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showings- whether it’s daytime or evening— so that Realtors and potential buyers can walk safely through the home. Make sure there are no potential hazards in your home, such as a loose floorboard or carpet. Any weapons or guns should be removed before showings and open houses as well.


Beware of Unexpected Visitors Coming to Your Doorstep


You may get some unexpected visitors who ask to see your home when your house is listed for sale. Only licensed real estate professionals using the lockbox should gain access to your home.


home. Our Realtors at the Stark County Association of Realtors are bound by professional code of ethics and state license law and try to protect your home and belongings during all showings. They are trained by professional local brokers to make sure serious, qualified buyers are touring your home and you should expect they will take great care and keep an eye on everything happening in your home. Thanks to this effort put forth by our Realtors, we don’t typically have many issues in our area. Nevertheless, make sure you put yours and others safety at the top of mind.


If you are interested in learning more about safety, the Stark County Association of Realtors, welcomes you to visit our FREE public event on September 28, 2019 at Champion Event Center. The event, which will run from 11:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m. will help you prepare for and stay safe during a calamity. Topics that will be featured include: active shooter safety, boating safety, bicycle safety, child ID kits, emergency evacuation planning, power line safety, hiking/trailing safety, self-defense, home safety repairs, and more. Find more information on the Facebook event page:


The Stark County Association of Realtors welcomes you to visit our website at for a complete listing of REALTORS® and Affiliate members who are sure to meet your professional real estate needs.


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The voice of real estate in Stark and Carroll counties Source: “The Safety Talk You Need to Have With Clients”, REALTOR® Magazine by Melissa Dittmann Tracey