Turning your home into a smart home to prepare for a sale can help your home stand out from the crowd and be memorable. It's not just the millennials and Gen Ys wanting a home with technology that keeps them secure and connected, it's also the Baby Boomers looking for more convenience in their lives. Remember it was this generation who invented computers!
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.
You may already own smart home technology. Many of us have invested in Amazon's Echo products with Alexa (don't say the A word out loud) helping us out with day to day information. You can find a plethora of smart devices even at the big box home improvement stores like Home Depot and Lowe's. You can also find compatible devices on Amazon if you have the Echo Home device. With today’s technology available to consumers, and cheaper than ever, 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.
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