“Start with the End in mind” – Stephen R. Covey
Whether you are tech savvy and regularly purchase all the latest gadgets or you’re one of the many people still trying to get used to their smart phone and avoid technology as much as possible, it is important to understand the costs and benefits of adding smart features to your home.
Here’s some advice for home-owners looking to trim their home with the latest technology.
#1 Where to start - small, inexpensive, user-friendly
With all the new technology to choose from, it can be overwhelming when deciding what gadgets to invest into. Therefore, like most new things in life, it’s best to start SMALL, get comfortable with one technological addition in your home and then move on to the next investment. If you are looking for some ideas of INEXPENSIVE smart home gadgets, take a look at 16 Ways To Make Your Dumb Home Smarter Without Spending A Fortune. If you are curious as to what is needed in order to have USER-FRIENDLY technology in your home, I recommend you read through The Easy Way to Create a Smart Home and learn some basic starting points for creating a smart home. For more ideas on where to start with smart home technology, take a look at 7 DIY Ways to Make Your Home Smarter.
#2 Products that pay-off - safety, money-saver, environmentally-friendly
Statics from the article How to sell a Smart Home in 2019 show that tech features are likely to add value to your home when they increase the home-buyer’s safety, save the home-buyer money and help the home-buyer take better care of the environment. Therefore, if you are adding smart home features with your home selling value in mind, you may want to take a look at 7 Smart Home Technology Upgrades That Increase the Value of Your Home before you start shopping. Home selling is always a bit of a gamble and oftentimes one can’t guarantee that what they put into their house is what they will get out of it. When it comes to adding smart features to your home, the same truth applies and this is why I recommend you read Are Smart Homes Actually a Good Investment? and learn from an expert what to expect when selling your smart home.
Lastly, if you are selling your smart home or looking to buy a smart home, it’s important to give your choice Housed agent a call. They are well versed with the current market and are sure to represent you as a home technology investor.