By Mark McLean, TREB President
Today’s homebuyers’ wants go beyond shiny faucets and fixtures. Most young homebuyers have never known a world without technology. So it only makes sense that they would like to integrate technology into their houses. If going to sell your house, these are some gizmos you might like to consider incorporating. This won’t just bring your home into the modern age, but it’s also certain to pique the interest of modern homebuyers.
In the essence of saving cash, many of us lower the thermostat in the winter before we leave the house for the day. However, when you come back the house is generally an igloo, and requires time to heat up again. Solution : Climate control from your smartphone or a smart thermostat. Both these options make allowances for you to programme your heat and air conditioner to automatically turn up / down, nicely timed for you to return home. Most systems will recognize your habits, learn your preferences and then program itself.
Lights and Security
Have you ever left the house and forgot a light on? Or maybe worse, that you didn’t lock the door? Solution : lights you can shut off and doors you can lock right from your smartphone. There is much available in this category in terms of technology you can buy.
There are many methods to significantly reduce the costs in which you pay to keep your home running.
Solution : Home appliances are energy hungry, but there are options to be more effective. Energy conservation is very important to young house buyers because not only are they money conscious, but also they are environmentally conscious. Energy saving appliances such as washers, dryers, stoves, ovens and even hot water tanks help preserve naturally occuring resources and your money.
While energy efficient appliances, safeguard systems and smart thermostats rank high up on the list, there are numerous options to consider.
Other opportunities which can make your house more interesting to modern house buyers include, open floor plans, straightforward to maintain hard surface flooring, glowing heat flooring and driveways, home offices, ample storage and leading edge media rooms.