When you are selling your home, a wide variety of strangers will be entering your home. Though the process may be stressful, it is important to still make sure that you take certain measure to protect yourself.
Make sure that you remove or lock up all personal or valuable items. Anything of value, such as jewelry, family heirlooms, and financial information, should be locked away in order to prevent them from getting stolen or misplaced when people are coming in and out of your home.
After every showing, make sure you check all doors and windows to ensure that they are secure and were not left open during the showing. If someone was looking to return to your home after a showing, they may leave a window unlocked or be looking for weak locks while they are there. It may also be a good idea to invest in home security such as an alarm system and/ or cameras.
In addition, your agent should have a list of procedures and screening in order to ensure their safety as well as yours. Familiarize yourself with agents policies and procedure in order to ensure both of your safety. Ask their advice on you can properly secure your home.
Utilize a lockbox to allow your agent to ensure that your home remains locked even when the agent needs to do showings. An electronic lockbox will offer a record of when people are coming in and out of your home.
For all of your real estate needs, please contact the Hornburg Real Estate Group at Keller Williams Realty at DallasFtWorthHomeSearch.net or (817) 264-7087.