If you improve the quality of your house before you decide to sell it, there’s greater chance it could fetch you extra hundreds or thousands of dollars. A professional realtor can lead you down the path on how to maximize your profit.
Those of us in the real estate orbit know what home buyers want. These days, most of them definitely want technologically improved homes.
You can increase your home's value by adding a few smart home devices that could set you back less than $1,200 and often less than $150.
The following are some smart home gadgets that most home buyers are looking for.
- Carbon Monoxide Detector and Smoke Detector: Smoke detectors have saved countless lives over the past few decades. Carbon monoxide (CO) detectors have, too. Although too few homes have CO detectors. These are so commonplace that when you forget that you have them, then at some point you hear the loud, shrill sound that wakes you up when the detector's battery is dying. When it comes to the smart detectors, they'll send your smartphone or tablet an alert when they need new batteries. Most importantly, your family and you will receive an alert when the devices detect smoke or deadly gas. Unquestionably, they are lifesavers.
- Smart lock: At long last, the days of having a pocket full of keys or a giant keychain in your purse are over. These days, your car is keyless, even your house as well. Smart locks are Wi-Fi enabled and therefore can communicate with your smartphone. You just need to get near your smart lock, and it unlocks. Most keyless locks work with the deadbolt lock and the keys you are already using.
- Thermostat: Nowadays, you can remotely adjust the temperature in your house from any internet-connected device from just about anywhere on the globe. You may already have a smart thermostat from any popular brand. Smart thermostats save energy, and that’s a plus. You can control temperatures and times, so you get the cool or heat when you need it. They're also easy to read from across the room, making remote adjustments easier. When you're selling your house, it’s an extra bonus when the home buyers see smart thermostats as they walk around. Smart thermostats automatically improve a home's interior design and give buyers the confidence that they're not going to have to re-do thermostats when they move in.
- Smart speaker: Realtors encourage home sellers to make their home as more attractive to buyers as possible. After all, the more comfortable a buyer feels in your home, the more money they'll likely pay for it. One tip to make your home more attractive and tempting is music. You may want to have classical music in the background to give your home an atmosphere of warmth and pleasantness. Also, you may want to have pop music playing if your potential buyer is a family with kids. The sound will make buyers happy to be there, no matter which genre of music you choose.
- Smart LED Bulb: These days, new technology is a game-changer when you can't believe you used to do things the old-fashioned way. Case in point is coming home to your dark house, opening it and walking around with your hands searching for light switches. Luckily, smart LED bulbs let you remotely control them, so you can turn them on before you get home. Additionally, you can use smart LED bulbs to lure home buyers. You can dim the lights, so your house is warm and inviting, and gets sold quickly!
- Video Door Bell: In a flash, regular door bells are nearly obsolete. In these times, you can hear your door bell and see who's at the door from your smartphone or tablet, no matter if you're at work or on vacation halfway around the globe. This is of utmost importance when you're not home, but your kids or elderly parents are. It's also vital when thieves are stealing packages at your front door. It's significant for everyone's safety. You can remotely receive alerts and see (and talk to) whoever is at your door, with your video door bells.