Steps to Ensuring your Home is Safe During Showings

 Selling a home at the Lake of the Ozarks is an exciting experience, but one of the concerns that we hear often is about home safety. "How secure is my home during the showings?" Your home is your castle, and as such it holds valuables and memories alike, so wanting to ensure it is secure during the showings as strangers tour your home only makes sense. At the Fran Campbell Team, we understand the importance of protecting your home during showings, this is why we take diligent precautions to ensure the safety of your home during these viewings. In this week's blog, we will give our expert advice on how to safely show your Lake of the Ozarks home.

Depersonalizing Your Home

The first and most essential step in safely showing your home is to depersonalize it, for two key reasons. First, you allow buyers to envision building their lives in your home, rather than distracting them with personal family photos and memorabilia. Secondly, your valuables are no longer in the home, minimizing the risk of theft and allowing the home to be effectively marketed online without exposing potentially dangerous information across the web.

Locking Away Valuables

While this may seem obvious, we like to reiterate it in case there was something overlooked during the packing process. Locking away your valuables such as jewelry, firearms, antiques, and the like are surefire ways to reduce the likelihood of theft and future break-ins. While most people have good intentions and wouldn't steal, it's better to be safe than sorry when showing your home.

Securing Confidential Information

After locking away any valuables, it's also wise to go back through your home to ensure that any personal or confidential information is out of visibility. While most people that tour your home have a genuine interest in purchasing, some may take these tours as an opportunity to case your home. When you have your valuables and confidential information stored away and out of sight you are minimizing any enticing factors that these types of people would be looking for, thus making your home unappealing to theives.

Only Allow Scheduled Showings

Maintaining control of who is allowed to come and go through your home while it's listed is another important security measure. When your home is listed, your likely to have a "for sale" sign posted in the front of the property to attract passersby. This can tempt people to stop by unannounced, thinking that they will be able to get a quick tour of your home at a moment's notice. While it can be tempting to accept, as you want to see activity for your listed home, it's advised to politely decline these requests. Simply stating, "Sorry, now isn't a great time, but if you'd like to schedule a touring with my real estate agent," and offer them their business card, most inquisitive buyers will happily make an appointment. 

Choosing the Fran Campbell Team!

While all of these safety precautions are essential for ensuring the security of your home during showings, there is one option that can conveniently & efficiently show your Lake home, and that is to hire a professional real estate team at the Lake of the Ozarks. Our team of real estate experts take diligent security and safety measures with every transaction we take on. So, if you're looking to sell your home at the Lake of the Ozarks the Fran Campbell Team has the experience and passion to get it done and get it done right.

Contact the Fran Campbell Team to get your home SOLD!


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