For any West Knoxville seller, it can be a little nerve-wracking knowing complete strangers are constantly parading through your home for showings. Here are a few basic precautions to take when your West Knoxville home is for sale to help protect your home during showings.
One obvious concern that sellers have is protecting their West Knoxville homes from theft during showings. While every buyer is escorted by a Realtor when they view your home and a vast majority of buyers are well-meaning, honest people, there is still the reality that there are valuables in your West Knoxville home. It is much better to err on the side of caution and protect valuables, than to come home only to find that a valuable item is no longer there. Be sure that items like jewelery, checks, bank account information, social security cards, certain prescription drugs, among other things are safely stowed away during showings.
It is also important to be familiar with how your will be contacted about showings on your West Knoxville home. Every office is a little different with how showings are scheduled, however, you always will be contacted directly when a showing is scheduled. If someone shows up saying they’re there for a showing on your West Knoxville home, always be leery and check with your agent. All showings will be scheduled through a Realtor and you will be contacted. There should be no reason that someone shows up out of the blue.
Finally, if you have any concerns about protecting your West Knoxville home during showings be sure to talk it over with your Realtor. He or she will be able to offer your tried and true advice. And, just remember, you’re just protecting your West Knoxville home. Instances of theft are generally very rare, it is just be to take the necessary precautions just in case.