HOW TO KEEP YOUR HOUSE SAFE DURING VACATION
No matter where you live, your home is unfortunately at risk of break-ins. Additionally, break-ins are particularly more likely when you're on vacation and away from your home. There are some things you can do, though, to protect your home while you're away.
Hire someone to watch the house
This one may be obvious, but it's still an important tip. When you go away for vacation, make sure to ask someone to come and watch your house for you. See if they are willing to keep up with the landscaping and making the house look like someone is home. Nothing screams "no one is home" more than an overgrown yard.
Avoid social media
You're probably really excited about your vacation, but try not to boast about it on social media until you get home. If you absolutely must share photos on your Facebook page, make sure to change your privacy settings. You don't want to advertise that you're away on vacation to any potential burglars.
Don't leave the spare key out
Top realtors will advise you not to leave your spare key out anywhere. If a potential thief knows you aren't home, they might start searching around for them. Experienced thieves will know all the common places people hide spare keys, and it probably won't take them long to find it. Make sure the person coming to watch your house has a key and hide the rest in the house.
Pause your mail delivery
Real estate agents will tell you to let the post office know that you won't be home. This way, they can hold your mail until you get back. Why would you want to do this? Well, a stuffed mailbox and piled up newspapers on the front porch really let people know that you aren't home.
The average price of a home in the United States is around $182,500. No matter how much you paid for your house, unfortunately, you are at risk of a break in. While you're on vacation, follows these tips given by top realtors to keep your home safe and sound until your return.