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Satisfy Your Smart-Home Curiosity

A new weekly podcast from NAR takes you through what’s here and what’s coming in smart-home technology.

March 18, 2020

What’s the next big technology set to transform home living? You can stay ahead of the curve by subscribing to the new Smart Home Today podcast from the National Association of REALTORS® and the Westwood One Podcast Network. The weekly podcast, which launched March 4, is also a source of fresh content to share with clients.

“I have always loved technology. When I was an 8- or 9-year-old guitar player, I used to record myself on open-reel tape recorders. That was probably the first burst of technology in my life,” says podcast host Stephen Gasque. “Since then, anything that’s plugged into the wall, wired, or wireless—I want to know about it.”

Since 2016, Gasque has been covering smart-home technology as part of the weekly radio show Real Estate Today, which he also hosts. “It’s been very successful, but I wanted to get into these subjects with more depth—longer conversations with experts in those fields,” he says. “Our angle is not the same as most tech podcasts, where they’re comparing and reviewing products. We talk about what these technologies mean to your real estate—the value, the considerations at resale—whether the topic is what to do when you have zero cell phone bars or how to charge your Tesla.

“One of the things we talked about last week, and I’m most excited about, is what smart-home technology means to people with mobility problems,” Gasque says, “because it speaks to how our senior citizens and wounded warriors can have a better life. NAR is all about enhancing the consumer experience in their home.”

Gasque aims to cover technologies that can save consumers money and time and make their lives more convenient, he says. REALTORS® with expertise in smart-home devices, mobility assistance, or energy efficiency may even earn a guest spot on the show by contacting Gasque at sgasque@nar.realtor.