Your Neighbor in Real Estate: Do you need Embarrassment Insurance?

Do you need Embarrassment Insurance?

Do you need Embarrassment Insurance?

What if you knew that you could do some things today that would save you future embarrassment, would you do it?

Would it be worth it to you, today, to save face next month, next year or 10 years from now? You see that is the thing about insurance - you never know when you are going to need it.

Well it finally happened to me! Although it had been ten years since it was put in place, this little chick finally came home to roost.

Sure enough, it was one of those foggy brained mornings when I went to get the morning paper. As I closed the door, I realized, "Wait! I didn't unlock the door!" Click! And so it closed, very securely behind me.

So there I was neatly bath-robed, at least, but bed- headed, nonetheless. No, I did not spend needless time cavorting around the neighborhood wondering who was going to help me break into my house.

Because 10 years ago, I bought one of those little inexpensive magnetized key holders and I still knew where it was! Embarassment saved!

Here are some other tips that you can use as Embarassment Insurance.

   1. Keep an accessible, but well hidden (not under the floor mat) spare key to your home, outside your home.

   2. Keep a spare vehicle key that does not reside in the vehicle, in case you lock the key in the car.

   3. Keep your Supra key updated, so that when you are out showing homes, you can actually do it.

   4. If you find a great article in a magazine in a doctor's office, use your smart phone camera to note month and volume and article title and find it online at  home. This will prevent  strange looks as you try to sneak the magazine home .





Alas, this is a partial list. If you can add to this list, please do so. As there is nothing worse than a red face.

Sandy Acevedo ~Your Neighbor in Real Estate ~ Whether it is to buy or sell property

                 in Riverside or San Bernadino County, I can help!~


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Comment balloon 6 commentsSandy Acevedo • May 03 2011 03:09PM


Hi Sandi,  As though any of us haven't been there - done that !   For that exact reason I keep the extra key to my car in one of those magnetized key holders.  I've used it 3 times but only admit to using it once !!!   LOL

Posted by Bill Gillhespy, Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos (16 Sunview Blvd) almost 8 years ago

I kept several keys outside my home for home accessibility...however, my daughter has lost them all.

So I will do it again but not tell her.

Posted by Sussie Sutton, UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers. (UTR Texas Realtors) almost 8 years ago

Hi, Sandi. I don't know where to get embarassment insurance, but I'm sure the premium for me will be high.  lol 

I think having a garage keypad along with remote control is a very good investment.  Then keep a spare key or two somewhere in the garage in case of getting locked out of the house.

Posted by Yolanda Hoversten, Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties) almost 8 years ago

You are absolutely right, Bill. I don't think I am going to own up to this one. So dumb!

I know what you mean Sussie. Even if they don't lose them, they don't put it back- so same thing.

That's clever Yolanda about the high premium. Now about the keypad and remote and spare key or two. This is very high tech and sounds like you have been around this block before! 

Posted by Sandy Acevedo, RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale (951-290-8588) almost 8 years ago

Hi Sandi, I have a keypad entry to my garage so I can keep a spare in the confines of the garage; only problem is if the power happens to go out at the same

Posted by Teral McDowell (Referral Patners LLC) almost 8 years ago

That's funny Teral. Two calamities at the same time. 

Hi Valerie. Don't you hate it when it says cont'd on page xx and it is not there. Especially recipes!

Posted by Sandy Acevedo, RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale (951-290-8588) almost 8 years ago