I found this post, written by Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC (Melbourne, Florida), filled with great advice for all those presently in the process of selling their home ...
It's true! You've probably done the most commonly talked-about preparations and staging for your sale. But taking precautions for the safety of your home, the articles within it, and yourselves are very important too.
Should you be in the sales process now ... or entering a sale soon ... follow the tips and advice provided here by Gary L. Waters, Waters Realty ... and know that you have taken the measures necessary to show your home with peace of mind.
Preparing Your House For the Market–Don’t Forget Safety and Security
Let’s face it – selling your home can be stressful. When preparing a home for sale many sellers often concentrate on curb appeal, de-cluttering, de-personalization, cleaning and forget about about another important area – safety and security.
As a seller you don’t know the people who will be entering your home. Very often their real estate agent doesn't know them very well either.
As a Realtor® I have a plan for showing your home. I keep the clients together as much as possible and in front of me which at times can be a challenge.
As a seller, I offer these additional considerations.
- Never open your door to a stranger who saw the sign and wants to look. Refer them to your Realtor®.
- Never let a real estate agent in unless you have been notified previously.
- Pack away in a secure area anything that can be easily stolen like cash, credit cards, cameras, net books/laptop computers – anything that can be easily stolen.
- Secure any firearms. Never leave firearms where they can be stolen or even worse, where a child can get their hands on it.
- Guard your documents. Identity theft is a major consideration. Make sure any important papers (birth certificates, social security cards, bank information, is secured.
You just never know.
Selling is stressful enough without having to deal with a safety and security incident or worse!
When you are ready to sell your Brevard County, Florida home, please contact Gary L Waters at Waters Realty of Brevard for your free competive market analysis.
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Gary L. Waters, Florida licensed real estate broker/owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC, Melbourne, Florida serving Florida's Space Coast including the cities and communities of Melbourne, Viera, Rockledge, Suntree, Merritt Island, Cocoa Beach and the surrounding region.
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