If you own a home, you’ll want to watch this. But first, let’s talk home ownership.
Buying a house and the American Dream
The American Dream—it’s a real thing. And the opportunity to own a home still factors prominently into that dream. The numbers show it.
In a recent NAR survey, 87 percent of respondents stated homeownership is part of their American Dream.1 And in current research published by Ipsos, 93 percent of those surveyed agreed “home ownership is an achievement to be proud of.”2
The reality of the homeownership dream
So, if you own a home, congratulations! But let’s be realistic: Dreams and reality don’t always coincide. It’s OK to admit that sometimes home ownership just feels burdensome. The work of maintaining your home and all of the extra jobs that come along with it flies in the face of the freedom we imagine comes with owning our own home.
That dream may feel more like a nightmare at times—juggling all the jobs that homeownership demands while working your day job and if you have kids, your full-time job of parenting.
Homeownership: a series of extra jobs you didn't realize you signed up for
On any given day, owning a home may feel like an exhaustive series of additional fulltime jobs you do for free:
- Security guard: The task of protecting your house and making sure doors and windows are locked and the home is secure may feel never-ending.
- Supervisor: Whether you’re a stay-at-home parent or you work outside the home, protecting your kids and keeping tabs on them is a non-stop job.
- Safety Inspector: Like many homeowners, fears surrounding emergency situations like fire or dangerous carbon monoxide levels may keep you up at night.
- House Sitter: Vacationing can be difficult when you own a home. How do you keep an eye on things while you’re gone, and what happens in case of emergency?
And that’s only the beginning.
Let’s just say that sometimes it probably feels more like your house owns you rather than the other way around.
Give yourself a break and hire Vivint Smart Home
You spend so much time taking care of your home—what if your home took care of you?
Find the freedom that comes with home ownership. Fire yourself from all of those extra jobs and hire Vivint Smart Home to do the work for you. It’s the easy way to protect your home and your family, eliminate a lot of that unnecessary work, and streamline your life.