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The Benefits of Remote Working in a Smart Home

It’s clear why some people enjoy working from home. Telecommuters at home can work in their pajamas, avoid driving in traffic, and enjoy fewer distractions or interruptions from coworkers.  Despite the allure of these benefits, they are not the reason why approximately one-third of Americans are currently working out of makeshift home offices around the United States. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced…

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What the Future Smart Home Will Look Like After COVID-19

What many of us thought would be a month of mask-wearing and sheltering in place has evolved into an enduring global event. The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked rapid and radical changes to air travel, shopping procedures, work situations, schooling – even the way we greet our loved ones.  Our homes are changing too. During the last several months, our living…

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How to Protect your Rental Business from Unexpected Future Interruptions

Running a rental business is difficult, but rewarding. COVID-19 is certainly one of those difficulties, so much so that issues outside the pandemic might be ignored or shrugged off as insignificant in comparison.  These factors aside from a pandemic could disrupt your business in the future and that there are steps you should take preemptively to protect your interests. There’s…

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Taking Advantage of COVID-19: Smart Home Renovations You Can Make in Under A Month

Even though COVID-19 lockdowns are beginning to ease, there are still many unknowns in the coming months. However, there might be more summer travel than we previously thought! Rental property owners should see this moment as an opportunity to get ahead of the competition and make last-minute renovations that will help their properties to stand out – after all, there…

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Preparing Your Property For The Post COVID-19 Rental Market

COVID-19 has interrupted the normalcy of the rental market and is prompting financial hardship for everyone. The near term outlook on air travel is bleak and it is reasonable to expect that it will take years for travel to restore itself to pre COVID-19 levels. However, you must keep in mind that there are always opportunities for those who look…

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Smart Apartments: How Smart Home Tech Is Changing Apartment Rentals

Successful property managers are experts at knowing what renters want. Whether it’s perks like swimming pools, gyms, modern window treatments or free coffee in the lobby, the last couple decades have seen the same kinds of “extras” added to properties to attract new renters. But now that we’re getting deeper into 2020, the modern “tech generation” is hungry for something…

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How COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Is Impacting the Real Estate Market

Property owners know how red-hot the housing market was in this country in 2019 and even into the first few months of 2020. But then came the COVID-19 outbreak, causing disruption in the economy, closed businesses and soaring unemployment.   It is no surprise that the coronavirus called COVID-19 is impacting the housing market. Few sellers are listing homes, and…

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Smart Home Tech and Automation Makes Renting Frictionless in 2020

Whether you’re managing a vacation rental or a residential property, one thing is certain: modern-day renters prefer smart homes. Not only do connected devices make the initial move-in process easier, they also make day-to-day life more convenient. You’ll be happy to know that it’s easy to update your property to include IoT smart devices, so the return on your investment…

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How Smart Air Filters and IoT Apps Can Help You Prepare for Seasonal Allergies

Homes have evolved to become much more than just a roof over our heads. Tenants desire a refuge from the noise and pollution of day-to-day life. While you can’t control the outdoors, you certainly can help to control the air quality inside the property as part of your smart home system. Indoor Air Quality is Far More Important Than Most…

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Self Showings – The Ideal Leasing Solution for Social-Distancing Times

The COVID-19 pandemic has made “social distancing” the new cultural norm. During these difficult times, people still need to shop for apartments and leasing agents still need to find new renters. With health and safety now top of mind for consumers and leasing agents alike, both groups are trying to figure out how to safely conduct business. Once considered a…

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