Jun 15, 2015

Selling Your Home with Smart Technology

We write from time to time about home upgrades that are at the height of consumer interest, as well as those that are on the way out.  One trend that you’ve most definitely been hearing buzz about is smart homes.  By definition, smart homes are those that are controlled through a central portal, often a computer or smart phone.  Tasks smart homes can be programmed to do include providing security, preheating your oven or programming your thermostat.  Not sure whether a smart home is a wise investment for you?  Here’s what you need to know!

Like a lot of discretionary home improvements (think pools, saunas and extravagant landscaping) the value of the upgrade relies on the person who owns the home appreciating it.  While you shouldn’t upgrade your home with smart home improvements thinking you’re going to get your investment back in full, should you choose to sell, there are some decisions that you can make that will increase the likelihood of a future owner seeing worth in them.

Utility Savings: Many manufacturers are now marketing smart appliances that can be hooked up to electric meters.  The perk of this feature is that it can assist you with shifting your electrical usage to off-peak hours as much as possible.  This means that optional features such as your refrigerators defrost cycle runs at a cheaper time of the day.

Customer Support: Complicated technology that requires a degree in astrophysics isn’t something that a new homeowner is likely to embrace.  When installing smart home features, opt for those that are easy to use and are also backed by a 24/7-customer service hotline that can be utilized for assistance.

Smartphone Integration: A recent survey by Coldwell Banker states that 62% of home buyers are interested in controlling their home technology through their smartphones or tablets.  When installing this type of technology in your home, you’ll have the upper hand against other systems that require the utilization of additional devices that do not directly communicate with your smartphone.

Home Safety: In the same survey referenced above, nearly half of all homebuyers are drawn to home improvements with smart home integration that make the home a safer place to live.   With that in mind, smart smoke alarms, security systems, outdoor lighting and locks are sure to be a home run with potential home buyers.


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"We are quite pleased with the way our project went. The Lindus folks have successfully managed to instill a culture of quality and customer service in throughout the entire business, which is rare these days.  Everyone we worked with carried that same attitude of wanting to do it right and make us happy. The installation went well and we are very satisfied."

Tim M.
Minneapolis, MN
June 20, 2023

"Thorough, timely, efficient, good communicators. Excellent work, cleaned up well and took care of a few extra details without any hassle."

Carla U.
Minneapolis, MN
May 17, 2023

"Your services and products are wonderful!  (And we have used Lindus three times now). The crews were gracious and hard-working."

Alan W.
St. Paul, MN
May 11, 2023

"I would just like to compliment Randahl for excellent work and customer service skills.  Every time he was at our home, he was professional, thorough, extremely pleasant, and explained things well.  You are very lucky to have such an outstanding employee!"

Vicki F.
Blaine, MN
March 25, 2023

"Great job. Workers were friendly and cleaned up everything when they were done. They stopped to tell me they were ready to work and checked in when they were done."

Carolyn I.
Andover, MN
March 16, 2023

"This company has all ways been honest with us, took care of us and their workmanship is second to none."

Michael N.
Rosemount, MN
March 13, 2023

"Very professional, super quality work, everyone was very pleasant, would highly recommend, will continue to use Lindus for all future projects."

Chuck V.
Chaska, MN
February 18, 2023

"Service and work were excellent; thank you!"

Ron B.
Burnsville, MN
January 19, 2023

"The technician worked very efficiently and put in long hours to get the job done. Excellent work and we were very grateful."

Pam L.
Oakdale, MN
January 12, 2023

"I have used Lindus in the past and they once again, gave me excellent service. They stand behind their products and service. I have referred them to many friends."

Susan B.
St. Paul, MN
January 6, 2023

"We have had them do work at our home before and at my parents' house. They did great work!"

Sue R.
St. Croix Falls, WI
January 3, 2023

"The two young men that did the install were great.  They were personal and appeared very conscientious."

Jim H.
St. Anthony, MN
December 30, 2022

"Always polite and considerate. Last inspection was a quality control and I was impressed with him and his thorough inspection. Great job!"

Irene S.
Bloomington, MN
December 20, 2022

"We had a great experience with Lindus. The communication has been great. When I had a question I received a return email or phone call quickly. When Lindus employees were at our home, they explained what they were doing in great detail, my questions were always satisfactory answered. I will gladly continue to refer Lindus to friends and neighbors."

Roger D.
Shoreview, MN
November 29, 2022

"I highly recommend Lindus Construction. I have used them for three projects over the last few years and they are easy to contact, the people are friendly and they do very high quality work. Don’t hesitate to use Lindus for your next project."

Darrell M.
Lino Lakes, MN
June 9, 2022
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