If you are selling your South Lake Tahoe Real Estate, the thought of strangers waltzing through your home can feel super invasive and a little unsettling. While the feelings are completely normal, there are a few things to do, and remember, to ease your worries like hiding valuables, storing things in a safe or packing up items you know won’t be used during the listing process. The first thing to remember is that their South Lake Tahoe Realtor will be present and in most cases, are touring the home with them which leaves very little room for bad behavior. However, things can still happen and in the event of a busy open house, it can be hard to keep eyes on everyone. Here are the things you can do to protect yourself and your home while it is listed.
Store your prescriptions and OTC meds out of reach. A lot of people keep their prescription drugs in the bathroom cabinets and drawers. While your South Lake Tahoe real estate is on the market, consider finding a different location. While painkillers, anti anxiety, deficit disorder and sleep aids are high on the list, Over The Counter meds are popular too as they can still be used for recreational use. Remove these from your medicine cabinet, bedroom side table drawers, bathroom drawers, etc. and consider storing in a safe or completely odd and random place no one would consider looking or even have access to during showings and open houses.
Don’t stop at the medicine either. When selling your South Lake Tahoe real estate, ask your South Lake Tahoe Realtor what items are considered high value. Expensive wines, jewelry, accessories, art and electronics can make your property a target. As stated above, consider packing up expensive items that you are not going to use while your home is listed. Replace a pricey piece of art with a budget piece. Have expensive electronics that aren’t being used? Put them in storage or if they are small enough, lock away. Same thing with designer goods, jewelry, mountain bikes, snowboards, skis, etc. It is ok to have a locked closet (known as an owner’s closet) to store these things and disclose the square footage in the listing information.
If your home is a luxury property, you can require that a buyer be pre-approved before they enter your home. While this doesn’t keep your property perfectly safe, you know that the person touring has the financial ability to buy your home and likely doesn’t have the need to take what is not theirs.
Your South Lake Tahoe Realtor will also know what type of odd behavior to look for too. Examples include bigger groups coming in a breaking off, disinterest in the house or local real estate in general, going through things clearly looking for something, etc. For more information on how to keep your South Lake Tahoe real estate safe during the listing process, feel free to ask us. We would be happy to help.