7 things you can do to protect your home and yourself


These are seven great points to read to protect your home and yourself.

Via Connie Harvey Realtor Nashville TN Real Estate (Prudential Woodmont Realty):

7 things you can do to protect your home and yourself!Home Safety

1. When you’re out of town have your newspapers and mail canceled or held.
If you have a neighbor that you trust, ask them to keep an eye out for fliers left on the front door, or weekly papers thrown on the driveway. If it snows while you’re away, ask them to walk from the front door to the mailbox and back. Need to show fresh tracks in the snow.

2. Burglars check all the drawers. Don’t think they don’t look in the sock drawer, master bath or bedside table. If you want to hide something hide it in the kids’ room. They seldom go in there.

3. Safes aren’t safe unless they’re bolted to the floor. They’ll just pick it up and carry it with them. 

4. Leaving a loud TV or Radio on is a great deterrent. If you don’t want to put your equipment on a timer, consider getting a devise called Fake TV. It recreates the same type of flickering light that a television makes when you’re watching it.

5. Be aware of those around you. Profession burglars will walk through a neighborhood with a clipboard, dressed like the lawn person carrying a rake or in a utility uniform just checking out the homes. They don’t like loud dogs or nosy neighbors.

6. Don’t announce on any of the social media, like Facebook, that you’re going out of town. They can find your address. 

7. Wasp Spray. Self defense experts agree that wasp and/or hornet spray is much more effective than pepper spray. It shoots between 20 and 30 feet away and blinds the person until they can get to a hospital for an antidote.


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Connie Harveyis a local agent with Prudential Woodmont Realty, serving home buyers and sellers in Nashville, TN, Brentwood TN, and Franklin TN. Let her help you realize your Real Estate goals.

Connie can be reached at 615-661-7800 x 1300 or at HarveyC@realtracs.

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After living in Walpole, MA for many years, our family was transferred to the west coast when I was a senior in high school. In 1983, I graduated from Mission San Jose High School in Fremont, California. I am also a 1987 graduate of Providence College with a major in liberal arts and a minor in business administration. I bring to the table many years of sales experience beginning with thirteen years in Corporate Sales at Delta Air Lines. I'm the mother of three children and I'm very active within the Franklin, MA community. I am also a cancer survivor and support the American Cancer Society Charities.

My husband and I have built five homes and I've lived in a variety of other locations including Toronto Canada, Irving Texas and my current home in Franklin, MA. As a result of all my moving around, I came to the conclusion that I was an expert at moving...why not become an expert on the other side of the table? I earned my real estate license in 2004 and believe that I have found my true niche'. I can empathize with my clients on a variety of levels; whether they are buying or selling. And, like so many other good realtors out there, I believe that possessing good communication skills is one of the many keys to success.

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