It’s normal for the cycle of purchasing a home to welcome a sense of fear and have reservations as it is a very big one-time investment for most people. Yet, a buyer may take as much time as is needed to understand from legitimate experts and—in particular—pose the correct inquiries regarding all the new technology that has been incorporated into their future smart home.
And as a builder, it is crucial to address these questions to satisfaction, needless to say. We know smart homes are in demand. We have discussed the trends over many of our earlier blogs. So, best to be geared up to answer all those floating questions, clouding your buyer’s mind.
For the very basics, do visit our FAQs section and our blogs on basic concepts on smart home automation, common myths. This apart, here are some questions that are likely to pop up, particularly during your sales process.
What Devices are actually in the Home?
Do publish a list of devices installed in the home, with critical features articulated from a benefit’s point of view! Smart home features should become a part of the official project catalogue if you ask us. Some IoT-empowered gadgets are more visible than others. For instance, anyone would spot a smart fridge’s touchscreen, yet you may overlook the smart lighting arrangements installed in the home. These could include lights as well as movable window shades and regular light location that diminishes bulbs as characteristic light floods the room.
Are there warranties for the connected devices?
Speak to the buyers about the devices, the warranties on them, any special benefits being offered as an add-on for the said project and so on. Audit the guarantees and approaches of the home’s IoT contraptions, actually like you would for any other apparatus in the house. You can do this on the web on the off chance that you have the chronic numbers. (Request the merchant for a rundown from chronic numbers for every gadget.) That way, you can ensure the gadgets are really adaptable to new proprietors, so you don’t pass up significant highlights or security refreshes. If the set up for any of it is to be done after purchase, assure your buyer that your smart home automation partner will help them get it all organised. (and give us a call! We will have you covered.)
Have the devices been reset to factory settings?
It is likely that the buyer will want to know whether the devices have been reset to their default industrial facility settings. Needless to say, the apprehension triggering this question. Apart from the security concerns, this makes it simpler to ensure that everything is fresh, enabling to set up new access conventions and change the settings however the buyer would prefer.
Regardless of whether the buyer is approaching for another home or seeing a few redesigns for their present living space, the odds are that a couple of smart home updates have entered their thoughts as a feature of the interaction. Conversations on factory settings typically stem from the apprehensions on security, privacy etc. This would be a good time to walk your buyers through how smart devices can be made as secure and private as one chooses. You can step in with an offer to support them in configuring and customising the devices to their needs while ensuring that all security measures are undertaken. You can also share some tips to secure smart devices as users.
Can home automation be compatible with an existing security system/ other smart applications? Will the present set up be compatible with technologies that come up in the future?
Smart innovation is intended to consolidate practically any current security framework. It can even make the framework more advantageous to use by allowing you to control the framework from the very focal control components that control your home’s other computerised highlights.
Assure your buyer by perhaps taking some use cases and walking them through it. There is so much content available on the internet on this, but nothing can entirely drive clarity as use cases. Talk to us if you need help in approaching this topic. We will get you geared up.
For the second part of this question, as with any smart home technology, or technology is general – engineers and product designers do keep scalability, adaptability and sustainability in consideration as they develop these devices. This holds ground even more so when you are looking at established brands with very standardised approaches to the whole thing. Home automation systems in the market today are built compatible with many other smart products, irrespective of their manufacturer. The technology in itself is designed in a way that integration is feasible with both legacy systems and possible future trends in the segment.
Would I be able to access and monitor home automation features remotely?
Home computerisation frameworks have various highlights that can give you genuine feelings of serenity. Regardless of whether you are across the road or the nation over, you can get to your home computerisation framework through a web program. This alternative allows you to affirm or adjust any pre-chosen settings. For instance, you may have planned somebody to go in and water your plants after you have effectively arranged the framework for get-away mode. You can get to your framework from a program and permit impermanent admittance to a particular individual. You can likewise check Internet Protocol (IP) cameras to check whether anybody has been in the vicinity.
We have discussed this concept repeatedly in our pages… one can access, monitor and control a smart home from anywhere, as long as there is data connectivity. With the right smart plan, installation and configuration, you can go around the world and still know if the light in one room is turned on/off. This again should be articulated well to your buyer through everyday examples that they can relate to. You can pick some notes off our blogs to help you on this one!
Will living in a smart home be a major lifestyle adjustment?
Yes! And in the most positive of ways! – This is what your buyer needs to understand.
Smart homes are all about elevating the lifestyle. Devices are installed, integrated and customised to suit the needs of the buyers family to ensure that their lifestyle is impacted – making it more convenient, safer and definitely ‘luxurious’. Explain this to them, and ensure you convey that by opting for a smart home, they are, in fact, upgrading their lifestyle and getting into a premium zone.
In terms of questions of scalability, how much can be incorporated at the beginning, and how one can perhaps delve into more additions – it can be taken up at the pace the buyer wants. Do clarify that it is not required to get every device installed at the same time. They can go with a level 1 and add on features/rooms as they need later. This is, however, something that is not DIY and will need an expert to step in – this is something you can offer your buyers as a value-add. (and yes, we can help you with this. )
As smart home technology continues to drift, we have seen an expansion in the quantity of homes available to be purchased that offer purchasers the best in class in home automation and security. The smart home is a hot product. Truth be told, a new study published by the Washington Post tracked down that 65% of purchasers said they would go through more cash for a home with smart innovation redesigns.
Nonetheless, for many purchasers, buying a smart home is still an unfamiliar area. It is in your hands to open their minds. Share information, let them experience the impact smart home technology can have in their lives by showcasing display homes equipped with the best smart home applications, and let your display home make that sale happen! We assure you, what you put into your display home really matters.
Get yourself a smart home automation partner to approach this in a structured way. It would be important to understand what would work for your projects, which would bring that value-add, attract buyers, and help sell better, faster.