What a better way to up your selling price than to purchase a couple of nifty smart home products. Nowadays, you can purchase systems that automate almost everything in your home. From lighting and temperature, to security and even audio and video systems. Now, we’re not saying you need to go that far, but we just thought we’d point out some tech products we think could increase the value of your home.
1. Application controlled automation
Tech brands like Apple and Telstra are constantly coming up with new ideas to make your home smarter. Telstra’s Smart Home app allows you to easily talk to your smart home devices, from wherever you are. Apple’s HomeKit has similar features and lets you control lights and switches, heating and cooling, alarms and sensors and video cameras. Yes, you might decide to take these items with you when you move. But when you’re showing off your home in inspections, these products add to the ‘wow’ factor.
2. Locks and home security systems
Installing a smart security system gives buyers one less thing to worry about when purchasing a home. For example, you could consider installing Telstra’s smart bulbs, which connect to an app and make it appear as if someone’s home when they’re away. They also offer indoor and outdoor surveillance cameras that connect to WI-FI.
3. Light automation
Smart home products such as Philips’ HueBulbs product allow you to set the mood in your home. These products allow you to control and personalise your lights at the tap of a button. When you’re showing off your home, you can use these lights to highlight certain features in your home.
4. Smart sprinkler systems
There are two great things about smart sprinkler systems. One, you can connect to them from wherever you are via an app or online login. This means you don’t have to rely on neighbours to keep that garden alive when you’re on holidays. Two, connected sprinklers tap into local weather stations, automatically reacting to the weather based on temperature, forecast and rainfall. Hydrawise have a range of smart products you could consider purchasing to bump up the value of your home.
5. Intelligent energy management
With more and more buyers looking for ‘green homes’, SMA Australia offer smart solar systems that allow you to produce your own energy and manage it at ease. It works by installing a photovoltaic system which reduces costs and is great for the environment. Energy efficient products are a great investment, impressing buyers and producing a sustainable power supply.
Smart home products – what’s next?
Now that you’ve got smart home product ideas in mind, you can get more tips and advice from your real estate agent. They’ll know what buyers are looking for in a home, and what impresses them.