Hello dear readers and welcome back to my Home Ownership 101 Series! If you are ready to sell your home or getting ready to make your next big move, chances are, you’re old enough to remember the days when flip phones were the wave of the future and purchasing music from iTunes for your nano was beyond exciting! Nowadays, we’re so spoiled by new technology that we forget what life felt like without it, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
Of course, it’s annoying when you’re trying to have a conversation with someone who won’t stop staring at their smartphone, but technology in most ways has changed our lives for the better, especially when it comes to home life. Need some tips on how to sell your home? Look towards innovation. Here are some quick smart-home upgrades to help you sell your home.
Technology isn’t just cool gadgets and automation, it’s also one of the faces of sustainability. This is especially true when it comes to homes. If you’re wondering what helps sell a house, it’s making sure that the house is energy efficient, and what better way to do that than with tech.
One way is to install LED light bulbs, which use between 20% and 80% less energy than other bulbs. Another great option is to use an automatic thermostat. You’ll find a bunch of different smart thermostats at Home Depot. Many HVAC systems run until they’re turned off, whereas an automated thermostat stops the system when the air reaches an optimal temperature, thus saving time and money. First things first, be sure to contact an AC repair company if you suspect any problems with your unit before you even think about putting your home on the market, as potential buyers will want to be ensured that the ac and heat is in good working order.
There’s no telling what can happen to your home, and locks aren’t always the most effective method of theft protection. Make your home safer with the use of an in-home security system. The best part? These systems aren’t as expensive as you think, and the added safety is worth it. To save money DIY your smart home security. For just under $700 you can add a Nest Thermostat, a Kevo Kwikset smart door lock, and three Lutron Caseta Smart Dimmer Switches.
Nowadays, it’s more common for someone to have a smartphone than to not. The great news is that there are a lot of apps and automation that allows us to hook up our lights, security systems, speakers, televisions, and more to our smartphones. Not only is this really impressive, it’s also a great way to make a home much more accessible. What we mean by this is that with a push of a touch screen, you can control things in just about every room in the house! This is especially useful if you, or potential buyers, have mobility issues.
Make It Noticeable
First Impressions count when it comes to selling a house, and a great impression can help you sell your home for a really great price. Why not use technology? There are a lot of cool things that you can add to a home like a voice activated speaker, that can simply add value just by the nature of it. Almost any guide to sell a house will mention renovations or improvements, and technology can be a fun and affordable route to use.
I love all things vintage and historic homes and I am not a “techy” person, but most home buyers are looking for homes that will be comfortable, move-in ready and “smart.” Investing in a few smart home upgrades might be all it takes to make your home stand out from the ones on the market, and can help you get it sold fast!
Just a personal tip, when it comes to moving I highly recommend hiring a professional moving company. Be sure to check reviews from their past customers! After years of moving house ourselves, we finally invested a little extra and hired a company when we moved into the yellow brick home and it was so much easier on us. Just remember, the best rated Jersey Shore mover or any other tried and trusted movers won’t just come knocking at your door, so be sure to plan ahead by checking into reputable companies and getting lots of references beforehand. It might also be helpful to check reviews from their past customers.
Thanks for visiting today. Best of luck as you prepare to sell your home!