Seller Showing Prep Tips to Reduce Risk

Reblogger Debe Maxwell, CRS
Real Estate Agent with | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 228209

Hazardous WasteThanks to my friend, Debbie Reynolds of Clarksville, TN, for sharing these great home seller tips to promote safety and reduce risks when showing your home. These tips apply to Charlotte home sellers as well.


One of the biggest issues we are having with showings across the nation, is prescription drug theft. So, be absolutely certain that you REMOVE all prescription drugs from your home when you are showing. 


One tidbit regarding one of Debbie's tips below: When our children are grown, we tend to freely store hazardous items in easy-access places - under sinks and in storage areas that are not locked. When showing your home to potential buyers, you never know who will be bringing little ones with them while touring your home. Buyers get carried away, often taking their eyes off of the little ones, giving them an opportunity to 'explore' your cabinets. This is a huge liability for a home seller so, take the necessary precautions and treat your home as though you have little ones when listing your home for sale.


Follow the tips below for a safe and liability-free sale. Happy selling!


Original content by Debbie Reynolds TN Broker: 208698

Make Your Home Safe for Home Buyers to See

When selling put all valuables and harmful items awayWhen selling a Clarksville TN home, it is important to prepare for showings and think a little deeper than just a pretty presentation. Though staging can handle much of the preparation, there are things to do to insure your safety and reduce the risk of any injury by potential buyers. 

  • When Selling Put All Valuables Securely Away- It isn't good enough to tuck into a drawer. Lock them away or take to a safety deposit box.
  • Medicine and Prescriptions Should Be Not Be Left in the Home During Showings- Not only might a child get into these and harm themselves, some buyers yield to the temptation of hijacking prescription drugs to resell or take themselves. It is easy to slip a few pills into a pocket.
  • Guns, Ammo, Knives and Fireworks- Enough saidabout these. You know these have to be locked away.
  • Remove Names of Children from Walls, Photos and Identifying Plaques and Mail. For one thing, nobody needs to see these in the marketing photos and the buyers don't need to know that much about you or your family.
  • Harmful Chemicals, Strong Cleaning Products or Any Other Dangerous Products Should Be Put Away and Be Off Limits. Remember that not all buyers monitor their children and you don't want them ingesting or getting into any of these that may harm them.
  • Remove Loose Rugs or Tripping Hazards. It is easy to catch a heel or stumble and you do not need a lawsuit for injury.
  • Clear the Pathway. Not only up the walkway but inside the house and garage, too. 
  • Rare and Valuable Decor Items Should Be Wrapped and Stored to Protect Them. These may be irreplaceable and you sure don't want to see something important to you get broken or damaged.

Why not take a little more prep time and stay on the safe side?

There have been reported cases across the country of prescriptions disappearing after a showing. Though it hasn't happened to me, it could.

Make Your Home Safe for Buyers to See.

10 homeselling tips for your Clarksville TN home


Stay safe and don't borrow trouble. Make you home show better without these distractions and potential problem causers.


To get more information about selling or if you are a Clarksville TN home owner thinking about selling them I want to be your agent.

Give The Real Debbie Reynolds a call at 931-320-6730.


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Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
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Good tips - its far better to be safe than sorry.

Apr 28, 2018 10:29 PM #1
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

It surely is, Marte Cliff

I hope you're having a fantastic weekend!

Apr 28, 2018 10:31 PM #2
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Debe.

How many times have we seen this one?  Great advice, that every homeowner should know.

Apr 29, 2018 02:14 AM #3
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Debe. Great advice. Many of us forget to child proof our home when it is for sale. Enjoy your day!

Apr 29, 2018 05:57 AM #4
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I did catch the original from Debbie - all good reminders. Worth repeating too. D 

Apr 29, 2018 07:14 AM #5
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Hi James Dray! True but, it's such a great reminder for our 'new' sellers - and certainly worth repeating!

Apr 29, 2018 07:37 AM #6
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

For sure, Wayne Martin! Something happens to a child on your property, you're liable - worth taking the extra time to safely 'set the stage!'

Apr 29, 2018 07:39 AM #7
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Thank you, Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD! I'm glad I found this one to share! I appreciate Debbie Reynolds writing it!

Happy Sunday!

Apr 29, 2018 07:40 AM #8
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I like you advice about wrapping valuables because I’ve seen people not do that and then kind of a pay for it later

Apr 30, 2018 11:26 PM #9
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