You can turn your home into a Smart Home for little money that will help your home stand out in the mind of the buyers! Baby Boomers and of course, millennials and Gen Ys are the largest groups wanting a home with technology that keeps them secure and connected. Remember Baby Boomers invented the computer technology and are computer savvy too.
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 can find smart home technology online such as the Amazon Alexa or Echo series as well as in big box home improvement stores such as Home Depot or Lowes. 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.
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