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Safety First

When selling your home, there are certain safety guidelines that should always be followed to keep yourself and others safe.

Valuables

• Don't forget to take your keys, credit cards, jewelry, and other valuables from your home or lock them away

• Antique, rare, or expensive home decor items should also be put away to avoid accidental breakage, or worse, theft

Medications

• Remove prescription medications from medicine cabinets and bedside tables

Weapons

• Firearms, knives (including those inside a block in a kitchen), and other weaponry should be removed from sight and locked away securely

Personal Info

• Bills, invoices, credit card statements, mail, and anything with your Social Security Number or other personal identifying information should be removed from view

• Family photos and anything labeled with names should also be put away

Showings

• Do not let strangers into your home if they do not have an appointment

• All showings should be officially scheduled in advance through either your REALTOR®, their office, or another REALTOR® who represents the buyer

Hazards

• Protect yourself from a liability standpoint by making sure that your driveway and sidewalks are clear and free of ice and debris

• Make sure your pets are secured at all times

• Do everything in your power to ensure a prospecive buyer is not in danger



If something doesn't feel right, call your REALTOR® immediately. It's always best to err on the side of caution.

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