Protect Your Technology
If you can’t take it with you, lock it up. iPads, iPhones, iWatches wireless earbuds and laptops are all attractive targets for criminals. They are relatively easy to put in a pocket and walk out of the open house. If you are unable to remove a desktop computer, make sure it is shut off and locked with a passcode.
Medicines Go Missing
While you might normally store your prescription medicine in your bathroom cabinet or drawer, during an open house, you need to take them with you or lock them up. Don’t make it tempting for open house guests by giving them access to your medicine.
Store Your Valuables
Before your listing agent schedules a professional photographer, consider removing valuable artwork, antiques and family photos from your home. All of these items are an invitation for criminals to attend your open house and leave with something that is not theirs. Sadly, criminals have been known to stake out open houses based on online photos.
Take a look at this infographic from Florida Realtors for more tips on protecting your home during an open house.
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