Safety Considerations when Selling Your Newport Beach Home

Selling Your Newport Beach Home | Preparing Your  Newport Beach Home for Sale

You are considering selling your home and consideration the preparations which need to be taken into consideration.

A very another important consideration are safety tips!Newport Beach house for sale

There are many things to consider when you are arranging showing instructions on your home. Do you have pets?  Are the pets friendly? Do you really want your pets there when strangers are looking at your home?

Any pets including both dogs and cats will be anxious because they don’t know the person or people touring the home. And pets at times may be un-predictable. It is best not to have pets at the home AT ALL for showings. It is important to have the potential buyer feel comfortable as they tour the home, and just because an owner likes animals or pets, does not mean a buyer will. You have to consider the majority when showing the home.
Are you planning on utilizing a lock box on the property?  A key safe addendum is utilized (in California) for the use of a lock box. Showing instructions in the MLS should be clear. Here are some examples:
  • 24 Hour notice required
  • Appointment only
  • Listing agent must accompany all showings
  • Contact listing agent to show property
  • Text listing agent name, brokerage and BRE number to show property. I know many agents (including myself) require and appreciate this information.
  • Go Direct – property is vacant. I very rarely utilize this one. I like to know who is entering the property. Although the Supra ibox monitors who opens it, I still want to know who is entering the property.
And specific recommendations for preparing your home to show. Even if you home is not on a lock box, and the agent is there, precautions should definitely be taken.
It is important to put away family and personal photographs, because all people do look. The intention of people to see the home, not who lives there.
  1. Be sure to store and lock away all valuables including jewelry, money and/or prescription medication or personal items.
  2. Put away lap top computers, iPads, iPhones, and any tablets or portable electronics.
  3. Lock up any prescription or non prescription medication.
  4. Any valuable items that are of considerable importance should be secured and put away.

A general consideration is that anything that you feel is valuable or important to you should be secured and put away.

If I can answer any questions about a home that you are considering selling, and recommendations for showings, please contact me.

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Sharon Paxson is a full-time REALTOR® with Compass and has been specializing in residential real estate throughout the Newport Beach area since 2005 assisting Buyer’s, Seller’s, Landlords and Tenants with their real estate needs.

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