A recent survey conducted by ERA and HGTV shows that the majority of potential home buyers are interested in having a house with Smart Technology devices included. More and more these days there are ways that digital devices can help us save time and money and the home is no exception to the growing demand. If you are planning to sell your home you may want to look into adding a few Smart features which can help you stand out from the rest of the listings out there. There are new applications and tools available which can help with energy efficiency, safety and security as well as simple convenience for families. With more and more of the Millennial Generation looking to buy a home the investment is a good one. The survey found that 70% of Millennials believe it is important to have Smart Technology in the home synch up with their Smartphone. Nearly half of this generation already have some type of smart technology in their current home. Listed below are some suggestions for Smart Technology that you can consider installing.
Smart Thermostat: Getting a Smart Thermostat could easily be one of the best decisions you can make when it comes to saving money on energy costs. These devices can learn your cooling and heating preferences over time so you don’t have to remember to change the temperature at different times. They often have auto settings to turn off your air conditioner or heater when there is no one at home or late at night, two small steps that can save a lot of money over time.
Smart Garage Door Opener: This is a simple device that connects to your Smartphone so you never have to worry about misplacing a garage opener again. Simply tap your phone and the garage will open or close, from wherever you are. One thing that Smart Technology gives you, is less hand held devices to have to contend with, this is just one example where Smart Tech can simplify your life.
Smart Air Conditioner: Like the Smart Thermostat, there are air conditioners that can learn your preferences over time or be programed to turn on at specific times so you need not worry about whether your home will be cool when you return on a hot day. These units also work in more efficient ways to cool your house with the least amount of energy expended, saving you money.
Smart Home Lock: These locks look ordinary to passersby, but they have security like no other lock can. Smart locks are programmable to allow permanent or temporary entry by making your Smartphone an eKey. When you have guests staying, you simply assign a code that is active for a set period of time, which then automatically expires when the time is up. You can track who has an eKey code, controlling access directly from your phone, and never have to worry about losing your keys again.
All of these devices offer convenience and ways to save money as well as integrating your living space with your Smartphone, giving you more control over your environment, wherever you are at any time. Installing Smart Technology Devices to your home can help attract buyers and could add to the selling price. When you are ready to sell or buy a home, we at Haylen Group are here to help you with all of your real estate needs! If you are unsure what your options are, call Helen Chong at (408) 800-LIST or email at Helen@HaylenGroup.com. You can also visit us at our website for available listings and additional information.