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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Preparing Your House For the Market–Don’t Forget Safety and Security

Let’s face it – selling your home can be stressful.  When preparing a home for sale many sellers  often concentrate on curb appeal, de-cluttering, de-personalization,  cleaning and forget about about another important area – safety and security. 

As a seller you don’t know the people who will be entering your home.  Very often their real estate agent doesn't know them very well either. 

As a Realtor®  I have a plan for showing your home.   I keep the clients together as much as possible and in front of me which at times can be a challenge.

As a seller, I offer these additional considerations.
  1. Never open your door to a stranger who saw the sign and wants to look.  Refer them to your Realtor®
  2. Never let a real estate agent in unless you have been notified previously. 
  3. Pack away in a secure area anything that can be easily stolen like cash, credit cards, cameras, net books/laptop computers – anything that can be easily stolen.
  4. Secure any firearms.  Never leave firearms where they can be stolen or even worse, where a child can get their hands on it. 
  5. Guard your documents.  Identity theft is a major consideration.  Make sure any important papers (birth certificates, social security cards, bank information,  is secured. 
You just never know. 

Selling is stressful enough without having to deal with a safety and security incident or worse!

When you are ready to sell your Brevard County, Florida home, please contact me if I can help in any way.

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