Written By: Suzie Wilson
If you’re interested in selling your home, you’ve probably considered investing in a few home improvement projects to entice buyers. With all of the advances in smart home technology, some of the best upgrades you can do involve installing devices that simplify everyday life.
While COVID-19 has changed how people buy and sell homes, you can take advantage of new methods, including video showings and 3D tours, to get potential buyers inside your place to see all of the improvements you’ve made to help your home function even more smoothly.
Whether or not you already have a security system in place, there is peace of mind that comes from installing a video doorbell. These devices allow you to see who is at your door, and they let you interact with guests, wanted or unwanted.
While you can spend an arm and a leg on a doorbell, there are lower-cost options that make sense when you’re concerned about ROI. You don’t have to be an electrician for installation, either. The process is quick and easy, and many only require you to stick them to a surface near your front door.
2. Home Elevators
Homebuyers at any age are likely to be thinking about the future when they walk through your home, whether virtually or in person. A home elevator from Nationwide Lifts is ideal for reminding them that old age doesn’t have to keep them from considering a home with stairs. Plus, having an elderly family member come to visit can be made much less stressful when you don’t have to worry about him or her trying to get up or downstairs safely.
Heating and cooling your home can be expensive if you aren’t aware of the power your system is using. A smart thermostat can simplify your life by connecting with your phone and keeping your home at the ideal temperature, all without you having to even worry about it.
Another way to save money on your utility bill — and entice buyers to consider your home — is by installing smart lightbulbs. You’ll have to also purchase a hub to connect all your smart lighting, but this makes it easier to control every room in your house. You can set timers so that no lights are left on when no one is home, or you can keep the lights on at night when you’re on vacation for improved security.
Losing your keys or getting locked out of the house doesn’t have to be a worry when you install a smart lock. Instead, you get the safety of a traditional door lock with the convenience of quick and easy access to your home, but only for those living there.
6. Smoke Detectors
No one likes waking to the sound of a beeping smoke alarm, especially when it’s only making noise due to a dead battery. You can avoid that inconvenience when you upgrade to smart smoke detectors. With a connection to your smartphone, you’ll get alerted if there is a fire whether or not you’re at home. Plus, you’ll be able to monitor its battery level before the middle-of-the-night beeping commences.
Some housing experts believe that updating your smart home technology can make a big impact on buyers. While many only require a minor purchase upfront, they are sure to help you seal the deal. For the lifts you need to make your property an accessible, more convenient, and safer one, see how Nationwide Lifts can help.