Keeping kids safe should always be a top priority. Unfortunately, we have to think about the worst case scenario when posting anything to do with a property.
Having pictures that showcase the house, that don't allow casing of the house is yet another concern.
Folks, as you take pictures, remember that they are going out for all the world to see. If you are good at what you do, they will be seen a lot! Take care of ALL of your clients valuables, not only their antiques, most importantly their most precious, their children.
This is a really important post. Thank you for Julia for posting on such an important topic.
Let's be safe out there!
Maryland Mortgage Mama
"I'm Mayhem, and I'm Your Worst Nightmare!"
I like small children.
I surf the internet looking for them.
I don't have to bother with social networking sites.
I can use the MLS.
I know if it's a boy or a girl.
I know approximately how old they are.
I know their address.
I KNOW THEIR NAME!!!
I know they might respond to me if I call them by their name.
I'm Mayhem, and I'm your worst nightmare!
Parents, if your house is for sale, PLEASE remove any and all references to specific information regarding your children. This may include name banners, awards, certificates, report cards, signs, etc. Don't give Mayhem a chance with with your children!
Real Estate Agents: Please encourage your listing clients to remove name signs such as the one above. While charming, they could put a child at risk. If the client won't comply, refrain from posting such photos.
This is one important piece of advice I give all my Connecticut Home Staging clients, and one that I would think all agents would too. However, every day I see new listings posted on the MLS with this kind of blatant "invitation". Let's keep the children's safety in mind!
Julia Vigneron Maher, Nestings Home Staging & Model Home Design: Award-Winning Staging for Model, Vacant and Occupied Homes in Fairfield County, CT (including Fairfield, Southport, Westport, Trumbull, Monroe, Newtown, Stratford, Easton, Weston, Wilton, Norwalk, Darien, Stamford, Greenwich) and Connecticut.
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