A Simple Step to Home Safety - Check Yours Now!

Reblogger Debbie Reynolds
Real Estate Agent with Platinum Properties TN Broker: 208698

Think about your safety by making sure you have visible house numbers on your house and on your mailbox. Emergency vehicles need this assistance to make sure they are responding to the correct address. This is a good post by Nina Rogoff.

Original content by Nina Rogoff Norfolk County MA REALTOR

A Simple Step to Home Safety - Check Yours Now!

Whether you're reading this at night or in the daytime, there is a simple home safety step that you can do right now! Go outside and look at your home from the street. That's it. That's the simple step. 

So, what are you looking for? Here's a hint: what's missing from the home below that is a safety hazard?

Home Safety Tips from Nina Rogoff, RE/MAX Executive Realty 781-883-3764

 The problem has been address..ed (no, pun intended) in the photo below.

A Simple Step to Home Safety from your Premier Agent, Nina Rogoff, RE/MAX Executive Realty, 781-883-3764

The house numbers have been added above the garage door and on the front door. Having the house numbers on your house make it easier for more than just your package delivery services. 

Remember, seconds count in an emergency! Help the emergency responders find your house as quickly as possible.

A simple step to home safetyPlace house numbers in well lit areas on your house and/or garage so they can be seen clearly from the street at night and during the daytime. Choose numbers that are at least 4" high and have a contrasting background so they can be seen at night. Check that bushes and trees aren't blocking the numbers.

Captain Madden, of the Town of Sharon Fire Department, pointed out to me not that long ago that if you're placing house numbers near the garage door DON'T place them on the door itself. Otherwise, when your garage door is open, your house numbers are hidden. 

Remember to number BOTH sides of a curbside mailbox. If your mailbox is not at the curb, put a post at the end of your driveway with the street numbers. I was delivering packages the other day and could not believe that in this particular development, the numbers had only been placed on mailboxes from one direction...not the side I was approaching from!

Want to know more about preparing your home for sale? Call Nina Rogoff, RE/MAX Executive Realty, 781-883-3764Take a moment to walk out to the street and look back at your house.

If you cannot easily see the house numbers, make a quick trip to your local hardware store. You will be doing something simple for your safety.

It's the law in Massachusetts! (Massachusetts General Laws C. 148, S. 59.)

Call Premier Agent, Nina Rogoff, RE/MAX Executive Realty to get your home sold, 781-883-3764


When you're ready to sell your home, call me at 781-883-3764 so we can set up a time to discuss the market value of your home in the current market! 




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Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

I see houses without visible numbers pretty frequently. Have had a few clients who didn't want to display a house number because of "privacy".

Seems to me that privacy isn't much good to you if your house burns down because the fire department can't find you..

Mar 30, 2016 06:11 AM #1
Pat Champion
Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty - Mount Dora, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

Great post this is a great reminder for all home owner's to read. Thanks for sharing I hope you have a great afternoon.

Mar 30, 2016 06:27 AM #2
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Debbie, good post to re-blog. Having visble home numbers is veryy important and could make a big differnce if not present duringa real life or death emergency. 

Mar 30, 2016 06:29 AM #3
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Sitterle Homes - Richmond, TX
Sitterle Homes


 Great re-blog you ! Seconds do count in an emergency...Many times when you are going to a home you cannot find an address...just think of it when it is saving a life!

Mar 30, 2016 11:23 AM #4
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Great re-blog, Debbie.  House numbers also help the mail get to the house as well.  (And, I'm speaking from experience.   )

Mar 30, 2016 08:33 PM #5
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

This is a good post to reblog. I have been to many homes where there is no house number.

Mar 30, 2016 09:33 PM #6
DEANNA EARLY - ( NMLS #268590 )
American National Bank and Trust - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Virginia Mortgage Loan Originator

After 47 years in Public Safety responding to calls for EMERGENCY SERVICE, my husband is still amazed at how many people don't take something so simple to heart Debbie Reynolds .   It is most likely their own friends and family that will benefit or whose life will be saved.

Nina Rogoff makes excellent points here.   My husband adds, consider buying a reflective material back plate to put the numbers on so they show up easily when a headlight or flashlight beam crosses them.

AND, . . . . . for you people who live on a navigable lake like we do with boat traffic; make sure you also put your house number on your dock so you can be found from the water or a boater can identify their location in case of an emergency.

Mar 30, 2016 10:06 PM #7
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Many folks do not think about this....as realtors I run into poor house numbers daily

Mar 31, 2016 12:23 AM #8
Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Interesting, Debbie, that this is the law in Massachusetts. It's always frustrating when showing homes when we can't see a house number clearly, especially as it starts getting dark. My house has a number next to the front door, on the mailbox in front of the house, and also at my driveway behind my home. So far so good, I've never had anyone who needed to come here tell me they couldn't find my house.

Mar 31, 2016 12:36 AM #9
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Devils in the details. It is important for a variety of reasons. Fed Ex - UPS, etc also need house numbers...

Mar 31, 2016 12:42 AM #10
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

This is a very good selection for a reblog and important information for home owners.

Mar 31, 2016 02:02 AM #11
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Thanks Roy. I liked it too.

Mar 18, 2017 08:47 PM #12
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Hi Debb, We are becoming more and more dependent on these services.

Mar 18, 2017 08:48 PM #13
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

It is required to have the numbers in the city but some country routes are challenging, Nina.

Mar 18, 2017 08:48 PM #14
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