How to Stay Safe When Selling Your Home

Selling your home involves several moving parts, including securing your property during the process. With a focus on safety, here are some ideas on how to stay safe when selling your home.

Do a walk-through with your Realtor.

The walk-through with your Realtor is the first step in learning more about how to stay safe when selling your home. Your Realtor will review safety tips and more.

During the walk-through, Realtors remind sellers to check all entrances and exits to the home, including all window locks, ensuring they are secure and in working order. They will also review what items to remove or store while showing your home.

Secure your valuables and personal items.

After the walk-through, go through your home and prepare it for future showings. Store personal items such as valuables, paperwork, prescription medicines and family photos, for example, in a safe location.

Check your locks and security systems.

Before and after every showing, check the locks on the doors and windows. If your home is not equipped with a camera doorbell or other security system and features, consider adding some for additional safety while selling your home.

Your Realtor will always be present to show your home.

If someone is interested in seeing your home, your Realtor will work with them directly and keep you informed. Realtors should always be present for the showing. They often arrange for the sellers to be away from the property during that time.

Go over your agent’s screening process.

Part of being a Realtor is prioritizing safety, not just that of clients and their homes, but their safety. Realtors typically have a screening process to help identify serious buyers.

As a seller, ask your Realtor about the steps taken to ensure safety during showings and open houses.

Use lockboxes.

Lockboxes secure your keys, and they are electronic, so they can track who has access to your home. They add yet another layer of security during the selling process.

Create an open house checklist.

Finally, work with your Realtor to create an open house checklist. Ask if anyone will assist your Realtor at the event, whether they collect contact information from visitors and more.


Now that you know more about how to stay safe when selling your home, it’s time to connect with a local expert! Are you in the Lee County area and ready to list your home? Connect with one of our REALTORS!

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