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Turn Your Home Into a Smart Home for Pennies

You can turn your home into a Smart Home for less. Why? Smart Homes tend to be more memorable and stand out from the other homes for sale. Millennials and Gen Ys are the largest groups desiring a home with smart home technology that keeps them secure and connected. Even Baby Boomers look for more convenience in their lives and they know how to use it! Remember this is the generation that built the computers.

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.

Smart Home technology is easily found at the big box home improvement stores such as Lowes or Home Depot. If you are already invested in the Alexa series, Amazon has a plethora of compatible devices to add to your smart home. My personal favorite is the garage door opener. Keeping your garage safe from home invasions is extremely important as that is the number one place of entry for thieves.

With today’s technology available to consumers, it can be pretty easy and inexpensive to get started. Setting your home up with Smart Home devices can be a great marketing tool, and make your home memorable, without too much out of pocket.

For more ideas on how to make your home stand out, or easy home improvements that can help sell faster, contact me and download my eBook here.


Content by Vidona Residential Columbia Realtors

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