How Real Estate Agents Can Keep Properties Safe During A Sale
As a Real Estate Agent on Long Island, New York City or New Jersey, your job also requires you to keep the properties you are selling safe. Whether the homeowners are still residing in the home, or if the home is empty, the security of the property is a top priority. In fact, it is very common for houses that are marked “For Sale” or that hold open houses to become the target of theft. Total Security has over 15 years of experience installing security camera and alarm systems in homes across Long Island, New York and New Jersey. Total Security has helped real estate agents and homeowners determine the best security system for any type of property.
Tips For Securing Your Properties
Discuss Security With Your Client Ahead Of Time
Don’t assume your client already understands how to prepare for an open house or having potential buyers in their home frequently. If they are planning to continue to live in their home while it is for sale, educate them on how to declutter and safely store their valuables to decrease the risk of theft. You should also encourage them to install security cameras and an alarm system to protect their valuables. Not only does a home security system protect their home and valuables, but it will also increase their home’s resale value!
As their real estate agent, you should also encourage your clients to lock away things like jewelry and important documents. It’s even a good idea to have them put away family photos in order to protect them against identity theft.
Prior to putting the house officially on the market, it’s advisable for you to talk a walk-through of the home to ensure it is protected against potential burglaries.
Keep A Close Eye On The Property
This means learning how to recognize signs that should alert you there are vulnerabilities on the property. Research the area’s crime rate and know what thieves in your area may be likely to target. If your client does have video surveillance system installed, you will be able keep 24/7 monitoring remotely on your cell phone in the event a suspected break-in occurs.
Another good practice to maintain is whenever you are having an open house or expecting a large showing to bring an assistant with you to the property so you have an extra set of eyes watching over the property while you might be tied up with or distracted by potential buyers.
Home security is commonly overlooked during the selling process, but it’s an expensive oversight that neither you and your clients can afford. If any of your properties require a video surveillance system installation, call us today. Total Security has over 15 years of experience in installing home alarm systems and providing security services and products to commercial businesses on Long Island, NYC and New Jersey. Contact us today to learn more about our home and business security services. Call our support staff at (516) 775-2304 (New York location) or 201-594-7233 (New Jersey location).