Summer—that glorious time of year when everyone packs up and heads out on that week-long vacation they’ve been dreaming of all year. No work, no school, no responsibilities and no worries. Scratch that—one worry: Will everything be ok at home while you’re gone? The National Association of REALTORS® consumer-facing site HouseLogic has a list of “10 Things a Burglar Doesn’t Want You to Know” to help ease minds of not just vacationers, but those simply out of their home for the day. For example, never leave a ladder laying around in the backyard, don’t leave any boxes showing large recent purchases (like that brand new top-of-the-line television) on the curb for all to see, and keep the home alarm system out of plain view from outside windows.
Check out HouseLogic’s list of ways burglars might be able to take advantage of homeowners. Speak to a REALTOR ® to get additional tips on keeping a home safe in your own community.