Thieves Target Open Houses Agents Alert Sellers . Jewelry Thieves were targeting Open House in Montgomery County. Police say they posed as husband and wife looking to buy. They would find am excuse to separate and search the house . One would start to ask the agent questions while the other searched. Their target was jewelry and jewelry they did find .
Whenever I list a house I tell sellers to put their valuables in a safe place . Also they do not want to leave prescription drugs laying around especially at an Open House .It is very important not to let people wander during an Open House .I am not a fan of Open Houses
When showing a home it is best when everyone stays together . I insist on this especially when showing a large group or a family when showing house. One group wants to go one way and the other group another way. Sometimes buyers become annoyed with me when I insist we stay together; but I am responsible when showing the home. It is not that I do not trust them it is my responsibility to do so.The sellers are in-trusting their house to me .
Police are urging everyone to lock up their valuables when having an Open House
In this Open House Alert Thieves were targeting houses for six months
before they were caught .
We as agents must also be very careful. The agents had not caught the thieves in action .
What would have happened if the agent had caught them and tried to stop them ?
Thieves Target Open Houses Agents Alert Sellers