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Five of the best smart features that will help sell your home

5 of the best smart features that will help sell your home

These days, it’s not enough to have a swanky kitchen island or stainless steel appliances. A pretty home just doesn’t cut it anymore; it has to be smart as well. That means employing tech-based home features that enhance energy efficiency or allow people to check on their homes remotely.

By choosing the right kind of smart home technology suitable to the style and location of your residence, you can boost the value of your home and attract more buyers.

Consider adding these smart features before selling your St. Thomas home:

  1. Keyless entry system and door locks

  2. Never worry about losing your key or forgetting to lock the door again with a smart entry system. With different types of systems available, you won’t have trouble finding one that will suit your home perfectly.

    Check out the Yale Real Living ® Touchscreen Deadbolt’s user-friendly interface, voice control capability, and ability to store more than 200 personalized codes. Or choose the Control4 house system installed by RCH Technologies. Control4 has an intercom system that lets you know who is at the front door and gives you the ability to disarm the alarm, unlock the door, and turn on the light via a mobile app.

  3. Advanced security system

  4. A smart security system not only keeps the home safe but most importantly, gives homeowners peace of mind. There is nothing more comforting than being able to monitor your home from anywhere at any time. You only need your mobile phone or any internet-connected device to control the home’s security cameras, alarms, motion detectors, and contact sensors.

    Take a look at Allied Security System’s Wireless Burglar Solutions package which includes burglary monitoring as well as fire and carbon monoxide monitoring. It also sends alerts on the temperature of the home and other factors.

    Get Nest Secure which integrates well with other products like Nest Thermostat, Nest Cam IQ, and Google Assistant. You can purchase Nest Secure online.

  5. Automated lighting

  6. Having smart light bulbs and light fixtures lets owners personalize the home in a unique way. It’s easy to install these smart bulbs and fixtures but you can opt to call your local electrician for help. Create a certain mood or light up an area to highlight the décor, thanks to automated lighting.

    Check out Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance Starter Kit which can be managed through an app. It can also be controlled through voice command if the home has Amazon Alexa or Google Home. If you want to set more features to your lighting, try the MipowPlaybul Color which doubles as a color-changing light and a speaker.

  7. Smart plugs

  8. When you connect the home’s devices and appliance to a smart plug, remote control and monitoring can be done through a simple mobile app. You can finally turn the coffee maker on without having to get out of bed.

    Smart plugs like the BelKin WeMo, which are available at Kmart, lets you turn any device connected to it on or off. Other products from BelKinWemo lets you create a schedule for certain devices as well.

  9. Smart eco-friendly devices

  10. Smart home devices can not only make your home safer, more secure, and more convenient – these can also turn your home into a more energy-efficient one. For example, smart plugs allow users to monitor and manage their electrical consumption easier. Smart LED bulbs are also great for your electric bill because these save up to 75% more on energy.

    Allied Security System also has a Smart Home system that allows users to design schedules and control thermostats and lighting remotely with your smart phone. This will make it easier to manage and monitor your electrical consumption.

Need help selling your St. Thomas home? Get in touch with expert real estate agents in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands at Sea Glass Properties. Give us a call today at(340) 690-9995 or send a message to Barbara(at)seaglassproperties(dotted)com.