If you’ve been thinking of selling your home but have been putting it off because you think only newer construction homes are moving quickly in today’s housing market, you’ve been missing out on a great opportunity to profit from historically high homebuying demand.
Selling your home quickly has never been easier thanks to the fact much of the home buying and selling process has moved online, making it easier than ever to showcase your home to prospective buyers, near and far. Regardless of your home’s age, here are a few ways you can leverage gadgets and technology to boost the value of your home.
Embrace smart technology
Smart devices such as voice assistants, home security cameras, doorbells, lights, and more have surged in popularity because they provide more control and flexibility while in and out of the home. For example, smart home security cameras and smart doorbells enable homeowners to view who is on their property at any given time and even communicate with them if needed.
When exploring smart home technology for your home, it’s important to be conscious of privacy concerns that you and/or prospective homebuyers may have. Depending on which company powers your smart devices, there are going to be significant impacts on how the data is handled. Fortunately, when you work with a real estate agent, the agent can help you determine which devices to invest in.
Upgrade your kitchen
Kitchen hoods are essential for ventilation and removing odors and smoke that come from cooking. Smart range kitchen hoods connect with other smart devices in the home, so the residents can easily monitor what’s cooking. Some smart hoods also have built-in microphones and speakers that can connect to an AV system, making it easier for the user to video chat with a friend or watch TV while they cook.
Another smart device gaining traction in the housing market today is touch screen refrigerators. These devices can do things such as track food expiration dates, suggest recipes based on the food on hand, play music, and stream live TV. Generally speaking, you can’t go wrong with upgrading kitchen appliances before a home sale since they frequently pay for themselves.
Provide a spa experience at home
Alongside kitchens, bathrooms are one of the most important parts of the home to focus on. While luxurious experiences used to require large sums of cash, modern technology makes it easy to upgrade your space with relatively minor investments.
Digital mirrors enable homeowners to stream music from their smartphones, come equipped with true color lighting that mimics various levels of daylight, fast USB charging ports, voice control, and more. These mirrors come in a variety of price points from a couple of hundred dollars to over a thousand.
High-tech toilets are another upgrade you’ll want to consider for your home. The main benefits of these devices are self-cleaning and self-deodorizing features, hands-free flushing, motion-activated and heated seats, and built-in night lights. Some even have built-in bidets which eliminate the need for purchasing toilet paper.
Change up your home’s lighting
The final tip suggestion we’ll leave you with can be applied throughout your home. It’s installing adjustable LED lighting throughout the home because LED lights last much longer than incandescent bulbs (60,00 hours vs 1,500 hours) and use much less energy
Additionally, many LED light systems support multiple hues, so the owner can adjust the color to set the mood and fit their needs. Since these lights come in versions for both the inside and outside the home, they’re a great way to enhance all areas of your property.
DiBlasi, J. P. (2005). Sell Your Home Without a Broker: Insider’s Advice to Selling Smart, Fast and for Top Dollar. SphinxLegal.