Look around your home. No, not at your big screen TV, or the china in the cabinet. Look at the less obvious things. Your laptop sitting in an office. The bucket of lose change you keep on your dresser. A beautiful jewelry box filled with priceless heirlooms and sentimental treasures.
These could all fall prey to someone with ill intentions in your home. While Realtors do everything they can to make sure their clients are well intended, a bad guy may slip in there. They aren’t going to grab your big fancy TV, that doesn’t fit under a coat, or into a large shoulder bag, but lose change, jewelry, even a laptop could in an instant when the Realtor turns their back.
I don’t say this to scare you or to concern you, but rather to make you aware. Look around. What tempting items like this are in your home? Lock them away, take them with you, or stash them in a safety deposit box until your home has sold.