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Turn Your Home Into a Smart Home Without Breaking the Bank

Turning your home into a smart home with technology is now more affordable than ever before. Plus it can help you sell your home! Perhaps Millennials and Gen Ys are the largest groups desiring a home with smart home technology but even Baby Boomers look for more convenience in their lives and they know how to use it! Remember it's that generation that invented the computer!

Connecting devices to your smart phone can save energy, money, and time while keeping you more secure in your home. 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 is as easy as going to the local big box home improvement store such as Home Depot or Lowes. You can also purchase a plethora of compatible devices on Amazon if you have already invested in the Alexa series. My favorite smart home device is the garage door opener. It's not expensive to purchase and fairly easy to install, but it also keeps you safer. Home invasions often occur through the garage!

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.

For more home improvement ideas, download my ebook from my website.

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Content by Nicole Tavares Team Ludlow Realtor

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