Advice for home sellers and agents

2015-06-30 06:00

SELLERS and agents should take precaution as they prepare for and host show houses. An open day is a great way to introduce a property that is for sale to prospective buyers. However, it presents serious safety concerns for whoever will manage the show house.

“While one cannot plan for every eventuality, it is important that the seller and agent discuss any security concerns either may have,” says Adrian Good, general manager: Subscriber Coastal, ADT Security. Good has the following advice for sellers and agents:

Ahead of the show day:

• Meet with your agent. Be firm about the arrangements you want in place to safeguard your property and to ensure their safety.

• If someone will stand-in for your agent on show day, insist that you meet them and explain the safety arrangements to them as well.

• Inform your security company that your home will be on show. Ask them to have armed response stop by randomly to check that everything is in order

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