Stay Safe While Selling Your Home With Our Seller’s Checklist

Staying organized while uprooting your life and moving from one home to another can feel impossible. Not only are you trying to get the best financial return on your investment, but you might also be working on a tight deadline. There’s also the pressure to keep your home clean and organized at all times for prospective buyers.  One thing you can be sure of when selling your home is that there will be strangers entering your space, so it’s important for you and your agent to take certain safety precautions. Like so many things in life, they can feel more manageable once written down, so we made this handy checklist.


  • Go through your medicine cabinets and remove all prescription medications.
  • Remove or lock up precious belongings and personal information. You will want to store your jewelry, family heirlooms, and personal/financial information in a secure location to keep them from getting misplaced or stolen.
  • Remove family photos. We recommend removing your family photos during the staging process so potential buyers can see themselves living in the home. It’s also a good way to protect your privacy.
  • Check your windows and doors for secure closings before and after showings. If someone is looking to get back into your home following a showing or an open house, they will look for weak locks or they might unlock a window or door.
  • Consider extra security measures such as an alarm system or other monitoring tools like cameras.
  • Don’t show your own home! If someone you don’t know walks up to your home asking for a showing, don’t let them in. You want to have an agent present to show your home at all times. Agents should have screening precautions to keep you and them safe from potential danger.

Talk to your agent about the following safety precautions: 

  • Do a walk-through with your agent to make sure you have identified everything that needs to be removed or secured, such as medications, belongings, and photos.
  • Go over your agent’s screening process:
    • Phone screening prior to showing the home
    • Process for identifying and qualifying buyers for showings
    • Their personal safety during showings and open houses
  • Lock boxes to secure your keys for showings should be up to date. Electronic lockboxes actually track who has had access to your home.
  • Work with your agent on an open house checklist:
    • Do they collect contact information of everyone entering the home?
    • Do they work with a partner to ensure their personal safety?
  • Go through your home’s entrances and exits and share important household information so your agent can advise how to secure your property while it’s on the market.

Posted on October 8, 2018 at 2:05 pm
Windermere Community Realty | Posted in City of Portland, Market Trends, Moving Tips, Open House |

Just Listed in SE Portland

Portland Area Multifamily

 3355 SE 10th Ave
4 Bed / 2 Bath
 Open House
  • Thursday, May 17 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
  • Saturday, May 19 12 noon – 2:00 pm

Cumulative Days on Market: 2
MLS #:   18474672 Taxes:  $4,928
Lot Size: Type:  Multifamily
Year Built:  1972 Style:
Views: School District:
County:  Multnomah County Community:


Side by side duplex with 2 CAR GARAGE across from Brooklyn Park. New tear-off roof and all new exterior paint. New kitchen flooring in front unit. Imagine converting the attached 460 sf 2 car garage into a huge master suite?! Walk score 87, bike score 89! Close to 85 restaurants, bars & coffee shops – Aladdin Theatre, Pok Pok, Papa Haydn’s & Arm Chair Books. Short walk to the Orange Max line. Grout, Hosford & Cleveland schools.

School Information

  • Elementary School: Grout
  • Middle School: Hosford
  • High School: Cleveland

Lot Information

  • Gentle Sloping

Heating and Cooling

  • Baseboard

Utility Information

  • Sewer: Public Sewer
  • Fuel: Electricity


  • Brooklyn

Basement Information

  • Crawl Space


holly hummel real estateListed by Holly Hummel

Licensed Broker in Oregon


Posted on May 15, 2018 at 9:10 am
Windermere Community Realty | Posted in City of Portland, Just Listed, Open House |

JUST LISTED Beautiful Washougal, WA Home

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827 N P Ct. Washougal, WA 97671

*Broker Tour – Tuesday, March 6, 2018 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.*

MLS #:   1252176

Taxes:  $5,667 (2017)

Lot Size:  9,342

SQFT Type:  Single-Family Home

Year Built:  2007

Style:  2 Story

Views:  Mountain

County:  Clark County

Community:  Washougal

Light filled 2 story home with large windows, bordering on a green belt creating the illusion of living in the forest. On a quiet cul-de-sac. Master bedroom on the main floor,large soaking tub, tiled shower, and double sinks, with walk in closet. Featuring a private deck off of the master. Main deck located off of the dining room. Spacious bonus room with wet bar. Large Loft. Unfinished basement. Solar panels reduce energy costs.

Property Features
Foundation: Poured Concrete

Lot Information
Corner Lot

Heating and Cooling
Forced Air
Central a/C

Homeowners Association Information
Dues: $17

Basement Information

Utility Information
Utilities: Public
Sewer: Sewer Connected
Energy: Natural Gas, Electric

School Information
Elementary School: Hathaway Elem
Middle School: Jemtegaard Mid
High School: Washougal High

Wall to Wall Carpet

Exterior Features
Cement Planked

Crown Pointe Estates


Posted on March 5, 2018 at 2:48 pm
Windermere Community Realty | Posted in Just Listed, Open House |

Open Houses This Weekend!

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HUD Exclusive Listing
Saturday, January 27, 2018
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
1-3 p.m.

Sunday, January 28, 2018
Noon-2:00 p.m.

Property Address

7424 SE Market St.

Portland, OR 97215

Offered by

HUD Team

Direct Phone




  • 3 bedrooms
  • 1 bath
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Fenced back yard
  • MLS: 18161375
  • Taxes: $3,928


Location, location, location! Desirable Mt Tabor is the neighborhood this home is located in. Near shopping, schools and the 205 fwy, this 3 bedroom, 1 bath cutie features a separate dining area, hardwood floors in the living room, hallway and all bedrooms. Theres a fireplace for those cool winter nights, single car attached garage and a large fenced backyard. Could use a bit of TLC and your decorating ideas. Hurry on this one!


    • $312,000
    • 972 sq. ft.

Windermere Community Realty


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HUD Exclusive Listing
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Noon – 4 p.m.

Sunday, January 28, 2018
Noon-4:00 p.m.

Property Address

10114 SE 70th Ave.

Milwaukie, OR 97222

Offered by

HUD Team

Direct Phone




  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bath
  • MLS: 18492426
  • Taxes: $2,465
  • 1 Story, Ranch
  • Fenced back yard


This home is waiting for your finishing touches. A nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with large living room with fireplace. Has a good sized kitchen and dining area and a family room too. Double attached garage and HUGE backyard! Close to shopping and the 205 fwy. North Clackamas schools too. HUD owned property, hurry on this one!


    • $235,000
    • 1,444 sq. ft.

Windermere Community Realty


Posted on January 26, 2018 at 2:50 pm
Windermere Community Realty | Posted in HUD, Just Listed, Open House |

Broker Open! Portsmouth 3 bedroom



3 Bed / 1.1 Bath
1,080 SQFT
 Move in ready townhouse located in desirable North Portland. No HOA dues! Perfect starter home or investment property that sits on a quiet cul-de-sac. This home features 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, a large living area downstairs with vinyl flooring, fully fenced backyard and easy access to bus lines and I-5. Come see this move in ready home!

Posted on October 10, 2017 at 10:43 am
Windermere Community Realty | Posted in Open House |

Broker Open! 15 NE 117th Ave. 97220


4 Bed / 2.1 Bath
1,586 SQFT

This great 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home is located in the desirable David Douglas School District and close to shopping, parks, the Max Blue line and the 84 and 205 freeways. This home is move in ready with brand new laminate hardwood flooring throughout the lower level as well as on the stairway, hallway and bathroom areas on the second floor. The large kitchen features S/S appliances and an indoor laundry room and spacious backyard!

Posted on October 3, 2017 at 9:45 am
Windermere Community Realty | Posted in Just Listed, Open House, Uncategorized |

Broker Open! 6323 N Oberlin St. 97203

2 Bed / 2 Bath
1,998 SQFT

Listed by Leah Bush Real Estate Broker, this wartime fixer features coved ceilings and hardwood floors on main level. Breakfast nook, fireplace with insert. 1/2 mile from U of P, St Johns and Cathedral Park. View all listing information.

Posted on September 26, 2017 at 10:56 am
Windermere Community Realty | Posted in Open House |