Preparing your home to be put on the market can be a big project. Declutter, consider your curb appeal, depersonalize your space, add some plants, clean and conduct a smell test are tips you will hear. Still, if you really want to increase your asking price and sell your home faster, you should upgrade your home technology.
According to Consumer Reports, smart home features can raise your home’s resale value by up to 5%. Smart homes allow you to control appliances and different items in your house through an internet connection on a smartphone or tablet from anywhere in the world. You can set up smart products in just about every room in your home.
Talking to your kitchen appliances has always sounded a little crazy up until now. Smart kitchens are a hot upgrade, and some even connect to virtual assistants that talk back to you! You can tell your coffee maker to start making you a pot of coffee while you ask your microwave to cook your breakfast using the “scan to cook” technology. How about a smart refrigerator? It looks like a typical refrigerator, but it has a screen on the front door that knows what products are inside and how many calories are in each. Are you trying to start a new keto diet for the new year? Your refrigerator can tell you which foods are okay to eat and which foods are not on the program. Upgrading your kitchen with smart appliances can help you manage your day more efficiently while adding value to your home. The possibilities are endless, and it feels like there is a new smart product out every day.
Protecting your home is a number one priority for any homeowner. Smart security is an easy way to monitor your home from anywhere in the world, and it is also an attractive feature for a potential buyer. Smart locks allow you to lock and unlock your home from your phone or tablet. Misplacing your keys is no longer an issue since we are never too far away from our phones. On those days when you can’t remember if you locked the door, it is very reassuring when all you have to do is check your phone. Another product that helps make sure your home is safe while you are away is smart surveillance. If anyone steps onto your property, you receive push notifications. You can access your account and evaluate the situation remotely. Installing smart security products helps make sure your home is safe whether you are inside or are thousands of miles away.
Have you ever left the lights on when you were gone all day? You really pay for that when your energy bill comes in at the end of the month. Smart lights would solve this problem. You can connect your lights to a smartphone and turn them on or off or even dim them from anywhere you have an internet connection. Smart lights are an excellent investment, and you can pick and choose which lights to upgrade.
Smart homes and smart appliances are starting to become the new normal. Appraisers are taking notice and recognizing the value smart features add to homes. Upgrading your home with smart technology will help enhance your home’s security, make it more energy-efficient, and save you time by automating simple tasks. Smart home technology will make your life easier when you are home and increase your home’s value when it comes time to sell.