Home Tech Advisor | The Sales Process Pt. 4 | Completion & Sign-Off

This post is Part 4 in a multiple post series about understanding the sales process when working with a home technology professional.  In the previous post we discussed the installation life cycle, specifically as it pertains to managing change orders and payment schedules during the course of your project.  This time around we'll explore how to manage the completion and sign-off of your new smart home system.  

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Home Tech Advisor | The Sales Process Pt. 3 | The Installation Life Cycle

As a client, you could not be faulted for thinking that the sales process ended when you signed a contract. In construction, however, that is rarely the case.  Given the rapidly evolving nature of technology, home automation projects that last any longer than a few months are susceptible to change orders.  These changes can be incurred as a result of many factors including:

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Home Tech Advisor | The Sales Process Pt. 2 | Design & Engineering

This is the second part in a multiple part series dedicated to helping you understand what to expect when shopping for a professionally installed home technology system.  In the initial post I laid out a brief introduction to what this series is all about, drawing analogies to other major purchasing decisions in life.  In this segment, we'll dive further into the nuts and bolts of the process.  Starting with what ought to be the initial phase of any planned home technology project....

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Home Tech Advisor | The Sales Process Pt. 1 | Intro

There are few times in life when we make truly monumental purchasing decisions.  Buying a wedding ring, for instance, comes to mind (read a bit about my experience here).  If you're anything like me, you enter the process knowing very little about what you are shopping for.  This lack of knowledge leaves you feeling vulnerable, at the mercy of salesmen who may, or may not, have your best interests at heart. The stakes are high, and this is a decision you most definitely do not want to get wrong.  

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