Many prospective home buyers check out a dozen or more homes in a short period of time. Because they see so many similar homes in quick succession, it can be difficult to make a lasting impression on a buyer. Incorporating all of the latest technologies can be a great way to make your home stand out from the pack.

Whether you are looking to get your home ready to sell or you are just hoping to upgrade your current home, consider incorporating some of these smart features in your home.

Smart Feature #1: Wall Mounted Televisions

While flat screen TVs have been around for a while, they are still one of the most popular ways to upgrade a home. Large, older entertainment systems can take up a lot of space and detract from the room’s other features. A wall mounted LCD or plasma screen can give your space a modern look while still allowing for plenty of seating for you and your guests to relax and watch the football game or a movie.

If you are really looking to maximize your entertainment options, consider adding a smaller flat screen to your kitchen, allowing you to keep up with your favorite shows while preparing dinner.

Smart Feature #2: Upgraded Sound System

Pair your flat screen TV with an upgraded sound system. In-wall or in-ceiling speakers are more expensive, but if you have the budget for it, they can be a great, low profile way to play music around the house.

A digital sound system can allow you to listen to your favorite music throughout the home. Some multi-room sound systems give users the option to play the same or different music in various areas of their home. For example, someone in the kitchen could listen to the radio while someone on the patio listens to a CD. Users will also have the option to stream the same music to every room in their home – perfect for parties and large gatherings. Newer multi-room sound systems allow for up to 6 rooms to be connected.

Smart Feature #3: Smart Locks

Many people are upgrading their traditional front door locks to Bluetooth or fingerprint enabled locks. These locks allow your family and trusted friends to access your home without having to go out and get them a copy of the key. You can even give handymen or plumbers temporary access to your home when you need repairs during the workday. With push-to-start options in most cars and keyless entry into your home, the days of digging through your bag to find your keys will be behind you.

Smart Feature #4: Motorized Window Shades

If your home has vaulted ceilings, you likely have high windows or skylights that are difficult to access. Motorized window shades are the perfect solution to this. With just the touch of a button, you can open or close the blinds or window shades in the hard to reach areas of your home.

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