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Should one be concerned about security during showings?

Asked by Trulia Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL Wed Jan 23, 2013

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Not only is security an issue for the REALTOR, but the home owner should also be aware that when they put their house on the market, they will be allowing strangers inside. As REALTORs, we make every effort to ensure that the seller's property is safe during showings and open houses, but home owners should always take precautions before each showing. They should do a "sweep" of their home & remove or hide any jewelry, small electronics and prescription drugs. They shouild also go a step further & protect their identity by putting away check books, credit cards, bank statements, anything with their social security number on it and even notes by their computer that has passwords, etc. I am always amazed at what home owner's leave laying around in plane sight!
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Trulia Fort Lauderdale,

Here's a great article from REALTOR.com about safety tips when listing a home: http://www.realtor.com/blogs/2012/02/16/safety-tips-to-remem…

Hopefully the information in the article will be helpful to you.

Chad Gray PA, Realtor
Luxury Living Fort Lauderdale
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
754-300-6040

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 25, 2013
Always! Too many Realtos were attacked....

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 23, 2013
Always - no question about it! Anyone showing a house should be constantly aware of what is going on around them. Unfortunately, there are crazies showing up everywhere! All Realtors should make sure that someone knows where they are going to be. I like to have my clients meet me at the office first but that always isn't possible. Be Smart.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 23, 2013
Hello Trulia,

Safety is always a concern. If there is no alternative and you have to run out to show a property to someone you don't know other than a quick phone call, be sure to let a colleague or family know where you are going and the name and # you received the call from. It's better in my opinion to have them meet you at your office prior to showing,. First off you can see if the buyer is serious and second you and your office will have their info
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 23, 2013
Hi Trulia,

You should always be concerned about security.

When meeting a customer, especially the first time, I let my husband know the Name of the person, where I will be meeting them, the phone number the customer gave me & the number the call came from if different. He will then call me about 5 minutes after we are to meet to make sure I am safe. We have a password that I would give him if I felt there was any danger.
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