Welcoming strangers into your home is always a bit nerve-wracking, especially if you are trying to sell the property to them.
Not knowing who the people are and what their intentions are, can make for some uncomfortable situations and become a possible security risk.
Stay safe during a show house day, whether you are an estate agent or the owner, by following these security tips:
- See who’s coming: If possible, position yourself where you can see prospective buyers’ vehicles as they arrive and make a note of their registration numbers, the make and model of the car.
- Keep the group together: Don’t be shy to ask your visitors to stay with you while you walk through the home together. This will avoid a situation where one person wanders off unsupervised during the viewing.
- Do a quick check before the show day: It is important to check that intercoms, buzzers and doorbells are in good working order. Remember to close the front entrance of the home before you start your tour.
- Set up appointments: Consider a Show Day, where you encourage “by appointment” viewings. This will avoid overlap between groups of visitors – and it gives you a good indication of the amount of people you can expect.
- Stay in control: If you’ve got a bottleneck developing, encourage viewers to fill in the visitor’s book or take a look at the garden and outdoor facilities while you are busy with the other group inside the home.
- Get a mobile panic button: Ask your security company if they offer any special mobile panic button services, which you can keep with you when on duty at a show house
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