Real Estate by Debbie Reynolds: Before You List Secure Your Valuables and Harmful Items

Before You List Secure Your Valuables and Harmful Items

Put All Valuables and Harmful Items Away

Prescription medicineWhen selling a home including your Clarksville TN home, sellers need to prepare for showing by securing your valuables and putting away any dangerous or harmful items.


The obvious steps of preparation have to do with staging and getting the home in show-ready condition and clutter-free. When a home is ready for market and presents well in Clarksville TN home, it will sell faster and bring a good price.


Home sellers need to take that extra step and put valuables away, out of sight and in a safe place. All valuables should not be visible as they could be a temptation for little hands during the showing. It is common sense to not have jewelry and money laying around. Guns and prescription medications and any other dangerous or harmful items should be locked up or removed. 


Prescription drugs especially are easy to pick up and slip in a pocket.  There have been reported cases across the country of prescriptions disappearing after a showing. Though I have not had that happen it doesn't mean that it won't. 


As for firearms and other weapons, should be put in a locked gun safe or entirely removed during the showing period. No seller wants anyone hurt or So think smart and go the extra step in taking precautions so nobody will be hurt or lose anything of value.

10 homeselling tips for your Clarksville TN home

Pricing your home correctly in a changing market is also a critical step. That takes the skill of a trained and experienced real estate agent. that knows the market and the neighborhoods in the community. I am that agent.

When you are ready to sell your Clarksville, contact The Real Debbie Reynolds at 931-320-6730.



 Centruy 21 Platinum Properties2130 Wilma Rudolph Blvd.

Clarksville, TN 37040

When you need Real Estate services in Clarksville TN

                  it would be my pleasure to assist you!                             

Debbie Reynolds
"The Real Debbie Reynolds"

Check out all Clarksville TN Real Estate on My Website

931-771-9070 Office | 931-320-6730 Cell

Clarksville TN Homes 


 Google Plus       Follow me on YouTube       


Comment balloon 12 commentsDebbie Reynolds • September 21 2017 06:02PM


HI Debbie Reynolds - It is very important that sellers heed your advice when dealing with dangerous goods in the home. 

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Realty) almost 2 years ago

Debbie Reynolds so true, it is imperative that valuables and harmful items are safely secured.

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) almost 2 years ago

Debbie excellent advice to all sellers, not just in Clarksville, TN but all over the country, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) almost 2 years ago

Hi Debbie... I actually have a "form" explaining this to my sellers which I have them sign... that way, no one can ever say I didn't warn or prepared them.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) almost 2 years ago

This is a reminder for all agents and sellers and a good heads up for both safety and protection.

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) almost 2 years ago

Hi Debbie Reynolds, awesome post, this is for the safety of the sellers as well as all the visitors who will be previewing the home.

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) almost 2 years ago

Good morning Debbie. This is excellent. It really matters and could be a handout.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) almost 2 years ago

Debbie great advice.  I am surprised I do not hear more about things being taken during showings and Open Houses.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) almost 2 years ago

Debbie- this cannot be stressed enough. I've been on staging consultations where the sellers had mail and other important papers on their desk for anyone to read.  And big important YES on prescription drugs...lock them up!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) almost 2 years ago

This is important advice to share with home sellers.

They will be in good hands when they select you as their listing agent.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) almost 2 years ago

Good morning Debbie Reynolds,

I was glad to see Roy Kelley re-blog your post. This is an issue we go over with all our sellers and now is addressed in our listing agreements.

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899) over 1 year ago

Great information, thanks for sharing.  I hope 2019 is a great year for you.

Posted by Richard Weeks, REALTOR®, Broker over 1 year ago