Real Estate and CNET, the world's largest and most trusted online source of consumer technology news and reviews, partnered on a joint-consumer survey to examine consumer trends relating to the adoption of smart home technology.
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- Among Millennials (ages 18 to 34), almost half (47 percent) have smart home products in their home.
- Parents with child(ren) under 18 living at home are almost twice as likely to have smart home products vs. those with no child(ren) under 18 living at home (42 percent of those with child(ren) under 18 living at home vs. 23 percent of those with no child(ren) under 18 living at home).
- By region, the Midwest appears to lag behind the rest of the country in terms of adoption of smart home products. Across the rest of the U.S., 30 percent have smart home products in their home while among those in the Midwest, this incidence is 22 percent.
How Are People Controlling Their Smart Home Products?
- 76 percent of those with smart home products at home are controlling one or more of those products with a mobile device.
- And 40 percent of those controlling one or more smart home products with a mobile device are actually controlling two or more products via that device.
- 57 percent of Americans who have smart home items say that these products save them time and at an average of almost 30 minutes per day.
- Although 43 percent of those who have smart home products see no time savings and still spend the same amount of time doing tasks.
- Those under 45 years of age are more likely to agree that smart home technology is saving them time. Among those ages 18 to 44, 65 percent say it saves time (an average of 31 minutes a day). Among those ages 45 and older, 38 percent say smart home technology saves time (an average of 25 minutes a day).
- 45 percent of Americans who have smart home items say that these products save them money and at an average of $98.30 per month. That's a savings of over $1,100 a year!
- 55 percent of Americans who have smart home items say their smart home product(s) does / do not save them money.
- Among Americans ages 18 to 44 who have smart home items, 50 percent say smart home items save them money vs. 33 percent of those 45 and older.
- More than nine in ten (91 percent) of those who have smart home products would recommend smart home technology.
- 87 percent of those who have smart home products say it makes their life easier.
- Four in five (81 percent) of those who have smart home products would be more likely to buy a home if smart technology was already installed.
- And 72 percent of those who have smart home products say smart home product(s) provide them with peace of mind when it comes to home security.
- Parents with child(ren) under 18 at home who have smart home products are significantly more likely to say that such products are saving them money: 59 percent of parents with child(ren) under 18 at home vs. only 36 percent of individuals without child(ren) under 18 living at home.
- Parents with child(ren) under 18 living at home are significantly more likely to have made their home "smart" when they moved in, and significantly more likely to agree that smart home products provide peace of mind when it comes to home security. Specifically:
- 68 percent of parents who own smart home products and have child(ren) under 18 at home agreed that they made their home "smart" when they moved in vs. 50 percent of individuals who own smart home products without child(ren) under 18 living at home.
- 78 percent of parents who own smart home products and have child(ren) under 18 at home say that having those products provides peace of mind, significantly higher than the 68 percent agreeing with the statement among those individuals who own smart home products without child(ren) under 18 living at home.
- Among all survey respondents, if they were buying a home today, 59 percent of parents with child(ren) under 18 at home say that they would be willing to pay more for a home with smart home technology installed. This incidence is significantly higher than the 47 percent individuals without child(ren) under 18 living at home.
- 44 percent say they would consider purchasing a smart home product if the technology were less expensive,
- And 42 percent would consider purchasing a smart home product if it would save them at least $500 yearly on their utility bills and household expenses.
- Via a one-time purchase, Americans would spend the most on technology that controls heating/cooling efficiency/temperature ($99 on average).
- Younger adults are more willing to spend considerably more for smart home devices. For example, those under 45 years of age would spend an average of $144 for heating/cooling efficiency/temperature control vs. and average of $59 among those ages 45 and older. A device that could turn the oven on remotely and pre-heat it? Those under age 45 would spend $62 for such a device, as compared to only $9 among those ages 45 and over.
ColdwellBankerHomes.com combines CAmoves.com and the web sites of 17 Coldwell Banker companies from across the country into ONE powerhouse, mega-site that will continue to position Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage as the undisputed leader in technology and innovation.
We’re making it easier to access the latest listings and neighborhood data, plus offering the opportunity to connect with a respected real estate expert in your local market—right from your mobile phone, tablet or desktop.
What You Need To Know
CLICK HERE to Download the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Flyer
When Does This Go Live?
On Monday, July 27th, 2015 CAmoves.com will become ColdwellBankerHomes.com.
What Do I Need To Do?
You will not need to take any action. The CAmoves.com website will forward to ColdwellBankerHomes.com automatically. That means you can continue to use any collateral that has CAmoves.com on it (email and website addresses).
What Happened to my Website on CAmoves.com?
Earlier this year we rolled out our inTouch Platform and provided all of our associates with brand new modern websites. In doing this we are forwarding all of your existing CAmoves.com Branded Websites to your inTouch website.
Will I still have a profile on ColdwellBankerHomes.com?
Your profile on CAmoves.com will be migrated over to the new site. Once the new site goes live, a button on the NRT Gateway for “ColdwellBankerHomes.com Admin” will provide access for you to edit your profile at any time. All of the existing functionality from CAmoves.com: enhancing your listings, edit your profile, add open houses, featured properties will remain.
Who do I contact if I find any problems, bugs, or other issues with ColdwellBankerHomes.com?
During the first week following the launch, please report any such issue directly to your branch marketing coordinator. They will make certain the issue is reported and attended to in a timely manner.
Please do not contact the NRT Help Desk during the launch week to report issues with the new website.
California home sales reach highest level in two years, experience first double-digit increase since May 2012, C.A.R. reports.
Sales of existing, single-family homes in June reached the highest level in two years and experienced the first double-digit increase since May 2012, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) has announced. Home sales in the state have risen year over year for five straight months . . .
The CAMoves.com Agent Branded Websites, which were replaced earlier this year by the new CB inTouch websites, will be discontinued as of July 15, 2015.
Now is the time to activate your CB inTouch personal website if you have not done so already. CLICK HERE to download the inTouch "Quick Start" Guide for activation instructions.
If you currently market your CAMoves branded site address (ex: www.camoves.com/firstname.lastname), you can have this address forwarded to your new inTouch website. Once your inTouch account is activated, simply type your new inTouch address (url) into the "Personal web site" field under Agent Information in your CAMoves profile (NRT Gateway > CaliforniaMoves.com Admin). The forwarding will take affect on July 15th. CLICK HERE for a video that will walk you through the steps.
If you need assistance, please contact your branch Marketing Coordinator.
Please note: If you have purchased a domain name (ie: YourName.com), and currently have the domain forwarded to your CAMoves branded site, you will need to contact the company where you registered the domain name (ie: GoDaddy) and have them update your forwarding to your inTouch website. You can also accomplish this by logging into your GoDaddy (or other registrar) account manager and update your web forwarding.
In support of our Company’s commitment to support veterans and those individuals who currently serve in the military, we are interested in learning the number of independent real estate agents currently affiliated with the company who are or have been members of the military.
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