WeMo joins 80-plus preferred building product manufacturer brands that rely on HomeSphere's national rebate program and value-added services to increase market share among local builders. Through the partnership, Belkin will offer rebates on its newly updated WeMo Light Switch to HomeSphere's network of 1,700-plus builders, which constructed 14 percent of all new homes built in the United States in 2015.
"WeMo has built our brand leadership in the Connected Home industry by creating products that are simple to use, reliable and affordable for everyday customers, and then demonstrating to end consumers how these products make their lives safer and more convenient," said Sean Miller, Global Director of Sales for WeMo. "By offering one point of contact to a large network of the nation's local builders, HomeSphere allows us to expand our brand and educate the marketplace about technology that is rapidly becoming the new norm in American homes."
More than two-thirds of consumers plan to buy connected technology for their homes over the next 3 years, and the industry is projected to reach $490 billion by 2020. A recent Coldwell Banker/CNET study of approximately 4,000 U.S. adults found that 81 percent of Americans would be more likely to buy a home with smart technology, such as connected lighting solutions offered by WeMo Light Switch. Through this new partnership, HomeSphere builders can differentiate from their competition and offer what the consumer wants while cashing in on exclusive rebates from an industry leader.
"Homebuyers expect their new homes to be smart," said HomeSphere Vice President of Business Development Chris Toth. "We have consistently looked for ways to help builders add value, and WeMo products deliver a simple way to build what the customer wants – a connected home."
HomeSphere is the homebuilding industry's first and only B2B digital lead generation and customer retention platform, connecting more than 80 preferred building product manufacturer brands across 23 product categories with more than 17,000 local and regional homebuilders. Leveraging exclusive, actionable market intelligence and access to sought-after relationships, HomeSphere's solutions deliver ultra-targeted business opportunities with more profit potential. Visit www.homesphere.com or call 1-800-274-2632.
WeMo, the award-winning home automation brand from Belkin International, is the simple way to a smarter home. WeMo products let users control their household electronics from anywhere via smartphone or tablet. Approachable and fun to use, WeMo smart plugs, switches, lighting products and cameras provide easy solutions to everyday tasks. To learn more about WeMo visit http://wemo.com, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
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