Smart technology can improve your home's value, make your home more attractive to buyers and can also make the experience of owning a home more satisfying. Knowing how to use choose technology in the home is important if you're hoping to make this kind of upgrade to your property. These tips will help.
Make a List of Wants
Smart technology can improve the experience of living in the home in many different ways, but it is most often used to improve efficiency, reduce utility bills and make living in the home more convenient. Making a list of wants can help you decide what parts of the house you would like to change first.
Are your utility bills too high? You may benefit from a smart thermostat and installation of smart lights. Are you worried about security? Installing a home security system, front door video camera and smart lights in your home can help you make your home more secure. Knowing what you want and how smart technology can help you take the first step to getting smart technology installed in your home.
Get the Home Assistant First
A home assistant is a device or an app that can be used as a centralized hub for controlling all of your home's smart technology. While you do not have to purchase a home assistant to use smart technology in your Magnificent Mile home, home assistants make it easy to control all of your smart products from one centralized location.
Different home assistants can be used to control different brands of smart technology. Getting the home assistant before buying the smart products will make it easier to ensure that the products you buy are compatible with your assistant.
Explore Each Product
Before buying any smart product, do research to be sure that the smart product you are purchasing will work for your needs.
- Find out how each smart product is installed, to ensure that the smart product you choose can be installed without hiring a contractor.
- Check the compatibility of each smart product with your computer, tablet, smart phone and home assistant.
- Read online reviews and customer reviews.
- Explore the energy efficiency of each product to choose a product that will save you as much money as possible.
Following these tips will help you purchase a product that meets your needs and boosts your home's property value. If you're planning to sell your home soon and are buying smart technology to make your home more attractive to buyers, talk to a real estate agent who can give advice on the installation of smart products.
Ted Guarnero, REALTOR® is a full-time real estate agent with over 1000 homes sold and $400 million in sales. Working with Compass real estate offering professional and effective real estate services to help you succeed in the local real estate market. Visit www.seeChicagorealestate.com for information on downtown Chicago real estate and to get in touch with an expert in the Chicago real estate market. Before you hire your next Realtor call Ted Guarnero 855-See-Chicago, it's on the House !