Call the Locksmith After Closing!

Real Estate Agent with Arizona Elite Properties SA545073000
Original content by Joan Cox DRE# ER40011786

When you buy a resale home, you never know who has keys to this home!    The neighbors, the kids, past dates, etc. you never can be too safe!

Here's a Good Reason To Change Your Locks When You Buy A New Home: 

A Denver woman arrived home to find a strange man in her bed.

The woman called the Denver Police Department to report that a man with a shaved head was "passed out" in her bed, according to reports from the scene.

The woman reported arriving at her home and after unlocking her deadbolt lock and walking in, she found a pair of pants and shoes downstairs. She walked into her bedroom to find the man in her bed, clad in his underwear.

The young man lived in the home for years before and after becoming drunk went to the residence, unlocked the front door with 'his key', and passed out. Police arrested the man on suspicion of public intoxication and public nakedness. The homeowner stated that she had never changed the locks when she bought the home years prior.  Lesson...Change Your Locks When You Buy A New Home.

I have also heard of neighbors that had a key, and after the homeowners moved, used their key to access the home of the new buyers.   NO WAY, get your locks changed!  


Joan Cox
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House to Home, Inc.

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Comments (5)

Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Joan has a great point here, be sure to change your locks. Bill 

Mar 30, 2023 07:06 AM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

Great story! Thanks for sharing.

Mar 30, 2023 07:22 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

THANK YOU Bill, for the reblog, I really appreciate it!

Mar 30, 2023 07:23 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

What a surprise that would be.  Wow!  Thank you for sharing Joan's post!

Mar 30, 2023 07:25 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

This is great advice which I frequently share with my clients

Apr 01, 2023 08:37 PM