Turning your home into a Smart Home not only makes your home more desirable, but it can help it stand out to the buyers. Millennials and Gen Ys maybe the the largest groups wanting a home with technology, but they aren’t the only ones. The Baby Boomers are looking for more convenience in their lives too, and remember, this is the generation that invented computer technology!
Connecting devices to your smart phone can save energy, money, and time. There are four categories of smart devices:
Utilities - Thermostat, light bulbs, sprinkler, electrical outlet, ceiling fan, stove, washer and dryer, powered window shades, etc.
Safety - Wireless key entry, doorbell, garage door, outdoor lighting, etc.
Security - Burglar alarm, smoke alarm, carbon monoxide detector, or any sensor that triggers a call for emergency assistance.
Audio / Visual - Personal assistant such as Alexa or Siri, TVs, music, etc.
Smart home technology doesn't even have to cost a lot of money to get started. Many of us today already may have an Echo Dot that turns on our TV or tells us the weather! The devices are also sold at the big box home improvement stores such as Lowes and Home Depot. If you have the Alexa series, you can add to that from Amazon.com too. Personally, one of the most valuable devices for me is the garage door opener! Check it out!
With today’s technology available to consumers, it can be pretty easy to get started. 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 home improvement ideas to get your home ready for the market, check out my webpage on Home Improvments.