TODAY SAFETY IS OF GREAT IMPORTANCE TO SELLERS!

FACTS ALL SELLERS SHOULD KNOW BEFORE PLACING THAT SIGN ON YOUR LAWN WITH YOUR PHONE NUMBER. ARTICLE ON DAILY NEWS ONLINE,TRULIA, QUEENS EXAMINER, AND TOPIX-MIDDLE VILLAGE.02/24/12
1) Since the economic Conditions has affected many in the past 3 years, that also increased crime threefold in all areas. Confirm these facts yourself by calling or visiting the 104 Presinct.
Break ins, muggings, Bank robberies, Push ins after they ring the Bell, Seniors being held up after cashing their Social  Security checks by gunpoint,etc. This is no joke, and a very serious matter.
2) Your sign is outdoors, someone calls to see your home, you and your family are at risk two ways. One for an immediate hold up, or visual inspection of your home, locks, security systems, etc.(FOR ANOTHER TIME). And think about this, you have a child, her/his name is on her bedroom wall, and you don't know if you your allowing a child Predator in your home.
3) Qualifications- Half the buyers who are serious, have been pre-qualified when shopping for a home. But many have so much debt these days, they end up with bad credit scores. And Those buyers will never qualify to get a mortgage.  But you let them in because they rang your bell, and or called you from their car in front of your door.
4) choosing the right Realtor to represent you, pre-qualifying customers prior to appointments, comforting you to  know who is coming to your home, is worth the Peace of Mind and the Real Estate Fee Commission.
There are worthy Brokers in our Community who know what they are doing. Plenty to choose from.
Be Safe, Be smart this is Reality today.
  • February 24 2012 - Middle Village
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Heartily agreed Jimmy! I always tell my Sellers  never to open the door to anyone but a Realtor or someone you know. They get excited to sell their home and if someone knocks on the door they are too trusting to let them iin. It is sad that we have to worry about these things. 
  • February 24 2012
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Jimmy-- You make excellent and relevant points.  All consumers need to be careful about sharing personal information and maintain a strong sense of physical protection.  Any action giving entrance to your home should be given extensive consideration.  Common sense should over ride a desire to save commission dollars.  Self serving you say?  It may further the professional real estate view that we understand the business and are worth the dollars invested, but it also happens to be good thinking and correct action to consider what Jimmy has outlined in favor of using a  Realtor® who knows how to prequalify real buyers.

  • February 25 2012
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