January 9 - 11, 2018
Orlando, FL

How to Create a Smart Home That Buyers Want & Will Pay For

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Wednesday, January 10 | 3:30 - 4:30 PM

Location: OCCC - West Concourse, Level 3, Room W 311 C

Format: Building Knowledge Session Level of Content: Intermediate

Who Should Attend: Single Family - Production, Remodelers, Single Family - Custom

Track: Home Technology & Performance

Speaker(s): Ryan Herd, 1 Sound Choice, Pompton Plains, New Jersey | Lesley McCarthy, Builders Design, Newnan, Georgia

What It's About:

The smart home concept is hot—in fact, more than a quarter of Americans already own some kind of smart home product. But what really constitutes a “smart home” in the eyes of a consumer? In other words, what products and trends are they really after and willing to pay for? This session will define the smart home concept and provide a basis for understanding its value, applicability and opportunity for builders in today’s market. Discover the latest products and technologies you need to incorporate into new and existing homes, and take a closer look at how different generations are using them both in their homes and during the home buying process. You’ll also learn how to better discuss and highlight smart home features and benefits so that you are able to close more sales.

What You'll Learn:

  • Identify current residential technology and smart home trends.
  • Analyze the potential financial value and peace of mind that residential technology provides homeowners.
  • Discuss various aspects of smart home technology and how to incorporate them into new and existing homes.
  • Explore how different generations are responding to emerging technologies in the home and during the home buying process.

Continuing Education: NAHB - 1.00 CE hour(s), NKBA - 0.1 CEU(s), AIA – 1.0 LU Hour(s)

How to Attend:

Participants must be registered for a full registration package or a 1-day education with expo pass package valid for the day of the session they wish to attend. Seating for Building Knowledge sessions will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

 AIA CES Credit Eligible:

NAHB is a Registered Provider with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems. Credit earned on completion of this course will be reported to CES Records for AIA members by the Provider. Certificates of Completion are available upon request.

Tags: Home Technology & PerformanceRemodelersSingle Family - CustomSingle Family - Production

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