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Garage Sale Safety

De-clutter we tell our clients.

have a sale and get rid of stuff you don't want and or need.


But do we talk a bit about safety?

This just happened over the weekend.

A couple having a sale were in the detached garage. Several people in one car stopped.

Couple of them kept the husband and wife busy and one stepped aside and went into the UNLOCKED home.

Medication, money and jewelry were missing.


Having more than one person is smart, but you really need to lock the house doors.

Secures all of your possessions and stops anyone casing the inside or worse!

Comment balloon 11 commentsWilliam Feela • May 17 2018 04:13PM


Good point William Feela. We talk about "buyer beware" but sellers must be aware also.

Posted by Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell (HomeSmart Real Estate) 9 months ago


Wow, you make an excellent point with that story. The door to our house would be locked anyhow.  It is when we are outside.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 9 months ago

Great post it is a shame this would happen but it does. Thanks for sharing the safety tips. Have a great afternoon.

Posted by Pat Champion, Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs (Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty) 9 months ago

I doesn't take very long for things to go missing does it? Good reminder to be careful.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) 9 months ago

Thanks for sharing this situation. Security always needs to be a priority.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 9 months ago

Morning William.

A lesson learned the hard way.  Never to happen again

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) 9 months ago

You would not want to think this to be an issue.

Stealing is also an issue.

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 9 months ago

Thanks for the info and warning William.  This is something I have not considered in the past, but will now.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 9 months ago

Good morning, William Feela great post and I never thought of someone entering the home when I was on the property!!! OMG...  saw this on a reblog from Ron...

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 8 months ago

Sad that people can be such scumbags.

You can't be too safe these days.

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) 8 months ago

Good morning William. This is excellent and right on point as well. Great post.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 8 months ago