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after closing. As a result, these buyers are seeking a home that is
fully updated, perfect as is and "future proof."
Smart home products must have an easy-to-use interface and
slim, sleek design that pairs easily with any interior. However,
50 percent of Gen Xers and 41 percent of baby boomers plan on
investing in smart home tech for their future homes and home
improvements. Therefore, we cannot leave out mid- to high-end
homebuyers who may be less familiar with smart home tech, but
still expect to be offered it as an option as they recognize its value.
Millennials and Gen Xers desire ease of use, convenience and
products that simply make life easier.When choosing a smart home
solutions provider, builders must realize the best system should be
hub-free and controlled from one central app that allows consumers to enjoy compatibility across many brands and devices. These
features make smart home products "future proof " and allow future homebuyers the freedom to choose the platform they please
and the digital assistant they love - whether it's SiriĀ®, Alexa, the
Google Assistant or any new development that comes to market.
The provider builders choose also should have a full-service
lineup of temperature, electronics and lighting-control options,
including both installed and plug-and-play solutions. This, along
with an educated, knowledgeable and concierge-style customer
service team creates a one-stop shop for each respective target
consumer and uniformity throughout houses. )

It is estimated that 50 percent of Gen Xers and 41 percent of baby boomers plan on investing
in smart home technology for home improvements and future homes.

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Chris Allen is president of iDevices, a brand and development partner in the Internet of Things (IoT) space. Allen works with his team to
strategically plan the company's product and partnership roadmap,
manage strategic relationships and lead its business development
efforts. Allen's philosophy when it comes to smart home technology
has consistently been about providing the consumer with the best
user-experience possible and enhancing their everyday life. He believes it's paramount that the technology be directly integrated into
the home. Visit idevicesinc.com for more information.

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