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“Smart Home” is the term commonly used to define a residence with appliances or features that can be remotely controlled by a computer or phone. These features might be lighting, heating, air-conditioning, TVs and security systems.

Smart Homes are known to be energy efficient and can help the homeowner to be time efficient as well.

There are several homebuilders in the Valley who now specialize in building custom Smart Homes.

  • RS Homes has Smart Home Consultants who will walk you through the process of creating a Smart Home specific to your technology needs.
  • Fairway Homes West specializes in Energy Smart Homes, everything from energy efficient windows to raised heel trusses, to specialized vent systems, Fairway uses the newest technology to ensure your home’s efficiency.
  • Shea Homes gives buyers the option to upgrade and make their home Alexa-enabled. They can choose different smart home packages that can automate audio/visual equipment, lights, door locks, garages, doors and thermostats through the Alexa app.

Searching for Smart Homes

When searching for smart homes in Flexmls, you can start by typing “smart” into the Add a Field section. You’ll see an option for Smart Home System appears.

screenshot of smart home search results in Flexmls

You can also use the field Remote Devices or search the Public Remarks.

With so many options to increase efficiency and decrease bills, the time is now to live smarter not harder.