Embracing Smart Home Technology in Property Management: Trends and Costs
In the evolving landscape of property management, integrating smart home technology is becoming increasingly popular. To help you navigate this trend, we've done some research on what these technologies look like and what they cost for investors.
Video Intercom Systems
One trendy option is the video intercom system. With equipment costs ranging between $200 and $500 and installation fees from $2 to $500, this feature adds both security and modernity to your property.
Keypad and Access Controls
Another useful addition is keypad and access controls. The equipment for this technology is relatively affordable, costing between $100 and $300, with installation charges again ranging from $2 to $500.
Smart Lights and Outlets
Smart lights and outlets are an economical way to modernize your property. They can sync with smart home devices like Alexa or smartphone apps. The equipment might cost between $500 and $1,000, with labor costs for installation varying from $1 to $300.
Self-Guided Tour Platforms
At Red Maples, we offer a self-guided tour platform, particularly appealing to millennials. This technology allows prospective tenants to view properties at their convenience, without the need to coordinate with an agent's schedule. Embracing such tech-driven solutions reflects the current shift towards remote and digital interactions in various aspects of life, including property leasing.
Smart Thermostats and Blinds
Smart thermostats and blinds are not just about convenience; they also offer control and efficiency. The cost for this equipment ranges from $200 to $500, with installation fees between $100 and $300.
USB-Enabled Smart Outlets
A simple yet impactful upgrade is installing smart outlets with USB phone chargers. This cost-effective enhancement ranges from $25 to $150 for the equipment and a similar range for installation.
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Wrapping It Up
So there you have it, folks – a roadmap to revolutionize your real estate game in 2024. Remember, it's about planning, executing, and constantly evolving. Let’s not just dream big; let’s achieve big!
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