Its easy to turn your home into a Smart Home without spending a lot of money. It will also help your home make an impression and be memorable to potential buyers. Millennials and Gen Ys may be the largest groups wanting a home with technology that keeps them secure and connected, but the Baby Boomers are looking for more convenience in their lives, too. Remember, that is the generation that invented personal computers!
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.
With today’s technology available to consumers, through the big box stores such as Home Depot and Lowe's, who offer a wide range of Smart Home devices, it can be pretty easy to get started. You may already have invested in Amazon's Echo Dot, or Alexa series of products. That alone is a great start. 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.
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Scott Pickering Tarpon Springs Realtor