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    How Does Technology Increase Home Value?

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    When selling your house, technology can help you not only attract better buyers but actually receive a higher price, as well.

    HGTV did a study that revealed over 46% of buyers felt that technology was more important than the size of a property. In fact, many buyers said they would sacrifice up to 1,000 square feet of living space for upgraded technology. Buyers are looking for things like a smart thermostat, which allows you to control your home’s temperature from your smartphone.

    Another important and valuable technology upgrade would be a home surveillance system both inside and outside. You can have video cameras for safety, but also to monitor kids or pets while you’re out. Wall and ceiling monitors help home value as well by attracting more high-end buyers.

    High-tech culinary appliances add a lot of value, too. Nowadays, you can get a smart faucet that turns on with the wave of your hand and a refrigerator that alerts you when you’re running low on food. Unfortunately, it doesn’t do the shopping for you!

    Square footage doesn’t matter as much as technology these days.

    You could also consider upgrading your entertainment technology since everyone has a flat screen TV these days. Many people upgrade to surround sound and go for a theater setup, complete with a specialized remote that lets you control your lighting, your thermostat, and your TV from one device.

    Don’t forget about your home’s exterior, because it becomes an extension of your house. Consider adding a patio, deck, or gazebo, and update your outdoor lighting. Make sure you have some sort of music compatibility set up out there for the entertainment aspect.

    Remember, these upgrades not only add a lot of value to your home, they also help you attract luxury buyers. If you have questions about technology in your home or you want to know more about what specifically would work well in your home, give me a call or send me an email. I’d love to help!

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