Aileen DeFeo, Branch Vice President along with Wayne Hugendubel, Donna Springer, Sheila Cimmino, Nydia Felix-Percival and Dee White, all independent sales associates affiliated with Coldwell Banker RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE in ORANGE, announced their completion of the Smart Home Technology Education Course offered by Coldwell Banker University. Developed by Coldwell Banker Real Estate, LLC and CEDIA, the global trade association for the home technology market, the course is offered exclusively to independent contractor agents affiliated with the Coldwell Banker® network. The curriculum which provides an extensive look into the evolution of home technology with a focus on how smart home products are changing the way we live in and interact with our homes.
This course will equip the agents with the skills needed to advise clients interested in buying and selling smart homes or installing their first smart home products. As smart homes become increasingly sought after in New Haven County, DeFeo and agents recognized how essential is to educate themselves to help clients make informed decisions about smart home technology.
“Smart home technology is entering the mainstream and quickly becoming a staple in homes across the country,” said DeFeo. “The Smart Home Technology course has helped us sharpen our knowledge on the smart home and the products available, which in turn will allow us to better inform our clients when making smart home decisions.”
A Coldwell Banker survey of Americans found that almost half (45 percent) of all those who responded to the survey either own smart home technology or plan to invest in it in 2016. Furthermore, more than half (54 percent) of homeowners surveyed would install smart home products if they were selling their home and knew that doing so would make it sell faster. In response to this, Coldwell Banker Real Estate earlier this year released an official smart home definition to educate real estate professionals, home buyers and home sellers in consort with CNET, the world’s largest and most trusted online source of consumer technology news and reviews.
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Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, located at 564 Racebrook Road, Orange, CT 06477, can be reached at 203.795.6000 (ColdwellBankerHomes.com).