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Turn Your Home into a Smart Home


How can Smart Home Technology help you sell your home? Of course, millennials and Gen Ys are the largest groups wanting a home with technology that keeps them secure and connected, but they aren’t the only ones. Even Baby Boomers are looking for more convenience in their lives.


Connecting devices to your smart phone can save energy, money, and time. There are four categories of smart devices:


  1. Utilities - Thermostat, light bulbs, sprinkler, electrical outlet, ceiling fan, stove, washer and dryer, powered window shades, etc.

  2. Safety - Wireless key entry, doorbell, garage door, outdoor lighting, etc.

  3. Security - Burglar alarm, smoke alarm, carbon monoxide detector, or any sensor that triggers a call for emergency assistance.

  4. Audio / Visual - Personal assistant such as Alexa or Siri, TVs, music, etc.


With today’s technology available to consumers, it can be pretty easy to get started. 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. Even the big box home improvement stores have a lot of compatible affordable devices to turn your home into a smart home, such as Lowes and Home Depot. If you are invested in the Alexa series from Amazon, you can find affordable devices there as well.



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