Do Smart Home Upgrades Attract Buyers?

August 28, 2019
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Some smart home technologies may help you sell your home better than others, according to U.S. News and World Report.

High-end renovations today often go beyond a state-of-the-art kitchen and luxurious bathroom to include smart devices like a built-in sound system, electronic window treatments, central air climate control with multiple thermostats and remotely controlled lighting in every room. Demonstrated altogether for a potential buyer, home automation is inarguably impressive and downright cool.

But it remains to be seen not only if buyers would be willing to pay up for these bells and whistles, but also if tech-savvy buyers might feel that the years-old tech might not be current enough. Various examples of smart home devices have begun to appear more often in homes we see on the market, and there's no final answer whether these pricey gadgets and gizmos translate to fetching a higher sale price.

Here are some smart home upgrades that can attract buyers to your home:

  • Automated blinds and curtains
  • Smart lighting
  • Climate control with smart thermostats
  • Built-in speakers with app control
  • Smart locks
  • Smart garage door opener
  • Smart appliances
  • Smart home security system

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