Whether you’re a homeowner or a real estate investor, when it comes time to sell, you won’t settle for anything less than top dollar. How can you achieve that? Beyond the go-to paint touch-ups, kitchen remodels, and bathroom overhauls, state-of-the-art smart home technologies get can help you raise your bottom line.

How?

As the millennial generation gradually skews the buyer market toward a younger demographic, smart home technologies are becoming increasingly mainstream—and even expected. And real estate brokerages agree: As far back as 2016, real estate giant, Coldwell Banker, openly acknowledged that smart homes sell faster—and for a higher price. Three years later? Surely, you can imagine where the market is headed. For your property to stand out in this wildly competitive, ever-evolving market, smart technology is a must. The experts at JJ Orion explain why.

Convenience and Comfort

In today’s fast-paced world, homebuyers desire a sanctuary, not just a place to lay their heads at night. According to a survey conducted by home security provider, ADT, the average homeowner is most interested in smart technologies that make life easier and more comfortable—products like smart thermostats, whole-home AV, and home security cameras, among others. These devices attract buyers because they add both convenience and comfort to the space, allowing for more enjoyment and greater ease of use when enjoying time at home. 

Enhanced Security

Speaking of sanctuary, every homeowner has an innate need for security. A home is an investment, and just as homeowner’s insurance is a necessary protective measure, so should be home security. Smart home security features add tremendous value to a property by providing real-time video, instant updates, and 24/7 monitoring—all from the touch of a button. According to home security giant, iControl Networks, Inc., this added convenience and peace of mind is a coveted home addition for as many as 90 percent of homeowners.

Smart Features Save Money

With the ever-rising cost of energy in the United States, homeowners everywhere are constantly searching for ways to reduce their monthly utility bills. And with the advent of smart home technology, it’s as easy as the touch of a button. Smart thermostats can save homeowners up to 15 percent on annual heating and cooling costs. When combined with smart lighting and centralized home automation, annual energy savings can reach the upper triple digits and beyond.

Home Automation from the experts at JJ Orion

Updating your property with smart home technologies makes living more comfortable and selling more lucrative. If you’re ready to invest in the value, comfort, and convenience home automation can provide, the experts at JJ Orion in Edina, Minn. are here to help. Whether you’re adding home security cameras, automated lighting control, or a centralized automation system, we work with you to design and implement the features you need most. To find out more about our audio/video products or to schedule a consultation, visit our Minneapolis location. You can also call us at 651-641-1376 or send a message on our contact page.

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