An important part of the home buying and selling process is to have the home inspected. But does the traditional inspection go far enough? An inspector looks at the condition of the roof, the plumbing, the structure, etc. but doesn’t evaluate the property for its digital fitness and ability to support your family’s growing technology needs.
Why not? It’s clear that we all live a digital lifestyle and rely on devices and services that require a digital infrastructure. And that in the future, this need will only increase as technology advances. Wouldn’t it be good to know a home can support your evolving entertainment needs, automated temperature controls, sophisticated lighting systems, a reliable and secure computer network, and more?
That’s why Koncerted created a 30-point digital fitness report that tests your home’s Tech IQ. This report complements the traditional home inspection by taking into account the existing systems and infrastructure of your home. We consider things like wall construction: horse hair plaster commonly found in an older home is much harder to retrofit cables than newer construction wall board. We also examine the cable wiring in the house to find out if it might contribute to less than optimal television picture quality.
These are just a few obvious examples of how we measure your home’s Tech IQ. The list of items to inspect is extensive and your house’s test results could keep you from enjoying your home to its fullest and might even be a factor when negotiating the selling price.
The typical home inspection costs between $600-1,000. We offer our 30-point Tech inspection at minimal cost. Why? Because we’re committed to creating Harmony Through Technology in your home in the long run. So even if you’re not ready to hire us to bring your home up to the Technology standards that your digital lifestyle demands, the next time you’re having work done to the house, it’s likely you’ll reach out to us.
In fact we often recommend waiting until your home’s walls are open to install and integrate additional speaker and data lines for future capabilities because the additional cost will be pennies on the dollar compared to trying to run lines with the walls intact. Likewise, during a remodel is a good time to hire us to hide unsightly audio/video equipment in out of the way spaces to declutter their living space.
What if when you’re buying a home, you have our 30-point Tech IQ inspection done and the report comes back with flying colors? We’ll give your home a gold star and be glad to have helped put you in an even better position to make an informed decision on the home you’re considering buying.