When you think about the next age group of residents, what comes to mind? Adults under 40 are the next big group of residents to enter the market, and they have wants and needs that are different from those of past generations. If you want your rental property to be competitive in Everett, it’s essential that you take into account what these young adults want in a rental home and add upgrades to your house that will appeal to people in a younger generation.
With the expansion of handheld smart technologies, smart homes are becoming more common. Many young residents have grown-up with smart technologies in their family households like smart thermostats and smart lighting. These technologies make it easy to set a thermostat or turn lights on or off from a cell phone. Smart technologies are not only luxury accessories, but they can also increase the efficiency of a rental home as well as attract long-term residents. Let’s take a closer look at smart thermostats and lighting, and how they could benefit you as a rental property owner.
Upgrading to a Smart Thermostat
What makes a thermostat “smart”? Smart thermostats are programmable thermostats that learn from your actions. They record energy consumption, turn off automatically if no one is home, and adjust the home’s central temperature remotely. Smart thermostats can save residents hundreds of dollars every year on electricity costs and establish a comfortable temperature in the home. Smart thermostats might seem expensive at first glance, but their efficiency quickly offsets their cost.
Upgrading to Smart Lighting
Smart lighting, like smart thermostats, is a lighting system devised to cut down on energy. High-efficiency fixtures and automated controls can determine how many people are in the home and how bright it is outside. Smart lighting can be programmed to save energy and enhance safety. Out of the many smart technology upgrades, smart lighting is one of the least complicated and most cost-efficient of all the options, which makes it a great place to start.
Today’s tech-savvy residents will appreciate the ease of use and cost-efficient features of smart technologies in their home. By upgrading to one or more smart features, rental property owners will have great success in impressing the under-40 group. For more information, please contact us online or call us at 425-903-8500.