With a host of things to take care of when you put a home up for sale, it can be easy to forget that you need to take additional security measures to keep your home and belongings safe during the process.

To protect yourself and your property, employ the following security and safety tips when selling your home.

Home security

Make sure all your security features are in working order. Not only does this help to secure the home, but it also increases resale value.

Conceal valuables

Remove your valuables or put them in a safe. Medicines or anything else of resale value is often targeted.

Arrange viewing times

Have an appointment system in place. This is also a great way to weed out the unmotivated who might only be interested in seeing inside your home and have no intention of actually placing an offer.

Use a buddy system

Strength comes in numbers. Having two or more people on site is best, so set appointments around spouse or friend availability.


Encourage prospective buyers to sign in a guestbook. That way, if there is suspicion of theft, you have a record of who entered the home during the showing.

Lock up

After each showing, check all the windows, doors and other entrances to make sure they are locked.

Selling your home is stressful enough without having to worry about extra security risks. Follow these steps to restore peace of mind and ensure safety for the people and possessions you love most.

Speak with your Xpanda Security Group consultants system vendor for more ways to stay safe when selling your home.