Many families look forward to the arrival of summer and summer vacations. While the warm weather, the packing away of winter clothes and the anticipation of a getaway destination can be exciting, it’s important to remember to take the necessary safety precautions to protect your home while  away.

Some precautions like remembering to close the blinds, stow away valuables and lock the doors are obvious and intuitive.  Others, like being wary of real-time broadcasts of your plans and whereabouts via social media, may require a suggestion or reminder.

For these and other tips on home safety while vacationing and at home, visit the Real Estate Today Radio website and listen to “Be Prepared.”

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