July 12, 2021 at 11:01am | Dave Diegelman - Broker Associate
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Preparing Your Home for Sale: 3 Smart Technology Modifications That Add to Its Value

A study shows that in 2020, US housing market expenditures comprised 17.5 percentof the nation's gross domestic product. After a slow period, the real estate industry experienced a 16.2 percent increasein home prices in 2021 and is predicted to continue booming. If you are looking to take advantage of this trend, you may be considering various renovations to raise the value of your property before you sell it.

Smart home technology is becoming increasingly popular, with a survey reporting that one in fourindividuals in the country purchased an automated device in 2020. A poll found that 65 percent of people were willing to expend extra for the added convenience and perks of smart additions. Home sellers are going along with the tide and investing in automated devices and upgrades. The Diegelman Synergy Grouppresents three categories of smart innovations that have a high return on investment in the housing market.

Smart Security Systems
According to a poll, smart home technology for securitywas one of the most desired features in a home. People want to feel that their families, bodies, and possessions are safe. Smart cameras like video doorbells allow individuals to watch their home even when they are elsewhere. Smart locks can be remotely unlocked or preprogrammed to grant access to certain people at specific times, avoiding the security risk of a spare key.

Smart smoke and carbon dioxide sensors perform normal warning functions but also send you alerts when their batteries are running low. These integrated security gadgets allow people to feel their homes are secure even when they are absent for extended periods.

Smart Kitchens
Smart kitchen appliances like ovens, sinks, microwaves, fridges, and dishwashers allow you to control them from your phone. You can adjust the temperature of your oven from the living room or start it preheating while at the grocery store or driving home from work. Coffee machines with automated technology have fresh coffee ready for you as soon as you hop out of bed.

You can also be notified of any issues like drops in performances, allowing you to identify problems you may not have noticed until they became considerably more severe. Many of these products also possess energy-saving capabilities to reduce waste, save you money on your utility bill and contribute to the environmental conservation effort.

Smart Lighting
Different kinds of light affect your ability to sleep differently. The artificial blue light emitted by smartphones, tablets, and other screens suppresses the release of melatonin, the hormone that makes you feel sleepy, in your body, making it harder for you to rest. However, more recent research indicates when dimmed, it may actually be more beneficial for sleep purposes than yellow light. The white lights that come from typical bulbs make you more alert. Traditional lighting usually comes with two options: on and off. Smart lighting can be dimmed or set to change at certain times to the correct color or brightness for promoting productivity or rest.

Upgrading your home with any of this technology can improve its sale value. Technology also allows for ways to present housesto interested individuals, even in a world impacted by COVID. Without ever stepping into the house, prospective homeowners can explore every room through a virtual walkthrough or open house. Smart technology appeals to buyers and stands out in a virtual experience. By adding tech to your home, you can see an impressive ROI.
The Diegelman Synergy Group  can help both buyers and sellers navigate the housing market. Give us a call today at (435) 703-4041 to learn how!


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