Imagine leaving on vacation and turning the air or heat completely off for two weeks while you’re gone. Many homeowners turn it up or down to keep it from kicking on so much, but they still come home to a house that’s entirely too hot or too cold, and they’re miserable. With a smart thermostat, it’s easy to turn the air or heat off before you leave and kick it back on the morning you’re due to arrive back home. It’s been off the entire length of your trip, but you control what you come home to.
In the past, the doorbell meant someone was coming over to play, to visit, or to have a good time. It was exciting. Today, it’s just another nuisance waking up the napping children, causing the dog to bark, or giving homeowners a moment of panic if they’re not expecting anything. With a smart doorbell, you can watch who is at the door on your smart device, talk to them through the camera, and even leave instructions. The delivery man who always leaves your packages in plain sight is someone you can now instruct to leave elsewhere because you can see and speak to them from the doorbell from anywhere in the world. This device is also great when your home is for sale by owner. Homeowners selling their own house often find people stop and ring the bell anytime they’re in the neighborhood to find out about seeing the house, and you can see who’s there before you answer.
Leaving the house without turning off your flat iron, the steam machine, or something else you are afraid might burn your house down bothers you all day. Did you or didn’t you turn it off? With this switch, you eliminate the need to go home and check or feel nervous all day. You plug it into the outlet on any wall, plug your items into it, and it connects to your home’s WiFi. Now you can control it from your phone. If you put one in any outlet you use in the bathroom, to iron, or to plug in other potentially dangerous items, you need only turn on your phone and turn off the power to those devices on your app just in case. You can take them with you when you move, or leave them for new homeowners.
Selling your home is easier and more profitable when you have smart devices hooked up. So many younger buyers are more tech-savvy than they’ve been in the past, and they want the latest in technology in any home. Do your research to find out what you can add to your own home to increase the value prior to listing. It might just be the make or break moment addition you’ve been looking for to set your home apart from others.