According to Landlordology, some of the top rental property amenities tenants look for include walk-ability, security, a place to park, and a “Smart Home.” While offering the features of a smart home is not necessarily a deciding factor for tenants, it is a very appealing feature, particularly to millennials, and can make your property stand out. The best part is there are cost effective ways to make your property a smart home. We found these three great products on Amazon to get you started:
Make any light or appliance you plug in smart with the Wemo Mini Smart Plug.
- This plug allows you to control any device plugged in from an app on your smart phone. You can automatically schedule, so you never come home to a dark house or forget to leave your lights on. You can even randomize the lights as a security feature, to make it look like you are home. Plus, they are only $24.99 each.
Cost effectively add smart lights to your home with the Element Classic Starter Kit by Sengled.
- These light bulbs can be easily installed to any lamps and fixtures in your home. They come with different lighting settings and schedules, which can be controlled from the app on your phone. The four-pack is just $59.49, and they save 80% on energy compared to other light bulbs.
Detect water leaks before they become a bigger problem with the D-Link Wi-Fi Water Sensor.
- For just $59.99, this water sensor can be placed near your washing machine, sink, water heater, or more. If there is a problem, you can be notified immediately on your smart phone and therefore, avoid significant (expensive) water damage.
Want more property upgrades from Amazon? Check out our blog post on security products.