Fun Gadgets and Gizmos

by Dotson Skaggs 08/04/2019

Browsing through the kitchen gadgets or perusing the tech isles for the lasts and greatest little gizmos to make your life more comfortable you will find all sorts of items that make you wonder if they are worth the money. Maybe you wish you were living in the real-life version of some futurist cartoon you grew up watching where the robotic maid does all the chores, and the house itself provides your meals. While that scenario may be a bit out of reach as of yet, it may soon be available.

Little Things, Big Help

The kitchen, known to be the "heart of the home," is one place you can find many useful gadgets to help create that feeling. Some items are daily use and others, just once in a while, but all need to be stored and sometimes space is limited. Americans love their morning ‘cup of joe,' so coffee makers seem to be the standard operating procedure for most households. Programmable coffee makers have been on the market for a while, but now they have an app for that coffee maker. So, if you have an urge for a coffee on your way home from work with certain tech coffeemakers, you can simply order one up, and it will be ready as you walk in the door. If coffee is not your thing, maybe having your bar-b-qued burgers cooked just right is more your speed. There are now meat thermometers, that with an app on your phone, will tell you when that meat is at an optimal temperature. No more opening and closing the BBQ lid and messing with the heat levels, Bon Appetite! 

Smart Fridges

What about smart tech for appliances, like your refrigerator? A fridge with an internet connection can keep track of the food inside, but some can also connect to other smart technology throughout your home. Some smart refrigerators can allow you to communicate with your smartphone while you are out and about, thus enabling you to check on how many eggs you have left or whether you need pickles. Some models have whiteboards so you can leave messages, or screens that can keep schedules to help you and everyone stay in the loop. Command Central, located in your smart refrigerator, making the kitchen indeed the heart of the home. 

 Check out some model homes and see what technology is being built into today's homes.

About the Author
Author

Dotson Skaggs

Living in Denver continuously since 1960, Dotson has witnessed The Mile High City mature to become one of the nation’s top metropolitan statistical areas.  As one of Denver’s elite real estate salesman with 2,000+ homes sold and $600,000,000+ in sold volume, Dotson is annually one of the top 15 agents out of 5,000+ members with the Denver Metro Association of Realtors.

     Based on the principles of service, professionalism, and our Realtor Code of Ethics, Dotson sponsors and donates his time to numerous community service projects such as dumpster day, shredding day, a community garage sale weekend and a neighborhood young entrepreneur’s career fair.  Dotson also distributes American flags to neighborhoods for the Fourth of July, helps sponsor a neighborhood picnic, prepares and distributes HOA directories to various communities and sponsors a neighborhood annual photo session with the Easter Bunny.  Dotson also serves his fellow Realtors by volunteering on the Denver Metro Association of Realtor’s Professional Standard’s (Ethics) Committee.

     To better serve his clientele with the principles outlined above, Dotson left his own independent real estate company after 22 successful years and joined the nationally acclaimed Kentwood Real Estate in 2005.  Dotson has been blessed with the opportunity to serve countless homeowners and buyers with their individually unique and diverse needs.

     In addition to real estate, Dotson’s passions are spending time with his growing family, working out, playing golf, reading and observing the political scene.  He dreams to one day possess a golf game which is commensurate to his real estate career.  However, Dotson is also known to be overly optimistic when it comes to his golf game.

Dotson’s Favorite Quote is:  “Never Give Up.  Never Give up.  Never.  Never.  Never.”            Sir Winston Churchill (1941)

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A BRIEF SUMMARY OF DOTSON'S CREDENTIALS AND REAL ESTATE EXPERIENCE:

Over 30 Years of Real Estate Experience in Negotiating the Sale, Purchase and Leasing of Property (20 Years Broker/Owner) 

Over $600 Million in Sales Volume 

2,500+ Homes Sold in the Denver Metro Area

2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 Wall Street Journal - Top 100 producing agents in Denver Metro Area

2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 Kentwood Champion’s Club Recognizing Over $17 - $31+ Million of Annual Sales

2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 Denver Metro Association of Realtors Gold Roundtable of Excellence Award with $17 - $31" Million of Sales Volume 

Prestigious Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist Designation

Member of the Colorado Association of Realtors’ Ethics and Professional Standards Committee for the Past 25 Years 

Member of National Association of Realtors

Member of Colorado Association of Realtors

Member of Denver Metro Association of Realtors

Member of Denver Metro Area Multiple Listing Service

     In addition to possessing a true love for assisting homeowners and buyers with their real estate needs, Dotson is just as devoted to his family's needs. In his leisure time, Dotson enjoys activities such as snow skiing, golfing and camping in the beautiful Colorado mountains.  Dotson has also contributed to the Denver Metro area community by being an active supporter in many local groups and charities. He served in the Big Brother's organization for 10 years and has supported and contributed to the American Zang Foundation. This organization provides assistance for low-income and minority students in locating, applying for and obtaining college scholarships.

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OVER 30 YEARS OF TRUST AND EXPERIENCE

SERVING THE ENTIRE DENVER METRO AREA

  • MBA, BS, CRS, GRI, ABR, CDPE, LHMI, MCNE
  • Top 10 Brokers - Denver Board of Realtors
  • Top 15 Individual Sales - Denver Board of Realtors
  • Top 10 Transactions - Denver Board of Realtor
  • More than $500 Million Career Sales and 2,500 Transactions

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EDUCATION

  • Masters of Business Administration - Marketing
  • Bachelor of Science-Business/Land Management