When you’re looking to sell your house, you want to put your best foot forward. You know you need to spice up the home to attract buyers, but you’re unsure of what to do besides adding some fresh paint here and there. Do you swap out some light fixtures? Maybe add some flowers out front? What add-on will take your home to the next level?

The answer lies in smart technology upgrades. Homeowners are more interested than ever in buying a home pre-equipped with the latest technologies. And luckily for you, these upgrades are both easy to accomplish and won’t break your bank. 

  1. Smart Video Doorbell

Video doorbells have been rapidly growing in popularity over the last few years, and for a good reason. Whenever motion is detected, or someone rings the doorbell, homeowners receive a smartphone alert, and video clips are saved to the cloud. In most cases, you can even speak to the person on the other side of the door without opening it with the 2-way intercom function. In addition, smart doorbells add a greater sense of security and are incredibly affordable. 

  1. Smart Thermostat

Smart thermostats are great additions to your home. Not only are they more efficient than their “non-smart” counterparts, but the lifespan of most home thermostats is around ten years. That means it’s probably time to replace yours! However, installing a smart thermostat is not hard, and in many cases, you’ll be able to install it yourself without hiring an HVAC specialist.

  1. Smart Smoke Detectors

Smoke detectors have been necessary home safety devices for years. However, older models are only helpful when you’re home and can hear the smoke detector go off. You receive notifications when the device detects carbon monoxide on your phone or tablet with a smart smoke detector. In addition, it can let you know where smoke is coming from and which rooms are safe to be in. 

  1. Smart Refrigerator

Often the kitchen can be the selling point of a home, so you want to catch a prospective buyer’s attention. What better way to do this than to install a smart fridge? A smart fridge is both eye-catching and practical. With cutting-edge technology that allows the refrigerator to monitor energy usage 24-hours a day, you can save money on energy and food costs.

Future-proofing isn’t just for your phones and laptops anymore; equipping your homes with the most up-to-date technology that is built to last is a must. In addition, it will help raise the value of your home and attract buyers, which is more important than ever in today’s housing market. Luckily, you don’t need to navigate your smart home needs and wants alone. Here at Ficrest, we are your complete home automation partner. We’ll partner with you to keep your home up to date with the latest technologies and help you maintain all of your smart home needs. So contact us today to get started on transforming your home to win the market.