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Smart Home Features Buyers Are Looking for This Summer

Smart Home Features Buyers Are Looking for This Summer

If you’re selling your golf course home in Scottsdale this summer, you may want to add a few smart home features if you don’t have them already. This guide covers the basics and lets you know what you should do to make your home more appealing to prospective buyers.

Smart Home Features Buyers Are Looking for This Summer

Check out the smart home features buyers are looking for this summer – and that we expect them to continue to look for throughout the rest of 2023: 

  • Energy-efficient smart thermostats
  • Advanced security systems
  • High-tech kitchen appliances
  • Smart lighting systems
  • Automated lawn and garden systems

Here’s a closer look at each.

Energy-Efficient Smart Thermostats

In the heat of the Scottsdale summer, an energy-efficient smart thermostat can be a lifesaver. These thermostats allow homeowners to control the temperature of their home remotely, reducing energy use and saving on utility bills.

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Advanced Security Systems

Safety and security are priorities for any homeowner. Advanced security systems, which often include features like remote monitoring and automated alarms, provide homeowners with peace of mind, making them a highly sought-after feature.

High-Tech Kitchen Appliances

The kitchen is the heart of any home, and luxury buyers are increasingly looking for smart appliances. These might include refrigerators that can track expiration dates, ovens that can be controlled remotely, and other built-in appliances that make life easier.

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Smart Lighting Systems

Smart lighting systems provide both convenience and energy efficiency. They allow homeowners to control lighting remotely, set mood lighting, and even program lights to turn on and off at specific times.

Automated Lawn and Garden Systems

In arid Scottsdale, maintaining a lush lawn can be a challenge. That’s where automated lawn and garden systems come in. They manage watering schedules based on the weather, ensuring that the yard always looks its best while conserving water.

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FAQ About Smart Home Features

Here are some frequently asked questions about smart home features. If you don’t see the answers you’re looking for here, please call our office. We’re here to help.

How much value can smart home features add to my home?

While it varies, smart home features can significantly increase your home’s value due to their popularity among buyers.

Are smart home features expensive to install? 

Costs can vary based on the feature and whether it requires professional installation. However, many smart home devices are reasonably priced and easy to install.

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Can I install these features myself? 

Many smart home features are DIY-friendly, but some, like advanced security systems, may require professional installation.

Are smart homes energy-efficient? 

Yes, many smart home features, like smart thermostats and lighting, can significantly improve your home’s energy efficiency.

Do I need to make my entire home smart? 

No, you can choose which features are most appealing to potential buyers. Often, a few key features can make a significant difference.

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Preparing your home for sale involves understanding what buyers want. By integrating these smart features, you’re not only making your home more appealing to a wider range of buyers, but you’re also increasing its potential value.

Are You Buying a Golf Course Home for Sale in Scottsdale?

If you’re selling your home and buying another one, call us at 480-405-4228 or fill out the form below to talk to a REALTOR now.

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