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Turn Your Home Into a Smart Home for Less

Turning your home into a smart home makes your home stand out and be memorable from the other homes for sale in your neighborhood. Millennials and Gen Ys are the largest groups wanting a home with smart home technology that keeps them secure and connected. Even Baby Boomers look for more convenience in their lives and they know how to use it!

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.

Purchasing smart home technology can be very affordable these days. You can go to the big home improvement box stores such as Lowe's or Home Depot and find a variety of compatiable devices. If you are invested in the Alexa series, Amazon also carries a lot of devices at an affordable price. My personal favorite for safety and convienence is the garage door openers!

With today’s technology available to consumers, it can be pretty easy and inexpensive to get started. Setting your home up with Smart Home devices can be a great marketing tool, and make your home memorable, without too much out of pocket.

Call me for more home improvement ideas and let's get started!


Content by Cheri Kilby, Ck Real Estate Services El Dorado Hills Realtor®

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