Thanks to Covid-19, the real estate sector becomes more advanced technologically
The real estate sector has always been one of the most resisting to new technologies despite always exorbitant prices that never made sense. Today, as Covid-19 has driven every dweller of the house or apartment inside the living area for a much bigger time of the day, turning a kitchen, living room, or bedroom into an office for many professions, the price may finally start to be justified with an era of technologies. Building’s package can now include a robotic bed that transforms into a part of a ceiling to free up space when nobody’s sleeping on it. Or that can be a contactless app that brings neighbors closer together. Or systems of automated sanitizing of surfaces, virus diffusers (for instance, ultraviolet lamps giving disinfectant light when nobody’s in the room). Also, better fans that have built-in virus filters. Amenities of the building can include private basketball courts, bowling alleys, or squash courts – all for residents only, with disinfection of surfaces several times a day by automatic sprays, UV light, or water sprinklers.
Some property owners in the US and the UK say they have already adopted one or several of these technologies. They can be a reasonable advantage for the future tenants to choose those buildings over old ones, without any tech perks and innovations.
No matter how the industry develops, everyone’s assured today that there will be no going back to old practices.