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Turn Your Home into a Smart Home


Turning your home into a smart home doesn't have to blow the bank these days. Millennials and Gen Ys may be the largest groups desiring a home with smart home technology that keeps them secure and connected, but even Baby Boomers look for more convenience in their lives and they know how to use it! Afterall, they invented computers!


Connecting devices to your smart phone can save energy, money, and time. There are four categories of smart devices:


  1. Utilities - Thermostat, light bulbs, sprinkler, electrical outlet, ceiling fan, stove, washer and dryer, powered window shades, etc.

  2. Safety - Wireless key entry, doorbell, garage door, outdoor lighting, etc.

  3. Security - Burglar alarm, smoke alarm, carbon monoxide detector, or any sensor that triggers a call for emergency assistance.

  4. Audio / Visual - Personal assistant such as Alexa or Siri, TVs, music, etc.


You can purchase smart home technology at the big box home improvement stores such as Lowes and Home Depot. If you are invested in the Alexa series from Amazon, they have a plethora of compatible devices.


With today’s technology available to consumers, it can be pretty easy and inexpensive to get started. Setting your home up with Smart Home devices can be a great marketing tool, and make your home memorable, without too much out of pocket.


For more ideas on home improvements to help you sell faster, check out my webpage on Home Improvements.

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Content by Rachel Capil Walnut Creek Realtor