Expectations are high for 2019 with the National Association of Homebuilders predicting higher buyer demand for new homes due to lower mortgage rates. This comes on the tails of rising sales in 2018 with the last numbers from the Department of Housing showing a 3.7 percent sales increase in December. How can builders entice these new buyers?
As we’ve mentioned in a previous blog, builders and architects can use smart technology to bring in high-end buyers. Not only does home automation in new constructions boast a more streamlined lifestyle for future owners, but it streamlines their décor as well.
During your next construction, bring in a home technology partner to help you dip into this emerging market. Ask the following questions when seeking out the right company to work with in Cumming, GA to ensure you can add these features without having to delay your project timeline or risk going over budget.
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The easiest way to incorporate smart technology into your project is to integrate a full home automation system. Encompassing all the devices homeowners might want—including lighting, security, entertainment, climate, and more — these are efficiently designed and programmed in advance. Every technology component is taken care of by one company, so you don’t’ have to add too many additional hands to your project. At the same time, you can still customize them according to homeowners’ unique preferences.
Relying on a robust pre-wiring framework, they are easy to integrate into your workflow instead of having to add devices according to a homeowners’ growing interests haphazardly. Each automation company — like Control4 — requires technicians to undergo ongoing certifications, so you know they have real expertise with these systems.
Another benefit of adding a Control4 home automation system in your new construction is that they are compatible with over 11,000 third-party devices. Have a particular device—like Amazon Alexa or Sonos speakers — in high demand in your area? Easily incorporate it into the greater Control4 framework to attract those buyers without sacrificing the structural reliability of the home automation system.
If you’re going to add a new subcontractor to your project, you need to make sure they’ll fit well into your timeline, budget, and workflow. The easiest way to know if the partnership will work is to look for standardized processes when it comes to adding home automation to new constructions. Not only should they have documentation for all projects, but they should outline a general timetable for the initial consultation, wiring, programming, and implementation.
Reduce any possible liability when partnering with additional companies by ensuring they have the necessary licenses and insurance to do the job. Especially if any work will require electrical pre-wiring or structural modifications, check for their license number before getting started with any project whether it’s new construction or retrofit.
Are you ready to learn more about our work with builders and architects throughout Georgia? Contact us at (770) 888-8848 or fill out our contact form to learn more about our builder programs.
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