Board-up to Prevent Violence Against Realtors
Security in abandoned properties is more important than ever these days, as many people have become willing to break the law in order to find shelter. Derelict properties that go without board-up procedures attract hostile squatters, vandals, thieves, and aggressive animals in search of shelter. As a result, violence against real estate agents has skyrocketed as uninhabited properties on the market have become increasingly dangerous. To address the growing crime rate in vacant homes, DAWGS provides steel door and window guards. You can be sure when you enter a property protected by DAWGS that you’re the only individual inside that home. Your safety is our paramount concern, and we believe our board up services are second to none. We board up to prevent violence, simple as that.
If property owners seek to reduce violence, theft, and vandalism on their properties, they must board-up and secure their at-risk properties before squatters have a chance to move in at all. The City of Chicago holds board-up operations to specific standards. Doors and windows should be covered with plywood at least 5/8 inches thick and bolted securely into place. One door should serve as the entrance, made from solid core wood or steel. This door should be without window and securely locked to ensure access only be authorized personnel.
Following these procedures can help preserve the well-being of real estate agents as they go about turning vacant property into new hands. If realtors are afraid to show your property because it’s inadequately secured against crime, it has a lower chance of being sold. To keep your property safe and top of mind for realtors, please consider protecting it with DAWGS.