If you have recently listed your house for sale, it’s easy to get nervous about whether your home will get sold or not. If you want to sell your house fast, you may need to go the extra mile and invest in smart home upgrades to attract more buyers.
1. Install a Smart Thermostat for the Perfect Temperature
A smart thermostat will allow you to program temperature settings depending on weather conditions, your cooling or heating needs and even your daily routine.
While manual and standard programmable thermostats also do the job, smart thermostats are so much better. Smart thermostats learn from your daily activities and your environment so you can relax and not worry about the house getting too cold or warm. In addition, the remote access allows users to turn off heating or cooling systems even they’re away. And because they do so, they help homeowners cut back on utility bills.
Installing a smart thermostat for your house in the market can help make your property more attractive to buyers who are interested in having perfect temperature control and long-term savings.
2. Improve Home Safety With the Smart Lock
Perhaps the most appealing upgrades that you can include in your house for sale are security upgrades. Voice powered and with Wi-Fi or Bluetooth capability, smart locks add another layer of protection to every home.
Smart locks can be remotely controlled, which means that when you forget, you may lock your doors wherever you are. Since smart locks don’t require keys, they’re also very easy to unlock by their users. Depending on the type of smart lock you have, unlocking mechanisms only require your fingerprint, your voice or your mobile phone.
While you aren’t required to make this change, adding smart locks will make tech-savvy buyers swoon!
3. Added Security: Video Doorbell
If you want to go all the way with security, you can also get your house a video doorbell. Obviously, video doorbells allow you to see who’s at the door, but they do so much more than that. Video-enabled doorbells help homeowners to:
• Speak to their visitors without opening the door
• See who rang their doorbell while they’re away (they capture images of visitors and store them for review)
• See the surroundings better at night (night vision)
A video doorbell also serves as a security camera, so that’s an added bonus.
4. Include Smart Plugs and Smart Bulbs
Smart bulbs, sockets and plugs look like their regular counterparts, only that they’re Wi-Fi enabled. However, with their Wi-Fi capabilities, you can control your lights and appliances connected to the smart plugs via your voice or remotely through apps on your smartphone.
Smart plugs and smart bulbs are readily available and are quite inexpensive. You can easily find sets of Wi-Fi powered bulbs, sockets and plugs for sale on Amazon. Invest a few dollars for your for-sale house and you’ll have a smart home system with voice-command lights and appliances.
After you’ve invested in smart locks, thermostat, video doorbell, plugs, bulbs and sockets, why not top it all off with a smart speaker? A smart speaker (like the Amazon Echo/Echo Dot) allows centralized control of all these smart add-ons you’ve installed in your home.
Sounds expensive? Not at all–smart speakers are actually affordable! Most mid-range smart speakers are less than $100, unless you’re after superb sound and added functions. But if you’re only after a smart speaker to tie all your upgrades together, a mid-range smart speaker would suffice.
Smart Upgrades Help Sell Your House Faster
Strategies like performing necessary repairs, decluttering and even home staging can help your house to sell fast after you’ve put it in the market. However, most sellers wouldn’t think beyond cleaning, simple repairs and staging, so adding smart home upgrades makes your home a cut above the rest. If you have a few more to spend and you want to sell house fast, try making these upgrades as soon as you can!