Security Measures And The Buying/Selling Process
security has changed a lot in recent years. The advancement of technology has
made it easier than ever for homeowners to change the way they protect their
property, from allowing for surveillance cameras to send a live feed directly
to their smartphones to lighting up the entire house with one voice command.
These features are wonderful for owners, but they also ensure a different kind
of security: the type that comes with boosting the home’s resale value.
are many different ways you can implement home security measures. Smart homes automate just
about everything, but are of course on the more expensive end of the spectrum.
If you’re on a budget, you can install a doorbell camera and some motion-sensor
lighting. The right changes to a home can help you make a quick sale when
you’re ready to put it on the market, and will ensure a nice return on your
investment at the same time. It’s a good idea to do a little research first,
however, to see what buyers in your area are looking for specifically.
the simplest option is also the best. When it comes to home security, there are
some features that will work for you on multiple levels. Adding shrubs to your
landscaping will not only improve the aesthetic quality of the exterior of your
home and add curb appeal, it will also help to deter
would-be prowlers. Look for bushes and plants that have thorns, and consider
these for the areas beneath ground-floor windows. You might steer clear of tall
shrubs, as these could provide hiding places for unwanted visitors. You can
also place shrubs around the perimeter of your property for added security.
Upgrading your home
Smart home security systems have gained popularity in
recent years due to their ability to make life much easier for the homeowner,
and while they can be pricey, there are many benefits, including lower insurance rates. Different systems offer everything
from voice automation to an easy connection to smartphones and other devices,
allowing you to stay on top of your home’s security needs no matter where you
are in the world. These types of upgrades can add resale value to your home, but it’s best to do
some research before you buy to find out what the most popular options are in
your area; otherwise, you may not get a return on your investment when it’s
time to sell.
Lighting it up
lighting to your home--both inside and out--can go a long way toward keeping it
safe. Motion-sensor lights on the exterior are a wonderful and
inexpensive option that can also boost the curb appeal of your home, depending
on the type of lighting you install; this means it’s also something you can
easily install yourself in a new home that doesn’t already have it. Timed
lights for the interior of the house can help you keep things lit up when
you’re not home, and are often a good deterrent when it comes to burglars.
Getting to know your neighbors
of the easiest ways to boost your home security is simply to get to know the
people in your community. When you make an effort to get to know your neighbors, you can let them know when you’ll
be going on vacation so they can watch for any unusual activity around your
house, or ask them to grab your mail and newspapers to prevent them from piling
up (a surefire sign to burglars that no one is home). When you’re buying a new
house, think about the best ways to get to know the people in your neighborhood
and how you can help each other.
security comes in many different forms, from expensive surveillance cameras to dogs who can help keep your property
safe. Taking these things into consideration when you’re buying or selling a
home can help with everything from saving money to making sure you get the best
sale price possible, so plan well from the very beginning.
If you’re in the market for a new
home, Homes with Ana Realty
Group can help! Give us a call today at
(978) 857-0956 to see how we can assist you through the home-buying process.