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Is the Investment to Make your Home a “Smart Home” Worth it for Resale?

Over the past few years, smart technology has really blossomed into a huge market. With more-and-more devices offering connectivity and lower prices, almost all households have some kind of smart device in their home. While some smart devices are simply “nice to have,” many can actually make your home more appealing to buyers, which can increase the value of your home; if you are considering a move in the future, learning which smart upgrades will make your home more attractive to buyers is important.

Here are a few of the best smart home upgrades:

 

  •  Smart Thermostats – Energy-saving smart thermostats can sense when the home is occupied and vacant to control the temperature while saving energy costs.
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  • Smart Smoke Detectors and Security Systems – Life-saving smart security can alert you and the authorities automatically if there is a problem in the home.

 

  • Smart Door Locks – Either as part of the security system or stand-alone, smart door locks allow you to control access to your home. Using Wi-Fi to unlock doors remotely and program unique codes for family, guests, housekeepers etc., you will always know by whom and when your home is accessed.
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  • Smart Moisture Sensor – Mold has become a huge problem. Smart moisture sensors detect water leaks, humidity, and temperature changes to protect your home from moisture damage.

 

These are just a few of the great smart home products available to make your home more attractive to potential buyers. Most starting under $250, these smart choices will not only protect your home but add value when listing for sale. These smart home products can make your home stand out over others.