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Sherwin Sucaldito
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MAY 2018
MAY 2018
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The Right Price is One Price: How an Interactive CMA Helps Sell Your Home

Setting the right listing price is one of the keys to a faster home sale. That's why real estate brokers perform what's known as a Comparative Market Analysis (or CMA) for clients.

Digital. Interactive. Customized. Watch the video above to see why @properties' exclusive digital CMA gives sellers a competitive edge and check out our blog for more info about the technology.

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5 Smart Upgrades That Boost Your Home's Appeal

As you probably know by now, we at @properties are big fans of offering you the best technology in real estate. So it should come as no surprise that we're all about smart home technology, too.

Beyond saving you time and money on utilities, smart home tech can increase the appeal of your home to prospective buyers should you plan to sell.

Here are five smart upgrades that can potentially add value to your home and make life a little easier in the process. 

Thermostat – You've heard that you can adjust the temperature of your home from your smart phone, but the technology doesn't stop there. The newest thermostats will go so far as to learn your habits – when you're usually at home and at what times of day you change the temperature – so they can make adjustments automatically.

Lighting – Control your home's lighting from your phone or voice control device (we're looking at you, Alexa) with a smart lighting system. Philips Hue is one of the most popular systems, giving you full control over every aspect of lighting so you can create the right mood for any moment. By simply replacing your existing light bulbs with Philips Hue lights, you can do everything from change colors to set timers that control the lights remotely so it seems like someone is home.

Doorbell – Gone are the days of "ding-dong-ditching" thanks to smart doorbells. With video cameras and intercoms, these gadgets allow you to see who's ringing your doorbell through your phone. While most smart doorbells have two-way talk functionality and motion detectors, others like the Nest Hello take it a step further with facial-recognition technology.  

Keyless entry – Can't find your keys? We've all been there – and that's why products like the August Smart Lock come in handy. Automatically lock and unlock your door as you leave or approach your home, and keep track of who's coming and going with a 24/7 activity log. You can also give your guests keyless entry through the August app so you never have to hide a key under the doormat again.

Smoke/carbon monoxide detectors – Homeowners rarely test smoke alarms as often as recommended, but that's not a problem with smoke/carbon monoxide detectors like the Nest Protect which do all the work for you. The Nest Protect not only performs tests automatically, but also alerts your phone to tell you if there's danger and lets you hush those irritating false alarms when you're cooking dinner. 

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