Many homeowners wonder whether some of the smart upgrades of the day translate to a higher value for the home. State-of-the-art kitchens, luxurious bathrooms with smart devices built-in, central air climate control with multiple thermostats, remotely controlled lighting and the list goes on and on.

Various examples of smart home devices have begun to appear more often in homes we see on the market. In a healthy market, smart renovations can improve the value of the property along with making it more enjoyable for the homeowner.

Here are a few of the smart home upgrades that will attract buyers to your home: 

  • Smart home security
  • Automated blinds and curtains.
  • Smart lighting
  • Climate control with smart thermostats
  • Smart appliances
  • Built-in speakers with app control
  • Smart locks

Some of the technology in a smart home leaves with the seller. Other smart upgrades are permanent fixtures of the home. Smart technology can make life easier, as customized settings learn our habits for predictable living. Homeowners should install smart technology for their own enjoyment and not with the expectation that these upgrades will increase the contract price of their real estate sale.