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Do Smart Home Features Make It Easier to Sell Your House?

Do Smart Home Features Make It Easier to Sell Your House?
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Millions of people out there are constantly drawn to the latest tech. Whether it’s an app on their latest smartphone or another screen to help them keep in touch with relatives, technology is always improving. One thing that is for certain; people’s lives are being shaped and moulded by all the latest devices, especially when they’re rooted in the home space.

Of course, one other thing that runs concurrently with technological development is financial expense. The more tech wizardry that’s taking place in the home, the more value that will be added when the time comes to sell up! While companies such as Andrews make it easier to move from property to property, it is the smart home features which impress those looking to buy.

Therefore, only one more question remains: Which smart home features make it easier to sell your house? 

Smart Safety and Security Features

Security cameras are among the smart home devices most requested by home buyers. Image: Digitized House Media.
Security cameras are among the smart home devices most requested by home buyers. Image: Digitized House Media.

Cameras, smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, moisture and radon reading devices, smart door locks: All of these devices file nicely under the smart home features when they’re all linked up digitally. Obviously, the appeal here is clear. They all allow homeowners to live more safely more easily, as well as keep tabs on all the potential hazards and dangers while at home. 

Smart door locks add convenience to your home, and will add to the valuation when it is time to sell. Image: ASSA ABLOY/Yale UK.
Smart door locks add convenience to your home, and will add to the valuation when it is time to sell. Image: ASSA ABLOY/Yale UK.

Of course, the big draw here for the smart home seller could come from elderly buyers. While some of them might not be as mobile to continuously get up and lock or unlock doors, instead they can remotely control their door locks from afar with a smartphone. Put simply, it raises the accessibility your home provides. There are no nasty or sudden surprises, and their impaired movement won’t make much of a difference here in working to keep themselves safe.

The big draw here for the smart home seller could come from elderly buyers.

Smart Thermostats

Smart thermostats are sure to add comfort and cost savings to your home, and will be a welcome differentiator to buyers when it goes on the market. Image: Hive.
Smart thermostats are sure to add comfort and cost savings to your home, and will be a welcome differentiator to buyers when it goes on the market. Image: Hive.

Smart thermostats work through automation technologies. They gather all the data on the energy you’re using and automatically calculate what it will cost you with your utility supplier. Moreover, some have sensors that can also detect how many people are occupying any room—and once again through automation—adjust the temperature to ensure those people are comfortable. It’ll then cease its efforts once the room is empty to save on energy.

Just about anyone would find this highly appealing, and so by including one of these in your home, you’ll inevitably be adding value. The opportunity to cut down utility expenses—with little effort on the part of the homeowner—is something that many people looking to buy would undoubtedly be attracted to. It fits into home life seamlessly and has the owner’s back, giving them one less thing to worry about and fret over. Of course, by cutting costs for them in the long term, this will raise the worth and overall value of your property at point of purchase. 

It’s Your Move

Need we go on? As you can see, adding the right type of smart devices to your house over time can make it stand out among other properties on the market when it is time to sell up. By doing so, you will be offering greater value to the potential buyer and that should make for an easier sale at a higher price.

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