Ep 77: Smart Home Technology Upgrades + Other Mailbag Questions

Technology continues to move fast in the home improvement sector and many people are considering upgrades to their home. Is it worth the time and money to add smart home technology? We’ll answer that question and discuss long market listings, marketing during COVID, and downsizing.
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On This Episode:

There aren’t many aspects of a home that haven’t been improved by some type of smart technology. We see it from doorbells to locks to refrigerators, and you’ve probably thought about making an upgrade.

Today we’ll answer a mailbag question about whether adding smart locks and other technology is a good idea before moving and whether the neighborhood makes a difference. Colleen will give you her opinion and let you know how she typically advises people.

Plus, we’ll get to a few other questions that you’ve sent in that cover buying a home that’s been on the market a long time, marketing during COVID, and downsizing.

Listen to the full episode or click on the timestamps below to hear a specific segment.

[0:35] – Mailbag question on smart home technology

[2:43] – Mailbag question on listings that stay on the market a long time

[5:52] – Mailbag question on marketing homes during COVID

[8:07] – Mailbag question on downsizing

Colleen Quotes:

“What we absolutely do for every home that we’re selling is we provided booties and hand sanitizer in the house, and we try to have all the doors open and all the lights on so the buyers and their agent don’t have to touch anything.”

– Keeping It Real Estate Podcast

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Colleen Benson

Colleen is a licensed Principal Broker in the State of Oregon. She has more than 20 years of experience as a Realtor and has helped build the top Keller Williams team in Salem. Her tremendous team now serves buyers and sellers throughout the Willammette Valley and the Oregon coast. She is the host of the Keeping It Real Estate radio show on 104.3 FM KSLM. The show plays Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm and has been on the air since January of 2019. Don't hesitate to reach out to Colleen if you have any questions about buying or selling real estate in the area!​

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