What Does Smart Home Technology Actually Do

What Does Smart Home Technology Actually Do?

You have probably seen lots of stories about “smart” technology for homes, but what does this mean? Smart devices employ automation and wireless technology to provide homeowners with more control over their homes in several ways. You can have easier control over lighting and appliances, track your energy usage effectively, and even reduce energy costs…

Save Money by Leaving Your Thermostat Alone

Save Money by Leaving Your Thermostat Alone

Many people hold the misconception that adjusting your thermostat gives you more control over your home’s energy usage. However, the reality is that if you are constantly adjusting the thermostat in your home, you may be overtaxing your energy system without realizing it. Leaving your thermostat at a constant temperature means your heating and air…

Install New Outlets with USB Ports

Install New Outlets with USB Ports

Modern Americans use lots of wireless devices that require USB charging. If you are looking for practical upgrades for your home, consider adding new outlets with USB ports in easily accessible areas. These outlets include the traditional sockets for power cords with additional USB ports built into the outlet face, allowing for easy charging of…

How to Sell a Fixer Upper

How to Sell a Fixer-Upper

Are you helping a client list a fixer-upper for sale? While most homebuyers prefer move-in-ready homes with minimal need for repairs and renovations, fixer-uppers attract many different types of buyers that can see the potential a home in slight disrepair has to offer. First, make sure any glaring maintenance issues are addressed and try to…

The Most Important Room in Your Home

The Most Important Room in Your Home

What is the most important room in your home? If you think it’s the kitchen, you would be correct. The kitchen is the heart of the home for many reasons and a natural gathering place, so it definitely deserves the bulk of your attention when it comes to home improvements or preparing your home for…

How to Hide Cords Effectively

How to Hide Cords Effectively

In today’s hyper-connected world, electronics are crucial for pretty much every type of home. What is unnecessary, however, is a tangled mess of cables in every room of your house. Take time to rethink all the piles of wires throughout your home. You could investigate simple cable management options like fasteners, USB charging stations, and…

Maximizing Storage Space in Your Home

Maximizing Storage Space in Your Home

Storage is a problem for many homeowners, but it’s easier than you may think to squeeze out much more square footage of storage room in virtually any home. Start by looking at your existing storage spaces like closets, basement space, and crawlspaces to determine how much storage volume you can handle; then look for ways…

Help Your Clients Sell Their Homes Faster

Help Your Clients Sell Their Homes Faster

If you’re a realtor looking for simple and effective ways to help your clients sell their homes faster and for better prices, start looking for opportunities to implement cost-effective upgrades. Some examples could include replacing outdated appliances, fresh coats of paint on exterior and interior surfaces, updating indoor and outdoor lighting, and basic home repairs.…

Rethink Your Use of Home Lighting

Rethink Your Use of Home Lighting

Lighting seems like a concept that is simple enough at first, but the reality is that the lighting in and around your home has many different effects. Properly configured lighting can not only make your home more inviting and beautiful, but also more efficient. Consider placing new energy-efficient LED lights in your home’s light fixtures…