Technology has really changed the way we live in today's world that allow us to connect to the world through a phone or tablet. This advanced technology has creeped into our home automation making everything work through an iPhone or iPad. It makes our life easier and can control many things in the house even if we are not home at the time. These custom features used in a property is often called a "Smart Home." The word has become a big selling feature in the real estate industry and seen in many high end homes for marketing purposes. Younger buyers almost expect this type of technology to be in a home and it's a big negative if it's not.
Laguna Beach offers many luxury properties on the market for sale that market this Smart Home technology in their advertising of the home. The Smart Home feature can include Amazon Echo voice control which allows music to be played with just a voice command as well as answer any questions that you would like to know. The Smart Home also controls smart switches and plugs, emotes and mobile devices for lighting and home audio surround sound. This is typically done by installing special light fixtures that have wi-fi enabled systems that can be controlled by the master command center in the home. Some of the more expensive homes integrate controlling Lutron lighting, Sonos sound systems, heating, lighting, electronics and security Camera that can all be controlled via a phone or iPad.
These features are not just for the most expensive homes on the market as we are starting to see them in more affordable housing. In Laguna Beach homes that have the Smart home technology range from $1,250,000 and go up to a nearly $30 million dollar home. If you are thinking about selling home please keep in mind these can be a very clever way to market your home for top dollar as well make life a little easier to control even when you are half way around the world.