Everyone deserves to feel safe and secure in their neighborhood, but it’s not always feasible to install a high-tech security system on your new property. Instead, you should be looking at the built-in features of Port Orange homes for sale to determine which ones are suitable for your family.
A Sturdy Front Door
With a third of all burglars using the front door to enter properties, you need to check the front door of the property you’re viewing to determine whether it is strong and stable enough to withstand an opportunistic thief.
Look for protected hinges, strong frames, and a sturdy lock, not to mention a mail slot vulnerably close to the latch or lock on the inside of the door. If you’re not satisfied with the door on the property, ask your exclusive buyer’s agent to account for a different and safer door when negotiating the final price of the house.
To deter unwanted guests, exterior lighting proves to be an excellent tactic. If someone steps foot on the property, the exterior light senses it and turns on to alert the homeowner of an intruder on the premises.
Exterior lighting also allows you to see better in the dark when trying to access your home. Further, it prevents injurious falls from limited visibility in the dark. As a result, 90% of buyers look for exterior lighting when considering a new home. It is therefore smart for a seller to install such lighting before listing the home.
An Enclosed Backyard
A backyard with a secure fence allows you to enjoy a private, personal space that no one else can access. A high fence, where allowed by homeowner associations, not only deters nosy neighbors from interrupting your family time, but also adds a layer of security against intruders and thieves.
Moreover, if you own a beloved family pet, a fence guarantees its safety from hazardous roadways and keeps it out of the hair of your neighbors.
A Neighborhood Watch Program
A quick online search will inform you if the property you are viewing is protected by an active neighborhood watch team. Whether you want to be a part of the group or not, knowing your neighbors are looking out for your local community is a reassuring piece of knowledge.
Your neighborhood watch team should possess knowledge of any issues in the local vicinity and may even offer advice alerting you to security concerns as they evolve.
If you’d like to find a new, safe property for your family, speak to an exclusive buyer’s agent like The Buyer’s Agent of East Florida. We will be able to use our expert local knowledge to find a home you can love while feeling safe inside of it. Call us in the Port Orange area today for a free, no-obligation consultation on the many services offered by an exclusive buyer’s agent. 1-386-212-1729.
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