Congratulations! You’re A Homeowner - Do This Now!

Reblogger Praful Thakkar
Real Estate Agent with LAER Realty Partners

Most of the buyers are left alone once the transaction is over! 

however, when my buyer buy the home, I tell them 'Our relationship begins NOW!'

And what is the first thing they should do?

Here's a good advice from my friend Michael Jacobs .

Original content by Michael Jacobs CalBRE #01165532


Congratulations!  You’re A Homeowner - Do This Now!

 

Keys To Your New Home

While it may happen in different ways in different cities.

 

You receive the phone call.

The transaction has recorded.

We’re confirmed.

The house is yours.

Here are the keys to your new home.

But wait….

When you learn you have closed on your home purchase...

I suggest - you do this first...

Call a locksmith.

First, why?

Who has a copy of the keys to your new home?

The former owners probably gave you all of their keys but who knows for sure? Maybe they forgot....

The housekeeper?   A former housekeeper?

Kids?   Adult children?

Neighbors?

A Handyman?  A contractor?

The gardener(who has the key to the locked rear yard)?

Did the house have a lockbox?  

You get the idea, right?

So call a locksmith and change the keys.

I’m a REALTOR® serving Pasadena, the San Gabriel Valley and the foothill communities of NorthEast Los Angeles.  I can be reached at 818.516.4393 talk | text.   

 

Congratulations!  You’re A Homeowner - Do This Now!

 

Michael Jacobs

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

BRE # 01165532

2065 Huntington Drive

San Marino, California 91108

Cellular:  818.516.4393

Office:  626.685.5246

Office Fax:  626.568.9507

michaeljacobs@coldwellbanker.com

www.camoves.com/michael.jacobs

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
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This is good advice for new home owners. great reblog.

Apr 24, 2015 09:15 PM #1
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Larry Lawfer
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"I listen for a living." It's all about you.

Praful Thakkar thanks for the repost.  I have lived in my home since 1994 and we have yet to re-key the house, although I think the idea you present is a good and prudent one. 

Apr 24, 2015 09:27 PM #2
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Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

Great advice from Michael Jacobs - this is something we suggest regularly.  Great repost.  Thank you Praful.     On another note - I passed someone in my town (Harrisburg) with a licensee plate from the state of Ohio that said "Praful" and then something else, but I don't remember - it was too quick.   He was young.  Do you have a son or relative with your name from Ohio?

Apr 25, 2015 12:14 AM #3
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Thanks for reblogging Praful. This is very important. Have a wonderful weekend.

Apr 25, 2015 03:21 AM #4
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William Feela
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I change the locks on my rentals when different renters come in.

Apr 25, 2015 11:22 AM #5
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Claude Labbe
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Nice reblog.

OF COURSE, you MUST do this.

I always tell them....think of the disgruntled daughter's ex-boyfriend who doesn't know she doesn't live there anymore.

Apr 25, 2015 04:37 PM #6
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Thanks all for stopping by - really appreciate it.

Apr 27, 2015 01:11 PM #7
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Claude Labbe - you gave a perfect example! We should never take that risk - and do the right FIRST thing!

Apr 27, 2015 01:12 PM #8
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William Feela - changing the locks is the best investment in safety.

Apr 27, 2015 01:12 PM #9
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Gita Bantwal - thanks for stopping by. Yes, great tip from Michael Jacobs .

Apr 27, 2015 01:14 PM #10
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Few things are so simple - and we still ignore that!

Apr 27, 2015 01:14 PM #11
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Yes Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR - it is very important. Thanks for stopping by.

Apr 27, 2015 01:14 PM #12
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Larry Lawfer - it's those first few days/weeks/months when anything can happen! Now more than 20 years later, you are safe, I believe.

Apr 27, 2015 01:16 PM #13
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Of course, when we say, the first thing - it is the first thing! Do not do it after 20 years....

Apr 27, 2015 01:16 PM #14
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Joy Daniels - yep, great point in this re-blog.

Apr 27, 2015 01:17 PM #15
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Joy Daniels - my name is not-so-common Indian name, so I feel good about it.

Even more when you thought of me when you saw that name - thanks a lot.

And no relatives in Ohio - and usually, we do not have the same name for father & son (like Mike Sr., Mike Jr. over here).

Apr 27, 2015 01:19 PM #16
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You know what to do...

"So call a locksmith and change the keys."

Apr 27, 2015 01:20 PM #17
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Joy Daniels
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I definitely thought of you - instantly!  I hope you have a great week and that you think of me when you see "joy" in commercials on TV! :)  

Apr 27, 2015 01:21 PM #18
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Joy Daniels (Oh yes, 'JOY' is on all Dunkin' Coffee cups.....and of course, Box of Joe (I guess they mean 'JOY', correct?).

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