Hi, I'm a Realtor and would like to come over and set off your burglar alarm!

Reblogger Frank Rubi
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC La Broker 09995688826
Original content by Patricia Kennedy AB95346

I used to set off burglar alarms on a weekly basis. I had a little phobia, and on more than one occasion, I had to root through my purse for my real estate license when Officer Friendly pulled up in her patrol car and I had to justify being at the scene of what she thought might be a crime.  

But since I got a system of my own, I've gotten over my phobia and learned to use one.  Yet I continue to set off my share of alarms.

And there is nothing quite like that awful blare and the police to combine and ruin a showing.

Nobody will notice the fresh paint or newly refinished floors.  The beautiful staging job won't matter because they'll be running for the nearest door.  

So my advice?  Unless you live in a neighborhood where you really need an alarm system (and few of us do), just keep it disarmed when your home is for sale.  

And if the place is vacant, you have no excuse!



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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

A great reblog! I did not see the original so I appreciate the reshare!

Feb 10, 2017 07:29 AM #1
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Good Morning Frank - this was really a great re post.  Setting off the alarm is a deal killer.

Feb 10, 2017 07:32 AM #2
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I always ask for the alarm to be left off if possible and I will re-arm when I leave it the seller would like.

Feb 10, 2017 07:45 AM #3
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Nice reblog Frank. Yes, I've set off my share of home alarms too. I make sure I have code in-hand before I enter a home if the seller doesn't want to turn it of themselves. Of course when the code is wrong chaos ensues...

Feb 10, 2017 01:15 PM #4
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is a good selection for a reblog.

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Feb 14, 2017 05:48 AM #5
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