Very scary security issues at showing of listing

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner 01293735 CA

One of our agents ran into a situation yesterday, that I felt was worth sharing with everyone. Now is the time to be more careful than ever with the security of our listings.

We do personally show up to show most of our listings, both to help sell the home, get buyer feedback, and also to be sure nothing is taken or disturbed in the home.

Yesterday one of our agents showed a beautiful high end home. The buyers were oout of area buyers. They stayed in the home nearly an hour. The agent went out to her car and they did not leave so she waited about 10 minutes and then left. The owner of the home returned about 10 minutes later to find them still in the driveway and one person exiting the casita. The front door was ajar showing they must have reentered the home as well as the casita. Also, a closet holding a safe was opened and items were disheveled. Nothing seemed to be damaged or missing, but this is a good lesson for all of us to not leave homes unlocked and leave the area or leave clients in an area after the showing.

The agent was called and she said she should have stayed. We are thankful nothing happened, but will be sure that this does not happen again.

Posted by

 LORI BOWERS

http://www.loribowers.com

The Lori Bowers Group

A boutique Real Estate Office, with a full service team to serve all your Real Estate Needs

La Quinta, Palm Desert, Indio, Rancho Mirage, Coachella , Indian Wells and the surrounding Palm Springs Area.

78120 Calle Estado Suite 103

Old Town La Quinta

La Quinta, CA 92253

Phone: (760)8311595• Fax: (760)771-5327

close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Topic:
ActiveRain Community
Groups:
Golf Course Communities
Independent Brokerages
Luxury Home Marketing
POSITIVE ATTITUDE for the Weary Soul

Anonymous
Post a Comment
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the folder to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the key to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Show All Comments
Rainmaker
362,682
Ilyce Glink
Think Glink Media - Chicago, IL
Best-selling author, award-winning TV/radio host.

Lori- I'm glad to hear nothing more sinister happened, but this is a great reminder to keep an eye on closings and properties. Thanks for posting!

Feb 18, 2011 12:32 PM #1
Ambassador
748,194
Lori Bowers
La Quinta, CA
The Lori Bowers Group

Thanks for the commenet.

Feb 18, 2011 12:45 PM #2
Rainmaker
205,348
Tom Waite
Thomas Waite Real Estate Broker - Cypress, CA
So Cal-Apartment Bldg Investments

Very well presented Lori.  Security is VERY important for women and somewhat for men, too.

Great blog...keep up the great work.

Tom

Feb 18, 2011 12:47 PM #3
Ambassador
1,030,994
Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Century 21 Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI
(RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE

No matter what...safety first!

Feb 18, 2011 05:42 PM #4
Ambassador
898,931
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Wow, scary story! No way should we leave until the people we are with leave. Thanks for the warning!

Feb 21, 2011 10:19 AM #5
Anonymous
Post a Comment
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the airplane to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Show All Comments
Ambassador
748,194

Lori Bowers

The Lori Bowers Group
Ask me about buying a house
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the airplane to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase: