Top Tips for Homeowners to Not to Look Weak From the Street from RE/MAX Realtor Beth Sargent

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Indiana Realtor Beth Sargent, of RE/MAX 100, lists the top three tips on how homeowners can improve their homes to reduce the risk of becoming victimized.

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Unfortunately, burglary in the United States is a common occurrence. “Fortunately, however, there are ways to reduce the risk of becoming a victim to burglary,” said Beth Sargent, broker at RE/MAX 100. “This goes beyond just looking through a peephole.”

To educate homeowners on how not to become a victim, Sargent lists the following three tips:

No. 1: Ensure all entrances are strong. All entrances to any domicile should be secure. “Your doors should be steel, with visible deadbolts,” said Sargent. “Also, there should no visible deteriorating furniture, toys, cars, steps or sidewalks. No overgrown shrubbery. This should prevent potential intruders from choosing your house to victimize.”

No. 2: Post warning signs. This includes those from home security companies and “beware of dog signs,” preferably in the front yard where they will be noticed. “Even if you don’t have a dog you can put a dog bowl by your door to scare off burglars,” added Sargent.

No. 3: Install outdoor lighting. “The outside of any home should be well lit to discourage burglars,” concluded Sargent. “Install motion-sensing or timed lights by your entrances and doorways.”

About Beth Sargent, RE/MAX 100
Beth Sargent works with both buyers and sellers and those relocating. Beth is a Relocation Professional, Remax Hall of Fame Member, and Graduate, Realtor Institute. For more information, please call (574) 272-0806, or visit RE/MAX 100 is located at 3010 Hickory Road, Misawaka, IN 46545.

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