Home Safety During Showings

Selling your home at the Lake of the Ozarks is an exciting experience, but one of the concerns that is often brought up is about home safety. Having a stranger walk through your home can make some feel uneasy and pose the questions of, “How secure is my home during the showings?" The Fran Campbell Team understands the importance of protecting your home during showings, which is why we take diligent precautions to ensure the safety of your home during these viewings. In this week's blog, we will offer a few safety tips when considering how to safely show your Lake of the Ozarks home.

Depersonalizing Your Home

Depersonalizing your home is great for a couple of reasons. First, it allows 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

Anyone taking the time out of their day to walk through your home probably has a pretty genuine interest in your home, but 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 wandering curious eyes.

Only Allow Scheduled Showings

As a seller, you may be anxious to get any and all offers on your home, but 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, you are 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 is advised to politely decline these requests. Simply stating, "Sorry, now isn't a great time, but if you would 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 Our Team of Professionals!

A great way to ensure the safety of your home is to hire a professional real estate team at Lake of the Ozarks to handle showing your home. Our team of real estate experts take diligent security and safety measures with every transaction we take on. So, if you are looking to sell your home at Lake of the Ozarks, the Fran Campbell Team has the experience and passion to get your home sold safely!

 Contact the Fran Campbell Team to get your home SOLD!


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