BEST OF THE BRIGHTEST: SMART LIGHTING

When Thomas Edison patented the first commercially successful light bulb in 1879, he couldn’t possibly have imagined how dramatically his invention would evolve. The smart lighting arrays of today not only illuminate our homes, businesses and streets; but they can also provide entertainment

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SEVEN WAYS TO WINTER-PROOF YOUR HOME

The beautiful, crisp autumn weather will soon give way to winter's cold temperatures. Whatever your budget, there are a number of things you can do to prepare your home for the winter. Winter-proofing not only keeps you comfortable during the cold winter months, but also saves you money and provides peace of mind. Here are seven tips to get your home winter-ready.

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Smart Hotel Room at Aria Resorts & Casino

Hotel rooms are your home away from home. Some are prettier than others, some have better views and I’ve stayed at a lot of them. I’ve been to Las Vegas many times these past few years and I’ve experienced many different hotels like MGM Grand, Caesar’s Palace and Bellagio. I’ve never had a chance to stay at Aria until now. I was attending the realtor.com Results Summit conference where I was speaking about smart homes so this was THE perfect pairing as the rooms at Aria are equipped with smart technology.  

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How to be a Good Neighbor During a Power Outage

No matter where you live, you've likely experienced a power outage. Unfortunately, minor outages and major blackouts can happen anywhere. Most of the time, they last long enough to be an inconvenience with no real damage. However, there are times when a disaster strikes and you're left without power for several days. 

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Wink Lookout Review

I recently purchased the Wink Lookout security system and we've used it enough to warrant a review.  The system has been installed for 4 months.   I was in search of a system that was cost-effective, simple to use, and able to work with some of our existing security devices, and one with no monthly fees. I didn't set out to use Wink Lookout simply because we already used the Wink Hub 2.  It seemed like a natural choice but I still did some due diligence.  One of the systems I really liked was Simplisafe, it met my needs from the features, devices available to aesthetics. 

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3 Reasons Why You Should Consider a Home Generator

The first thing that comes to mind when I think about a home generator is keeping my family comfortable in the event of a power outage. Whether you live in an area that is prone to power outages or only experience outages a couple of times a year, having a backup generator is a no-brainer. At the very least, an outage is inconvenient, but power outages can also have a real and serious impact on your safety, security and wallet.

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Angel + CES2018 = Awesomeness

Whoa doesn't begin to describe my incredible experience at CES2018.  It was amazing, mind-blowing and exhausting at the same time.  For the third year in a row, Coldwell Banker has sponsored the Smart Home Marketplace.  I traveled to Las Vegas as part of Coldwell Banker's Blue Crew, a group of agents and marketers that shared their experiences from the show floor.

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