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I love being a part of the real estate industry.  I also love the technological revolution we are currently experiencing from tools available to us as agents to the evolution we are seeing in our homes with the emergence of smart products.  I've had smart products in my own home for years now and I enjoy sharing how this is impacting the way we should interact with our homes.  

From time to time, I'm asked to share about smart home and its effect on real estate today.  Below are some of the articles I've been featured in.   


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NYMag:  Are Smart Homes Actually a Good Investment?

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


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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!


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consumerreports.org:  6 Smart-Home Upgrades to Help Sell Your House

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


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askalender.com:  Make Your Home a "Smart House" to Attract More Buyers

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


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coldwellbanker.com:  The One Thing No Other Agent is Saying on Listing Appointments

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


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cepro.com:  Realtors: The Forgotten Trade Partners? 

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


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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


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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