5 Ways to Keep Your Home Secure While Selling It
It’s no exaggeration that selling your home keeps you busy. In the midst of staging, pricing, listing, and scheduling tours, it’s easy to overlook the details… like home security.
After all, while selling your home, you’re probably allowing dozens of strangers to come inside for tours.
And while most of them probably have good intentions, it might not be a bad idea to beef up your home’s security a little bit.
Here are a few ways to protect yourself and your belongings while still welcoming potential buyers into your home.
Showings by Appointment Only
When advertising your home for sale, be sure to use phrases like “appointment only” in your listing. Never allow anyone into your home unless they have a verified appointment with your Realtor.
It’s okay to be extra cautious during this time! We recommend being alert whenever you allow anyone new into your home.
Confirm Appointments and Oversee Tours
If you’re not working with a Realtor®, you will need to personally request verification of potential homebuyers when they come for a tour.
When you work with a Realtor,® however, you can trust that they know how to verify all potential buyers before any visitor walks through the door.
Remove All Valuables From Sight
Keep all valuables, including jewelry and collectibles, hidden in a secure safe or tucked away in a safety deposit box at your bank. Hide all personal information (bank statements, social security cards, etc.) in drawers or out of sight.
Don’t leave anything of value lying around or in plain sight. It’s part of staging your home to sell — you want to make sure your home looks as neutral as possible with zero personal effects.
Be Extra Cautious
It never hurts to be careful! This is where it helps to have an experienced Realtor on your side. They’ll know what to look for and how to supervise buyers in your home as they tour.
It’s also a great time to install a security system. Not only will this provide you with extra security as you sell your home, it may even increase your property’s resale value!
Work With a Trusted Realtor®
With the right Realtor® on your side, you won’t have to worry about keeping your home safe during the selling process. An experienced real estate agent will know exactly how to sell your home without jeopardizing its security.
That’s exactly what you get when you choose to work with us. Give us a call today to learn more about how we can help you sell your home.
Janis Peterson, REALTOR®, GRI, ABR, SRES, CSP
Main Line Homes Luxury Real Estate Agent