Real Estate by Debbie Reynolds: Put Valuables Away and Out of Sight Before Showings Start

Put Valuables Away and Out of Sight Before Showings Start

When Selling Your Home, Valuables Need to Be Secured


When selling put all valuables awayWhen it comes time to sell your Clarksville TN home, preparing your home for showings includes putting away valuables and not leaving temptation in the front of those walking through the house.

Of course you need to consider home staging and getting the home in show- ready condition. These things are done properly then their Clarksville TN home will generally sell faster and shorten market time. Distracting decor and valuables can hinder a sale.

 

Even though an agent will be accompanying all buyers that look at the property, we do not do background checks or know the honesty of all buyers or agents. Securing valuables like money, jewelry, prescription medicines, handguns and rare collections is the thing to do before people start walking through the home. All valuables should be secured and out of sight. Don't tempt little fingers, wandering children or those with sticky fingers. 

 

There have been reported cases across the country of prescriptions disappearing after a home showing. Luckily, I haven't not had any reports of missing items and that is because I tell my sellers to prepare. Lock up the valuables or put them out of sight.

 

For safety purposes, firearms and other weapons need to be under lock and key or removed from the property. Valuables can show up in online photos and crooks look these over. They can easily spot valuables and where to look.

10 homeselling tips for your Clarksville TN home

When Selling Your Home, Valuables Need to Be Secured

 

Children can wander at a showing and pick up something of value, not knowing its sentimental or monetary value. Just be smart and have all these type of  items put away and out of sight. To get more information about selling your Clarksville TN home. Contact The Real Debbie Reynolds. Give me a call at 931-320-6730.

 

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Comment balloon 33 commentsDebbie Reynolds • April 04 2017 03:26AM

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Hi Debbie... something I always discuss with my sellers and in fact have them sign off on disclosure that I actually discussed this with them. Prescription theft has been the big thing here for some years. I also remind them to put away all guns and ammo and sharp kitchen knives.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | Charlotte, NC) over 1 year ago

This is excellent advice to share with home sellers. Medications should also be secured.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) over 1 year ago

Yes Debbie.  Very good advice for all sellers.  

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 1 year ago

Good morning Debbie Reynolds ,

Good advice to tell all your sellers. We even have it written in our listing agreements about 2 times!! Better to be safe than sorry.

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799) over 1 year ago

That is a conversation i have with every seller. Surprisingly some do question it, but most say they never thought of it Debbie Reynolds 

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) over 1 year ago

This is good advice, even if someone isn't planning to steal something from a home, minds tend to change when they see someting valuable staring back at them in plain sight.  Better to be safe than sorry.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) over 1 year ago

I learned that 20 years ago when showing my own home, Swiss watch gone in a heartbeat.

Posted by Donald Urschalitz, P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County (One World Realty Inc.) over 1 year ago

Good morning Debbie. Terrific information and very important too. Sellers beware.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 1 year ago

Debbie, you give terrific advice and this is something all sellers should read. Prescription drug theft has been huge here and I'm always careful during open houses to make sure everything is out of sight or out of the house all together. 

Posted by Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale (Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group) over 1 year ago

This is advice I always give to sellers, Debbie.  Thanks for the reminder.

Posted by Sybil Campbell, REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia (Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia) over 1 year ago

This  information can not be said enough Debbie Reynolds keeping one's valuables safe is all important.

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 1 year ago

These are some very good and important advises.

Posted by Shahar Hillel, Mortgage Consultant, Loan Officer. (Augusta Financial Inc.) over 1 year ago

Debbie I have done several Open Houses with some of my Realtor partners, and even though we try to watch everyone like a hawk, things can still disappear because most Sellers leave way to much out in the open.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 1 year ago

Debbie,

This is an important discusssion!  Prescriptions are the most desired items around the California coast.  And our clients advise them to take them with them rather than try to hide them, since some people are really digging around.  Our clients have now brought their assistant and friends (yes, we helped) to monitor the rooms.  Crazy?  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 1 year ago

Debbie, Excellent advice in your post. I always tell clients to lock up all valuables including collectibles. 

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) over 1 year ago

Good Morning Debbie - putting everything away is the only solution to keeping the valuables safe.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 1 year ago

Debbie

It's a amazing what the owners leave out when their home is being shown.  Your post is right on point . . . . put the valuables away.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 1 year ago

This doesn't hurt at all to remind sellers again and again, Gabe Sanders.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 1 year ago

Having them sign a disclosure is really smart on your part. It makes it real when they see it in writing.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 1 year ago

Thanks Roy Kelley. I appreciate your comment.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 1 year ago

Hi Dorie Dillard, I can see how putting it in your listing paperwork is the way to go.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 1 year ago

Hi Sheila Anderson, It is a fact of life and must be mentioned.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 1 year ago

Hi Brian England, I know that temptation can push people over the edge.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 1 year ago

Good for you Scott Godzyk. That is a good practice.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 1 year ago

Hi Donald Urschalitz, I can tell that you really learned a lesson.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 1 year ago

That has happened in many areas, Amanda S. Davidson. Pills are small and thieves don't think they will be missed.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 1 year ago

Hi Sybil Campbell, Sellers sure don't want to lose something valuable.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 1 year ago

Hi Lisa Von Domek, We do need to remind them again and again.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 1 year ago

Hi Shahar Hillel, Thank you so much for the comment.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 1 year ago

All good information and we try to educate our sellers into thinking ahead and applying risk management

Posted by Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI, Presence, Persistence & Perseverance (Realty National) over 1 year ago

Excellent advice ..valuables,drugs, heirlooms, antiques.....out of sight and safe.

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) over 1 year ago

When I go through this ritual, women say I do not own any jewery. Men said the guns are put away..... Kids say I will put away my toy games....

Posted by Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe ( (408) 425-1601) over 1 year ago

Great advice for your listing clients.  Drugs, jewelry, papers, guns, collectibles, fine art and sculptures that are small.   I've had stuff like that go missing after guests had visited my house, not just for a showing.  Sad.

Posted by Mick Michaud, Your Texas Lifestyle is Here! (Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107) over 1 year ago

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