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“Alexa, sell my house for me.”

If only it were that easy! But seriously, smart devices are increasing in popularity with homeowners, even outpacing the popularity of tablets. As the trend continues to grow, it’s likely that more potential buyers will look for some of these features when house hunting. The trick? Integrating smart appliances that make life easier, without compromising security. Here’s what buyers are looking for:

Thermostats
Not only is this a convenient feature, but it can save occupants money. Being able to control heating and cooling from afar is a great thing to consider adding to your roster of smart features.

Lights
Leaving the lights on all day is a huge Hydro suck. Having lights that can be controlled from a phone or smart device makes it easy to customize your lighting needs, saving you money at the same time. Want the front entrance light on when you get home? Forget to turn off the dining room lamp before you left the house? Just tap your phone!

Pre-Wiring
If you’re not ready to invest in installing actual smart devices, consider having your home pre-wired as part of your next renovation. This will give buyers the option of customizing their own home automation, without having to undergo a complete re-wiring.

The bottom line: Not every buyer will be sold on home automation features, but a few additions that help make life easier will set your home apart.

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