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Daily Dashboard | Smart devices pose vexing challenges for homebuyers, realtors Related reading: Notes from the IAPP, Sept. 18, 2020




As smart devices find their way into more houses, homebuyers and realtors are finding the devices may be compromised if the previous owner is still connected to the technology, USA Today reports. Managing Director of the National Association of Realtors Chad Curry said anything from thermostats, garage door openers, to keyless locks could be at risk if the devices are not reset when a new buyer moves into a home. Curry worked with the Online Trust Alliance to create a Smart Home Checklist to help real estate agents assist homebuyers with dealing with smart devices. The issue is one most homebuyers do not consider. An NAR survey found only 15 percent of clients ask realtors about smart technology in a home they are considering.
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