Some Keys to Selling Your House Safely


If you are trying to sell your property no doubt you know it’s a tough market out there. For your sake as well as the buyers think safety. Both you and your potential buyers should know the property is safe and secure. Here are just a few suggestions to check if the house is safe for visitors and potential buyers.


  • Fix any broken door knobs, locks or latches, locate all the keys
  • Put timers or motion detectors on exterior lights
  • Use timers on interior lights in dark rooms and corners
  • Have the property pre-inspected or move in certified
  • Trim bushes and trees, clear any branches near door ways or windows
  • Remove any “trip ‘n falls” such as throw rugs, extension chords, step stools
  • Secure or tighten loose handrails and banisters
  • Replace any broken glass in windows and doors
  • Make the house numbers large enough to seen from the street
  • Put away all medications, bills and any personal information
  • Don’t leave out any jewelry, money or other valuables
  • Secure pets in fenced yard or kennel
  • Are there smoke and carbon monoxide detectors for the entire house?
  • Are fire extinguishers easily accessible?
  • Blind and curtain cords are pinned up
  • Heavy bookshelves, TV’s & stereo equipment are all secure from falling
  • Sharp objects like knives and scissors are put out of sight
  • Cleaning products, poisons, matches and lighters are put out of reach of small children
  • Secure loose steps and walkway paths

If you have suggestions to add please leave them in the comments below.

For a no obligation preview of your property call Dena Stevens (719) 369-9087 I’ll walk around your Fremont County, Canon City, Penrose, Florence house with you and make suggestions to help your house sell quickly!

About Dena Stevens (719) 369.9087

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Loyalty and devotion are things buyers and sellers expect from their Realtor as well as the fiduciary responsibility of due diligence. Dena is a certified Ecobroker, focused on sustainability, energy efficiency and the environment and is a Certified Sales Professional from the Association of Home Builders.

Specialties: A client once said “you put the ‘real’ into REALTOR” to me. I took it as a complement and I’ve been using it ever since, I’m a no nonsense kind of person. I’ve been helping people buy and sell real estate since 2004.
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The Fair Housing Act is a federal act in the United States intended to protect the buyer or renter of a dwelling from seller or landlord discrimination. Its primary prohibition makes it unlawful to refuse to sell, rent to, or negotiate with any person because of that person’s inclusion in a protected class.

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