Selling And Safety

When you put your house on the market for sale, you’re inviting friends and strangers into your sanctuary.  Realtors showing the home to prospective buyers do all we can to insure things don’t go missing, but it’s important to protect yourself.  Here are some tips to keep yourself and your identity safe.

Don’t take a chance.  Remove the following from the home:

Passports, checkbooks, tax records, any personal paperwork.

Precious items such as jewelry and small valuables that can easily placed in a pocket or purse.

Valuables such as cameras.

Firearms and ammunition.

Prescription drugs.

Once your property has been shown, walk through the home to check windows and doors to be sure they’re locked.

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RE/MAX Star Properties
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Redwood Shores, CA 94065

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  1. don’t forget to put your “personal toys” in a secured private location also… :)

  2. Vicki Moore Vicki says:

    OMG. I was on the phone and started laughing for no apparent reason.

    Several years ago there was a house for sale that used the wine cellar as the bondage room, complete with all of the paraphernalia. I’m going to willingly admit that I didn’t know what half that stuff was. It was unbelievable. It was the funniest house tour I’ve ever been on. We couldn’t believe they didn’t lock the door. We still talk about it.

  3. John G says:

    You should see some of the stuff I have to “erase” from house photos. You would think that the home owners wouldn’t want anyone to see this. But it appears that some of them are simply indifferent to showing it.

  4. Vicki Moore Vicki says:

    John – I always like to hear things from your perspective. I hadn’t even thought of that.

  5. Your vignette brings to mind an apartment showing when I got to meet Bob. Bob was quite a lanky fellow. He was my female client’s boyfriend. The circumstance was untimely for while showing the bedroom I found Bob undressed, lounging on the bed.

    B.O.B. you see, was her Battery Operated Boyfriend. Seems Bob never made back to his storage compartment.

    In restrospect I chuckle. BOB was safe, she on the other hand, was mortified.

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