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Wyze Security Cameras

The goal at Wyze is to make quality smart home technology accessible to everyone. By working with efficient manufacturers and selling directly from their website, they’re able to offer high-quality products at much lower prices. The companies first product, Wyze Cam is a great alternative to more expensive options available on the market. While it does not have a battery, it is powered via an included 6-foot-long micro USB cable which should work for most indoor applications. The camera is not rated for outdoor use however many users have placed them underneath an eave, or inside a windowsill looking outside.

WeVideo Editor

WeVideo is one of the best video editing programs available, especially considering its ease of use and ability to be used on any device (wevideo.com on a computer and the app on mobile devices).  In fact, it has won the best video editing app on Android several times and is the first video editing platform to be certified by Google Classroom. The key to WeVideo is its simplicity, ease of use, a large library of copyright-safe media (pictures, video clips, music, sounds, text, graphics, etc.), selection of pre-built video templates (that can be quickly modified or edited for quick video

Waze

Waze, a Google-owned product has long been considered the best map/GPS app around as it combines top of the line GPS mapping technology with voice turn-by-turn directions with a bunch of cool features including a social network that empowers each driver on the road to alert and protect other drivers of potential road hazards, police vehicles, and more.  Plus it integrates with GasBuddy to provide you with real-time gas prices to find you the cheapest gas in your area, the ability to view dining options as you drive, and more.  And it ties into Google Contacts & Calendars to make

SIMPLYSAFE SECURITY SYSTEM

Simplisafe sent me a starter kit in order to test out their DIY home security system and write a review, it also happens to be the security system that my mom has been using in her home for the past year or so. The system connects wirelessly via your home WiFi network and has a battery and cellular backup. Setup is very simple, in fact, it was the easiest of all of the DIY systems I’ve tested thus far. Included in the box was the hub, a couple of window/door sensors, a motion detector, sign, keypad, and double-sided adhesive to stick

SENSE ENERGY MONITOR

Sense Energy Monitor (https://sense.com) is installed right in your main electrical box and can identify the energy consumption of appliances in your home. It connects to your phone app anywhere in the world via your home’s WiFi and internet connection. Two clamps with sensors are placed around the main wires coming into the home, and a breaker is added to power the device. If you’re not comfortable opening your electrical box, I would recommend having a licensed electrician assist with the installation. It can take a couple of weeks for the device to identify various appliances and learn your energy

Samsung SmartThings Hub

Samsung SmartThings is a home hub that wirelessly connects your smart home devices. This allows you to remotely control and automate devices across different manufacturers that don’t have direct integrations. Want your voice assistant to alert you and turn a light on when your security camera detects a person outside at night? It can do that! SmartThings works with the most devices available on the market right now and is very user-friendly. We’ve tested ours with a variety of different sensors, cameras, locks, thermostats, speakers, plugs, switches, and voice assistants. Setting up the hub is very easy, simply select the

RPR

As a free member benefit from NAR, the REALTORS Property Resource or RPR is an incredible member-only tool that every NAR member should leverage and utilize on any device at NARRPR.com or the RPR mobile app. RPR is the most comprehensive database of US property inventory, with more data points on each US property than any other option on the market. RPR allows you to create incredibly detailed CMAs, property reports, neighborhood reports, investor and/or investment analysis reports, commercial reports, rental reports, and more, all of which can be customized and personalized/branded. By allowing the real estate agent to make

RING Security Cameras

Ring outdoor security cameras come in a variety of models, the main variations are based on the power source and there is also an option to add floodlights. The Spotlight Cam Battery version uses rechargeable batteries and can be placed anywhere within range of your 2.4Ghz wireless router, no need to worry about having a power source nearby. The batteries last 3-6 months and a solar panel can be added so you never have to worry about it recharging them. The Spotlight Cam Wired is the same camera but with a plug for a nearby outlet The Spotlight Cam Mount,

REMO+ VIDEO DOORBELL

The Remo+ RemoBell S WiFi Video Doorbell Camera with HD Video, Motion Sensor, 2-Way Talk, and Alexa Enabled (No Monthly Fees) (Free Cloud Storage) at $99 on Amazon and no monthly fees, this is a very affordable option Check out this Unboxing & Installation video from Smart Home Tech Decisions a partner with RETI featuring RETI team member Brandon Doyle as they provide an unboxing and breakdown of the Remo+ RemoBell S WiFi Video Doorbell Camera.

Phillips Hue Smart Lights

Philips hue-colored light bulbs, lamps, and light strips are a popular choice for renters and homeowners alike. They are easy to install since you’re just replacing the bulbs and don’t require any rewiring. If you decide to move, you could take them with you but be sure to change them out before including them in advertisements or in use for any showings. The lights are controllable with an app on your phone that allows individual color and brightness customization including scenes for groups of lights in an area. They can also be controlled by voice when integrated with your favorite

Ooma Phone System

Ooma is an excellent Voice Over Internet Phone (VOIP) phone solution which means you can cancel your landline phone service and replace it with an Internet-based phone service.  Ooma has services for as low as $5/mo (varies based on your location and government taxes) and by digitizing your phone service you have much better control of how your phones work, you can forward calls to other locations (or the app on your phone), have voicemail messages forwarded to you via email and/or text and much more.  And as long as you have solid internet service, the call quality is great

MailChimp

MailChimp is a great email marketing system that even allows you to use it for free for a typical REALTOR as it allows you to have a database of up to 2,000 contacts and send them up to 12,000 emails a month for FREE! It boasts a library of beautiful designs, great tracking capability, and many extra tools including the ability to create complex campaigns or automations, to post to social media, create landing pages, and more. Check out this video or to learn more go to www.MailChimp.com.

Magic Plan App

Magic Plan ($9.99/mo on both iOS and Android) – What if I told you, you could measure a room standing in one place and without moving any of the furniture. And not only one room, but all of the rooms and create a floor plan of the entire property including a 2D, 3D, and immersive tour while you are at it, plus create a branded floorplan brochure. Well be prepared to be amazed by Magic Plan in our video overview or go to www.magicplan.app for more details.

LUTRON CASETA LIGHTING

Lutron is an industry leader when it comes to smart lighting, the Caseta is their consumer-friendly line of products which includes smart switches, dimmers, fan control, shades, remotes, and a bridge to control them all. By replacing a switch on the wall as opposed to bulbs in the ceiling you do not lose functionality of the wall controls. The switches look very professional and blend well with other ‘dumb’ rocker style switches. When paired with a hub, users can create scenes, schedules, and control lighting with an app on their phone, by voice or an endless amount of automations. Lutron dimmers

Life360 Security Web App

Life360 is another great app that allows you to set up a small group of people who are then able to see and track each other via their GPS location thru the app. This can be used both in business and in your private life, in fact, Life 360 is a great tool that is used by many parents to track their children’s whereabouts and activities.  In this video, we will show Life360 and how you can use it.  For more information go to https://www.life360.com/

Kwikset Smart Doorlocks

Kwikset has been around since 1946 and has a patent on SmartKey Security deadbolts which allows users to easily rekey their own locks. They recommend that homeowners change out the locks anytime a property changes ownership or a key has gone missing and is not accounted for. You may never know when someone that has been given access to the property has made a copy of the key or shared the code. In addition to their standard door locks and smart code electronic locks, they offer locks that connect via Z-Wave, Zigbee, or Bluetooth. The 916 series connects with Amazon

Hurdlr Expense Tracking App

Hurdlr is a great web app (works on all devices) that can automatically track all of your mileage, expenses, income streams, and tax deductions in real-time. In this session, Warren will be joined by Raj Bhaskar, Co-Founder, and CEO of Hurdlr, as he provides a hands-on demo of the Hurdlr app which can help you automatically track your business expenses and mileage to help you organize your business operations and prepare your taxes.

Hubitat Elevation Smart Hub

Hubitat Elevation is a smart home Z-Wave & Zigbee hub that focuses on local automation. This means that your data is not shared, and your automation will still function without being connected to the internet. Most Hubitat end up transferring their devices over from another hub such as Wink or SmartThings and tend to be a little more advanced. It is not as easy to set up as Samsung SmartThings but it provides a deeper level of control and functionality. One of my favorite things about Hubitat Elevation is the Lutron Caseta integration, when paired with a Lutron Smart Bridge

HomeDiary

HomeDiary is a great resource for any property owner to have as it allows a property owner to upload or create a floorplan of their property and then upload or add any improvements they do to the property such as receipts, manuals, warranties, paint colors, flooring information, etc. into an online digital diary of the property.  Every time that property owner goes back to their HomeDiary account they will see you, their real estate agent’s contact information.  And the best part is it’s all free for both the property owner and the real estate agent.  Therefore, it is a free

Haiku Smart Fans

Haiku L series is made by the Big Ass Fan Company and retails on Amazon for $600 with its Wi-FI module. The wall switch is an extra $100, which will need to be purchased from the manufacturer directly. Not only does it work with Alexa, but it can also sync with your Ecobee or Nest thermostat and will adjust settings and speed based on the current temperature. It even has sleep settings. The Haiku fan is a bit more complicated than the standard fan you’ll find at a hardware store. Installation is also a bit more complicated. You’ll need to make