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The Danger of Facebook to Your Real Estate

December 31, 2010

Most of us know and love Facebook and Twitter. They’re great places to connect with family and friends without a lot commitment. And it’s easy to update your family and friends there as well. The problem comes in when so many people are drawn to a place where personal information is delved. Think about a criminal, what could be better than a huge place where lots of people hang and share personal information, and they can monitor it almost (if not completely) anonymously.

Yeah. Exactly. I hadn’t considered this too much until I read this from Dan and Amy Schuman on ActiveRain.com:

Over the last few days, I’ve seen a ton of posts from my “friends” about their upcoming vacations. Things like: “2 days to Florida…can’t wait”, “Entire family headed to the airport—1 week of fun in the sun”.

Remember, your posts are not as private as you think and telling the whole world that your home will be empty is an invitation for trouble.

You can read the rest of the post here. They give some great tips on deterring thieves from targeting your home while you are away on vacation. Hey, this is your house…don’t give it away.

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