Smart Upgrades That Increase the Value of your Bay Area Home

The San Francisco Bay Area is known worldwide for being the cradle of many great tech companies and the products they sell. So it is only natural that the homes of our region reflect the use of technology to increase the residents’ level of comfort, safety, and the home’s efficient use of resources.  

Here are some smart upgrades that tend to bring the most value to rental properties in this region:

Smart Thermostats: Install smart thermostats like the Nest or Ecobee. These devices allow tenants to control the temperature remotely, potentially saving energy costs. These savings can be great if you reside in your property or a significant selling point for tenants.

Keyless Entry Systems: Implement keyless entry systems such as smart locks. These systems offer convenience and security, and if you rent your property to tenants, they also allow for easy turnover between tenants without needing physical key exchanges.


Smart Lighting: Install smart lighting systems like Phillips Hue. These systems are compatible with Alexa or Google Assistant, allowing remote light control and customized lighting moods. They enhance both convenience and energy efficiency.

Security Cameras and Alarm Systems: Consider smart security cameras and alarm systems security cameras and alarm systems that can be monitored remotely. Safety is a top concern for landlords and tenants, and having these systems in place can provide peace of mind.

Smart Irrigation Systems: In a region where water conservation is critical, consider smart irrigation systems systems that adjust watering schedules based on weather conditions. These systems can help save water and money on utility bills.

Solar Panels: consider installing solar panels if feasible. The Bay Area receives plenty of sunshine, making solar energy an attractive option. You can use calculators to know how much you could save on energy, given your location, roof area, and other factors.

At The Cal Agents, we strongly believe that well-employed technology improves life. Our team has experts in many disciplines, while our sister company of contractors, 6 Hammers, can help you materialize your smart upgrade project. Schedule a meeting with any of our experts to discuss improving or using your property. Meetings can happen in person, via Zoom, or over the phone.

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