Are Smart Appliances Worth the Cost When Selling Your Edmonton Home?

Posted by Gurpreet Ghatehora on Friday, February 15th, 2019 at 1:21pm.

One of the things that sellers are wondering often these days is if they should buy smart appliances for the home when they listing their Edmonton Home. Replacing the appliances is always a good investment because buyers are much more likely to consider buying a home that has brand new appliances included. But are expensive smart appliances like a smart refrigerator, oven, and smart washers and dryers worth the high cost to sellers?

Overwhelmingly experts say yes, that upgrading to smart appliances is worth the cost to sellers and that they will see a high return on that investment in the increased purchase price of the home. Smart appliances are very quickly becoming a must-have item for home buyers instead of just a novelty. The increased use of AI devices like Amazon’s Echo series means that people are already used to using smart technology in their homes. And having high-end smart appliances already installed in the home is a big attraction for buyers who want smart appliances but don’t want the hassle or expense of installing them when they move into a new home.

What Smart Appliances to Buy

upgrading appliancesIf sellers have a limited budget and they don’t want to spend a fortune replacing all of the appliances in the home the appliances that they should focus on upgrading to smart appliances are:

Refrigerators

Smart refrigerators have some pretty great functions these days. Some of the smart fridges have cameras that you can access from your phone to see what you already have when you’re at the store. Others are voice enabled so you can ask the refrigerator to keep a grocery list of things that are needed or keep a running voice activated inventory of the contents so that you can easily know what you are low on and what needs to replaced. Some refrigerators will even text you a list of the items that are needed. And of course, touch screens are now pretty much standard in smart fridges so that you can watch TV, stream video, or watch cooking tutorials if you need to when you’re trying to make a new recipe.

Stoves

A smart stove is a huge upgrade for any home, especially if the buyer considering the home is a home chef that loves to cook. And with the holidays coming up quickly installing a smart stove is a great way to get buyers to make a quick offer so they can be settled in the home before the holidays. Cooking elaborate holiday dinners will be a breeze with a dual oven smart stove that has an app that lets you preheat the oven from anywhere so it’s ready to go when you are. And buyers will definitely have more interest in a home that has a smart stove. 

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