Don’t let online criminals take advantage of your real estate transaction. Here’s how you can foil their attempts.
Maintaining your personal security is incredibly important during a real estate transaction. Though the internet can make it easy to connect with potential buyers or sellers, it can create issues when it comes to keeping both you and your family safe. Here’s what we recommend you do to maintain your cybersecurity.
When preparing your home for showings, remove items that can contain sensitive information, such as diplomas and photos. This isn’t just to depersonalize your home—it’s also so your highly personal information won’t be broadcasted across the internet in videos and pictures.
If you’re a buyer, obtain the account and contact information for your closing attorney’s office before you wire any money. We’re seeing many scams take place with scammers posing as closing attorneys and tricking victims into wiring them money. Verify everything with your attorney personally.
When we have a home on the market, we use Bluetooth technology for the lock box. This allows us to monitor your property and see who is going into your property and for how long. We can also cut off access to the property altogether.
We always go to great lengths to defend our clients from potential online threats. If you have any questions or need more information, feel free to reach out to us. We look forward to hearing from you soon.