Where do you search for Smart Homes in the Santa Clarita Valley cities? We have enabled the “smart” keyword into our SCVnest Search engine.
When you use our SCVnest keyword tool – you will see all real estate listings, including rentals, which have “smart” in the comments which the sellers/leasing agents entered. Those real estate agents who took the time to speak about these listings being “smart” have made it possible to have those homes rendered property on the Multiple Listing Service.
What is a smart home
A smart home is one that is automated. Some will even go as far as ordering the items which you are out of. Such as milk and bread. They have devices in place which are able to be controlled remotely, such as the lighting and thermostat. From a security standpoint, you will be well covered by cameras, infrared and motion. Also, remote access, arming, disarming and arming from the comfort of your bed, related to a fully automated “smart” security system.
Some don’t want their home smart – they want them dumb because they have privacy concerns. Heck, if the government’s emails can get hacked, maybe your smart home can as well. The question is what failsafe mechanisms did the current owner put into place to protect the new buyer/renter. A Good followup question would be about if your personal information is as important as the government’s? If your answer to that question is yes, bag and blindfold your home!
Options for prospective home sellers wanting to smarten up
Making your home “smart” does not have to be expensive to start. A home seller can increase their home’s value with a few simple items. A home seller can start with a video doorbell system which can be installed in a jiffy and will allow that home seller to know who’s knocking at their door without having to answer it in person. We are fans of the RING doorbell (google it). They also have the option for those who buy it, $200 – less at Costco, to obtain other cameras to be placed in other locations throughout their home and on their property. The cameras can be accessed anywhere where you have an internet connection – they rock.
There are those who want to have their home cool/warm when they arrive home after a hard day at work. We are fans of the NEST thermostat. NEST (google it) is a simple install and will have your home “smarter” with being able to turn on the A/C or Heater before you arrive home so you arrive to your smart home feeling comfortable.
We can all use a little more TRON in our lives, enjoying technology and smartening up our homes, and keeping them/ourselves protected at the same time.
Enjoy our Smart Home Search and be safe. I’m Connor Macivor with REMAX and SCVnest – I’m glad to be of service to you and yours.