Safety Tips When Preparing to Put Your Home on the Market

Safety Tips When Preparing to Put Your Home on the Market

When you make the decision to put your home on the market, you face a myriad of different issues.

These decisions include everything from what real estate professional to hire to setting an initial sales price to dealing with different safety issues that need to be considered when selling a residence. Important safety tips are presented for your consideration in this article.

Initial Meeting with a Real Estate Agent

Of course, you certainly should have done your due diligence in selecting a real estate agent to handle the marketing and sale of your home. Thus, you should have fleshed out the background of the real estate agent you’ve selected for your home sale.

With that noted, you need to exercise discretion and care when you schedule your initial meeting with your real estate agent. For example, that initial session might best be held in the agent’s office where presumably other individuals will be around. In the alternative, the initial meeting can be at the residence, but you are wise to have someone else on hand as well. In fact, a real estate agent may have similar thoughts and may not attend an initial meeting at your home without a colleague in tow.

Safety and the Enhancement of Curb Appeal and Other Improvements

If you are like many homeowners, there may be some work to be done on your home before it goes on the market for sale. This represents another area in which there are safety considerations you need to bear in mind.

When initiating curb appeal improvements and other improvement activities at your home when contemplating a sale, potential risks associated with any type of construction site arise. In the end, you are not well served approaching potential risks in a haphazard fashion. Rather, you are best served having solid safety protocols in place commensurate with the specific type of improvement or enhancement task or tasks that will be undertaking.

Particularly if you are looking at some type of more extensive work on your residence in anticipation of sale, you might want to consider the benefits of obtaining an onsite safety evaluation in association with the remodeling or renovating that is planned at your home. This need not be a complex proves. Moreover, it need not be one that breaks that bank either. There are affordable professional services that can work with you and contractors to ensure that all proper safety protocols and practices are fully in place in advance of a remodel or renovation at your home in advance of placing your residence on the market for sale.

The reasonable cost associated with this type of analysis is far cheaper than a situation in which someone is seriously injured during a construction project at your home. Bear in mind that you are not only protecting a work crew but also members of your family and guests to your home.

Never Permit Unscheduled “Potential Buyers” Into Your Home

One of the tools used to market your home is the long-used “for sale” sign. This signage as the potential for inviting unwanted individuals to approach your residence seeking to have a tour, people who will maintain that they are in the market to buy a home. In fact, this simply is not the appropriate way in which a prospective buyer is to view a home for sale. Indeed, there is a reason why an agent’s name and contact information is clearly included on the “for sale” sign.

If someone actually does ring your bell and seek to tour your home, provide them with your agent’s name and phone number. That should be the extent of the discussion. You may even want to think twice about fully opening the door when an unknown caller appears at your home. A bonafide prospective buyer will not persist in seeking entry into your home. Rather, such an individual will depart and make contact with your agent. The fact is that a buyer who would like to spend any time looking for a home would have an understanding that this type of approach is not acceptable.

By following these safety tips you will place your home and yourself in the best position to effectively market the property. You will keep your family and yourself safe while at the same time position your home in a manner that it will sell in a reasonably timely period of time.


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