Open houses and showings are essential steps when selling your home. It gives prospective buyers a chance to see the property for themselves and, hopefully, imagine themselves living there so they’ll make an offer.
But opening your home to strangers can feel vulnerable. Even with lockboxes in place and supervision from realtors giving tours, you may worry about your items and valuables.
While millions of acres of US land are destroyed by wildfires every year, there are plenty of other natural disasters happening that homeowners need to prepare for.
Remember that some of these disasters’ “seasons” are changing due to the changing severity of the climate crisis. The traditional wildfire season used to last from May to October, but in recent years, devastating fires have broken out late in the year and even before the “official” season has started.