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House Selling Season Shouldn’t Be Open Season on Your Valuables!

Ten Tips to Protect Your Belongings When House Selling

Well, spring is here and if you’re one of the many in the process of selling your home, the last thing on your mind is safety. However, taking some simple, proactive precautions can save you from potential material and identity theft. Remember, people are naturally curious; especially during an open house, so be sure to remove anything an opportunistic stranger could snatch when house selling.

  1. Valuables such as jewelry, artwork, statues; even expensive bottles of wine, should be placed out of sight and in a secure, locked location during open house hours.
  2. If you have indoor security cameras from Security Specialists or another company, please make sure they’re turned on and working properly.
  3. Insist your real estate agent uses a sign-in sheet for everyone who enters your home.
  4. All documents that contain personal or valuable information such as passports, ID cards, checkbooks, prescriptions, bank statements, etc., should be hidden or locked safely away and not just stuffed in a cabinet or drawer.
  5. If your realtor places images of your home on an online real estate site, make sure no valuables are displayed.
  6. Remove all prescription medications from your bathroom and lock them up as well.
  7. Smartphones and other small form-factor devices such as laptops, tablets, etc. are especially inviting targets and easy to tuck in a pocket or purse. Make sure these are safely stowed away.
  8. Thieves are smart – don’t think that hiding anything in your top dresser drawer will work. It won’t…in fact this one of the to “go-to” spots for thieves.
  9. Protect your electronic data – if you have desktop computers, make sure they’re locked with a pass code.
  10. After each open house, make sure your agent checks and locks all doors and windows.

Keeping You, Your Business and Your Home Safe and Secure is What We’re All About…Security Specialists!


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