Sustainability and Smart Home Technology: What New Buyers Expect of the Real Estate Market


This guest post is proved to MOTHER EARTH NEWS by Syd Ulrich-Dogonniuck, Sustainability Content Writer for Realty Sage. Note: This article contains affiliate links. Which means at no additional cost to you, if you click through and make a purchase, Realty Sage may earn revenue.

Millennials have changed nearly every aspect of life as we know it, so why wouldn’t the Real Estate market feel those changes, too? Here’s a look at what new home buyers want and how the housing market needs to change to meet those demands.

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Millennials are constantly online. It doesn’t matter if they’re on a laptop, on their phones, using Bluetooth headphones, or doing something with the intention of putting it on some social media platform later. No matter how you look at it, online is the only place to be.

While I understand you can’t compress a whole house into a zip file, everything other than the actual house needs to online and easily accessible. Millennials are a very do-it-yourself demographic, so instead of giving you a call or setting up a face-to-face meeting, they will do almost all their research on their own. They will look up everything they can on any homes that interest them—all the data, info on the neighborhood, even the street view on Google Maps—and come to you when they have already decided the house they’ve researched is a potential option.

This means that having accurate, up-to-date listings is a must. If a Millennial can’t find the information they are looking for or reach you online, they will likely bypass you for someone else who offers all the data they are looking for on a digital platform.

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