High Tech Homes
High-tech is high-priority; nearly two-thirds of Millennials surveyed by BHG said they wouldn’t live in a home that wasn’t tech-friendly.
“I encourage builders to recognize how younger buyers want to integrate technology into the home. Now there are apps you can have on your smartphone that allow you to control home temperature, or from a security standpoint, you can monitor a camera from your phone,” says Dennis Walsh, CEO of REbuild USA and a leading industry trainer in new home sales and agent certification.
Apps and security systems aside, Millennials are also interested in luxe home-tech; 43 percent surveyed by BHG said they would gladly transform a living room into a home theater, and when it comes to the kitchen, 59 percent would rather have a television screen than a second oven.
“Each generation makes decisions that are synonymous with the technology and advancements available to them,” says Aldo Martinez, Broker/Branch Manager of Prudential Americana Group in Las Vegas, Nev. “The home buying decision made today by the millennial generation proves to be cutting-edge and technology driven.”