Safety Tips When Selling Your Cleveland OH Home

Safety Tips When Selling Your Cleveland OH Home


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While recently preparing for a class I was presenting to other real estate agents on Realtor® safety, I thought about the importance of reviewing safety tip with clients as well.  Here are some tips that you should keep in mind when putting your home on the market.

Tip 1 – Unfortunately, during the process of selling, you will have a stream of strangers walking through your home – both with agents and during any open houses.  Most sellers know to put away any of the obvious valuables – jewelry and money – but don’t forget about prescription medicines and any personal information or documents that could be used for identity theft.  Also, you may want to put away anything precious to you that could accidentally be broken. 

Tip 2 – Be careful who you let in.  All of your showings should be scheduled in advanced through your agent, their office, or their showing service.   Do not let in anyone who stops by unannounced – even if they tell you that your agent sent them.  Instruct them to set an appointment and point them to the phone number on your For Sale sign.  Never allow a buyer inside your home without their agent present.

Tip 3 – Protect yourself from liability.  Shovel walks in the winter, secure your pets, and just be aware of anything that could put a prospective buyer in danger of an injury.

Tip 4 – Talk to your agent about their policies on safeguarding your home.  This may include how they conduct an open house, lockbox security, and anything else that is of concern to you.  Make sure that your home is never listed or advertised as “Vacant” as this is an open invitation for trouble.

Tip 5 – Always trust your instincts.  If something doesn’t feel right, don’t do it. 


About The Authors:

This information is provided compliments of Amy and Dan Schuman, The Schuman Team Keller Williams Realty. The Schumans are residents of Solon OH and have worked with numerous professional athletes, business owners, and executives who are relocating to Cleveland. They specialize in the Cleveland Ohio luxury home market and also enjoy working with first-time buyers as well.

If you are looking to buy or sell Cleveland OH real estate, including the surrounding suburbs, please contact the Schuman Team at 216-346-3235. 


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