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It’s no secret that smart technology is growing at a rapid pace. Long gone are the days that smartphones were the only objects connecting to the internet outside of a computer. From TVs to watches to refrigerators, homes are becoming increasingly automated and reliant on these technologies, and this trend is shaping how buyers and investors will view real estate and property development.

On a broader scale, new materials are being discovered and developed to be used in the making of properties. These new materials, along with new strategies and techniques, pave the way for more efficient housing that will be weaved with technology that will be useful as we move toward the future. Smart buildings have technology incorporated into their build that will let access to a building or home be controlled remotely. It’s possible to manage clusters of buildings that are the same type with the press of a button.

Property developers such as RWinvest have taken these developments as a way to build not only new buildings for the future that’s yet to come, but also retrofit historical buildings in cities like Liverpool or Manchester to keep them modern and in the loop with the evolving world around them.  

Automation isn’t just happening to large buildings, either. Smart homes are becoming increasingly common as time goes on, and it’s important to make sure these types of homes work hand-in-hand with the day-to-day individual. Though it may seem overwhelming to have a smart home, it’s not too far off what we currently see today. CCTV cameras, AI assistants like Amazon’s Alexa or Apple’s Siri, and heating systems controlled by apps on your phone are all ways that technology has already integrated itself into daily life. Most, if not all, of these connect to the Internet hive mind and serve to make life at home easier once you’ve returned from a long day of work or errands.

Additionally, some consider AI assistants like Alexa a backbone to modern living. With so many smart devices available, these sorts of assistants can control each electronic with ease thanks to the internet and keep items updated without needing to be told. Though not integrated into every corner of your home, smart homes have already started to become the “norm” in a slightly more conventional way.

These technologies are game-changers to the real estate market and property development field, and they won’t be going away anytime soon. By becoming familiar with all that’s coming, you’ll be able to stay up-to-date and informed on what’s going on in the market that can be used to your advantage while being knowledgeable enough to answer customer questions should they arise. 

In the worst-case scenario, when in doubt, ask Alexa. She’ll be able to answer any questions the moment the words leave your mouth.