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Imagine this: You’ve just arrived in some exotic new city for vacation. You’re ready to sight-see or relax, and all you want to do is drop your things off at your Airbnb.
But when you try to get in to your rental, you can’t. Maybe the key doesn’t work, or the lockbox won’t open. Maybe the lockbox is missing altogether. Who knows. The only thing that really matters is that you’re standing outside a strange building in a strange city. It’s an inauspicious start to what was supposed to be a fun getaway. READ MORE on inman.com
It’s an honor to be named one of 2019 Real Estate Newsmakers for my work in smart home and real estate. The Newsmakers are “a dynamic group of key influencers making headlines as a result of their newsworthy contributions to the real estate industry, and their efforts to positively affect the consumers and communities they serve.” From influencers, futurists, trailblazers to trendsetters, I am so excited to be part of this incredible group of real estate professionals. READ MORE
Angel Piontek, associate broker and vice president of Marketing at Coldwell Banker Elite, got her start after college as an advertising professional in New York City. It's this foundation that's led her to utilize technology and design to better serve her clients in any way possible.
Her knowledge of technology has since spilled over into her love of smart homes. As products like Nest and Amazon's Echo become more pervasive in the average U.S. household, smart-home products are not just for the tech savvy consumer anymore. READ MORE on rismedia.com
Smart home tech is becoming more and more common. So much so that it’s worth considering when it comes time to sell your home, especially because it can be so expensive. Does it add value to your home? Or is it merely a perk? Before you go installing the latest gear, here’s what you should know. READ MORE on LifeHacker.com…
Smart-home products are dropping in price, but they still aren’t cheap. Curious to find out if money sunk in smartening up your house is a sound investment, we talked to Angel Piontek, a residential real-estate agent with 15 years of experience and the vice-president of marketing for real-estate firm Coldwell Banker Elite in Fredericksburg, Virginia. We asked her... READ MORE on NYMag.com
On NBC's OpenHouse TV!
I had the opportunity to appear in an episode of NBC's OpenHouse TV giving tips for selling your home!
The stock advice for homeowners putting a house on the market used to go like this: Give the exterior, or the front door, a fresh coat of paint; tame unruly shrubs; and swap out a few light fixtures. But today’s homebuyers are expecting a little more. READ More on consumerreports.org
It sometimes feels like we’re living in the future foretold in science fiction novels: Powerful computers fit in our pockets, self-driving cars are on the horizon and people increasingly live in smart houses — homes equipped with technology that automates everyday chores and tasks. READ MORE on askalender.com
Every day, sellers and real estate professionals sit down at a kitchen table or living room couch to discuss a partnership. These discussions range from determining the sales price, negotiation, an effective communication plan and more. The goal for the seller is to find the right agent who can best represent their interests and help guide them through the selling process. As technology and homes... READ MORE on coldwellbanker.com
There is no arguing that referrals are the lifeblood of the custom installation industry. Integrators work hard to satisfy their clients, builders, architects, interior designers and other trades to the utmost degree in order to build their reputation and garner those coveted referrals. READ MORE on cepro.com
coldwellbanker.com: TOP TRENDS OF THE 2016 HOUSING MARKET, AND WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2017
2016 was a pivotal year for the housing market. We checked in with some of our top agents and brokers across the U.S. about what trends defined 2016, and what they believe the future holds. READ MORE on coldwellbanker.com
bestbuy.com: It’s A Seller’s Market. Can Connected Home Technology Help You Cash In?
Connected home products, such as smart thermostats and security cameras, can help you simplify tasks, save money on your utility bills and make you feel safer and more comfortable.
And they might even help you sell your home faster....READ MORE on bestbuy.com