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Time For Summer Vacation! Ensure Your Flower Mound Home Is Secure

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Whether you own a home in Flower Mound, Frisco, Highland Village, or other prestigious cities near Dallas, protecting your home while you are on vacation is a must. Summer is when the kids are out of school, and you’re ready to enjoy a week away at the beach, camping, or just exploring destinations you have never visited before. As trusted Dallas realtors, we want to help you enjoy peace of mind knowing that your home is safe and secure while you’re away.

While you go on vacation as often as possible, thieves don’t. Here are a few tips to reduce the odds that you will be the victim of vandalism or theft while away.

Don’t tell everyone you know you’re going on vacation. Thieves target homes where the owners are on vacation, so tell only a few select people you won’t be home. This may include neighbors you trust to keep an eye on your home and pick up your mail/newspaper, and the local police who will patrol periodically in your neighborhood. Of course you will want to tell immediate family in case of an emergency, but don’t tell all of your friends on Facebook, your co-workers, and everyone in the world! The fewer people who know, the better.

Beef up security. Don’t leave keys outdoors in a “hidden” spot that you may otherwise leave outside for family members, and lock every door and window in your home. Set the alarms, notify the security company that you will be away, and be sure to display signs that alert potential thieves to the fact that your home is protected.

Make it appear that someone is home. Neighbors can change the position of window blinds, turn lights on and off at regular intervals, etc. Considering today’s ever-increasing technology, you can also operate the television, radio, lights, and other things that will give the appearance you are home remotely or by setting up timers.

If you have valuables such as jewelry or a substantial amount of cash, lock them up in a safe or in a lock box at the bank. Never leave valuable or sentimental items out in plain view while you’re away.

Burglarizing homes is becoming tougher for thieves thanks to today’s technology, but do everything you can to ensure that when you return home from vacation, your Dallas area home is in the same condition you left it.

At Team Nelson, we understand that to those living in the North Texas area, a house is more than just a house – it’s a home, one you don’t want violated. If you’re in the market to sell or buy a Flower Mound home, contact our Dallas real estate agents today! Buy a home through us, and we will sell yours for free.

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