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4 Smart Home Features That Can Increase the Value of Your Home

At Tru Realty, we’ve taken notice of how important technology is to home buyers in the Arizona real estate market. Updating your house with a few smart home features before putting it on the market can enhance your home’s value at little cost to you. In a time where smart phones are able to control everything; smart home features are a simple add-on to your home.

So which smart home features are homebuyers actually looking for when purchasing a new home in the Phoenix real estate market?

Here are 4 smart home features that have the ability to increase the price of you home for sale in Phoenix!

1. Nest  Thermostat

The Nest Thermostat only costs $249 and will add substantial value to your property. This incredibly smart thermostat knows when you’re home, when you’re away and when you walk into the room. It automatically adapts to your lifestyle, the change of the seasons and will learn how you prefer your temperature and settings. And if you want to change the temperature or settings, it can even be monitored and adjusted from your phone.

This is an extremely valuable asset, especially in Phoenix homes.

Every homeowner in Arizona struggles with keeping their air conditioning and electricity bill down during the summer. With a Nest Thermostat they won’t have to worry about turning the air up before they leave for the day because Nest will do it automatically. The thermostat can also lower the air temperature just before you get home, allowing you to walk into a cool home after a long day.

2. Sengled Pulse Smart Bulb

The Pulse Smart Bulb brings light and entertainment to you home at the same time. These light bulbs double as a wireless Bluetooth speaker system that produce high quality sound. A surround sound entertainment system is a welcomed addition that all homebuyers are looking for. With Pulse Smart Bulbs, you get 2 for just $149, making it an affordable way to add surround sound to your home and increase its value greatly. You can also control the lights and the sound all from your phone.

3. iSmartAlarm

The iSmartAlarm system allows homeowners to keep an eye on their property from anywhere using their smartphones. This system comes with window sensors, door sensors, motion detectors and cameras that are all connected wirelessly. The smart alarm packages start at just $199 and don’t have any monthly fees. With alarm systems increasing in desire for home buyers, this smart system will surely increase your home’s value.

4. Kwikset Kevo Smart Lock

Just like the locks on new car models, more and more people want their homes to be keyless. The Kevo Smart Lock uses the homeowner’s smartphone as a sort of key fob to unlock their doors. The smart lock is only $229 and comes in brass, nickel and bronze. Even if homebuyers didn’t know they wanted this, they’ll need it after seeing it in your home.

Selling your home in Phoenix can be tricky. At Tru Realty, we want to help you sell your home at the top of its market value. Adding these features to your house can turn it into a smart home for under $1000 and can increase its value by much more.

If you’re interested in other ways of increasing your home’s value before putting it on the market or you’d like to put your home on the market, contact our founding principal Sarah Richardson at (480) 327-6700.

About the Author

Sarah C. Richardson is one of the preeminent leaders of residential real estate in Arizona. As the CEO and founder of Tru Realty, she is responsible for both the daily operations and oversight of the multiple growth strategies that the brokerage carries out. Sarah launched Tru Realty in 2010 as a way to serve a marketplace that was seeing a shift from auction centric fix/flips to an MLS flow. She is now rethinking the way her brokerage uses technology to better serve clients and agents alike.


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