Adding smart home tech to your home can be very beneficial, but what about if you decide to sell your home in the future? As you start to think about putting your house on the market, it’s worth considering how smart tech could impact the sale and you should consider some smart home upgrades.

Having an upgraded and connected home can be particularly attractive to young buyers. Millennials are starting to enter the housing market and so it doesn’t help to look at the needs of this demographic.

By adding the right smart devices to your home you can help you move your property quicker while also increasing its value. Smart tech done right could boost the price by as much as 10%. Then there’s that younger generation actively prepared to pay more for a done-for-them smart home.

So let’s take a look at some of the beneficial Smart Home Upgrades:

Smart Thermostat

A smart thermostat goes over well with potential homebuyers. More than one-quarter of buyers have a strong interest in smart home energy management. With automated temperature control, you can make their lives easier and much more convenient at the same time.

With robust energy monitoring and the chance for your potential homebuyers to save money on their monthly bills, this modest investment should be at the top of your list.

Smart Video Doorbell

You might already have a full-bore smart home security system but if you don’t you are about to add it on before you sell. You can leave the full blown security system to your prospective buyers. After all, they’ll likely have specific requirements you won’t be able to second-guess.

However, you can still provide them with a video doorbell. This will add a valuable extra layer of security while providing a strong first impression. Video doorbells make for a great smart home upgrade since they’re so easy to install and use. You can serve up your buyers with the prospect of staying connected to their homes remotely without breaking the bank. This is a precious safety feature in its own right while the night vision camera makes things even more secure.

Smart Lock

Another smart home upgrade that undoubtedly goes down a treat with would-be buyers is a classic smart lock.

If your potential buyers have kids, they’ll appreciate the ability to unlock the door using a touchscreen and key code. Some systems can even add up to 95 codes from 4 to 8 digits so children won’t need to remember long strings of numbers. An anti-peep feature means you can enter any string of digits with the password included anywhere keeping security uppermost.

Beyond this, the lock can also be opened with a smartphone. Now don’t worry you can still use a real key if you need to. So if your buyers are resistant to technology, they’ll still be able to rely on a physical key.

Smart Shades

By installing smart shades, you can help anyone interested in buying your home save money on heating and cooling costs.

Automated shades also allow homeowners to lower and raise them remotely, giving the house the appearance of being occupied even when nobody’s home.

Smart shades are a practical and functional smart home upgrade that will cost little but could make a significant impact on your listing.


About Danielle Verboski

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