Traveling? How to protect your home while gone

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Real Estate Agent with Re/Max Preferred Associates, Toledo, OH 353315

There was an interesting article in Healthy Living News (http://hlntoledo.com) which reminded me of what all of us should do when away from our homes.  Well, I hadn't thought much about it--we always lock the door, put the security system on, notify the neighbors that we will be gone, stop the mail & newspaper.  So that should be enough--right?  Wrong!

#1--Don't broadcast your departure--really?  What this means is:  don't broadcast you departure in Facebook or Twitter that you will be out of town.  Or worse yet--that you are currently partying in .... (Aruba, France, Canada, etc).  Ok that makes sense.

#2--Take a critical look at your landscaping--what does that mean?  It means overgrown bushes and other landscape plants located near home entrances.  Another example is a tree that is growing close to the house that could serve as a ladder.  Get a lawn service company to mow your grass is you will be gone a long time.

#3--Arrange for a house sitter.  A family friend, neighbor, babysitter, etc. to check on your home daily.

#4--Don't forget the driveway.  The absence of a vehicle in driveway may indicate you are gone if there is generally one parked on a regular basis on the driveway.  Use a second vehicle to park there while you are gone.

#5--Use lights and timers. This is an easy to-do and inexpensive too.  Light the inside of the home as well as the outside.

Hope you enjoyed this article and when you have a moment check me out too.  Linda Sabo

 

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LINDA SABO, REALTOR
RE/MAX PREFERRED ASSOC.
Office:  (419) 867-8022
Mobil:  (419) 481-3117  
http://HomesForSaleLucasCounty.com
sabo@HomesForSaleLucasCounty.com
 
 
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