Turning your home into a smart home doesn't have to cost a lot or take high-paid contractors to do for you. Millennials and Gen Ys may be the largest groups desiring a home with technology that keeps them secure and connected, but they aren’t the only ones. Even Baby Boomers are looking for more convenience in their lives.
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 easily find smart home compatible devices at the big box home improvement stores or on Amazon if you have already invested in the Echo devices (otherwise known as Alexa). Home Depot and Lowes have a plethora of devices from smart light bulbs to garage door openers that are very affordable.
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.
For more information on home improvements that can help you sell faster and let your home be memorable, check out my webpage on Home Improvements and download my eBook. You are more than welcome to contact me for more ideas too!