Millennials & Smart Homes Are Changing Real Estate

Learn how the largest consumer segment & smart devices are changing home expectations.

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Millennials (individuals who were born between the early 1980s and late 1990s) are now the largest consumer segment in the U.S. and many have a different outlook when it comes to buying properties. This segment is also hyper-connected to technology and these preferences are now apparent in real estate through smart home products and features. The “Internet of Things” and connected-device market is exploding and the first products are already seeing widespread adoption.

Take this course and learn how to best meet a Millennial client's expectations and recommend smart home features. 

Questions? Contact the Education Team at or (503) 968-7160 x66

Learning Objectives
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  • Understand the demographics of the Millennial Generation
  • Learn about their buying preferences and how that relates to green, energy efficient homes
  • Learn about smart home devices (such as thermostats, lighting, smoke detectors, security cameras, water heaters, door locks, and more) and the current/future potential of connected devices
  • Review current and historic market trends
  • Identify take-away strategies for connecting with Millennials
  • Provide advice to Millennial clients about upgrading existing homes for smart technology, energy efficiency and sustainability

When & Where
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Online course available on-demand

CEs & Cost
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Continuing Education
OR Real Estate Agency: 1 CE 
Earth Advantage Broker Renewal: 1 CE 
Accredited Green Appraiser Renewal: 1 CE
CCB: 1 CE (please contact Earth Advantage to receive certificate and report CEs to CCB)

Course Fee
$19 | General Admission

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Appraisers, Builders/Contractors, Real Estate Professionals

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John Spillman
John Spillman: John is a trainer and technical consultant with Earth Advantage. He teaches classes to energy auditors, builders, architects/designers, real estate professionals and building code officials. John has been promoting sustainable building and energy efficiency in both new and existing residential construction with Earth Advantage since 2009. John’s construction background is in residential remodeling. He is a LEED for Homes Quality Assurance Designee and Green Rater. John earned a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from University of California, Davis.