IF YOUR HOME IS ON THE MARKET, AND YOU'RE STILL LIVING THERE....THIS POST IS FOR YOU.
With all the foreclosed homes on the market, buyers are increasingly getting out of their cars to take a look in the windows and around the backyard.
I recently listed a home for short sale in Sparks, NV. After being on the market for 1 day, my clients 16 year old daughter returned home from school to find the side gate wide open, and a couple walking around in the back yard. After asking them what they were doing, they replied that they didn't know the home was occupied, and asked if she would let them in to look at the floorplan. She politely asked them to leave and to come back with their REALTOR.
This scares me people! Your privacy is important! PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE put a lock on your side gates when you list your home! Keep your family and your pets safe!