If you are at your house searching process right at this moment, there are so many things you can do to make sure your new home is a smart one as soon as you move-in. But a home can only be as smart as its WIFI is fast. And with the majority of people working from home as of now, and WIFI is integrated into everything from doorbells to fridges, the opportunity of high-speed internet is a major selling point when it comes from searching your next place. So the first necessary task is to ask about the connectivity before you even land your foot in your future home.
● BEGIN WITH THE TRANSMISSION CAPACITY: It does not matter if you are looking for a co-op, condo, or a house, your agent can help you look into the ongoing Internet Service Provider (ISP) set-up on the property. Then, do a little of your research to search about the other ISPs who supply coverage in the area. Once that you get the necessary information, you can now assess the different plans and speeds. In most cases, you will want to look for the fastest internet available. Before you even attend a showing, ask your agent first if the apartment or a house you are considering is wired for a 100% fiber-optic network. At the end of the day, the more transmission capacity available, the better.
● BE TRUTHFUL WITH YOURSELF (AND YOUR AGENT) ABOUT YOUR NEEDS: It’s certainly essential to take some time for a truthful assessment of you and your family’s needs especially when it comes to a home’s size, location, style, and layout- but don’t forget about the tech too. Equivalently, a dedicated home office space could be vital if you plan to work from home, but you will also want to ensure your wireless setup will leave you with more than enough bandwidth available for video conferencing. Being open with your agent about all your family’s needs will save everyone some time. Your agent can take all of your inclinations into consideration when choosing homes to suggest.
● SCHEME A HOME HUB: Meanwhile with your on-going house hunt, and once you are finally prepared to move-in, take a little time to figure out where you will situate your tech hub inside your home. Impeccably, it should be a high-traffic place that’s centrally situated in your homes, such as the living room or the kitchen. This is where you will likely want to place your dominant modem and router as well as any smart home command system. When you have already done your homework during your house hunt and taken care of all the important things to consider, the next thing you should do is to finally move-in on your newly found home.