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Before You Leave Home…Action Items To Consider

February 5, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The last thing you want to do while you’re on a trip is to worry about someone burglarizing your home. Use this checklist to add some peace of mind to your travel plans.

• Ask a trusted friend – to pick up your mail and newspaper and keep the yard free of trash and advertisements.
Stop your mail but maybe not your newspaper – you can easily handle this online by going to the US Postal Service’s Hold Mail Service. A recent story implicated an employee from a major newspaper who was passing customer hold requests to burglars.
• Don’t post about your trip on Facebook and Twitter until you return – some burglars actually look for this type of announcement to schedule their activities.
• Do notify police and/or neighborhood watch – especially if you’re going to be gone for more than just a few days. Let your monitoring service know when you’ll be gone and if someone will be checking on your home for you.
• Light timers make it look like someone is home – use several set for different times to better simulate someone at home.
• Do unplug certain appliances – TVs, computers, toaster ovens that use electricity even when they’re off and to protect them from power surges.
• Don’t hide a key – burglars know exactly where to look for your key and it only takes them a moment to check under the mat, above the door, in the flower pot or in a fake rock.

These easy-to-handle suggestions may protect your belongings while you’re gone while adding a level of serenity to your trip.

Sincerely,

RE/MAX Results

John Mazzara

Broker Associate

CFP CLU ChFC CEBS MBA MS CMB

7300 France Ave S #410

Edina, MN 55435

John@johnmazzara.com

http://www.MinneapolisStPaulHomes.com

612-386-7027

952-929-2577

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