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OKC Realtors: The most vulnerable parts of your house

OKC Realtors: What parts of your house are most vulnerable to break-ins

We all want to make sure our homes are as safe and secure from burglars as possible. But which parts of our home are most likely to be targeted by a burglar? OKC Realtors has some answers and some DIY tricks to help strengthen these weak points in your home.

The Front Door: It might seem paradoxical at first, a burglar trying to remain hidden busting into your home right through the front door. Sadly however, that’s how many choose to do it. Many homes have features that can help hide a burglar as they break into your home. recessed doorways, nearby trees, and potted plants can all hide a smart burglar just long enough to get into your home. The key here is to make your front door more visible. Lights are the best way to do this. Painting the door a bright color is another way to make it less appealing to burglars. “Beware Dog” signs and stickers can also deter some burglars not wishing to get chomped.

Specialty Doors: By specialty doors we mean things like sliding glass doors and French doors. These can be a beautiful addition to any home, but they are also particularly vulnerable to burglars. One of the many small glass panes on a French door can be busted open and the lock undone. Sliding doors might have tougher glass, but they can be undone with something as simple as a screwdriver. These doors can be strengthened in a couple of ways. When installing locks on French doors, make sure the locks are at least 36 inches away from the glass panes. For sliding doors, a simple, sturdy rod placed in the track can stop a burglar in their tracks.

These are just a couple of ways you can make your home burglar proof. If your in the market for a new home, give Metro First Realty, OKC Realtors, a call today at 405-242-4004.

 

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OKC Realtors Provide Tips For Real Estate Investors

OKC Realtors: The Skinny On Clean Offers

When it comes to being OKC realtors, our team at Metro First really love to help our customers in any way we possibly can. When our team of OKC realtors has a customer simply wanting to invest, we’ll work to locate properties that are priced to sell quickly. In these cases, we will urge investors to move quickly and be prepared to submit an offer or risk losing the property to another investor.

Here are a few tips our OKC realtors will offer which may be helpful in getting the best deals:

1.) If possible purchase the house with a cash investment. This is attractive to sellers, because the buyer does not to worry about financing.

2.) Closing quickly is another way to make the offer strong; usually sellers want the property off of their hands as soon as possible.

3.) To show the seller you are a serious and committed buyer, it is recommended to put down more earnest money than customary. This sends a message that as the buyer you will not back out of the contract and risk forfeiting the earnest money.

4.) When submitting an attractive offer don’t ask for repairs, especially if the plan is to flip the property. Asking for repairs complicates the offer and can lengthen the closing time. If you know a costly repair needs to be done, you can consider that in the price offer.

In strictly investing situations, our OKC realtors believe it is important to set up clean offers. This means that the offer is one with few or no contingencies that could holdup or cause a sale to fail. With added contingencies a seller has a reason to say no. That’s just something to keep in mind as you begin looking to invest.

If your interested in knowing more or need the assistance of any of our OKC realtors, give Metro First Realty a call at 405-242-4004.