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maryam@impact
maryam@impact
12/31/2016 4:44:13 PM
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Re: Price and relationship
 

More education is definitely needed as the elderly could benefit from connected solutions for everything from health reasons to conveniences like food delivery. So many are still afraid and in many ways it limits their independence.

 

 

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Michelle G
Michelle G
12/31/2016 4:25:52 PM
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Re: Price and relationship
@maryam You bring up an excellent point even for a younger crowd (older, but not quite elderly). Downloading and installing apps on a phone is a scary prospect as is ordering anything online. They are aware of online threats but don't quite understand how they might work so avoid the Internet as much as possible. I think there will be significant issues accepting digital assistance with these folks. 

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
12/31/2016 1:36:54 PM
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Re: Real Estate Smart Home Market
Absolutely, agree with you @freehe.

Not sure how ay other real estate company is up to speed with this technology yet. I may not have heard though as I wasn't focussing in that area.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
12/31/2016 1:34:48 PM
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Re: Real Estate Smart Home Jobs
To remain competitive in the real estate market professionals will have to keep abreast of last technological advances and gain computer skills.


Very true point. Times have changed a lot, a treaditional real estate agent may not sustain well unless they are well versed with all these skills. Real estate companies have to really train with right skills.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
12/31/2016 1:31:49 PM
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Re: Price and relationship
Absolutely a great point thinking about elderly population.

But i agree with you @maryam that there is still lot of ambiguity and for that reason the hesitation doesn't surprise me at all.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
12/31/2016 1:30:03 PM
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Re: Price and relationship
It would make sense to pay attention to the demographics of a location to ascertain if they would be a viable market for smarthomes.


This makes perfect sense if you think about limited providers in rural areas for any service in general.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
12/31/2016 1:24:44 PM
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Re: Price and relationship
I would think that the demand for connected homes has to be based on both location and price point...

@maryam:

Good points about Price and location. Both play key role in how a consumer would think in terms of making an option to try.

I would love to hear any real time stories as well from current customers.

 

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maryam@impact
maryam@impact
12/30/2016 1:15:14 PM
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Re: Price and relationship
It's true that the elderly can benefit from smart homes but so many are still afraid to even place an online order. So many fear theft or other compromised information. In the future smart homes can provide monitoring of elderly individuals that live alone and provide medical assistance. Training and understanding will be key to making it work, my parents now like Alexa, but are still a little confused by her.

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freehe
freehe
12/29/2016 8:49:31 PM
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Real Estate Smart Home Jobs
Real estate professionals will have to get education and training as the CMO Blakenship stated in the interview. However, those that have been in business for a long-time and are not techology savvy may struggle with the learning curve.

To remain competitive in the real estate market professionals will have to keep abreast of last technological advances and gain computer skills.

 

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freehe
freehe
12/29/2016 8:47:29 PM
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Real Estate Smart Home Market
Coldwell Banker seems to be innovative and emerging as a leader in the smart home market. I will keep them in mind when I buy my next home.

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