When a Seller has made the decision to list their home, it is time to review the security of the home. Who will be coming through? Are my things safe? Do I need a safe for my jewelry? Will the buyers go through the drawers?
In reviewing security at a listing presentation, I discuss putting away anything to do with your identity - credit cards, bank statements/credit card statements as well as jewelry and anything of value. If there are guns (and ammo) in the home, they should be in a safe or removed from the home. If there are prescribed drugs in the medicine cabinet, put them away too, or carry them with you while listed. If you have a family member or trusted friend, let them keep your valuables while your home is on the market.
Every agent that sets up a showing at a listing has been through a background check, fingerprinted, and they cannot have a felony in their history. HOPEFULLY, they know their buyers, and the buyers are viewing the home because they want to buy the home! But the "buyers" could have called a random agent to see a home they want to burglarize.
It is always best if the Seller removes anything of value while for sale, but sometimes that is not always possible.