Halloween Safety Reminders

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Halloween Safety Reminders

It's coming up to that time of year again when our little ghosts and goblins will be running through the streets trying to collect as much candy as possible.  Here are a few reminders to help make this Halloween season a safe and happy one for everyone.

•A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children on their neighborhood rounds. 

Remind trick-or-treaters: 
•Use a flashlight, so you can see and be seen by others. 
•Stay in a group, walk slowly and communicate where you are going. 
•Only trick-or-treat in well-known neighborhoods and at homes that have a porch light on.
•Remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk. 
•If no sidewalk is available, walk at the farthest edge of the roadway facing traffic and be sure to carry a flashlight or wear glow sticks so you can be seen by on coming traffic.
•Never cut across yards. 
•Never enter a stranger's home or car for a treat. 
•Obey all traffic and pedestrian regulations. 
•Always walk. Never run across a street and be sure to look in both directions for cars. 
•Remove any mask or item that will limit eyesight before crossing a street, driveway or alley.
•Do not assume the right of way. Motorists may have trouble seeing trick-or-treaters. Just because one car stops, does not mean others will stop.
•Never consume unwrapped food items or open beverages that may be offered. 
•No treats should be eaten until they are thoroughly checked by an adult at home.
•Notify Police immediately of any suspicious or unlawful activity. 
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M. Lynn Delatte
Developers Realty - Broadview Heights, OH

I also keep a bunch of glow sticks to give out to kids.  You can buy some of those glow-stick bracelets in 10 pack tubes for $1.  Most of the kids like them- and yes I do still give out candy.

Oct 27, 2012 10:45 PM #2
June Piper-Brandon
Long & Foster Hampden - Baltimore, MD
Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time

I think glow sticks are a fabulous idea and they can really fit in with any costume.  I once made a jelly fish costume and integrated the glow sticks into the costume and it was the coolest one I've seen.

Oct 27, 2012 10:49 PM #3
Bob Miller
Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty - Ocala, FL
The Ocala Dream Team

Hi June, we agree.  Great post with some great safety suggestions.

Oct 27, 2012 11:06 PM #4
Edie Czerniak
NextHome Advisors - Cape Coral, FL
My Only Purpose is to Deliver Successful Results

Good reminders for all times of the year.

Oct 27, 2012 11:09 PM #5
Sharon Kowitz
CRS-SRES-ABR-GRI-E-Pro-CREN Fonville Morisey Cary, NC - Cary, NC
Cary, NC Relocation Specialist ~ Buying or Selling

all good reminders, have a safe and fun halloween everyone. 

Oct 27, 2012 11:20 PM #6
Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker
And if you think you are too old to be chaperoned by an adult, you are too old to trick or treat. It's disconcerting for a homeowner to have a group of older teenagers show up.
Oct 27, 2012 11:35 PM #7
Cyndi Carver
PRSI Choice Gallery Homes - Bellevue, WA
Newcastle & East Renton Specialist

Happy Holloween to you! Great ideas! I also pack a little goodie bag for the adults.

Oct 27, 2012 11:36 PM #8
Tom Esposito
Alpharetta Home Solutions - Alpharetta, GA
Great tips. I like the idea of giving away glow sticks (plus candy). It makes the kids safer and they think they're cool.
Oct 27, 2012 11:37 PM #9
Lanise Warrior-Johnson
Real Estate Brokers Services, Inc. - Compton, CA
Real Estate Specialist
Glow sticks are a great idea. Great post!
Oct 28, 2012 12:05 AM #10
Short Sales, Foreclosure & Bank Owned Real Estate

June Happy Halloween to you! Great ideas, Good advice for us, Great post!

Oct 28, 2012 12:17 AM #11
Nan Jester
Exit Real Estate Gallery Jacksonville Beach, FL - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Realtor, Exit Real Estate Gallery

I am usually gone on Halloween to my sweetie's house but it amazes me that people still trust enough to let their kids out. Glad there is still trust.

Oct 28, 2012 12:22 AM #12
Rob Arnold
Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc. - Altamonte Springs, FL
Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F

Anymore, I just take the kids to a local trick or treat event.  We have one in the city park every year where city officials and local businesses hand out candy.  Same goes for the local theme parks.  Better than knocking on stranger's doors.

Oct 28, 2012 01:21 AM #13
Dimitri Matsis-REALTOR® (818) 599-6083
Troop Real Estate Inc. Westlake Village CA - West Hills, CA

Hi June,

All good points. I especially like #5 on your trick or treat walkers along w/the glow sticks.

We still love the old fashioned way where kids come knocking at your door. Our street does have light posts and sidewalks, plus we leave our porch light on, so we still get a fair amount of kids who come by.  

Thanks for the post.

Oct 28, 2012 01:39 AM #14
Kimo Jarrett
WikiWiki Realty - Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Lifestyle Solutions

Excellent post and tips for keeping our children safe. This is a great list to remind parents about Halloween and gives me an idea for marketing too.

Oct 28, 2012 01:53 AM #15
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

I find it so sad that we even have to publish things like this. I used to go out for hours and no one ever worried.

Oct 28, 2012 04:45 AM #16
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

It may be sad that we have to publish things like this but it is better to be safe than sorry.  Where we live parents gather kids together and go out as a group.  It's fun for everyone.

Oct 28, 2012 06:15 AM #17
Travis "the SOLD man" Parker; Associate Broker
Team Linda Simmons, Enterprise, AL 36330 - Enterprise, AL
email: Travis@theSOLDman.me / cell: 334-494-7846

ALL are very good rules! Hard to pick out just a few to emphasize to the kids - altho "going away with strangers" and "travel in a group" would probably top the list!

Oct 28, 2012 08:22 AM #18
George P. Cruz Sr.
DR Horton - Port St Lucie, FL

Great Post also great safety suggestions.





Oct 28, 2012 09:09 AM #19
Evelyn Kennedy
Alain Pinel Realtors - Alameda, CA
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA


Things have changed since we were young.  You have to be cautious to make sure your kids are safe.  Happy Halloween.

Oct 28, 2012 09:50 AM #20
Brad Baylor
ERA Coup Agency - Milton, PA

June - Most communities in my area have a specific day that trick or treating is allowed, and it's published in the newspaper, advertised on the radio, etc.  Most people know this and take that evening into consideration when they're zipping around the neighborhoods.

Nov 01, 2012 05:30 AM #21
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