Smart Home Technology: A Popular Feature that Buyers Want!

What once was something reserved for those that could afford it, smart home technology has become more affordable and has moved from the laps of luxury to practically every household in America. With the large variety of options within all price ranges, the future of easy living is right at our fingertips. What does that mean for the homeowner who is considering selling their home in the near future? While it won't be a deal breaker if your home isn't equipped with smart home technology, it certainly won't help if a competing listing is.

Smart Home Technology is Here to Stay
Although millennials lead the way in adopting smart home technology, baby boomers and even the silent generation are also adopting technology that can make it safer and more comfortable to live in their home. The number of homes with such technology and the percentage of home buyers who expect to live in a smart home varies, but one thing’s for sure: both are increasing dramatically every year. One report estimates a 63 percent increase in the growth of these systems and devices between 2017-2020. An estimated 35 million American homes will include smart technology by 2021.

Benefits of Smart Home Features
With so many cool features and applications, smart home technology serves many different purposes and provides some great benefits. Smart home security systems provide exceptional security solutions which will make you, and your family, feel more in control of your home. Here are some other examples of everyday uses smart home technology can do:
  • Unlock your door from your cell phone for you or your kids or program your locks to unlock at certain times of the day to let in your housekeeper or in-laws.
  • Automate your lights and thermostat to change settings at different times throughout the day to help manage energy consumption and lower energy bills.
  • Receive emails, text messages and even real time videos when someone enters and leaves your home.
  • Answer the door from any phone in the house.
  • Control you home entertainment with the touch of a button or through voice recognition.
Increases Buyer Interest and Your Home's Value
Beyond the convenience factor, smart home technology can increase property value for sellers and appeal to buyers. However, that doesn't mean you need to get hung up on any particular device or system: smart home technology is constantly changing. The important thing to know is that smart home features are becoming more and more popular and are a great selling point when it comes to features your home has to offer. Buyers are drawn to the idea of being able to easily control their smart home from within or whenever their on-the-go. So... how smart is your home? 

Be SMART with Your Agent Selection!
So before selling a home at the Lake of the Ozarks, take stock in your technology. Will it entice? By offering a smart home, buyers will be more likely to put in attractive offers, and you'll likely get your home sold more quickly! And don't forget, to go along with your smart home, make sure you have a smart agent! Hire the best real estate agents at the Lake of the Ozarks to list your home. Team Andy Gibson is excited about your decision to sell a home at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we would love to discuss what we can do to help your real estate transaction go as smoothly as possible!

Keller Williams Lake of the Ozarks Realty
858 Hwy 42
Osage Beach, MO 65065 
573-286-5907 Cell
573-348-9898 Office


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