Smart upgrades that help sell

Dated: 07/31/2019

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Smart Upgrades that Help Sell Your Home

In recent years, smart homes have become a whole lot smarter. Converting your own home into a smart home may seem like a daunting task. However, there are a few smart features that are relatively easy, and not too expensive, to add on to your home. Many of these smart additions can be found for less than $300. These smart features can be the factor that sets your home apart from others on the market.


Adding in a wifi connected thermostat means that the temperature in the home can be controlled by voice or by app - even when you're away from home. This quick and efficient control of the thermostat means you can schedule days for energy savings.

Garage Door Openers

The garage door has become for many the primary means of access to the house. Unfortunately, it can also be the primary access for intruders. A smart garage door opener can notify you whenever the door is opened or closed, giving you 24 hour surveillance even when traveling. It also allows you to open the garage door for someone if you're not home, without having to give someone a code or key.

Video Doorbells

Video doorbells are another means of 24 hour surveillance. These doorbells Monitor motion and will notify you when someone is at the door, even if they do not ring the doorbell. These video doorbells can be a great deterrent to package stealers and other unwanted visitors.

Smoke, Gas and CO2 alarms

Be quickly notified of dangerous threats even if you aren't at home. You can have much greater peace of mind as a homeowner if you know you will be notified of impending calamity when gone. You can even purchase smart water heaters these days that will notify you if there is a water leak. Avoid signficant home damage with instant notification!

Savvy homebuyers today are starting to look for smart features when they purchase a home. Set your home apart by making it smart!

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Tricia McCullough

From farming in Warden, WA, to living in Australia and then back to Wenatchee, I’ve always been profoundly aware of the fundamental need to help others. Whether through their financial picture or he....

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