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    6 Ways to Keep Your Home Safe When Selling

    Are you ready to list and sell your current home so you can take the next step in your real estate journey, but have a few concerns about how to best keep your current home and belongings safe and secure while your home is on the market? Doing so is absolutely possible, and I want to show you 6 ways to do exactly that. Keep reading to learn about ways to keep your home safe when selling.

    Ways to Keep Your Home Safe When Selling

    6 Home Safety Tips when Selling your House

    This topic isn’t often thought about when preparing your home for sale. You have a big To Do list already and you might not have thought about this much if at all. But safety and security can give you peace of mind and make your sale go more smoothly.

    1. Always Use an Agent Your agent is the key person to set up and manage showings, and coordinate with buyers and their agents. Interested parties should not just drop in or swing by. Always follow the proper procedure for home showings to ensure you know who is at the house and when.
    2. Safeguard your Belongings Don’t leave sensitive or expensive materials and belongings out. Better yet, move them to a secure location off-site if you can. Maybe a friend’s or family member’s house, or your place of business while selling your home. Any paperwork, prescriptions, jewelry, and other items you deem vital or valuable should be considered.
    3. Safety for Guests Make sure touring the property is risk-free. No cords in walkways or insufficient lighting, and rugs placed securely. Also, take pets with you for showings. It will prevent them from getting out, scaring visitors, and disrupting the viewing.
    4. Security Cameras Will you be away or will the home be vacant during your home sale? Consider cameras in a few strategic places to capture any wrongdoing or prevent uninvited guests from entering.
    5. House Monitoring If you’ve already moved out of the area, your agent will likely go by your house when it is up for sale to check on it. A neighbor or family member monitoring the house can be an extra benefit to guard against problems.
    6. Locks Make sure the house has good working locks on all exterior doors and that they are regularly used. Window locks, too!

    Keeping your House Safe After Moving Out

    To begin with, stage your home so it looks occupied even if you are moving beforehand. The home doesn’t need to have all of your possessions, but some well-selected furniture and decor pieces can really make a home come to life. This can give it a lived-in feel and provide a sense of presence in the space.

    Your real estate agent can help, too. For example, make sure there will always be scheduled showings secured with other agents and approved buyers only.

    Take a minute to chat with them about your concerns as you get ready to sell.

    Working with an Experienced Memphis Area Real Estate Agent

    When it’s time to sell your existing home or buy a great new place, turn to a highly regarded and well-informed local real estate agent. You want someone that you can trust to give you the best advice and know-how for your new home purchase or sale. Check out my other great real estate articles to help you through your home selling and buying experience here in Memphis. Staging homes for sale is also part of my expertise. Please ask me about it when you reach out.

    Take a minute to learn more about me. With over 19 years of top-notch service for my clients, I can guide you with your house sale, new home purchase, or buying a great parcel of land. As a top, licensed real estate agent in the Memphis area, showing you the best properties for you and your family is my goal!

    Contact me at (901) 828-8919 or drop me a quick note at angie@angiekelley.com and we can speak in person about your plans and options.

    Angie Kelley, Crye-Leike Realtors
    (901) 828-8919 or (901) 756-8900