DON’T BE A VICTIM: TRIM THOSE SHRUBS

imageIt can be easy to forget our surroundings or to lose focus on our safety when we’re trying to enjoy the spirit of the Holiday Season. Our homes should be a safe place, and when our Christmas trees go up and wrapped presents begin to pile up under the tree, we should be especially cautious of any vulnerabilities around our homes.

Crime prevention studies show that burglarized homes have less visual access than their neighbors who were not burglarized. Burglars seek to victimize homes with easy access in and out, and most importantly, they don’t want to be seen. A common thread in burglaries are homes with overgrown trees and shrubbery. When walkways and windows are covered in green they may look great to you, but they look like “opportunity” to the would-be burglar. When looking at your home from the street, can you see all access points clearly and easily? If not, make sure you trim the green and keep you and your family safe.

 

Texas law requires all real estate license holders to provide the Information About Brokerage Services to all prospective clients. TREC’s Consumer Protection Notice.

Published by AgentVal

Val's architectural studies, military background, and love for teaching became the pathway to her real estate career. From day one, she realized that the grand world of real estate was more than just closing deals, that it was about building relationships, building trust, and building opportunities for everyone to become a homeowner. Since 1998, Val has dedicated herself to coaching home buyers, home sellers, and home investors with integrity, honesty, experience, and resourcefulness. Whether buying or selling a small tract of land or a luxury estate, Val believes every client deserves eXtraordinary first-class service.

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