It's that time of year again where the sun goes down earlier and soon we will fall back an extra hour. At this time of year its a good reminder to make a few simple changes.
* Please leave a light on at the front door as well as the entry so the light switch is visible for the next room. It can be scary walking into a dark home..especially if it is a vacant one.
* As hard as it can be, diligence on falling leaves and snow need to be addressed. At least a path to the front door.
*Place a mat at the front and rear entry points for wiping feet before entering the house.
* Keep the temperature in the home comfortable. A freezing home can make buyers move quickly through it.
* Try to be more tolerant of said leaves and snow as most sellers are working during the day and haven't had time to clean up yet.
* Wear appropriate shoes that easily slip off.
*If possible schedule to preview homes in the daytime so you can at least get a good view of the yard.
* If your lockbox key does not have a flashlight on it, keep one in your car. I like those little ones you can hang on your key chain so you can see and open the lockbox easier.
* When holding an open house, typically leaving at 4PM when it is now getting dark, be more aware of your surroundings when locking up and picking up signs ( If its really dark already,perhaps have something night glo to place somewhere visible on you)
* Keep a box of emergeny supplies in your trunk (blanket, water, flares, snacks, and those inexpensive rain slickers)
There are quite a bit more, but these are some of the obvious. If anyone has anything to add, that would be great!