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February 2021

Smart Home Automation: A Luxury or Standard for Rental Properties?

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When looking around your home or hotel room, what can you identify as a technology that was initially considered a luxury when it first hit the direct-to-consumer market? How many of those items have long been a minimum expectation at any rental property? Television? Landline telephone? A toilet and electric lighting, if you go back far enough. Technology is still…

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How Proptech Is Helping Renters and Property Managers Adjust to the “New Normal”

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The coronavirus has turned the world on its head in countless ways. Everyone is adjusting to what’s now called the new normal, referring to the new ways we work, play and live. Among those changes is how proptech helps both renters and property managers navigate the evolving reality COVID has introduced. Leveraging proptech for the “new normal” is a competitive…

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Why Smart Home Tech is a Necessity for the Gen-Z Renter

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Safety and security, convenience, transparency, cost savings, and environmental sustainability – there are plenty of reasons to integrate smart technology into a rental property.  For the Gen-Z renter, technology integration in all areas of life is almost inextricably linked to their value system. Gen Z already represents 40% of consumers. They are just now graduating from college, which means they…

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Touchless Entry/Access: Why Renters and Landlords Both Want This Feature

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The current COVID-19 pandemic has placed front and center the absolute and urgent necessity of proper sanitation to ensure public health safety. What used to be the inconsequential practice of pushing doors to enter a property, especially one with a lot of foot traffic, has become a serious health risk.  Finding a solution to this problem has become an unprecedented…

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Winter Pandemic: Properly Preparing Your Vacation and Rental Properties For the Season

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At the beginning of every winter season, homeowners, RV road warriors, and property managers go through the winterizing process. This year, the winterizing process has a new item on the checklist: sanitizing for coronavirus.  Going through the deep cleaning process and adjusting winter habits isn’t just because it’s the year of the pandemic. Flu season begins in November and lasts…

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5 Smart Home and IoT Trends to Watch for in 2021

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The pace of smart home and IoT (Internet of Things) adoption will increase in 2021 and beyond. In fact, ABI Research projects that smart home expenditures will rise by 24.4% CAGR by 2026 to reach a whopping $317.6 billion — representing a 5% increase from previous forecasts. This increase in smart home technology adoption is largely related to the coronavirus,…

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