Technology Is Changing What Home Buyers Expect
Just a few short years ago, terms like "doorbell camera" and "smart thermostat" weren't part of our lexicon. Today, nearly everyone is familiar with smart home technology. In fact, several of these modern conveniences have become the norm and are now expected by home buyers. As a result, home automation can give a decisive advantage when selling your house. Real estate industry experts say most buyers are willing to pay extra for many of these features. Here are three leading smart technologies buyers expect to see in a house.
A smart security system allows you to monitor your home through an app while you're away. Features that allow you to control lighting and view live camera feeds of your property can reduce homeowners insurance and provide peace of mind.
Blinds controlled by voice or an app are a relatively inexpensive upgrade that will catch the attention of buyers. You can set a schedule to easily raise and lower blinds for optimal energy efficiency and added home security.
From sprinklers to home theaters, smart systems can simplify day-to-day tasks and add an element of luxury to your home. Investing in equipment to automate your home is a simple way to distinguish your house from the competition.
The future of smart technology remains to be seen, but we can expect the demand to grow. Over the next decade, Time.com predicts smart homes will boast features such as robotic kitchen arms to assist with food prep and clean-up, health sensors to monitor for illness, 3D printers to create objects on-demand, and tech-free rooms to provide space for residents to unplug from their hyper-connected world.
Print This Article
Back To Newsletter