Posted 5.26.12 @ 9:50
There are many ways to sell your home, and you’re going to need to get creative when you’re trying to sell your home. Here we’re going to go over how you can add a little tech to your home to make it more appealing to potential buyers. You don’t have to splurge big to sell Oakville real estate, but you do want to make sure it’s on the same level or even a little better than your neighbours. Don’t go overboard where you can’t recoup your losses. So let’s get started!
A Word of Caution
You need to be careful when making your house stand out with tech. You have to realize that buyers literally walk through dozens of different homes in a month period trying to find the one that they love. Sometimes they’ll notice cool floors, sometimes they’ll see a fireplace or an interesting staircase. You want to make sure that people remember your house. Well placed technology can help you do this.
Who doesn’t love a clutter free lifestyle? Installing flat panel TVs on the walls (that they either get to keep or you leave the mounts behind) can make an impact on buyers when they visit. You don’t want to just put a TV on the wall, you’ll also want an electrical and cable jack installed where the mounts are so you can hide all of the cables neatly behind the TV. You may also want to hire them to wire digital sound systems throughout the house that can connect to a stereo or computer in one room and allow users to access their media throughout the house. This will make the impression you need to get people to remember you home.
Let the Sun Shine In
When you really want to sell your Oakville real estate, think about motorized window coverings and treatments. These will not only allow people to time when to open and close the shutters, it can help you boost the asking price for your property. They can also be written off as an energy efficient and help people save on heating and cooling bills as well. While these can cost $1,000 per window, if you place them strategically throughout a home you can maximise your profits in the long run.
There are many ways to make your home high-tech without going too crazy with expenses. A digital forecaster next to the front or back door, or kitchen will connect via Wi-Fi and tell people what it’s like today, tonight and the four days ahead. You can also do security upgrades or add high tech appliances into the kitchen.
Whatever you do, you don’t have to go overboard. You want your house to be memorable but you don’t want it to be a science fiction house of the future either. If you’d like to know what you can do to sell your home for more, let us help!