12 Things a Burglar Won't Tell You, do your clients know?

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Real Estate Agent with First Weber Hedeman Group

 

12  Things a Burglar Won't Tell You

 

Number 8 just happened to one of my clients, have you warned yours?

1. Of course I look familiar. I was here just last week cleaning your carpets, painting your shutters, or delivering your new refrigerator.

2. Hey, thanks for letting me use the bathroom when I was working in your yard last week. While I was in there, I unlatched the back window to make my return a little easier.

3. Love those flowers. That tells me you have taste … and taste means there are nice things inside. Those yard toys your kids leave out always make me wonder what type of gaming system they have.

 

4. Yes, I really do look for newspapers piled up on the driveway. And I might leave a pizza flyer in your front door to see how long it takes you to remove it.

5. If decorative glass is part of your front entrance, don’t let your alarm company install the control pad where I can see if it’s set. That makes it too easy.

6. A good security company alarms the window over the sink. And the windows on the second floor, which often access the master bedroom—and your jewelry. It’s not a bad idea to put motion detectors up there too.

7. It’s raining, you’re fumbling with your umbrella, and you forget to lock your door—understandable. But understand this: I don’t take a day off because of bad weather.

8. I always knock first. If you answer, I’ll ask for directions somewhere or offer to clean your gutters. (Don’t take me up on it.)

9. Do you really think I won’t look in your sock drawer? I always check dresser drawers, the bedside table, and the medicine cabinet.

10. Here’s a helpful hint: I almost never go into kids’ rooms.

11. You’re right: I won’t have enough time to break into that safe where you keep your valuables. But if it’s not bolted down, I’ll take it with me.

12. A loud TV or radio can be a better deterrent than the best alarm system

 

From Scott Larson of Towne Square Realty in Monroe, Wisconsin

"Your Realtor of the Region"

E- Mail scott@greencountyhomeguide.com

On the web at www.greencountyhomeguide.com

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so come to my land of cows and plows and visit for a day, but stay for a lifetime

608-2124-9844 Direct

 

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Steven L. Smith
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I have seen that before. My biggest problem is leaving ladders around.

Jun 01, 2010 04:46 AM #1
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Derenda Sweeney
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Good things to be aware of. I am always looking out for my clients. Especially vacant listings.

Jun 01, 2010 05:32 AM #2
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Ty Lacroix
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Scott, some good things to learn from

Ty

Jun 01, 2010 06:09 AM #3
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These are things that all of us need to think about and be aware of.  Any excuse from unknown people to get inside a home should at the very least cause a flag. 

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