Smart Home technology can help you sell your home faster... why? Your home will stand out in the minds of buyers as high tech! Millennials and Gen Ys may be the largest groups wanting a home with technology, but even Baby Boomers are looking for more convenience in their lives.
Connecting devices to your smart phone can save energy, money, and time. There are four categories of smart devices:
1. Utilities - Thermostat, light bulbs, sprinkler, electrical outlet, ceiling fan, stove, washer and dryer, powered window shades, etc.
2. Safety - Wireless key entry, doorbell, garage door, outdoor lighting, etc.
3. Security - Burglar alarm, smoke alarm, carbon monoxide detector, or any sensor that triggers a call for emergency assistance.
4. Audio / Visual - Personal assistant such as Alexa or Siri, TVs, music, etc.
With today’s technology available to consumers, it can be pretty easy to get started. Even the big box home improvement stores carry a lot of devices at affordable rates that turn your home into a smart home, such as Home Depot and Lowes. Of course, Amazon's Alexa line of smart home devices are compatible with most devices and you can get them inexpensively.
Setting your home up with Smart Home devices can be a great marketing tool, and make your home stand out, without too much out of pocket. For more information on setting home improvements that help you sell faster, download my ebook here.