3.0 hours Personal Safety – Course Syllabus

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Course Syllabus:

3.0 Elective Hours

Most people don't pay attention to garage door openers, but garage door openers should never be left on the premises of a house during a showing. If stolen, thieves can enter a garage in the middle of the night or when the homeowners are away and have complete access to the garage. This access may be dangerous and open to theft. Thieves can steal items from the garage, steal a vehicle or car parts. Thieves that enter a garage may be able to gain entrance into the house if there is an attached garage with a door leading to the house that isn't locked. Thieves may also be able to access chemicals stored in the garage and commit arson to the property.

Never leave any keys lying around the house. Some households have hanging key holders. Many of these hold spare keys and are in plain sight. If a thief were to obtain these keys they may be able to steal a car, or come back later and have access to the home.

Sellers should be counseled on protecting their valuable possessions before a property is listed and again before a property is shown to a potential buyer. The goal isn’t to frighten your seller but to keep them safe. This course offers tips to review with your seller as well as other helpful tips to keep the professional safe as well. It is a great review for real estate professionals.

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