3 Reasons to Upgrade to a Smart Condo

Many people buy condos in our area with plans to make it a rental throughout the year or even have it available for their family and friends when they are not using it.  These days, the small details really make a difference when it comes to making a vacation home comfortable and inviting for guests.  We’ve gathered a few tips on upgrading your condo with some simple modern luxuries that make a big difference. 

Smart Property Automation

Perdido Key smart condo

The genius of these devices is the fact that you can grant or restrict access to anyone through any device that is web-enabled.  You’ve spent the time and money getting your condo ready for others and when welcoming guests into your rental home, you are entering into a relationship of trust.  Unfortunately, that trust isn’t always respected by your guests so this is where smart home technology can really secure your assets.

Keys can be copied and key cards can be lost so it’s a game changer when you have the ability to give prospective clients, realtors and service personnel access to your property when you decide it is needed.  At the same time, with front door cameras and automated access, you can control more than one property while getting real-time data that you can use to better manage properties and optimize your investments.

Smart Homes Save Money

You have noticed by now that vacation renters aren’t going to spend the time learning how your AC or heating systems work and as a result, your energy bills will continue to climb.  You can control your heating and cooling systems remotely through smart thermostats.  That means you can turn the systems down when your properties aren’t being rented and ensure that the rentals are the perfect temperature and comfortable before your renters arrive without having to visit the property yourself. 

Another great perk, through HVAC analytics in these devices, your system will alert you to leaks in pipes, freezing temperatures that can cause pipes to burst and high humidity that can lead to growth of mold and mildew! In turn, these devices can lead to lower insurance fees on top of the fact that it will cut down on damage to your unit.

Smart Homes Make Happy Guests

Studies show in the past year that interest in smart speakers are growing (up 78 percent since 2017!) and Google Home and Alexa are leading the race for smart home management.  Equipping your condo with a smart speaker can really augment your guests’ experience.  They will feel as if they have their very own butler. 

You can even program your smart speaker with local restaurants, attractions and tourist information.  Your check-in process can now be automated and you can use the speaker to convey any safety information about the property, how appliances work, etc. 


There are many pros to upgrading your property to enhance the guest experience!  For any other tips and to stay up-to-date on the Perdido Key area, be sure to follow us on Facebook!  If you are currently in the market to buy or sell Perdido property, we’re the team to get the job done.  Give us a call and we’ll meet you on the sand! 

Posted by Kathy Justice on


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