Mike Rock, Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less (Complete Design)

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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Gee, Mike!  These aren't features that I've had on anyone's gotta have list.  They are all pretty easy to install after settlement.

Jul 12, 2015 12:12 PM
Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

No at least not yet in my 30 years of real estate!

Jul 13, 2015 11:34 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

MIKE ROCK - Security system is desirable and they don't mind paying for it. ADT gives a great deal for new home owners.

As far as other items - Remote Wireless Control for HVAC and door lock remote -  I haven't seen it myself nor it is so prominent in our area homes.

Jul 12, 2015 08:54 AM
Toronto, ON

Some buyers want the features.  Some will pay for it while others won't.

Jul 12, 2015 06:19 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Most of my buyers would love these perks.  The million dollar question is whether they will pay for them or not.  My guess is most would not.

Jul 12, 2015 05:45 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


It really depends on the marketplace.  When we first moved to our home in Los Angeles, very few had alarms, as the years progressed with the various events, we put one in as did many of our neighbors.  In Napa we were on a hill with a very, very long driveway and a gate, and beyond that was another long driveway.  So that was our security.  Have not needed one in this little village, in either place we lived.  In the first place it was attached to the internet, and eveytime the Internet went out, the alarm went crazy...usually at 2 AM and on, and on.  A


Jul 12, 2015 02:36 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

expected in luxury homes....the higher the price, more toys are expected.... and in other homes, security systems are fairly standard today...not so much with the other features mentioned...

Jul 11, 2015 11:52 PM
Ed Macias
Real Estate Teammates - Miami, FL
Miami FL-REO Property Management Multifamily

Not really

Jul 11, 2015 11:37 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Yes, they want a security system. And the greater the number of walls and gates surrounded and controlling access to their community, the greater is the demand for security systems.

Remote HVAC. NO. 

Electronic door locks (keyless entry) not so much. They enter via the garage anyway and already have keyless entry. Nice to have, but not a priority, unless the house has no garage, then there is an entirely different issue.

Remote (IP addressed) cameras...ABSOLUTELY. (they can watch those perspective buyers open and close all those cabinet doors)

Will they pay for it? Not as a line item but most definitely as elements in the quality of life issues presented by that house. Peace of mind is not a line in the appraisers report, but is a true value in the buyers mind and as sales professionals, we need to awaken that emotion in the prospective buyer.

Jul 11, 2015 10:35 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I see some buyers installing some of these especially in mid-high end home (high end opens often have them already).  It does not seem that this is a selling feature, but rather an add-on that buyers are doing before they move in. 

It seems that they are primarily concerned w/ safety and secondarily with convenience.

Jul 11, 2015 09:39 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Mike. I'm sure it is a selling feature, if the home has one, the sellers ill all hope that it helps sell their home. In most cases, I don't see it adding much value to the sales price.

Jul 11, 2015 07:34 PM